Projected Maintenance Costs Are Low with Ram 1500
The expense of buying a car doesn’t end with the sticker price. You have to factor in insurance costs, registration fees, taxes, and of course, the cost to maintain and repair your vehicle. Thanks to innovative engineering and great fuel efficiency, the Ram 1500 ranks as the cheapest full-size trucks to maintain, according to CarPages.ca Resident Auto Enthusiast Nathan O.
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“Its reliability and fuel economy make it an appealing option for car buyers who want the features found in a full-size truck without the costly maintenance and repairs,” Nathan O writes. “Its towing power is just as impressive, and its spacious interior and comfortable seats make it one of the best trucks to own in 2020.”
2020 Ram 1500
When properly equipped, the 2020 Ram 1500 can tow a maximum weight of 12,750 pounds. This substantial towing capacity helps make the well-equipped truck your best friend on the job site and on a weekend getaway.
The available Uconnect system is equipped with a class-leading 12-inch touch screen. The user-friendly system allows you to select music and sync your smartphone and access your favorite apps. Exterior sound is at a minimum inside the cabin thanks to the Ram 1500’s available Active Noise Cancellation technology. This means that road noise does not interfere with your on-the-road soundtrack pumping through the Harman Kardon Audio System.
Cargo space in the bed of the 2020 Ram 1500 measures 53.7 cubic feet. Opt for the available power-release dampened tailgate and available bed step to help make loading and unloading your gear, project materials or equipment less challenging.
Three engine options allow you to customize the power you need from your truck. Standard on the 2020 Ram 1500 is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. The available 5.7-HEMI VVT V8 engine generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Torque increases by 130 lb-ft when you opt for the available eTorque mild hybrid system on the 5.7-liter HEMI VVT V8.
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Since time in the shop is a normal, expected, and often expensive part of car ownership, make sure to get behind the wheel of a truck that costs less to maintain like the 2020 Ram 1500.
DeAnn Owens is a Dayton transplant by way of the Windy City, yet considers herself to be a California girl at heart even though she’s only visited there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy that is now in charge of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles by DeAnn.