Ram Trucks have made a name for themselves for decades, always pushing the limits and never truly being ‘normal’. Innovation over emulation has been their own standard and the 2020 Ram 1500 Truck line-up is no exception. Yes, awards and accolades abound, including U.S. News ‘Best Truck Brand’ for 2020, the IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ for 2020, and the Consumer Guide’s 2020 Best Buy (making it 12 years in a row). Going beyond the applause & fanfare, the best way to know how & why is to just hit the throttle and go for it. Let’s dive in.


First impressions of the New 2020 Ram 1500 Truck Series is a design where form more than compliments function. The hood , LED headlamps and grill are sculpted to be sleek while making the statement of being more predator rather than prey. Work is definitely in this trucks pedigree, but the body panels and lines flex a sporty stance with a seasoned, business mindset. Whether rolling on standard 18-inch alloy wheels or 22-inch Premium Painted/Polished Wheels, this beast is a beauty when simply standing still. A wide range of exterior colors, accents and trim packages range from the patriotic ‘Built to Serve’ Edition (honoring US Armed Services), to the ‘bling’ of the Southwest Edition (chrome a plenty, available only in certain states), Night or Black Editions (both made for nocturnal activities), to the Rebel Edition where everyone on the planet KNOWS a Ram 1500 Truck is on the scene.

RAM Lifestyles

There’s a Ram for every occasion and purpose. Ram 1500 Tradesman is a pure workhorse, meant for the daily grind from when the whistle blows to even late into your shift. Ram 1500 Rebel has what it takes to exceed limits with plenty of attitude. Ram 1500 Lone Star Edition has plenty of those not-so little extras to more than satisfy a Texan. Ram 1500 Laramie has those beloved creature comforts, along with the latest technology, while Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn adds even more, with enough decor to be your own ponderosa away from home. Ram 1500 Limited has the comfort, technology and features rivaling the latest in luxury touring sedans (perhaps a bit more).


Capability is where Ram 1500 Trucks shine brightly. From a standard V6 to the available (not to mention venerable) Hemi V8, and the New 3.0 Liter EcoDiesel V6, Ram has the power to dominate the streets and tow those heavy loads. A standard 6-foot 4-inch rear box has the cargo room you’re looking for, plus an available 115 volt outlet in the rear cargo area, and available class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System (and integrated LED Lighting) to expand the ability to haul those extra tools, gadgets and necessities for whatever awaits you during work or play. While you’re towing up to 7,700+ pounds with Ram 1500, enjoy the unprecedented access of the available multi-function, 60/40 split tailgate, enabling you to access up to 2,000 pounds of rear cargo WITHOUT reaching/climbing over your tailgate or unhitching your trailer!

The drivers station (some say cockpit) of Ram 1500 Trucks is tailored to maximize your driving experience, including the available Uconnect 12.0 NAV which offers an advanced (largest in-class) 12-inch touch screen to keep up to date on safety, security, information and lifestlyle needs. Other features include accessing your favorite apps, staying on course, and hours of on-demand content. Ram 1500’s interior room and comfort has over 45 inches of legroom and is increased with available reclining rear seats, available rear center seat fold-down console and available under-seat & in-floor storage compartments. Ram 1500’s also offer an available 10 square-foot, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, offering a spectacular view, fresh air and plenty of open sky of the world as it goes by.


Safety is key with Ram 1500 series. Your confidence in Ram 1500’s construction will be more than satisfied with a 98% high-grade steel content in its overall frame, largest in-class brakes and advanced airbag technology which adapts to an occupants size and the severity of a crash. Available 360-degree ‘Surround View’ Camera gives you a complete picture of your Ram 1500’s surroundings making parking, loading/unloading, and hooking up your trailer smarter, safer and easier. Smart Cruising is an available adaptive cruise control which detects and warns of vehicles ahead, even applying braking when needed. Towing is not only made safer, but easier, with Blind Spot Monitoring that includes taking your trailer’s length into account when changing lanes. Ram 1500 is ready to take care of you wherever, and however, you may roam.

Test Drive Today

The 2020 Ram 1500 is waiting for you. Be sure to take your test flight/drive with us at Ed Payne Motors in Weslaco or Payne Rio in Rio Grande City, plus you can schedule it online at PayneAutoGroup.com. We have what you want at the Valley’s Truck Headquarters… REGARDLESS!!!