2020 RAM 1500 vs 2019 RAM 1500

2020 RAM 1500 vs 2019 RAM 1500 comparison image

If you’re thinking about buying a RAM 1500, most of the models you will find new on dealership lots are part of the fifth RAM generation. The fifth-generation began in 2019, so comparing the 2019 and the 2020 model years means comparing both entries in the fifth generation. The 2020 RAM 1500 did take on some changes over the 2019 model, but not enough for them to be easy to tell apart.

But the differences between the two model years may be important enough to you that it makes or breaks your decision to buy one over another. This page is dedicated to picking out the little differences between each. The table below will show some of the more noticeable or significant differences between them.

2020 RAM 1500


2019 RAM 1500

3.6L V6 eTorque, 5.7L V8 HEMI®, 5.7L V8 HEMI® eTorque3.0L V6 Ecodiesel
Engine Options
3.6L V6 eTorque, 5.7L V8 HEMI®, 5.7L V8 HEMI® eTorque
Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, Limited
Trim Levels
Tradesman, Tradesman, HFE Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, Limited
Starting MSRP
21 Exterior Color Options Including New Options (Laramie Trim)
Color Options
21 Exterior Color Options (Laramie Trim)

Model Comparison Analysis

The 2020 and 2019 RAM 1500 are similar enough to where most people will be glad to have either one. Notably, however, the 2020 RAM 1500 has a diesel fuel engine option, one of the few things missing from the 2019 RAM 1500. Almost all the trims are the same, but if you get to sit inside a 2019 and a 2020 RAM of the same trim level, a keen eye will pick up some minor changes in feature availability. The difference in MSRP is easily explained by the age of the 2019 model. The newer model year does have more, fresher looking color options, but most of those colors are limited to the Laramie trim.

Other Features Available on the 2020 RAM 1500

  • 20-Inch Wheels
  • Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
  • Multi-Level Heating
  • Reclining Rear Seats
  • Premium Leather
  • 8-Way Power Driver and Passenger Seat
  • Hands-Free Entry
  • And More!