Ram 1500: Tradesman vs. Big Horn vs. Laramie (2020 & 2019)

2019 Ram 1500 Dirt Hill

If you're looking to upgrade to a new full-sized pickup truck, the 2020 Ram 1500 is a great option. But which trim is right for you? Browse through this comparison of the first three trims: the Tradesman, Big Horn, and Laramie. Our team at Petersen CDJR in Waupaca, WI, is dedicated to helping you get the Ram 1500 of your dreams. Don't forget to take a look at our 2020 Ram 1500 inventory. Please direct any questions you have to a team member at (715) 256-8189 or send us a message online.

2020 Ram 1500Tradesman

2020 ram 1500 tradesman in Silver

Key Features & Specs

The Tradesman may be the base Ram 1500 trim, but it is anything but basic. With an array of standard features that are designed for comfort and convenience, you'll love driving this truck everywhere you go.

  • ParkView® rear back-up camera
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Push button start
  • Trailer sway damping
  • Uconnect® 3 infotainment system with 5-in. display

2020 Ram 1500Big Horn

2020 ram 1500 big horn in Black

Key Features & Specs

If you're looking for a sleek and stylish full-size truck, you'll enjoy the Big Horn. Offering chrome styling to the front and rear bumpers, grille, and door handles, you're sure to shine.

  • Front center seat cushion storage
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • 18-in. aluminum wheels
  • Electronic roll mitigation

2020 Ram 1500Laramie

2020 Ram 1500 Laramie in Deep Red

Key Features & Specs

There's much to love in the Laramie, like the upgraded entertainment system and new available Night Edition Appearance Package. Take a look at other key specs:

  • Uconnect® 4 infotainment system with 8.4-in. touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Alpine® nine-speaker premium audio system
  • Heated and ventilated leather-trimmed 12-way power front seats

Choosing a Trim Level: Key Factors to Consider

When car shopping, it's important to evaluate which features you think are the most important. To help make your research easier, our team at Petersen CDJR compiled the key specs for each category.

Power & Handling

The 2020 Ram 1500 comes standard with a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque, which is a mild hybrid system that incorporates technologies like regenerative braking and automatic start/stop. This engine also boasts 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque, as well as a maximum towing capacity of 7,730 lbs.

2019 Ram 1500 Sunset

Engine Options

The 2020 Ram 1500 offers other outstanding engines, one of which involves the new eTorque technology from Ram. With eTorque, you will find improved performance, efficiency, payload, towing capabilities, and drivability.

ENGINE 5.7L HEMI® V8 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque 3.0L EcoDiesel V6
395 HP
260 HP
TORQUE 410 lb.-ft. torque
410 lb.-ft. torque
480 lb.-ft. torque
Max. Towing Capacity 11,610 lbs. towing capacity*
12,750 lbs. towing capacity*
12,560 lbs. towing capacity*

*When properly equipped


The 2020 Ram 1500 boasts impressive technology features that make your daily drive even better. The Tradesman and Big Horn come standard with a Uconnect® 3 infotainment system with a 5-in. display, while the Laramie includes a Uconnect® 4 infotainment system with an 8.4-in. display.

Interior Comfort

Whether you're driving, riding shotgun, or in the backseat, every passenger is guaranteed comfort. With 45.1 inches of rear legroom, there is plenty of space for passengers and cargo, thanks to in-floor storage and a configurable center console. Not to mention, there are also roomy door pockets and a trusty locking glove compartment for extra security.


You'll find that blind spot monitoring with rear cross path and trailer detection comes standard on all 2020 Ram 1500 trims, which scans the blind spot zones to ensure trailer and towing safety. The Ram 1500 also comes standard with a ParkView® rear back-up camera. Other safety features available include:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Smart cruising
  • Guided parking
2019 Ram 1500 Exterior City Drive Head On

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