If you’re afraid Ram would be in the altercation with Mercedes and BMW for the top affluence car of 2020, you’ll be alike added afraid by the champ of one such contest.
The Ram 1500 Limited and Laramie Longhorn trims are Cars.com’s top affluence car of the year, assault offerings from both European dejected bloods, not to acknowledgment every added automaker.
In fact, it’s the aboriginal time a barter has alike been in the discussion, according to Jenni Newman, Cars.com’s editor-in-chief.
“It’s absolutely affectionate of astounding, but if you’ve been in these trims and in this truck, you may not be that afraid that it won,” Newman said. “This barter absolutely blew us away.”
It’s no abstruse that affluence trucks accept been a growing focus for automakers. These accumulation machines accept been accepting beef as automakers accept added adorned touches —massaging seats, adaptable covering and copse trim — and the prices, accent by the $100,000 F-450 Super Duty Limited auto from a brace of years ago, accept climbed, too.
The 2020 Ram 1500 Limited is one of two Ram 1500 trims that Cars.com appointed its affluence car of the year. (Photo: FCA US LLC)
The Ram website lists a Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4X2 starting at $50,890 and a Limited Crew Cab 4X2 starting at $53,465, but account and appropriate bales would bound add bags to those prices. But value, according to Newman, is one of the keys to snagging the affluence car award.
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So what’s so appropriate about these Ram barter trims that they exhausted out the three-row 2020 BMW X7 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class?
“It’s a comfortable covering that’s used. It’s the 18-carat copse trim that you see about the cabin. It’s the admirable blush combinations that you commonly wouldn’t see in your accustomed car,” Newman said.
The 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn alike has a mark from a branding adamant in its copse trim. (Photo: FCA US LLC)
The Laramie Longhorn alike has a branding adamant mark on the wood-trimmed high cuff box door.
“But the affair that stands out is the multi-media system. It’s this absolutely impressive, 12-inch alpine arrangement that allows you to affectation two altered inputs.”
That big awning lets you see what’s arena on the stereo at the aforementioned time you’re blockage added functions.
The autogenous of the 2020 Ram 1500 Limited is abounding of affluence touches. (Photo: FCA US LLC)
“Ram has absolutely set the bar,” Newman said, acquainted that it’ll be absorbing to see if GM and Ford acceleration to the claiming the abutting time they redesign their pickups.
Not surprisingly, the accolade was animated by a top Ram official.
“This accolade validates Ram’s bound efforts to bear added comfort, clarification and amount to our customers. The Ram 1500 Longhorn and Limited are examples of how we bear the best comfortable pickups in the industry,” Reid Bigland, arch of the Ram cast for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said in a statement.
The accolade not alone gives Ram aloof rights, but it should additionally advice FCA’s barter cast coalesce its hold, abaft the Ford F-Series, on the No. 2 U.S. sales slot, advanced of the Chevrolet Silverado.
As for the added Ram 1500 trims, Newman said they’re nice, too, they aloof don’t accomplish the cut for this award.
Follow Detroit Free Press anchorman Eric D. Lawrence on Twitter: @_ericdlawrence. Phoebe Wall Howard contributed.
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