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2020 New Ram Chassis Trucks: What are the differences between the top trims?

Tradesman vs. DF Model vs. SLT vs Laramie vs. Limited

Durability and ruggedness are engineered into Ram Chassis Cabs. Harsh duty cycles, increased axle sizes, heavier frames and upfit-friendly designs are the underpinnings you can present with confidence. Chassis Cab Limited models provide commercial customers with luxurious amenities to enhance the work-truck capabilities. New features such as LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Steering add more refinement and control to the driving experience than ever before.

With so many available trim levels available, it can be difficult to choose the Ram Chassis truck trim level that best suits your budgetary and transportation needs. So to help you decide, the product specialists at Woody’s Automotive Group in Chillicothe, Missouri have highlighted the key features of each model below.

If you’d like to speak with one of our specialists just call our team at 660-646-3455 or use our online contact form to get in touch.

2020 Ram Chassis Cab Tradesman

POWERTRAIN

  • 6.4L HEMI® V8 with choice of 8-speed automatic or available heavy-duty 6-speed automatic
  • Available 6.7L diesel engine with heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 4×4 models feature manual, shift-on-the-fly, transfer case (available electronic shift-on-the-fly)
  • Electronic Stability Control*

EXTERIOR

  • Active grille shutters
  • Black front bumper
  • Black grille with black nostrils
  • Automatic quad halogen headlamps
  • Cab clearance exterior LED lamps
  • Manual, folding trailer tow exterior mirrors (Regular Cab)
  • Power heated manual-folding trailer tow exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps and supplemental turn signals (Crew Cab)
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 18-inch Argent painted steel wheels (3500 SRW models)
  • 17-inch Argent painted steel wheels (3500 DRW models)
  • 19.5-inch Argent painted steel wheels (4500, 5500 models)
  • Sentry Key theft deterrent system
 INTERIOR
  • Standard heavy-duty vinyl 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with folding center armrest/business console
  • Folding rear bench seat trimmed in heavy-duty vinyl (Crew Cab)
  • Heavy-duty vinyl floor covering
  • Air conditioning
  • Instrument cluster with tachometer features the 3.5-inch monochrome Driver Information Display
  • Speed control and tilt steering column
  • Power windows and speed-sensitive door locks on Crew Cab
  • Uconnect 3.0 with four speakers on Regular Cab, six on Crew Cab
  • Media Hub featuring two dual (Type A and C) USB ports* and auxiliary jack input for mobile devices
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth
  • Six auxiliary switches, power accessory delay and two 12-volt auxiliary power outlets
  • Driver and passenger-side assist handles
  • Passenger-side visor with mirror

REGULAR CAB MODELS

3500 Regular cab models are available in two wheelbase and cab-to-axle configurations:

  • 143.3-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA (SRW/DRW)
  • 167.3-inch wheelbase, 84-inch CA (DRW)

DF Model – 10,000-lb GVWR 3500 as 143.5-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA (SRW only)

4500 and 5500 Regular cab models are available in four wheelbase and cab-to-axle configurations:

  • 144.6-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA
  • 168.7-inch wheelbase, 84-inch CA
  • 192.6-inch wheelbase, 108-inch CA
  • 204.4-inch wheelbase, 120-inch CA

CREW CAB MODELS

3500 Crew cab models available:

  • 172.4-inch wheelbase with a 60-inch cab-to-axle dimension
  • Single or dual-rear-wheel configuration

4500 and 5500 Crew cab models available:

  • 173.5-inch wheelbase with a 60-inch cab-to-axle dimension
  • 197.5-inch wheelbase with an 84-inch cab-to-axle dimension

MAXIMUM GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATINGS

Ram Chassis Cab gets the job done with hefty Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR):

  • Maximum GVWR for 3500 SRW models = 12,000 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 3500 DRW models = 14,000 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 4500 models = 16,500 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 5500 models = 19,500 lb*

2020 Ram Chassis Cab DF

DF MODEL 10,000-lb GVWR 3500 SRW (Z3D, Z8D)

Ram 3500 Chassis Cab SRW is available with a
10,000-lb Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for
lighter-weight upfits. These models are not subject to
Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

EXTERIOR

  • Single-rear-wheel (SRW) 60-inch CA configuration
    only
  • All the standard features of the other Tradesman models
  • True 60-inch chassis cab with all the upfit friendly features
  • Accommodates dfmular 9-foot upfit bodies
  • ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera* (shipped “loose” with vehicle for upfitter installation)

REGULAR CAB MODELS

3500 Regular cab models are available in two wheelbase and cab-to-axle configurations:

  • 143.3-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA (SRW/DRW)
  • 167.3-inch wheelbase, 84-inch CA (DRW)

DF Model – 10,000-lb GVWR 3500 as 143.5-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA (SRW only)

4500 and 5500 Regular cab models are available in four wheelbase and cab-to-axle configurations:

  • 144.6-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA
  • 168.7-inch wheelbase, 84-inch CA
  • 192.6-inch wheelbase, 108-inch CA
  • 204.4-inch wheelbase, 120-inch CA

CREW CAB MODELS

3500 Crew cab models available:

  • 172.4-inch wheelbase with a 60-inch cab-to-axle dimension
  • Single or dual-rear-wheel configuration

4500 and 5500 Crew cab models available:

  • 173.5-inch wheelbase with a 60-inch cab-to-axle dimension
  • 197.5-inch wheelbase with an 84-inch cab-to-axle dimension

MAXIMUM GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATINGS

Ram Chassis Cab gets the job done with hefty Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR):

  • Maximum GVWR for 3500 SRW models = 12,000 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 3500 DRW models = 14,000 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 4500 models = 16,500 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 5500 models = 19,500 lb*

2020 Ram Chassis SLT

POWERTRAIN

Same as Tradesman

EXTERIOR

  • Chrome front bumper
  • A platinum grille with chrome upper header and chrome nostrils
  • Chrome-clad steel wheels (3500 SRW)
  • Chrome-clad wheel skins and center cap (3500 DRW)
  • Power heated trailer mirrors with supplemental signals and courtesy/puddle lamps (Regular Cab)
  • Chrome door handles
  • Acoustic tinted windshield and front side glass (Crew Cab)
  • SLT badging

INTERIOR

  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Power windows and door locks (Regular Cab models, already standard on Crew Cab)
  • Floor carpet with floor mats
  • Cloth-trimmed 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with folding center armrest/business console
  • Hydrographic instrument panel bezels
  • Uconnect 3 with 5” color touchscreen, Bluetooth and SiriusXM Satellite Radio* (one-year trial subscription included)
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Overhead console with map lights (Regular Cab, already standard on Crew Cab)
  • Storage tray
  • Center stack storage drawer
  • Mini trip computer
  • Illuminated vanity mirror added to passenger-side sun visor
  • Premium vinyl door trim with map pockets
  • A folding rear cloth-trimmed bench seat (Crew Cab models)
  • Tire Pressure Information System

REGULAR CAB MODELS

3500 Regular cab models are available in two wheelbase and cab-to-axle configurations:

  • 143.3-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA (SRW/DRW)
  • 167.3-inch wheelbase, 84-inch CA (DRW)

DF Model – 10,000-lb GVWR 3500 as 143.5-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA (SRW only)

4500 and 5500 Regular cab models are available in four wheelbase and cab-to-axle configurations:

  • 144.6-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA
  • 168.7-inch wheelbase, 84-inch CA
  • 192.6-inch wheelbase, 108-inch CA
  • 204.4-inch wheelbase, 120-inch CA

CREW CAB MODELS

3500 Crew cab models available:

  • 172.4-inch wheelbase with a 60-inch cab-to-axle dimension
  • Single or dual-rear-wheel configuration

4500 and 5500 Crew cab models available:

  • 173.5-inch wheelbase with a 60-inch cab-to-axle dimension
  • 197.5-inch wheelbase with an 84-inch cab-to-axle dimension

MAXIMUM GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATINGS

Ram Chassis Cab gets the job done with hefty Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR):

  • Maximum GVWR for 3500 SRW models = 12,000 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 3500 DRW models = 14,000 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 4500 models = 16,500 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 5500 models = 19,500 lb*

2020 Ram Chassis Cab Laramie

POWERTRAIN

Electric-shift part-time 4×4 transfer case (4×4 models)

EXTERIOR

  • LED fog lamps
  • LED reflector headlamps
  • Body-color fender flares
  • Chrome trailer tow mirrors include heating, supplemental signal and courtesy lighting, power convex adjustment and LED auxiliary reverse (trailer spotter) lamps
  • Chrome door handles
  • 18-inch polished aluminum wheels (3500 SRW)
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels (3500 DRW)
  • 19.5-inch polished aluminum wheels (4500/5500)
  • Tire Fill Alert and Selectable Tire Fill Alert
 INTERIOR
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • 7-inch color Driver Information Display
  • Dual glove boxes with lamp and locking lower door
  • Premium overhead console adds universal garage door opener
  • Illuminated driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • LED interior accent/courtesy lighting
  • Power adjustable pedals
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • Leather-trimmed 40/20/40 split-bench heated front seat with power eight-way adjustments for driver seat and front-passenger seat, power lumbar adjust, front-center seat cushion storage and folding center armrest/business console
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat trimmed in vinyl
  • Folding flat load floor
  • Premium-wrapped door trim panels
  • Leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel with remote audio controls
  • Power sliding rear window with defroster
  • Uconnect 4 with 8.4” Display, featuring SiriusXM Satellite Radio* (one-year subscription included), Apple AutoPlay*, Android Auto* and interface with Media Hub
  • Alpine Premium 10-speaker system (including subwoofer)
  • Rear dual (Type A and C) remote USB ports and dual USB charge-only ports
  • Rear 115-volt power outlet with 400-watt inverter
  • Remote vehicle start
  • Trailer Brake Controller
  • Remote proximity keyless entry
  • Security Alarm

REGULAR CAB MODELS

3500 Regular cab models are available in two wheelbase and cab-to-axle configurations:

  • 143.3-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA (SRW/DRW)
  • 167.3-inch wheelbase, 84-inch CA (DRW)

DF Model – 10,000-lb GVWR 3500 as 143.5-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA (SRW only)

4500 and 5500 Regular cab models are available in four wheelbase and cab-to-axle configurations:

  • 144.6-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA
  • 168.7-inch wheelbase, 84-inch CA
  • 192.6-inch wheelbase, 108-inch CA
  • 204.4-inch wheelbase, 120-inch CA

CREW CAB MODELS

3500 Crew cab models available:

  • 172.4-inch wheelbase with a 60-inch cab-to-axle dimension
  • Single or dual-rear-wheel configuration

4500 and 5500 Crew cab models available:

  • 173.5-inch wheelbase with a 60-inch cab-to-axle dimension
  • 197.5-inch wheelbase with an 84-inch cab-to-axle dimension

MAXIMUM GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATINGS

Ram Chassis Cab gets the job done with hefty Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR):

  • Maximum GVWR for 3500 SRW models = 12,000 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 3500 DRW models = 14,000 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 4500 models = 16,500 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 5500 models = 19,500 lb*

2020 Ram Chassis Cab Limited

POWERTRAIN

Same as Laramie

EXTERIOR

  • Signature LED bi-functional projector headlamps
  • Auto high-beam headlamp control
  • Unique chrome Limited grille
  • Chrome tow hooks
  • Chrome bodyside molding
  • Chrome belt moldings
  • Specific Limited badging
  • Rain-sensitive windshield wipers
  • ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera* (packaged for upfitter installation)
  • ParkSense Front/Rear Park Assist*

INTERIOR

  • Premium Natura Plus leather-trimmed high-back bucket seats with Medium Greystone welts and French stitching
  • Wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats (Crew Cab)
  • Memory system for radio, driver seat, exterior mirrors and pedal position
  • Highly functional premium reconfigurable center console with French-stitched lid
  • Aluminum lithographic and rich wood interior accents
  • Luxury door trim panels
  • Synthetic leather-wrapped grab handles
  • Luxury front and rear floor mats
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4″ Display, featuring built-in 3-D GPS navigation, HD Radio, 4G Wi-Fi*, Apple CarPlay* and Android Auto*
  • Up to one-year free trial of SiriusXM Guardian Connected Vehicle Services*
  • SiriusXM Traffic Plus* and Travel Link* (five-year subscriptions included)
  • Single-disc remote CD player
  • Wireless charging pad

REGULAR CAB MODELS

3500 Regular cab models are available in two wheelbase and cab-to-axle configurations:

  • 143.3-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA (SRW/DRW)
  • 167.3-inch wheelbase, 84-inch CA (DRW)

DF Model – 10,000-lb GVWR 3500 as 143.5-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA (SRW only)

4500 and 5500 Regular cab models are available in four wheelbase and cab-to-axle configurations:

  • 144.6-inch wheelbase, 60-inch CA
  • 168.7-inch wheelbase, 84-inch CA
  • 192.6-inch wheelbase, 108-inch CA
  • 204.4-inch wheelbase, 120-inch CA

CREW CAB MODELS

3500 Crew cab models available:

  • 172.4-inch wheelbase with a 60-inch cab-to-axle dimension
  • Single or dual-rear-wheel configuration

4500 and 5500 Crew cab models available:

  • 173.5-inch wheelbase with a 60-inch cab-to-axle dimension
  • 197.5-inch wheelbase with an 84-inch cab-to-axle dimension

MAXIMUM GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATINGS

Ram Chassis Cab gets the job done with hefty Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR):

  • Maximum GVWR for 3500 SRW models = 12,000 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 3500 DRW models = 14,000 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 4500 models = 16,500 lb*
  • Maximum GVWR for 5500 models = 19,500 lb*

CAPABILITY, UP-FIT FRIENDLY AND TESTED TO THE LIMIT

The 2020 Ram Chassis Cab lineup provides capabilities and up-fit friendliness that matters to commercial customers. With impressive horsepower, torque, towing and weight ratings, you have terrific flexibility in meeting the demands of a wide range of commercial applications.

SEGMENT-LEADING CAPABILITY

3500

  • Best-in-Class maximum GCWR with 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 25,000 lb*
  • Unsurpassed maximum GVWR with 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 14,000 lb*
  • Unsurpassed maximum GVWR with available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel – 14,000 lb*
  • Best-in-Class gas engine maximum trailering with 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 18,950 lb*
  • Best-in-Class maximum trailering with available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel – 25,890 lb
  • Best-in-Class 410 horsepower with 6.4L HEMI® V8*
  • Best-in-Class front Gross Axle Weight Rating with 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 5,500 lb*
  • Unsurpassed front Gross Axle Weight Rating with available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel – 6,000 lb*
  • Class-Exclusive available Cummins® Turbo Diesel*
  • Class-Exclusive available six-speed AISIN automatic transmission*
  • Class-Exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission with 6.4L HEMI® V8*

4500

  • Best-in-Class 4500 maximum GCWR with 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 28,500 lb*
  • Best-in-Class 4500 maximum GCWR of up to 37,500 lb with the available proven 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel*
  • Unsurpassed Class 4 maximum GVWR with 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 16,500 lb*
  • Unsurpassed Class 4 maximum GVWR with the available proven 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel – 16,500 lb*
  • Best-in-Class 4500 gas engine maximum trailering with 6.4L HEMI® V8- 21,540 lb*
  • Best-in-Class 4500 maximum trailering with the available proven 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel – 29,770 lb*
  • Best-in-Class 6.4L HEMI® V8 gas engine with 370 hp*
  • Best-in-Class available 6.7L Cummins® Diesel Engine with 360 hp*
  • Best-in-Class available torque with available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel – 800 lb-ft*

5500

  • Best-in-Class 5500 maximum GCWR with 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 28,500 lb*
  • Best-in-Class 5500 maximum GCWR with the available proven 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel – up to 43,000 lb*
  • Unsurpassed in Class 5 maximum GVWR with 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 19,500 lb*
  • Unsurpassed in Class 5 maximum GVWR with available proven 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel – 19,500 lb*
  • Best-in-Class 5500 maximum trailering with 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 21,490 lb*
  • Best-in-Class 5500 maximum trailering with available proven 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel – 35,220 lb*
  • 6.4L HEMI® V8 gas engine with 370 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque

LOW COST OF OPERATION

  • Best-in-Class gas engine oil change intervals of 8,000 miles*
  • Best-in-Class diesel engine oil change intervals of 12,500 miles*
  • Ram Telematics fleet management system
  • Class-Exclusive Active Grille Shutters
  • Class-Exclusive available Tire Pressure Display (4500/5500)*
  • Class-Exclusive available Tire Fill Alert System*
  • Class-Exclusive available Selectable Tire Fill Alert System*
  • Class-Exclusive available Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring accommodates up to six truck tires and 12 trailer tires with up to four trailer profiles (4500/5500)*
  • Fuel saving MDS cylinder deactivation with 6.4L HEMI® V8
  • Largest in Class single rear fuel tank capacity – 52 gallons (Available on 3500 with 10K GVWR)
  • Largest in Class available dual fuel tank capacity of 74 gallons*
  • Class-Exclusive available electronic front-axle disconnect*
  • Smart Exhaust Brake with 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel
  • Three maximum speed settings (Available on 3500 with 10K GVWR)
  • Engine shut-down timer – gas or diesel

BRINGING THE BEST TECHNOLOGY/FUNCTIONALITY TO THE COMMERCIAL SPACE

  • Class-Exclusive available Automatic Emergency Braking*
  • Class-Exclusive available Adaptive Headlamps*
  • Class-Exclusive available Adaptive Cruise Control*
  • Class-Exclusive available CHMSL camera*
  • Class-Exclusive available 270-degree SurroundView Camera*
  • Class-Exclusive available Trailer Reverse Guidance*
  • Class-Exclusive available power convex trailer tow mirrors*
  • Class-Exclusive available ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist System
  • Largest touchscreen in it class with Uconnect 12.0 with Navigation featuring reconfigurable 12-inch touchscreen with one-touch, customizable “home screen” and split-screen capability*
  • Class-Exclusive available 7-inch customizable multiview Ram Control Center display (3500/4500/5500)*

ENGINEERED TO BE UPFITTED

  • Unsurpassed in class rear frame strength at 50K psi*
  • Vehicle System Interface Module (VSIM) is capable of communicating between aftermarket modules and truck control modules on more than 70 inputs and outputs
  • Standard 6 auxiliary switches in the instrument panel
  • Multiple PTO configurations including left side and split shaft capability (Cummins® Turbo Diesel)
  • Class-Exclusive available maximum dual alternator output of 380 amps with 6.4L HEMI® V8*
  • Best-in-Class available maximum dual alternator output of 440 amps with 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel*