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What does the 2020 RAM 1500 eTorque do?

What is eTorque?

If you’ve been looking at the new 2020 RAM 1500, you’ve probably seen mention of something called “eTorque.” It gets thrown around like it’s a defining feature of the 2020 RAM 1500, but no one seems to ever actually say what it is or what it does. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn:

What does the 2020 RAM 1500 eTorque do?


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2020 RAM 1500 Rebel cockpit showcaseWhat is the RAM 1500 eTorque Option?

The eTorque option is a mild hybrid system that replaces the traditional alternator with a 48-volt battery-powered, belt-drive motor generator that improves performance and efficiency, as well as bolstering towing and payload capacities. It is an available option on the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and is a standard on the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. If you’re planning on doing a lot of towing, the 5.7-liter HEMI with eTorque gives the 2020 RAM 1500 the highest towing capacity, clocking in a 12,750 lbs.

Fuel Efficiency

If you’re looking for a traditional combustion engine truck with excellent fuel economy, the 2020 RAM 1500 with eTorque is the way to go. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque has a respectable 20/25/23 mpg spread. If fuel efficiency is your main concern, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 is worthy of your time. Its spread is an excellent 22/32/26, all without sacrificing towing power. Its max towing capacity is just below the 5.7-liter HEMI with eTorque, coming in at 12,560 lbs.

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Consider scheduling a test drive in the 2020 RAM 1500 of your choice at Turpin CDJR in Dubuque, IA. Here at Turpin, we can leverage ourselves with local lenders on your behalf. That means you’re getting the lowest, most affordable rates available. And you can get those rates without touching any paperwork or an extra trip to the dealership with our simple pre-approval process.