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New Ram 1500 2020 pricing and specs detailed: V8 tough truck costs thousands more

The Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab V8 petrol is $5000 dearer in 2020.

Keen to get behind the wheel of a new Ram 1500 full-size ute? If you’re eyeing off the V8 petrol version of the Laramie Crew Cab variant, we’ve got some bad news for you: it recently copped a significant price rise.

Ram Australia quietly increased the Laramie Crew Cab V8 petrol’s price by $5000 in January, with it now eclipsing six figures, at $104,950 plus on-road costs.

Those hoping to get a little more in return will be disappointed as there is no corresponding increase in standard specification.

There is some good news, however, as all three of the 1500’s other variants retained their pricing.

In fact, the Express Crew Cab V8 petrol version ($89,950) was actually introduced in mid-February, joining the entry-level Express Quad Cab V8 petrol ($79,950) and the flagship Laramie Crew Cab V6 diesel ($109,950) – and the Laramie Crew Cab V8 petrol, of course.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 rival is motivated by either a 5.7-litre Hemi naturally aspirated V8 petrol producing 291kW of power at 5600rpm and 556Nm of torque at 3950rpm, or a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel turbocharged V6 developing 179kW at 3600rpm and 569Nm at 2000rpm.

Either way, the 1500 comes with an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and a four-wheel-drive system, while its maximum braked towing capacity is 4500kg.

2020 Ram 1500 pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
Express Quad Cab V8 petrolautomatic$79,950 (N/A)
Express Crew Cab V8 petrolautomatic$89,950 (N/A)
Laramie Crew Cab V8 petrolautomatic$104,950 (+$5000)
Laramie Crew Cab V6 dieselautomatic$109,950 (N/A)