The Ram 1500 Big Horn vs the Limited Trims

March 13th, 2020 by

A grey 2020 Ram 1500 Limited is driving on a tree-lined street near Findlay, OH.

If you’ve been searching “Ram dealership near me,” you’ve definitely come to the right place. At Findlay CDJR, we love our Ram trucks. Ram is known for manufacturing the toughest, safest, and most reliable pickup trucks on the market. As a top competitor in its class, the 2020 Ram 1500 continues this legacy. With seven unique trim levels, over 100 safety features, and an innovative cargo management system for the bed, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a worthy adversary.

Because the Ram 1500 can’t be beaten, our experts here at Findlay CDJR decided to pit two of the truck’s trim levels against each other. Let the battle of the 2020 Ram 1500 Big vs 2020 Ram 1500 Limited begin!

Size is Everything

Because both of these models are the same truck, the size options will remain the same. For the 2020 Ram 1500, you can choose between two different cab styles and two different bed lengths.

The first body style is the Quad Cab with a short 5-foot-7-inch bed. Able to seat five adult passengers, this option is great for families. The second body style is the Crew Cab with a standard 6-foot-4-inch bed. This configuration can carry up to six people, making it ideal for construction teams. You should keep in mind that the Limited trim is only available as a Crew Cab with a short bed.

Ram 1500 Bed

Other features that both the Big Horn and the Limited models share is the class-exclusive Rambox cargo management system and the innovative Multifunction Tailgate. Offering weather-proof storage compartments that are lighted, drainable, and lockable, the cargo management system can keep your tools and other small cargo items secure.

The Multifunction Tailgate is the industry’s superstar at the moment. This groundbreaking design features two swing-out-style 60/40 split doors that can be opened outwards 88-degrees. The tailgate can also be lowered in a conventional manner as well. The Multifunction Tailgate can handle a payload of 2,000 pounds, which means that you can easily load up the bed with the help of a forklift without breaking off the tailgate.

Engine Options

A silver 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn is driving through a city intersection after leaving a Ram dealership near me.

Power is everything when it comes to large trucks. No one wants a weakling! Both the Hig Horn and Limited trims on the Ram 1500 deliver incredible performance and can handle the toughest jobs.

The 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that is coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Together, this powertrain generates 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with RWD, this beast can tow up to 6,640 pounds and still gets decent gas mileage. With this powertrain under the hood, the Big Horn has an estimated fuel economy set at 22 mpg combined (20 city/25 highway).

Standard on the 2020 Ram 1500 Limited trim is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Teaming up with the same 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive system, this larger engine will pull up to 6,730 pounds. The gas mileage does suffer quite a bit due to this powertrain’s robust output. The estimated fuel economy is set at 20 mpg combined (17 city/23 highway).

Either of these engines can be fitted with the innovative eTorque mild hybrid system. This groundbreaking invention eliminates the need for a conventional alternator and installs a 48-volt belt-driven generator in its place. This system is meant to improve the truck’s overall performance, including fuel efficiency, maximum towing/payload capacity, and handling.

Both the Big Horn and the Limited are eligible for the other engine options as well. For example, the 3.0-L EcoDiesel V6 that gets up to 260 hp is a great option. This monster is capable of towing up to 12,560 pounds, which is astonishing.

Another characteristic that both of the vehicles share is their aerodynamic body design. The 2020 Ram 1500 includes an active air dam that extends 2.5-inches downward once you reach speeds over 30 mph. This helps to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency. Other aerodynamic features include the elevated hood, sculpted roofline, and rear spoiler.

Interior Features

The Big Horn model is a mid-level trim that includes many of the features listed for trims underneath it. Once you slip behind the wheel, you will notice the advanced infotainment interface. You have a lot of freedom here with the choice of either an 8.5-inch touchscreen or the larger 12-inch touchscreen. Either way, this high-tech system is compatible with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. You can send text messages, make or receive calls, stream your personalized playlist, or even navigate through our favorite apps using this smart system. The comfortable bucket seats provide the ultimate support, and the floors are covered in carpet. A trio of 12-volt power outlets is also provided along with a 6-speaker sound system. To keep you connected to the online community everywhere you go, a 4G LTE Wifi hotspot has also been added to this trim.

Jumping all the way up to the top-tier Limited trim, this model adds luxurious features that you never would’ve considered putting on a truck. Leather upholstery covers the heated and cooled seats, which are power-adjustable to suit your height. Having the heating and ventilating features is important for leather seats because it can keep you warm in the winter and cool during the summer. No more icy or scalding seats! This model also features the same infotainment interface with the same advanced features plus a few more. Voice-activated navigation has been added to ensure that you get to your desired destination as quickly as possible. You never have to worry about being lost again. Also, the stereo has been upgraded to a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system for the ultimate music-listening experience. Enhanced safety features include blindspot monitoring along with front and back parking sensors.

Additional features that can be added on these trims include a 10-square-foot duel-panel panoramic sunroof, four USB ports, active noise cancellation, and a bigger 7-inch driver information display with 3D graphics.

Exterior Features

A burgundy 2020 Ram 1500 Limited is shown from the rear at sunset.

The differences between the Big Horn and the Limited on the outside are quite obvious. Rolling on 18-inch aluminum wheels, the Big Horn model features all chrome accents on the grille, door handles, front bumper, and rear bumper. You can also opt for the Sport Appearance Package for a monochromatic look as well.

The top-of-the-line Limited model rides on 20-inch aluminum wheels and features a mesh chrome grille and unique badging. Power running boards have also been added to help passengers get inside the vehicle. This is a wonderful feature for kids and those who need assistance getting in a vehicle.

As for paint colors, the Big Horn is available in nine shades, including Diamond Black Crystal, Patriot Blue, Maximum Steel Metallic, Granite Crystal Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic, Delmonico Red, Flame Red, Olive Green, and Bright White. On the other hand, the Limited is only offered in eight paint colors. Delmonico Red and Olive Green have been removed, and Ivory White has been added.

When you are ready to take one of these two models out for a spin, visit our dealership in Findlay, OH.