2020 Diesel Pickup Guide

2020 Fullsize Diesel Pickup Guide - GMC/Chevrolet, Ford, Ram Trucks

All ratings and capacities for gasoline equipped trucks have been omitted from the following specifications and comparisons. For more information on gasoline versions of the vehicles discussed herein, please refer to the manufacturer's model specific web page. "Max" refers to maximum available rated capacity in model's lineup. Actual ratings will vary by vehicle configuration and equipment packages.

GVWR

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. Maximum rated weight of a vehicle and its cargo, including passengers (excluding trailers).

GCWR

Gross Combined Weight Rating. Maximum rated combined weight of a vehicle, its cargo, and trailer(s).

FAWR

Front Axle Weight Rating. Maximum rated weight that can be applied to the axle.

RAWR

Rear Axle Weight Rating. Maximum rated weight that can be applied to the axle.

Payload

Maximum weight of combined cargo that a vehicle can carry (excluding trailers).

Conventional Tow

Maximum rated trailer weight when towing using a conventional "bumper pull" receiver hitch.

5th Wheel Tow

Maximum rated trailer weight when towing using a 5th wheel hitch system.

Gooseneck Tow

Maximum rated trailer weight when using a gooseneck hitch system.

SRW

Single rear wheel

DRW

Dual rear wheel (AKA "duallie")

TBA

To be announced; awaiting release of ratings from the manufacturer

TBC

To be confirmed; awaiting confirmation on ratings released from the manufacturer

2020 Highlights - Fullsize Diesel Pickups

• Ram's EcoDiesel obtains an extra 20 horsepower and 60 lb-ft for 2020, bringing peak engine power to 260 horsepower and torque to 480 lb-ft. Additionally, the diesel equipped Ram 1500 earns higher fuel economy ratings, with appropriate two wheel drive models reaching 32 mpg on the highway.

• GM's "mini Duramax" debuts with best-in-class fuel economy ratings of up to 33 mpg for properly equipped two wheel drive and 29 mpg for properly equipped four wheel drive Silverado/Sierra 1500 models. The 3.0L Duramax is the only engine in its class with an inline cylinder arrangement.

• The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500/3500HD pickups receive a major facelift, improved payload and towing capacity, and a new GM designed, Allison certified 10 speed automatic transmission. The 6.6L Duramax L5P returns, providing 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque on tap.

• Ford's Super Duty, which comprises F-250, F-350, and F-450 models, returns with an upgraded powertrain that includes a widely upgraded 6.7L Power Stroke diesel and new TorqShift 10 speed automatic transmission. The revised Power Stroke diesel provides up to 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque as the result of numerous revisions, including an updated VGT, steel piston design, and new high pressure injection system.

 

2020 Ram 1500

Engine:

3.0L EcoDiesel V-6

Peak Horsepower:

260 hp @ 3,600 rpm

Peak Torque:

480 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

Transmission:

TorqueFlite 8 eight speed automatic

Max GVWR:

7,200 lbs

Max GCWR

18,200 lbs

Max Payload:

2,040 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

12,560 lbs

Max 5th Wheel Tow:

12,560 lbs

EPA Rated Fuel Economy:

4x2

22 city, 32 hwy, 26 comb mpg

4x4

21 city, 20 hwy, 24 comb mpg

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,000 mile

 

2020 Ford F-150

Engine:

3.0L Power Stroke V-6

Peak Horsepower:

250 hp @ 3,250 rpm

Peak Torque:

440 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm

Transmission:

Ford 10R80 ten speed automatic

Max GVWR:

7,100 lbs

Max GCWR

17,100 lbs

Max Payload:

1,940 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

11,500 lbs

Max 5th Wheel Tow:

11,500 lbs

EPA Rated Fuel Economy:

4x2

22 city, 30 hwy, 25 comb mpg

4x4

TBA

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/60,000 miles

 

2020 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500

Engine:

3.0L Duramax I-6

Peak Horsepower:

277 hp @ 3,750 rpm

Peak Torque:

460 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

Transmission:

GM 10L80 ten speed automatic

Max GVWR:

7,200 lbs

Max GCWR

15,000 lbs

Max Payload:

2,302 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

9,300 lbs

Max 5th Wheel Tow:

9.300 lbs

EPA Rated Fuel Economy:

4x2

23 city, 33 hwy, 27 comb mpg

4x4

23 city, 29 hwy, 25 comb mpg

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,000 mile

 

2020 Sierra/Silverado 2500HD, 3500HD

Model:

Sierra/Silverado 2500HD

Sierra/Silverado 3500HD SRW

Sierra/Silverado 3500HD DRW

Engine:

6.6L Duramax L5P V-8

6.6L Duramax L5P V-8

6.6L Duramax L5P V-8

Peak Horsepower:

445 hp @ 2,800 rpm

445 hp @ 2,800 rpm

445 hp @ 2,800 rpm

Peak Torque:

910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

Transmission:

Allison 10 speed automatic

Allison 10 speed automatic

Allison 10 speed automatic

Max GVWR:

11,550 lbs

12,250 lbs

14,000 lbs

Max GCWR

27,500 lbs

29,700 lbs

43,500 lbs

Max FAWR:

4x2

4,800 lbs

4x2

4,800 lbs

4x2

4,800 lbs

4x4

5,200 lbs

4x4

5,200 lbs

4x4

5,200 lbs

Max RAWR:

7,250 lbs

7,250 lbs

10,500 lbs

Max Payload:

3,746 lbs

4,302 lbs

6,517 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

18,500 lbs

20,000 lbs

20,000 lbs

Max 5th Wheel Tow:

18,.600 lbs

21,500 lbs

35,500 lbs

Max Gooseneck Tow:

18,600 lbs

21,500 lbs

35,500 lbs

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,00 miles

5 year/100,00 miles

5 year/100,00 miles

 

2020 Ram 2500 HD, 3500 HD

2019 Ram 3500 HD

Model:

Ram 2500 HD

Ram 3500 HD SRW

Ram 3500 HD DRW

Engine:

6.7L Cummins I-6

6.7L Cummins I-6

6.7L Cummins I-6

Peak Horsepower:

370 hp @ 2,800 rpm (auto trans)

370 hp @ 2,800 rpm (68RFE trans)
400 hp @ 2,800 rpm (Aisin trans)

370 hp @ 2,800 rpm (68RFE trans)
400 hp @ 2,800 rpm (Aisin trans)

Peak Torque:

850 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm (auto trans)

850 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm (68RFE trans)
1,000 lb-ft @1,800 rpm (Aisin trans)

850 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm (68RFE trans)
1,000 lb-ft @1,800 rpm (Aisin trans)

Transmissions:

Chrysler 68RFE six speed automatic

Chrysler 68RFE six speed automatic
Aisin AS69RC six speed automatic

Chrysler 68RFE six speed automatic
Aisin AS69RC six speed automatic

Max GVWR:

10,000 lbs

12,300 lbs

14,000 lbs

Max GCWR

27,000 lbs

34,630 lbs

43,000 lbs

Max FAWR:

4x2

5,500 lbs

4x2

5,500 lbs

4x2

5,500 lbs

4x4

6,000 lbs

4x4

6,000 lbs

4x4

6,000 lbs

Max RAWR:

4x2

6,000 lbs

7,000 lbs

9,750 lbs

4x4

6,040 lbs

Max Payload:

3,160 lbs

4,680 lbs

6,570 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

19,680 lbs

23,000 lbs

23,000 lbs

Max 5th Wheel Tow:

19,680 lbs

26,860 lbs

30,000 lbs

Max Gooseneck Tow:

19,680 lbs

26,860 lbs

35,100 lbs

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,000 miles

5 year/100,000 miles

5 year/100,000 miles

 

2020 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 Super Duty

Model:

F-250 Super Duty

F-350 Super Duty SRW

F-350 Super Duty DRW

F-450 Super Duty

Engine:

6.7L Power Stroke Diesel V-8

6.7L Power Stroke Diesel V-8

6.7L Power Stroke Diesel V-8

6.7L Power Stroke Diesel V-8

Peak Horsepower:

475 hp @ 2,600 rpm

475 hp @ 2,600 rpm

475 hp @ 2,600 rpm

475 hp @ 2,600 rpm

Peak Torque:

1,050 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

1,050 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

1,050 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

1,050 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

Transmission:

TorqShift 10 speed automatic

TorqShift 10 speed automatic

TorqShift 10 speed automatic

TorqShift 10 speed automatic

Max GVWR:

10,800 lbs

12,400 lbs

14,000 lbs

14,000 lbs

Max GCWR

30,000 lbs

30,000 lbs

43,400 lbs

45,300 lbs

Max FAWR:

4x2

5,250 lbs

4x2

5,250 lbs

4x2

5,250 lbs

4x2

5,600 lbs

4x4

5,600 lbs

4x4

5,600 lbs

4x4

5,600 lbs

4x4

6,000 lbs

Max RAWR:

6,340 lbs

7,230 lbs

4x2

10,300 lbs

9,900 lbs

4x4

9,900 lbs

Max Payload:

3,542 lbs

3,980 lbs

6,556 lbs

5,838 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

20,000 lbs

20,000 lbs

21,200 lbs

24,200 lbs

Max 5th Wheel Tow:

22,800 lbs

22,800 lbs

32,500 lbs

32,500 lbs

Max Gooseneck Tow:

22,800 lbs

22,800 lbs

35,750 lbs

37,000 lbs

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,00 miles

5 year/100,00 miles

5 year/100,00 miles

5 year/100,00 miles

 

2020 Best-in-Class Diesel Title Holders

Best-in-class Engine Horsepower

Ford F-250/F-350/F-450 Super Duty @ 475 horsepower (6.7L Power Stroke w/ 10 speed transmission)

Best-in-class Engine Torque

Ford F-250/F-350/F-450 Super Duty @ 1,050 lb-ft (6.7L Power Stroke w/ 10 speed transmission)

Best-in-class Payload Rating

Class 2 [1]

Ram Trucks Ram 2500 HD @ 3,160 lbs

Class 3 [2] SRW

Ram Trucks Ram 3500 HD @ 4,680 lbs

Class 3 DRW

Ram Trucks Ram 3500 HD @ 6,570 lbs

Best-in-class Conventional Tow Rating

Class 2 [1]

Ford F-250 Super Duty @ 20,000 lbs

Class 3 [2] SRW

Ram Trucks Ram 3500 HD @ 23,000 lbs

Class 3 DRW

Ford F-450 Super Duty @ 24,200 lbs

Best-in-Class 5th Wheel Tow Rating

Class 2 [1]

Ford F-250 Super Duty @ 22,800 lbs

Class 3 [2] SRW

Ram Trucks Ram 3500 HD @ 26,860 lbs

Class 3 DRW

Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 3500 HD @ 35,500 lbs

Best-in-Class Gooseneck Tow Rating

Class 2 [1]

Ford F-250 Super Duty @ 20,000 lbs

Class 3 [2] SRW

Ram Trucks Ram 3500 HD @ 26,860 lbs

Class 3 DRW

Ford F-450 Super Duty @ 37,000 lbs

[1] Class 2 refers specifically to a class 2B pickup truck with a GVWR between 8,501 and 10,000 lbs, as defined by the NHTSA. Often expressed as a 3/4 ton pickup. The Ford F-250 and Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 2500HD are available with optional payload packages that exceed the 10,000 GVWR limit; these offerings do not qualify to compete in this class despite arguably being 3/4 ton models.

[2] Class 3 refers specifically to a class 3 pickup truck with a GVWR between 10,001 and 14,000 lbs, as defined by the NHTSA. Often expressed as a 1 ton pickup. This class has been split into single rear wheel (SRW) and dual rear wheel (DRW) sub-classes due to the large difference in payload capacity and tow ratings between a SRW and DRW vehicle.