Ram Trim comparison - Longhorn vs Limited - McGrath Auto

Ram Trim Breakdown

The Ram 1500 has grown in popularity over the past few years due to incredible improvements in available technology to pair with the impressive capability that Ram has a reputation for. Here we are going to break down the two highest level Ram 1500 trims, the Limited and the Laramie Longhorn. We'll layout the standard and available features on each trim as well as different configurations available to give truck buyers clarity.

Performance Overview

Ram trim breakdown - performance

Impressive Standard V6

All Ram trims other than the are fit with the same standard engine, the capable 3.6L V6 with eTorque. This engine has the unique feature of variable valve timing that gives excellent power and efficiency at a moments notice. The eTorque system gives distinct benefits to truck buyers like undetectable star/ stop events and a lot more efficiency. The system scans current driving conditions and will add a little torque or find opportunity to charge the battery through regenerative braking. Both trims also have the same list of available engines to upgrade to including a V8 HEMI and a 3.0L Turbo-Diesel.

Ram 1500 V6 engine

3.6L V6 with eTorque

Horsepower: 355

Torque (lb.ft.): 383

Max Towing: 11,600 lbs.

Max Payload: 2,202 lbs.

TorqueFlite 8-Speed

The standard TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission is an impressive Class-Exclusive Mild Hybrid System that automatically finds ways to improve efficiency and smooth out shift changes. This system is responsive and delivers the power right when you need especially compared to other trucks. Ram's eTorque system gives the truck an electric edge on the competition that you can feel through the gas pedal.

Other Engine Options

Ram 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine

5.7L HEMIĀ® V8 Engine

Impressive 395 Horsepower and 410 lb.ft. of Torque
Ram has some incredible engines to step up to including this 5.3L HEMI V8 and a 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel, both which deliver incredible power. The HEMI will only set you back $1,500 on the upgrade while the Turbo Diesel will cost you $5,000.


Ram 2020 Lineup

Unique Styles

Ram is known for their bold, strong design that continues in the new generation of Ram pickups. These trims have unique personalities rooted in rugged luxury. They both feature the updated grill design that integrates the headlights and grill together for a modern look. Each trim has unique grill inserts that stand out with bold use of chrome.

Ram Longhorn front grill


The Ram 1500 has a strong grill that is framed with chrome on the Longhorn with strong horizontal chrome inserts. The trim comes standard with halogen lights and LED daytime running lights are paired with low LED fog lights and LED tail lights. Both bumpers are chrome as well as chrome door handles and mirror caps.

Ram Limited front grill


The trims have similar exteriors with the Limited clearly having a more high-end style. The chrome grill inserts add a luxury look that matches the overall sleek and modern personality of this trim. LED headlights come standard and improve brightness on the road as well as round out the modern style of the Limited trim.

Full Length Luxury

Shown here is the Laramie Longhorn with LED taillights and the standard 20 inch machined aluminum wheels. You can also see the chrome accent around the windows that comes on both these luxury trims. There are 22 inch wheel options to choose from for both trims with the Limited also coming standard with chrome 20 inch wheels.

Ram Wheels Longhorn vs Limited

Learn More About The Ram

Check out more content on the Ram 1500! View our breakdown of two other popular trims, the Big Horn and Laramie, or learn more about the newly updated 2020 Ram 1500. Here at McGrath we pride ourself on our car knowledge and we do our best to answer any questions that may come up in your car search. If your question isn't answered here please feel free to contact us over the phone, over text, or even through our website chat feature.

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Interior and Technology

Ram 2020 Lineup
Ram Longhorn Interior


The Longhorn has two leather interior colors combinations available, a brown and beige or black and beige accented leather. The wood accents and accented seats add to the strong personality of the Laramie Longhorn trim. An 8.4 inch infotainment system comes standard.

Ram Limited Interior


The Limited has two leather interior colors available, the two-tone Black and grey as well as an all black option. The interior also has Limited branding on the dashboard that adds to the luxury vibe. This trim also comes standard with the unbelievable 12 in infotainment system that transforms the cabin.

Infotainment System

The Limited comes with the 12 inch infotainment system standard to give truck buyers the best in cabin technology. This massive display adds to the modern feel by delivering vehicle information in vivid colors. The Longhorn trim can upgrade to the 12 inch system from the standard 8.4 inch.

Ram interior features - Infotainment
Ram 2020 Longhorn vs Limited
$51,640Starting Price$53,915
Beige Leather w/ Wood AccentsSeating MaterialBlack and Grey or All Black Leather
8.4 inch DisplayInfotainment System12 inch Display w/ Navigation
4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable
Remote-Start System
9-Speaker Alpine Sound System
Automatic Climate-Control
Park Assist
Available8-way Power Driver Seat
AvailableHeated Seats
AvailableAdaptive Cruise Control
AvailableLane Keep Assist
AvailableActive Noise-Control SystemAvailable
AvailablePower Running BoardsAvailable
AvailableDual-Pane Panoramic SunroofAvailable
Ram trim breakdown features

Comparison Summary

You can't go wrong with either of these top-tier Ram 1500 trims, both have the same capable engine and each has its own unique luxury feel. The Limited has the slight edge on exterior with standard LED head lamps and a sleek grill. Longhorn has a great personality that is present in all the fine details from exterior to throughout the cabin. The wood accents and styled leather seating make for a comfortable, high-end cabin.

In addition, both trims can be upgraded to the same more powerful engines to match your towing and hauling needs including a V8 HEMI option. There are plenty of configurations and packages available to add extra features onto each trim as well. If you have any further questions feel free to contact our experienced staff.

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