2021 Ram 1500 Classic
The previous-generation Ram 1500 is labeled as the entry-level 2021 Ram 1500 Classic. It continues to serve as Ram Trucks’ low-cost introductory option, perfect for fleets and a bonafide alternative to midsize pickups from other automakers that simply don’t make the cut.
Avail. Engine Type
The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic is available in three different trims — Tradesman, Express, and Warlock — and various configurations such as Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Quad Cab. Additionally, Ram also offers two different truck bed sizes: 5’7” and 6’4”. A 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is the standard engine resting under the hood of the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic, generating 305 horsepower. Additional figures include a towing capacity up to 5,020 lbs and a payload capacity up to 1,500 lbs. The Pentastar engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock
Customers who splurge on the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock All-Terrain Pack can expect all-weather floor mats, Yokohama all-terrain tires, a full-size spare, and 17-inch matte black aluminum wheels. The Warlock trim of the Ram 1500 Classic itself already includes an aggressive appearance package inspired by the Ram Rebel. Its bold grille, aggressive R-A-M lettering, heavy-duty shocks, tow hooks, LED fog lights, hood decals, an optional sport hood, projector headlamps, powder-coated front, and rear tow hooks, and blacked badging are borrowed from trims with a much more dominant stance
A few new features are available on the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic, including the addition of two new exterior paint colors — Olive Green and Hydro Blue. Available features that stand out include a spray-in bedliner, LED lighting, a tri-fold Tonneau cover, a power-release tailgate, and wheel-to-wheel side steps. Buyers interested in the Ram 1500 Classic for fleet purposes will be glad to learn that the automaker’s RamBox Cargo Management System is also available, making it possible to stay organized. Available extra-wide trailer-tow mirrors help drivers keep an eye out on peripheral traffic. Packages that can take the Ram 1500 Classic to the next level include the Express Values Package, Express Black Package, Tradesman SXT Package, Chrome Appearance Package, and Chrome Plus Package.
Crafted for optimal comfort, the cabin of the Ram 1500 Classic comes with a standard 7-inch performance display, a driver information digital cluster display, various USB ports, a 115-volt outlet, and a full-length floor console that keeps everything within reach. Upholstery varies from carbide cloth, to bristol vinyl and more — but all are in a Diesel Gray color combination. Buyers can also enjoy the use of a dual glove compartment, a roomy center console, and available in-floor rear cargo compartments (on the Crew Cab configuration only).
The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic comes standard with the latest Uconnect infotainment system along with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are integrated, as well as hands-free connectivity. 4C Navigation, along with the SiriusXM Guardian service that includes roadside assistance, are available as upgrades. A six-speaker audio system is standard, although Ram Trucks does have additional offerings from Harman/Kardon for the audiophiles out there.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic features more than 45 standard and available safety features. Besides the standard airbags, side-curtain airbags, and high-strength steel crumple zones, the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic also offers buyers a slew of available advanced safety features. Those who opt to include the 4C Navigation package also enjoy remote vehicle start, keyless Enter ‘n Go, and Parksense Rear Park Assist. All new Ram trucks have a basic 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile diesel powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile gas powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, unlimited miles and a rust-through warranty for 5 years.