2021 Ram 1500
The 2021 Ram 1500 lineup continues its winning streak as one of the best full-size pickups in its segment with the addition of a newly-available head-up display, Off-road Pages, a fully digital rearview mirror, and other improved trailer-specific features. The 2021 Ram 1500 lineup also celebrates a decade since Ram Truck launched as a standalone brand with the 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition.
5.7-liter HEMI V8
Avail. Engine Type
The 2021 Ram 1500 is available in eight different trims — Tradesman, Tradesman HFE, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, and Limited — and numerous configurations, including Crew Cab, Regular Cab with truck beds that range from 5’7” to 6’4”. Ram Truck offers buyers three different engines to choose from, including the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, the optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8, and the all-new EcoDiesel. All engines are paired with the truck maker’s mild-hybrid eTorque system, although the 5.7 HEMI can be had without it. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, regardless of engine choice.
Towing & Fuel Economy
The Ram 1500 riding and handling shines thanks in large part to the various suspension options available. Unlike rivals with traditional leaf-spring suspension setups, Ram Truck offers buyers several options such as the standard coil suspension and the optional air springs suspension. Towing figures are impressive at 12,750 pounds, with a payload up to 2,320 pounds as well. The Ram 1500 Crew Cab has a smaller towing capacity and tops out at 11,500 pounds. Fuel economy varies depending on a specific pickup’s configuration, but the V6 engine is estimated by the EPA to yield 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, while the V8 engine yields 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The EcoDiesel engine is deemed extremely efficient thanks to its 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
Designed to stand out, the 2021 Ram 1500 features LED headlights, an available class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System with a bed divider and extender, wheel-to-wheel side steps, and a power-release tailgate that works with the simple push of a button. Buyers can also opt for the newly-added extra-wide trailer-tow mirrors that make towing a breeze thanks to the additional visibility they provide. Other packages to take the Ram 1500 to new heights include the Chrome Plus Package, Chrome Appearance Package, Express Black Accent Package, Express Value Package, and the Electronics Group addition as well.
The 2021 Ram 1500 is lauded for its spacious cabin, deemed one of the most comfortable in its class. Available features on the 2021 Ram 1500 include genuine wood accents, heated and ventilated seats, upscale leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, and genuine leather dashboard surfaces that add a touch of luxury. Innovative interior storage cubbies, along with a substantive center console designed for ease of use allows owners to keep the cabin of the Ram 1500 organized. High-tier trims such as the Limited and Limited Longhorn feature more luxurious materials and creature comforts — more luxury offerings than other pickups in the segment.
Known for having the best-in-class infotainment, the 2021 Ram 1500 introduces the revamped Uconnect 5 infotainment system. An 8.4-inch touchscreen display is standard, but a massive — not to mention impressive — 12-inch touchscreen display is available on all trims but the entry-level Tradesman. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities are standard, while there’s an available Mobile Hotspot service as well. Navigation and SiriusXM Satellite Radio are also available as upgrades for those buyers looking for a complete infotainment service. Knobs and hard buttons complement the screen’s touchpoints making infotainment navigation easier.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2021 Ram 1500 boasts a five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). There are more than six standard airbags, along with supplemental side-curtain airbags and efficient crumple zones for accident mitigation. Available advanced safety tech features include Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Automatic High-beam Headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic Emergency Braking as well. 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.