2021 RAM 1500

Original MSRP Range
$32,245 - $69,995
Available Style(s)
Truck
MPG
15 - 20 MPG City / 21 - 25 MPG Hwy
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2021 RAM 1500

What We Like

  • Supple ride quality
  • Roomy cabs
  • Abundant features
  • User-friendly Uconnect infotainment
  • Potent new Ram 1500 TRX off-roader
  • EcoDiesel highway economy of 32 mpg

Overview

How Much Does a 2021 RAM 1500 Cost?

The 2021 Ram 1500 is available in these trim levels: Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Limited, and TRX. Most come standard with a Quad Cab and a 6-foot-4-in bed. A Crew Cab with that bed (or a shorter 5-foot 7-inch bed) is available on most trims, but the Rebel, Limited, and TRX models are available only with a Crew Cab and 5-foot 7-in box. Standard equipment on the Tradesman ($35,890, including $1,695 destination) includes 18-in steel wheels (alloys optional), rear privacy glass, automatic headlights, heated power mirrors, power locks and windows, air conditioning, cruise control, a 40/20/40-split front bench seat (no driver height adjustment), a full-width rear bench seat, vinyl upholstery (cloth optional), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, three USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack, and a 5-in touchscreen. The Big Horn ($41,185), known as the Lone Star in Texas and neighboring states, adds upgraded exterior and interior trim, 18-in alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, a rear center armrest, manual sliding rear window, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls Notable options include H1 equipment package, which has an 8-way power driver seat, power-adjustable pedals, a rear window defroster, power-folding mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, upgraded gauges, satellite radio, a CD player, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, the 8.4-in touchscreen and a premium audio system. H2 adds dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, reverse automatic emergency braking, heated front seats and steering wheel, two rear USB ports, and a fully damped tailgate. With unique off-road suspension bits and distinctive styling, the Rebel ($47,715) likes the dirt, aided by an electronic locking differential, all-terrain tires, skid plates, tow hooks, and hill-descent control. It’s available with equipment packages that are just like the H1 and H2 above. The Quad Cab Laramie ($43,025), a luxurious offering, comes with the 5.7-liter V8, LED headlights, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, heated and ventilated front seats, and several interior material upgrades. Most equipment found in the H1 and H2 packages is standard. Four-wheel drive adds $3,500. Upping the luxury quotient even more is the Laramie Longhorn ($53,375), a Crew Cab V8 model with ranch-inspired touches, especially in the cabin. Among the abundant standard features are 20-in wheels, upgraded headlights, automatic high beams, side steps, a power tailgate release, heated and ventilated front bucket seats, wood interior trim and a CD player. A new-for 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10 th Anniversary Edition has special badging and a Mountain Brown interior with Berber carpet. The Limited ($57,745) gets unique styling details and interior trim. More significantly, it gets the air suspension that’s optional on all other trims. It also comes with power-operated running boards (that deploy when you open the door) and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. In addition to its supercharged 702-horsepower Hellcat V8, the 4WD Ram 1500 TRX ($71,690) has lots of other standard equipment. This new TRX, a Crew Cab fitted with a 5-foot 7-inch bed, comes with 18-inch wheels, 35-inch all-terrain tires, and a full-size spare. Inside, there are vinyl and cloth seats, plus a flat-bottom steering wheel, aluminum paddle shifters, Uconnect infotainment (with a 12-inch touchscreen), and a 10-speaker sound system. Owing to its extremely high-performance nature, the TRX also has its dedicated chassis that's much wider than a standard Ram 1500's, plus it has launch control, a shift light, and a significantly improved cooling system. Many Ram 1500 options are contained within packages available on the top trim levels. This includes the vertically oriented 12-inch touchscreen, wireless smartphone charging, navigation, and modern safety features like adaptive cruise controlforward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, a surround-view parking camera, and automatic parking assistance. A digital rearview mirror is a new option for 2021. Using a rear camera, it displays a real-time video of what’s behind the Ram 1500 on a screen integrated into the rearview mirror. Also, if you order the available Trailer Package, it now comes with Trailer Reverse Steering Control, which makes backing up with a trailer much simpler. Standalone options include a sunroof (on all but the Tradesman) and nifty RamBox storage wells integrated into the Ram 1500’s bed rails (all models).

1500 Trims

TruckOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$39,490 / $37,2966 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$39,790 / $37,5696 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4' Box$36,790 / $34,7146 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$42,990 / $40,5616 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$43,290 / $40,8346 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4' Box$40,290 / $37,9796 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4' Box$34,195 / $32,6956 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$44,030 / $40,5466 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$44,330 / $40,8136 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4' Box$41,330 / $38,0186 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$47,530 / $43,7416 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$47,830 / $44,0086 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4' Box$44,830 / $41,2136 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$56,050 / $51,2466 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder39515 / 228-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$56,350 / $51,5136 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder39515 / 228-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$59,550 / $54,4416 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder39515 / 218-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$59,850 / $54,7086 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder39515 / 218-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$39,490 / $37,2966 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$39,790 / $37,5696 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4' Box$36,790 / $34,7146 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$42,990 / $40,5616 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$43,290 / $40,8346 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4' Box$40,290 / $37,9796 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$51,680 / $47,3556 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$51,980 / $47,6226 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$55,180 / $50,5506 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$55,480 / $50,8176 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$45,320 / $42,6016 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$48,820 / $45,8666 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4' Box$46,020 / $43,1936 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 TRX 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$69,995 / $65,1368 Cylinder Supercharged702N/A8-Speed AutomaticAWD4WD
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$35,045 / $33,6006 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$35,345 / $33,8766 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4' Box$32,245 / $30,8996 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30520 / 258-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7' Box$38,545 / $36,9006 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$38,845 / $37,1766 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4' Box$35,745 / $34,1996 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder30519 / 248-Speed AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD

Is the 2021 RAM 1500 a Safe Car?

Standard equipment includes anti-lock disc brakes,  stability and trailer sway control, a backup camera, and six airbags (front, front-side, and side-curtain). Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on Limited, and optional on all but the Tradesman. Forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist are optional on the Laramie, the Longhorn, and the Limited. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the Ram 1500 Crew Cab the best-possible crashworthiness and prevention scores.
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2021 RAM 1500 vs the competition

2020 Ford F-150: Continual updates, multiple impressive engines, and inherent goodness make the F-150 the Ram’s toughest competitor. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and 2020 GMC Sierra: GM’s twins improve upon their predecessors, but don’t match the Ram’s innovations, ride, or interior quality. Used Ram 1500 or a Ram 1500 Classic: Ram has continued selling the previous-generation model as the Ram 1500 Classic, even into 2021. They are a solid, well-rounded truck. 2020 Ford Raptor: If you’re seriously considering a Ram 1500 TRX, you can’t do so without first comparing it to Ford’s similarly serious off-road pickup. Note: The 2020 Ford Raptor SuperCrew, with an MSRP of $57,785, has “only” 450 horsepower compared to 702 for the Ram 1500 TRX. You May Ask What does “TRX” stand for? The TRX name brings to mind the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur, commonly called the T Rex. Didn't they eat raptors? What is the maximum towing capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500? The max towing capacity of the 2021 Ram ranges from 6,580 pounds (Tradesman 4X2 Crew Cab with V6) to 12,750 pounds (Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab equipped with the 5.7-liter V8 and 3.92:1 gearing). How much can the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel tow? The 2021 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has a maximum towing capacity of 12,560 pounds. This is for 4x2 Tradesman EcoDiesel with a 6-foot 4-inch bed. Max tow capacity of the Ram 1500 with the 5.7-liter V8 is slightly higher, at 12,750 pounds. What’s the maximum payload of the 2021 Ram 1500? The 2021 Ram 1500 has a max payload of 2,300 pounds. That’s for a Tradesman Quad Cab short bed with the 3.6-liter V6. Where is the diesel engine in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel made? The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, the same engine now used in the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator EcoDiesel models, is constructed by FCA in Ferrara, Italy. What’s the max towing and payload capacity of the new Ram 1500 TRX? The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds (100 more than the Ford Raptor), and a max payload of 1,310 pounds (120 more than the Raptor). What is the factory warranty on the 2021 Ram 1500 pickup? Ram sells the 1500 pickup with a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and the truck also is backed by a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain protection plan.

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