The 2021 Ram 1500 pickup is offering new features left and right for its customers. First off, the new Hellcat-charged TRX model has a power-hungry 702 horsepower, competing against muscle cars in its speed. Then the new Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition brings on a great deal of exclusive badging all throughout the vehicle and also adds a Mountain Brown interior color. New comforts include an optional head-up display and a digital rearview mirror. Then off-roaders get to enjoy Trailer Reverse Steering Control on the available Trailer Package.
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All four engine options bring something to the table in the 2021 Ram 1500. The standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 makes use of the eTorque mild-hybrid electric-assist system, which helps with fuel economy. It provides 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Next, optional the Hemi 5.7 V8 gets a more respectable 395 horsepower, and also encompasses valve timing and cylinder deactivation.
The EcoDiesel still brings in a strong horsepower of 260 with 480-lb of torque, rewarding buyers of this model with an outstanding highway fuel economy of 32 mpg. Finally, we save the best for last with the new supercharged TRX model, which employs a 6.2-L V8 engine. Ranked as the world’s quickest and most power-hungry quarter-ton pickup, it also introduces the first launch control. With just a simple press of the button, this model can drive on any surface, anywhere
Electronic Trailer Reverse Steering Control
To add to the 1500’s dynamic capabilities, Electronic Trailer Reverse Steering Control allows owners of mobile homes to get automatic correct steering movements by the simple turn of a knob left or right. This makes backing up a trailer much easier and relieves anxiety from turning in the wrong direction.
This year’s 1500 has a grille that is more narrow with slim headlights, it also uses 6-lug axles rather than 5. Buyers get to select from three different headlights: LED, LED with adaptive front-lighting, and halogen. Out back, the tailgate has lift assist, and then the Ram Box bed storage holds a 115-volt outlet.
Exterior colors include Diamond Black Crystal Pearl, Granite Crystal Black Metallic with Diamond Black Crystal Pearl, Anvil with Diamond Black Crystal Pearl, Billet Silver Metallic with Diamond Black Crystal Pearl, Hydro-Blue Pearl with Diamond Black Crystal Pearl, Flame Red with Diamond Black Crystal Pearl, and Bright White with Diamond Black Crystal Pearl.
Each trim has their own theme that is unique to them. For instance, the Laramie Longhorn gets a cool Westen design, while the off-roading Rebel model gets daredevil colors and well-defined angles. Each of these Ram trucks has controls that are strategically placed as well as an optional 12-inch touchscreen on Uconnect’s 4C NAV infotainment system.
Basic interior color choices consist of Black/TRX Red Cloth and Vinyl Black Leather.
The highlighting 12-inch color touchscreen has icons that are large and clear, as well as simple touch controls, swipeable functionality, and a menu that is easy to understand. Standard amenities include a 5.0-inch touchscreen and then an 8.4 inch on the Larnie. It’s not until you reach the Limited model where you finally earn the 12-inch, along with Sirius XM satellite radio.
For the best features, the top-tier TRX includes all of your basics as well as off-road chassis and suspension, 10-inch audio, an 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters, AND 18-inch alloy wheels with 35-inch all-terrain tires.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2021 Ram 1500 earned a five-star crash-test rating firn the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it protects even further with available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, available automatic high-beam headlights, and available adaptive cruise control.
This pick-up has a Limited warranty coverage of three years or 36,000 miles and five years or 60,000 miles for Powertrain.