2021 RAM 1500 Overview: An Award-Winning Truck

The RAM 1500 is a customer favorite pickup truck for good reason; it’s a reliable pick-up truck that is built to be put to work while including luxurious features. Its versatility makes the RAM 1500 suitable for your every ride to work and for hauling the supplies for any project or road trip you have in mind. The RAM 1500 is offered in a variety of trims so you can have the truck that fits you and your lifestyle best. As we get into the new year, the 2021 RAM 1500 has the added benefit of being the most awarded light-duty truck in America. 

Let’s explore why the RAM 1500 was the most awarded truck in its class and how it hits all the marks for features for your next truck. 


RAM 1500 Performance

The 2021 RAM 1500 comes standard with a regular unleaded Pentastar® 3.6 L V6 engine and there are both V8 and diesel engine options available for the RAM 1500 as well. The RAM 1500 base model has 305 horsepower with a 7,730 lb towing capacity and 269 lb-ft of torque. This power escalates with drivetrain and trim level. There are four engines available, mentioned below with the corresponding horsepower and towing capacity.

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine 

7,730 lb towing capacity | 265 lb-ft of torque | 305 horsepower 

  • 3.0L Ecodiesel V6 Engine

12,560 towing capacity | 480 lb-ft of torque | 260 horsepower

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine

11,610 lb towing capacity | 410 lb-ft of torque | 395 horsepower

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Etorque*

12,750 lb towing capacity | 410 lb-ft of torque | 395 horsepower

*The 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 engine option is only available on the new 2021 RAM 1500 TRX model.

The 2021 RAM 1500 is available in both rear wheel drive and all wheel drive with the following mileage:

  • RWD, Automatic Transmission (city/hwy/combined): 17/23/20
  • AWD, Automatic Transmission (city/hwy/combined): 19/24/21

2021 RAM 1500 Trim Levels

The 2021 RAM 1500 is offered in seven trim specifications including the Tradesmen®, Big Horn®, Laramie®, Rebel®, Limited Longhorn®, Limited®, and the TRX®.  

Each offers varying engine specifications and interior and exterior feature options. Take a look at our new 2021 RAM 1500 models to find your preferred trim package.

Technology Features 

The 2021 RAM 1500 comes standard with a back-up camera, auto-off headlights, power door locks, keyless start, and power steering. 

The list above is just getting started on the technology features available for the RAM 1500 among the various RAM 1500 trim specifications. The 2021 RAM 1500 is brimming with available luxury features such as a head-up display, a digital rearview mirror that allows you to record real-time video stream from the rearview camera, and the UCONNECT technology system. The RAM 1500 keeps technology and functionality in mind with up to three available 115-volt outlets and four USB charging ports as well. The UCONNECT technology system in the RAM 1500 offers the following features: 

  • A 12-inch touchscreen
  • Available Uconnect® 12.0 with navigation which allows you to customize the home screen and has split-screen capability 
  • Ability to connect your connect your phone, whether  iPhone® and Android™
  • Apple CarPlay® support to listen to music and access certain phone apps from the touchscreen
  • Android Auto™ also provides access to apps and music 
  • SiriusXM® is available to provide recommendations and various media and also offers an available 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Available 900-watt Harman Kardon® audio system; a 19-speaker system available on the RAM 1500 trim models including the Laramie®, Rebel®, Limited Longhorn™ and Limited

As you can tell, the RAM 1500 has luxury at the forefront in this capable, multi-purpose truck. 


2021 RAM 1500 Interior 

The RAM 1500 seats 5 people comfortably with plenty of legroom. Each RAM 1500 model or trim level comes with its own set of interior and exterior material and color offerings. The RAM 1500 also offers 151.1 liters of interior storage, available in-floor storage, and a center console you can configure to fit your lifestyle. As mentioned above, the RAM 1500 includes top notch technology features to enjoy the ride every time. 


2021 RAM 1500 Exterior 

Not only is the interior of the RAM 1500 comfortable and spacious with storage, the exterior is luxurious too with various top-of-the-line exterior features. The power fold trailer mirrors have an available 360 degree surround view camera; these mirrors extend for added visibility and they fold-in as well. 

The RAM 1500 also has an available multi-purpose tailgate with truck bed doors that open into a 60/40 split swing door, allowing you to access the bed of your truck while you’re towing  a trailer, as well as the typical drop-down truck bed door functionality. The RAM 1500 also has available Mopar® fender flares and available molded splash guards. Depending on the trim of your RAM 1500, models come standard with either 18-inch or 20-inch aluminum wheels. 

With certain trim levels of the RAM 1500, there is an available RamBox® Cargo Management System; lockable, drainable, and weatherproof storage bins on each side of the truck bed. The RamBox® comes with a 115-volt auxiliary outlet to power up machinery or other systems while on the go. Fill these storage bins with ice for beverages for the perfect in-truck cooler while camping, tailgating or at the beach. 

The RAM 1500 is a truck that will feel as luxurious on the inside as it looks on the outside to make every ride in your truck enjoyable while looking sharp on the road. 


Safety Features 

The 2021 RAM 1500 offers a variety of safety features so you can feel safe on the road wherever you take your RAM 1500. The safety features include 14.9-inch standard brakes to keep you and whoever and whatever you’re towing nice and safe and comfortably come to a complete stop. Built on an over 90% steel frame, the RAM 1500 has durability and strength at its core. With six standard airbags, including front and side airbags with adaptive venting to keep your passengers safe for their size and the severity of a crash. 

In addition to these standard safety features, the RAM 1500 is available with many additional safety features, including: 

  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Pedestrian Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • 360° Surround View Camera

By having these various safety features, it is no wonder the 2021 RAM 1500 has a top safety rating. 

Crash Safety

The 2021 RAM 1500 is a Top Safety Pick by IIHS when tested for crash safety. The 2021 RAM 1500 also received a 5-star side crash rating and 4-star front star rating. The many options for available safety features continue to improve the safety of the RAM 1500 to keep all of your passengers safe, items being towed accounted for, and keep the truck safe wherever you go on your next journey. 


2021 RAM 1500 Price 

The RAM 1500 brings both safety and function to the road with luxury and function on both the exterior and interior at an affordable price. The 2021 RAM 1500 starts at $32,245 MSRP. 


Drive a 2021 RAM 1500 at Whitten Brothers Today

Are you ready to see the 2021 RAM 1500 and take it for a spin? Take a look at our Whitten Brothers of Ashland inventory of new RAM 1500 trucks to explore the RAM 1500 options and visit us to test drive the new RAM 1500 for yourself today.