2021 RAM 3500 Overview

The 2021 RAM 3500 has the features you like about a RAM truck with the added power of a heavy-duty pickup truck. We’ll answer some common questions about the 2021 RAM 3500 below.

How is the performance of the RAM 3500?

The 2021 RAM 3500 is a full stacked heavy-duty pickup truck with power steering. The standard model, the RAM 3500 Tradesman® comes with a 6.4L V8 Heavy Duty HEMI Multi-Displacement System engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. This 6.4L V8 engine delivers 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque for the standard RAM 3500 Tradesman® trim. 

What is the gas mileage of the newest RAM 3500?

The 2021 RAM 3500 comes standard with a 32 gallon fuel tank and receives 11 mpg city and 19 mpg highway for a combined fuel economy of 14 mpg.

How much can a RAM 3500 tow? 

The RAM 3500 has a standard towing capacity of 14,970 lbs which can increase up to a best-in-class towing capacity of 37,100-pounds when equipped with the available 6.7L Turbo Diesel I6 engine. For towing, the RAM 3500 comes standard with a 7 pin wiring harness and a class V receiver hitch.

How much does the RAM 3500 weigh?

The RAM 3500 weighs in at 10,700 pound gross vehicle weight (GVW) for the standard 4×2 Tradesman® model.

What are the RAM 3500 trim styles?

The 2021 RAM 3500 comes in a variation of trims; including the Tradesman®, Bighorn®, Laramie®, Limited®, and the Limited Longhorn®. Each trim style can either come in a 4×2 drive or a 4×4 drive with either a 6’4” box or an 8’ box. 

What are the RAM 3500 technology features?

The 2021 RAM 3500 comes standard with a AM/FM/Satellite radio and four speakers. Many vehicles also come with Bluetooth capability. There are many features available for the RAM 3500 beyond its standard set-up. The RAM 3500 has an available 12-inch touchscreen which is the largest touchscreen in its class. RAM offers its available Uconnect® system with navigation for the RAM 3500 which allows you to split the screen and zoom in. The Uconnect® system works for both iPhone® and Android™ phone users. As an iPhone® user, you can enjoy Apple CarPlay® support which allows you to send and receive calls, listen to your music, use navigation and even certain apps. Android™ users can enjoy the Android Auto™ system to make calls, access apps, and play music too. SiriusXM® radio is also available for the RAM 3500 which uses voice control and allows you to use mobile sync to continue listening to your stations once you’ve arrived. There is also an available 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot for the 3500 so your passengers can use Wi-Fi and get things done on the road.

What are the safety features of the RAM 3500?

The RAM 3500 gets you where you need to go for whatever you want to get accomplished with safety in mind. The RAM 3500 comes with a variety of standard and available safety features. The RAM 3500 comes with a driver front-impact airbag and passenger front-impact airbag with seat-mounted side-impact airbags. All RAM 3500 models have an anti-lock braking system and brake assist. 


There are many technology features for safety that may not come standard but are available for the 2021 RAM 3500 such as push button start, a surround view camera display so you know where you’re going, especially useful for backing in a trailer or boat. RAM offers an available Adaptive Forward Lighting System® that helps with night driving. Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking® is available as well to warn the driver of a potential accident and brake if the driver does not react. With available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop® the driver can maintain a safe distance and will automatically adjust speed with traffic. Available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist® helps you stay in your lane by providing an alert if you’re drifting between lanes. The Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection® is available on all models to monitor beside and behind your truck to ensure there is nothing in the blind spot of your truck and trailer. Last but not least, there is available Parksense® Front and Rear park assist to help you maneuver your truck into difficult parking spaces such as parallel parking spaces. 

How much is the Dodge RAM 3500?

So how much does a new 2021 Dodge RAM 3500 cost? With the classic style of a RAM truck with more towing capacity in this heavy duty pickup truck, the 2021 RAM 3500 truck starts at $36,470. Keep in mind this starting price is for the base model; the 2021 RAM 3500 Tradesman® Crew Cab 4X2 with 8′ Box.  At Whitten Brothers, we offer a selection of new RAM 3500 trims and financing plans so you can enjoy your new RAM truck AND stick to your budget.

New 2021 RAM 3500 For Sale in Richmond and Ashland, Virginia

At Whitten Brothers we sell a variety of RAM trucks. Take a look at our inventory of new RAM 3500 trucks for sale in Ashland, Virginia. 

If you want to take the new Dodge RAM 3500 for a ride to experience this heavy duty spacious pick-up truck for yourself, visit us at Whitten Ashland in Central Virginia for a test drive. Contact us or come on by to the shop at 11409 Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005. See you soon!