Times when HD pickups were only about capabilities are passed. These days, even these huge machines offer an impressive level of luxury and refinement. That’s why most experts consider Ram 2500 the best choice among 3/4-ton pickups, even though it isn’t a class leader in any aspect of performance and capability. Simply, it goes way beyond typical HD design and offers the ride quality you would expect from an SUV. Furthermore, it features by far the nicest cabin in the class, as well as a pretty impressive list of standard and available equipment.
For the 2021 Ram 2500 model year, the company hasn’t prepared any particular change. You may count on familiar design characteristics, along with the same trim level organization and almost identical list of standard equipment for each trim level. Of course, the engine lineup also remains the same.
2021 Ram 2500 Engines and Performances
When it comes to the powertrain, things remain pretty much the same. You may count on two familiar options, both with their own pros and cons. Standard models are equipped with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 gasoline engine, which puts out around 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
While the gasoline version is lighter and faster, the model with a well-known 6.7-liter inline-six turbodiesel from Cummins has an obvious advantage in terms of working capabilities and economy. It isn’t the most refined nor the most powerful engine in the class but it ensures some pretty respectable numbers in terms of towing and hauling. For example, Crew Cab models with a 4×4 layout can tow more than 19.000 pounds, which is a pretty respectable number for the class. On the other side, the gasoline version features a max towing capacity of around 14.300 pounds, which is also a quite decent number for the class.
2021 Ram 2500 Models
As we’ve already mentioned, there are no 2021 Ram 2500 updates and the trim level organization also remains the same. So, you may count on familiar variants, such as Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Longhorn and Limited.
The base Tradesman model is a typical workhorse. It is affordable and doesn’t come with too many fancy features. Things like 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a front bench with vinyl upholstery, a tilt-only steering wheel, Bluetooth, a USB port and a 5-inch touchscreen interface are on the list of standard equipment, as well as power windows and locks in the crew cab models.
The Big Horn adds things like chrome exterior trim, 18-inch steel wheels, an integrated trailer brake controller, remote locking and unlocking, a power-sliding rear window, remote ignition, cloth upholstery, carpeted floors etc.
Laramie is one of the most popular versions of this pickup truck and the key reason is a good balance between the price and the number of standard features. Models like Longhorn and Limited gradually add more and more exclusive features. Some of the things you can get in these higher trim levels are features like LED lighting, a 115-volt power outlet, power-folding auto-dimming mirrors, parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a larger infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and more.
Besides standard trim levels, this pickup truck also comes in a Power Wagon version. This is one of the rare HD pickups that come with off-road upgrades. Some of the key 2021 Ram 2500 specs we should mention are things like all-terrain tires, off-road shock absorbers, tow hooks, skid plates, a manual transfer case, electronically locking differentials with a 4.10 axle ratio, hill descent control, an integrated front winch, and an electronic disconnect for the front stabilizer bar. It also comes with lots of exclusive styling details, which accentuate its off-road character.
2021 Ram 2500 Release Date and Price
The 2021 Ram 2500 release date has been scheduled for the last quarter of the year and we expect to see it in showrooms in the following weeks. When it comes to the price, base versions will go around 36.000 dollars. The Power Wagon’s starting price goes around 55.000 dollars. Of course, key competitors are models like Ford F-250, Chevy Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD.