The current generation of Ram’s full-size pickup truck has been around for a while and we can now say it really outshines its rivals in many ways. Among them, the diesel version particularly stands out, as it offers a superior balance between performances and efficiency. Therefore, we don’t expect any particular change for the next year. The 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel is about to carry on with familiar design characteristics. The biggest updates we could see are things like new color options, a couple of novelties in terms of standard features etc. On the other side, the next year will bring one huge novelty, a model called Rebel TRX. This will be a highly capable off-roader, equipped with a monstrous Hellcat engine.
All in all, you may count on a highly capable version of the truck, which offers an impressive fuel economy at the same time. Moreover, you may count on all those great things that the current generation has brought, including an impressive interior quality. We expect it will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel Engine and Performances
Diesel engines have become an integral part of offers of light-duty pickup trucks. Both Chevy and Ford offer similar engines of the same size, but the EcoDiesel outshines them all. Of course, we are talking about a well-known 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel. It puts out around 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. It’s not the most powerful engine among the Big Three, but it offers class-leading torque, and that is one of the reasons why this truck can tow more than its rivals. You may count on up to 12.560 pounds of max towing capacity. That is pretty much on par with the version that is powered by 5.7-liter HEMI V8. At the same time, you may count on an impressive fuel economy. It goes around 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
Of course, models with 4×4 drive are slightly thirstier, and also features slightly lower towing ratings. The 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel will be also great in terms of payload capacity. You may count on up to quite respectable 2.040 pounds.
2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2021 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel won’t feature any particular change. We are about to see the same design, which arrived a couple of years ago. The new styling includes a new grille design, which differs depending on the trim level. Still, a common thing for all of them is that the good-old crosshair design has been abandoned after so many years. As we’ve just mentioned, the next year will bring a new hi-performance version called Rebel TRX. That model will come with various design upgrades, but that version won’t be available with a diesel engine but rather with a monstrous 6.2-liter Hellcat unit.
On the inside, bigger changes shouldn’t come either. The 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel will carry on with the same cabin layout, which is arguably the finest in the class. You may count on a great combination of great aesthetics and super-fine materials, while the overall comfort is at an impressive level. Even the lowest trim levels look attractive. On the other side hi-end versions, such as 2021 Dodge Ram EcoDiesel Limited will be pretty much on par with luxury SUVs, finer materials and loads of tech goodies makes everything even more opulent.
As you may presume, the next-year model will continue with a variety of versions in the offer, so you may count on different cab styles, bed lengths and more.
Novelties in this aspect are always possible, so we may see some of them in the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel as well. However, we don’t expect significant changes, so most of the things should remain the same. This means that base models will carry on with goodies like a 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, three USB ports, six speakers, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a push-button start, and a rearview camera. As you go with higher trim levels, you get more and more standard equipment. So, you may get goodies like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, additional USB ports, wireless device charging, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, two 115-volt household-style power outlets, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start.
When it comes to safety features, base models come with a rearview camera only. However, there are numerous optional features, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high-beam headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a surround-view parking camera system etc.
2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel Release Date and Price
We expect to see the next-year model sometime in the last quarter of 2020. When it comes to the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel price, base versions should go around 37.000 dollars.