2021 Dodge Ram 1500: Rebel TRX, Hellcat, Limited, Release Date

The current generation of the legendary Ram 1500 pickup has been around for just a little bit more than a year, so we would normally expect no changes for a couple of more years. Still, the lack of changes doesn’t mean the lack of novelties. A great one to come for the next year should be a new hi-performance version, equipped with the mightful Hellcat engine. The 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Hellcat will actually come as Ram Rebel TRX, but the more important thing is that it will feature numerous upgrades compared to standard models.

On the other side, the rest of the lineup is about to remain the same. This means you may count on a familiar design, which delivers a great ride quality and great towing performance at the same time. This truck also features the nicest cabin in the class, as well as a long list of tech and safety features. We expect to see the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 release date scheduled for the end of the year.

2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Hellcat
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2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel TRX

As we’ve just mentioned, the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Hellcat will be the biggest novelty for the next year. The new version will be actually called Rebel TRX. It is about to come with various upgrades compared to standard models. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is that mightful Hellcat engine, with 6.2 liters in displacements and a supercharger. Thas enough for an impressive output of 700+ horsepower.

Other than a new engine, we count on all kinds of mechanical upgrades, starting from a new, off-road suspension, which should be adjustable. Along with the adjustable suspension, we also count on adjustable steering. This tells us that the new Rebel TRX will be a pretty versatile truck, able to adapt to any kind of terrain and driving situation.

Of course, we also count on loads of visual upgrades, which would accentuate the model’s off-road character. Count on lots of black plastics, unique wheels and colors and all other kinds of details, as well as on some interior tweaks.

2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Design

On the other side, standard models will definitely remain the same. The recent redesign has brought a lot of changes, including a completely new styling approach. After so many years, this truck no more features the famous crosshair grille. However, we have to say that the new one looks very attractive as well.

Still, we see interior changes even more impressive. The new cabin looks astonishing and it is definitely the best-looking in the class. The dashboard looks impressive, thanks to attractive aesthetics, impressive materials and great craftsmanship. Of course, all this comes together with an impressive list of standard and available features.

2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited Interior

Features

This truck comes in all kinds of configurations. Still, even the most basic model comes with a decent list of standard equipment, including goodies like 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, three USB ports, six speakers, a Wi-Fi hot spot, push-button start, and a rearview camera. Of course, higher trims offer much more, including the excellent 8.4-inch touchscreen, while in trim levels like 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited, where you can get a new vertically positioned 12-inch unit. Other available tech goodies are 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 etc.

When it comes to safety features, base versions are equipped with a rearview camera only. Still, higher trims offer pretty much everything you can imagine. You can get things like 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, front and rear parking sensors, parallel and perpendicular park assist and many more things.

2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited

2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Engines

Other than the new Rebel TRX model, things should remain pretty much the same under the hood. Therefore, the list of 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 engines should include three familiar units. Base models are equipped with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes coupled with a mild hybrid system called eTorque, which adds 90 pound-feet of torque.

The well-known 5.7-liter V8 is also in the offer and it delivers around 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. This engine is also available with the eTorque system, which adds around 130 pound-feet of torque in this case.

Finally, there is a diesel version of the truck, equipped with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel. This unit puts around  260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.

All models come with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Release Date and Price

We expect to see 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 32.500 dollars.

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