2021 Dodge Ram 2500 Features and Specs

The segment of heavy-duty pickup trucks is mostly about the Big Three and among them, Ram 2500 stands out for a couple of reasons. This pickup has traditionally been known for its excellent performances. Still, the new generation has brought significant improvements in other aspects as well, particularly in terms of comfort and ride quality. The current generation has been introduced last year. So, we are talking about a pretty fresh model, which should feature any bigger change for the next year. Therefore, the 2021 Dodge Ram 2500 should carry on with familiar design characteristics and features.

This means you may count on the same design, which has brought a stiffer chassis, and which also provides a high level of comfort and convenience. This truck is capable, comfortable and comes in several variants in the offer. We expect that the next-year model will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2020.

2021 Dodge Ram 2500

2021 Dodge Ram 2500 Design

As we’ve just mentioned, the current generation is still pretty fresh. So, there is no need for bigger changes at the moment. Therefore, you may count on the same 2021 Dodge Ram 2500 models and versions in the offer, which are all capable and comfortable. One of the biggest improvements the recent redesign has brought is the use of new materials, which makes the new chassis much stiffer. Also, the ride quality has been significantly improved, while one of the most notable things about the new generation is the styling. There is no more recognizable crosshair grille, while the overall appearance looks very bold and massive.

On the inside, this is arguably the most refined truck in the class. Things are pretty much the same as in the light-duty 1500 model, which means you may count on impressive overall quality. The cabin is full of soft-touch materials and looks very luxurious, especially in higher trim levels. Add to this a very long list of tech features in the offer and it’s hard not the get an impression that this truck is on par with many luxury SUVs when it comes to interior quality.

2021 Dodge Ram 2500 Interior

Trim Levels

The next year will probably bring a couple of novelties in terms of standard features, but we have no doubt that the 2021 Dodge Ram 2500 trim levels will remain the same. You may count on the same organization, which includes familiar names of models.

Of course, the base version will come as the Tradesman. As we are talking about an entry-level trim, things are pretty basic here. The list of standard equipment includes things like steel wheels, tilt-only steering wheel, front bench and similar things. Still, you can also count on a couple of convenience features. Think of power door locks, power side mirrors, a 5-inch touchscreen etc.

The Big Horn adds several useful features, such as integrated trailer brake controller, remote locking and unlocking, a power-sliding rear window, remote ignition, additional USB ports etc. Also, it comes with bigger alloy wheels and a lot of chrome details. On the inside, it brings carpeted floors, cloth upholstery etc.

The rest of the lineup will go in a familiar way as well. Therefore, you may count on Laramie, Longhorn and Limited models, which gradually add more and more standard equipment. So, this truck could be equipped with all kinds of goodies, including things 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 smartphone integration and many more.

Power Wagon

The 2021 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon will continue as a pretty exclusive version of the truck. It comes with various off-road upgrades. Of course, there are some visual details, but this trim level is mostly about upgrades 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.

2021 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon

2021 Dodge Ram 2500 Engines

Of course, the engine lineup will also remain the same. So, you may count on the capable 2021 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel with around 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be offered as optional, while standard models will carry on with a familiar 6.4-liter V8 gasoline. This one puts out around 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.

When it comes to 2021 Dodge Ram 2500 towing capacity, you may count on the same numbers. This means that the gasoline version can tow up to 17.500 pounds, while the inline-six diesel is good for pretty impressive 19.680 pounds. When it comes to payload capacity, the gasoline version is better and can haul more than 4.000 pounds. On the other side, the diesel is good for 3.160 pounds.

2021 Dodge Ram 2500 Release Date and Price

We expect to see 2021 Dodge Ram 2500 in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2020. The price should also remain pretty much the same, so base versions should go around 33.000 dollars. Of course, key rivals will be models like Ford F-250 and Chevy Silverado 2500.



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