Dodge and Ram in particular have always been a synonym for pickup trucks. This department of FCA specialized in making excellent pickups, no matter the segment. So, every year brings some interesting novelties. The next one won’t be an exception, so we are about to see some pretty big novelties in the 2021 Dodge Ram Trucks lineup. Still, the most important models won’t get significant changes. We are talking about the full-size segment, about models like Dodge Ram 1500 and HD models that are known as 2500HD and 3500HD. Still, one very important novelty, in terms of a new hi-performance version, is called the Rebel TRX. This model will be based on the standard Rebel, but it will also come with significant upgrades, particularly in terms of the powertrain.
On the other side, the segments of compact and mid-size pickup trucks will bring much-awaited novelties. These pickups are becoming popular once again, so it’s natural that FCA wants its piece of cake. We are talking primarily about the new 2021 Dodge Ram Dakota, but also about the possible arrival of the Rampage.
2021 Dodge Ram Trucks – 1500
Of course, the company’s most important model is the light-duty Ram 1500. This model came completely redesigned a couple of years ago, so we won’t see changes in terms of base design characteristics. The 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 is about to carry on with familiar characteristics, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see novelties. When it comes to standard models, the most important are those in terms of more features in lower-grade trim levels. Some of the newly available features are things like a head-up display, a fully digital rearview mirror, new interior color schemes, new special editions etc.
Probably the most significant novelty for the entire 2021 Dodge Ram Trucks lineup is the new Ram Rebel TRX model. This is a new hi-end off-roader, which is designed to compete with Ford F-150 Raptor. Therefore, it comes with significant chassis and suspension upgrades. Some of the highlights are things like a new suspension, reinforced chassis, all-terrain tires and various visual upgrades. Still, the most interesting feature of this model is a well-known 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine, which delivers an impressive 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. That’s way more power compared to the Raptor, so it’s no wonder that some reports suggest 0-60 time in about 4.5 seconds.
Base models should go around 34.000 dollars.
2021 Dodge Ram Trucks – 2500HD
When it comes to the heavy-duty lineup of 2021 Dodge Ram Trucks, it will start with the 2500 model, as you may presume. The 3/4-ton pickup will come without more important changes for the next year. Therefore, you may count on a familiar design, which ensures some of the class-leading performances, especially when it comes to towing and hauling. When it comes to the engine lineup, you may count on two familiar options. The first one is a well-known 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, which puts out around 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. Of course, there is also a well-known 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel in the offer, which puts out around 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the latter is a better option in terms of utility, as it provides max towing capacity of up to 20.000 pounds and max payload capacity of up to 4.000 pounds. On the other side, the gasoline model is faster and more refined.
The trim level organization will definitely remain the same, so you may count on a wide range of models in the offer, which goes from typical workhorses to some pretty luxurious variants. Furthermore, you may also count on the 2021 Dodge Ram Power Wagon, which offers loads of significant chassis and suspension upgrades, which is quite hard to find in the segment of heavy-duty pickup trucks.
Base models will go around 36.000 dollars.
2021 Dodge Ram Trucks – 3500HD
The more capable HD model in the company’s lineup will also come without more important changes. We are about to see a familiar layout, which brings a couple of upgrades compared to the 3/4-ton sibling. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind in the upgraded rear axle, which is the thing that puts this model in the segment of full 1-ton pickup trucks. However, that’s not the only benefit you get from this model. Unlike the 2500HD model, this one is also available in a more powerful variant of a 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine. We are talking about the max output of 400 horsepower and an impressive 1.000 pound-feet of torque. That power and torque increase is the reason why this is one of the most capable models in the class.
The rest of the powertrain lineup will remain the same. You may count on the same gasoline and turbodiesel version, as well as on the same numbers in terms of power and torque. Furthermore, the trim level organization is also about to remain the same, though there is always a chance to see a couple of novelties on the list of standard and available equipment.
We expect to see the 2021 Dodge Ram 3500HD sometime late in the year, with the starting price of around 37.000 dollars.
2021 Dodge Ram Trucks – Dakota
In the 2021 Dodge Ram Trucks lineup, this is definitely one of the most anticipated models. The mid-size pickup truck is about to come after years of hiatus. Simply, this segment is once again popular. The Ranger came back, while there is also a brand-new Jeep Gladiator. So, Ram wants to get back in the game as well.
At this point, the company still keeps most details as secret. However, we know for sure that the new model will share a lot of things with the new Gladiator. This primarily refers to mechanics. On the other side, the look will certainly take a lot of inspiration from the full-size 1500 model. We count on a similar shape and front face, just in a smaller package. Also, we count on various configurations in terms of cab design and bed length, including a single cab variant.
When it comes to the powertrain, we have no doubt that a well-known 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 will be the most popular choice. It should come in a variant with a mild-hybrid system as well. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel should be in the offer as well. Finally, we could easily see something smaller and less powerful in the offer, reserved for entry-level models.
The starting price will probably go around 25.000 dollars.
2021 Dodge Ram Trucks – Rampage
While the new Dakota is a certain thing, the comeback of Rampage is nothing but a rumor. Still, there are many sources that suggest FCA could activate this model once again. The familiar nameplate was in use during the 80s, but we also saw a concept version 14 years ago.
Of course, this would be a unibody pickup truck, based on a passenger car platform. If you look at the rendering photos, the new model practically borrows the front end from Challenger and packs it with a coupe/ute layout. Such a layout hasn’t been popular for decades, but things are going in pretty strange directions in today’s market. Therefore, everything is possible.
If it comes, the 2021 Dodge Ram Rampage would probably share most of the parts with Challenger. This includes engines as well. Base models would probably come with a familiar Pentastar V6, but we do not doubt that some of the large and potent HEMI units would be in the offer as well.
2021 Dodge Ram Trucks – Ramcharger
Although not exactly a pickup truck, the potential comeback of the Ramcharger definitely deserves to be on this 2021 Dodge Ram Trucks lineup article. Simply, the famous SUV would come based on Ram 1500 and it would be a reincarnation of the legendary nameplate.
Although the details are still unavailable, we may presume that the new model would represent the brand in the segment of the full-size SUV. It would compete with models like the Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe. We do expect to see three rows of seats, though it would probably be a little bit smaller but probably more off-road capable. We
Of course, the styling would be inspired by the full-size truck, while the engine lineup should be the same, including a diesel version. Still, the focus would be on HEMI engines, as well as on a potential hybrid variant. A hi-performance version is also possible. We expect to hear something from the officials in the near future. Meanwhile, you can read more about it here.