This brand is all about pickup trucks, so it’s no wonder it is a class leader in many segments. Still, that doesn’t give peace to the company’s management and engineers, so novelties are coming every year. When it comes to updates for the next year, most of the things are already known, but there are some rumors and speculations as well. A model that draws the most attention is the 2021 Dodge Ram Rebel TRX, which will besides massive chassis upgrades also come with a monstrous Hellcat engine.
The comeback of Dakota is also a big novelty for the next year. While this model has been confirmed, a comeback of Rampage is still just a rumor. The rest of the lineup will come with yearly updates only. So, the most popular and most important model, Ram 1500, will come with new optional packages and standalone features. The same thing goes for heavy-duty models, though they should come with even more subtle changes.
2021 Dodge Ram 1500
Of course, we should start with the company’s most famous and most popular pickup truck, the full-size 2021 Dodge Ram 1500. The current generation of this legendary pickup truck is still very fresh, so it would be hard to expect some more significant changes. Still, that doesn’t mean we won’t see big novelties for the next year.
Without any doubt, the biggest novelty for the next year will be the 2021 Dodge Ram Rebel TRX. The off-road version of the truck will get a significant upgrade, as well are about to see the monstrous 6.2-liter Hellcat engine under the hood. With more than 700 horsepower, this will be the fastest truck around, but you may count on several other upgrades, both in terms of chassis and aesthetics.
The rest of the lineup won’t come with such big novelties but a couple of interesting things are definitely coming. First of all, we are about to see an updated, Uconnect 5 infotainment system, which will bring faster operation, better graphics and overall user experience.
Another big novelty for the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 will be Snow Prep package, which will include lots of interesting goodies, starting from Wiring for snowplow power, rear power-sliding window with a defrosting function for increased visibility in inclement weather and a 220-amp alternator.
The rest of the truck will remain pretty much the same. So, you may count on familiar design, engine options and same trim level organization.
2021 Dodge Ram 2500
The current model is still pretty fresh for the segment standards. Therefore, we don’t expect bigger changes in the heavy-duty lineup. Still, there are some novelties to come for the next year, mainly in terms of additions to the list of standard equipment. Still, the base trim level organization will remain the same. The offer will start with the Tradesman, while the Big Horn will be a reasonable choice for most drivers. Furthermore, trim levels like Laramie, Longhorn and Limited will gradually add more and more features, making this truck pretty luxurious.
Finally, there is the Power Wagon version, which brings a couple of quite interesting off-road upgrades.
Under the hood, this model will carry on with two familiar engine options. Base models will be equipped with a 6.4-liter V8, which puts out around 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. Drivers who are more about towing and utility, in general, may count on a well-known 6.7-liter turbodiesel as well. The max towing capacity goes up to nearly 20.000 pounds, while the payload capacity goes up to 4.000 pounds.
The 2021 Dodge Ram 2500 should hit the market sometime late in the year.
2021 Dodge Ram 3500
Just like the 2500 model, the 2021 Dodge Ram 3500 won’t bring too many novelties either. Still, that isn’t a bad thing at all, as we are talking about one of the most capable pickup trucks in the class. At the same time, it offers premium interior design and a pretty high level of overall refinement.
Once again, the 2021 Dodge Ram will be available in three powertrain variants. Base models will carry on with a 6.4-liter V8 gasoline engine, which puts out around 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. Also, it comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which does the job pretty well. There is also a well-known 6.7-liter Cummins engine, which puts our around 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque and comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The same engine is available in a high-output version with 400 horses and 1000 lb-ft of torque, which makes it one of the most capable pickup trucks around.
When it comes to changes, we could see a couple of additions to the list of standard and available equipment. Still, the trim level organization will remain the same. There is also room for new optional packages, though we are still waiting to hear details from the officials.
2021 Dodge Ram Dakota
Without any doubt, one of the biggest novelties in the 2021 Dodge Ram lineup will be the comeback of the well-known nameplate, Dakota. This revival will bring to us a pretty capable and good-looking pickup truck if we can trust the latest reports. The new Dakota is coming back after years of hiatus and the new model will once again compete in the mid-size truck segment. Rivals are pretty much familiar and those would be models like Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma etc.
A great thing to know is that the new Dakota will be a genuine pickup truck, which rides on a body-on-frame platform. It will share most of the mechanics with Jeep Gladiator, though we are about to see a completely different styling approach. We expect to see Ram 1500 in a smaller package, while both single and double cab models should be in the offer. The interior design should be pretty upscale as well.
When it comes to engines, a well-known 3.6-liter V6 seems like a certain thing. However, we presume that the company will try to make this model more affordable that Gladiator, so a smaller four-cylinder engine also seems likely. We presume that base models will go somewhere around 25.000 dollars.
2021 Dodge Ram Rampage
While Dakota comeback is a certain thing, the revived Rampage is just a rumor. In its original form, the Rampage was a typical coupe ute but keep in mind that the 2006 concept came with a completely different approach. Therefore, there are two possibilities for this model. One would be a coupe ute, while the other would be a unibody pickup truck, designed to compete with models like Honda Ridgeline.
In the first case, we would see a typical coupe ute layout and it’s not hard to presume that the new 2021 Dodge Ram Rampage would be a genuine muscle car. Some rendering photos already appeared on the network and pretty much all of the include Challenger’s front end. With such an attractive styling and RWD layout, we have no doubt that this would a pretty attractive car.
There is also a chance to see 2021 Dodge Ram Rampage as a unibody truck. That would mean a design similar to the Honda Ridgeline. This means it would look like a real pickup truck, but with crossover architecture and mechanics. Such an approach brings various benefits, starting from the superior comfort and ride quality.
The 2021 Dodge Ram Rampage is still just a rumor, so make sure to be very reserved about it.
2021 Dodge Ram Rebel TRX
We already mentioned this model in the Ram 1500 section. Still, this will be pretty much a truck for itself. Truck enthusiasts have been waiting for this version pretty much since the launch of this engine in Challenger Hellcat. Now we are waiting to see how it works in a pickup truck.
Of course, the heart of this pickup truck will be a well-known 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 Hellcat engine, which features an impressive amount of power that counts all-away up to 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. With such an output, you may count on impressive acceleration and overall performances, but the 2021 Dodge Ram Rebel TRX will be much more than that.
This will be a fantastic desert runner, designed to beat Ford F-150 Raptor. Therefore, you may count on loads of mechanical upgrades, particularly in terms of suspension and chassis setup. Of course, you may also count on loads of exclusive details that will emphasize its off-road character. Although based on the previous generation, the concept version of this truck will definitely serve as inspiration when it comes to exclusive styling details.