2021 Ram 1500 Diesel: What to Expect

The next year won’t be particularly interesting in terms of updates, but we have no doubt that the 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel will remain an excellent choice, especially among those who are looking for a great balance between fuel efficiency and working capabilities. This model is amazing in both variants and offers an impressive amount of torque, which helps a lot in reach max towing capacity that is on part with much bigger and thirstier V8 counterparts.

Other than the engine, this version won’t be any different compared to the rest of the lineup. The 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel is about to carry on with the same design, which has been introduced a couple of years ago, with attractive styling and impressive interior quality. We don’t expect changes in pricing either, so this model will remain a quite serious upgrade over the standard gasoline V6 model. We expect to see it sometime late in the year.

2021 Ram 1500 Diesel

2021 Ram 1500 Diesel Engine and Performances

The 2021 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will carry on with the same specs and characteristics. Therefore, you may count on the same 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which puts out around 260 horsepower and class-leading 480 pound-feet of torque. All this power and torque are available already at 1.600 rpm, so the truck actually feels far more powerful than it is. Of course, it’s not as fast as a gasoline V8 version for example, but it isn’t slow either. You may count on a 0-60 time in about 8 seconds, which seems more than okay.

On the other side, the thing you will definitely like is 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel towing capacity. This model can tow up to 12.560 pounds, which is just a little bit lower compared to the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which puts out 395 horsepower and gets help from the eTorque system.

Fuel economy

This is where diesel option really shines and 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel mpg ratings will remain the same as for the current model. This means you may count on about 26 mpg combines. In the city, this truck returns around 22 mpg, while the highway economy goes all-away up to 32 miles per gallon. These are pretty impressive numbers for a full-size pickup truck.

2021 Ram 1500 Diesel Design

In terms of design characteristics, this model doesn’t feature any particular difference compared to the rest of the lineup. No matter which 2021 Ram 1500 engine you pick, the styling is pretty much the same, as well as the offer of cab layouts, bed sizes etc.

2021 Ram 1500 Diesel mpg

The same thing goes for interior design. This model features arguably the best cabin in the class. The overall quality is amazing, while materials are at an impressive level as well, especially if you look at higher trim levels, which are pretty much on par with luxury SUVs in this aspect. Finally, there is an impressive list of tech features, which makes everything look even more opulent. Another great thing to know is that this engine is available across the whole range, so you can pick any trim level you want.

Trim Levels

The 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel will be available in the following trim levels: Tradesman, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, Long Horn and Limited.

The base Tradesman is a pretty basic trim with steel wheels and similar things. However, it comes with a decent list of tech goodies, which includes a 5-inch touchscreen, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and a push-button start. The Big Horn is a bit of an upgrade. You may count on things like aluminum wheels, foglights and a 60/40-split rear seat. Also, you get tech goodies like a bigger 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto etc. Also, this is the lowest trim level that offers a huge 12-inch touchscreen as an option.

Laramie is a mid-range option, comes with leather upholstery, heated, ventilated and power-adjustable seats etc. The Longhorn is step up to luxury, which adds goodies like premium-leather bucket seats, a leather-wrapped wood steering wheel, and a spray-in bedliner. Finally, there is the range-topping Limited trim, with four-corner air suspension, lots of chrome details and many other things.

Those who are looking for a truck with off-road upgrades can pick the Rebel trim. This version is also available with a diesel engine. When it comes to mechanical upgrades, you may count on things like an electronic locking rear axle and four skid plates. Also, you may count on a lot of exclusive styling details that accentuate its off-road character.

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2021 Ram 1500 Diesel Release Date and Price

We expect to see 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel sometime late in the year. The price should also remain the same, which means around 37.000 dollars for the base model. The competition will remain the same, which means diesel versions of Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.



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