All About the New 2021 Ram 3500
The 2021 RAM 3500 is a heavy-duty
pickup truck designed with hard work in mind, but with the creature comforts and tech features expected of any modern pickup. With its brash, bold styling, this heavy-duty machine certainly looks the part of a vehicle with serious payload and towing capabilities. Fortunately, the RAM 3500 backs it up with a solid high-strength steel chassis and a plethora of trailering-friendly features, including integrated hardware for towing fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers and anavailable rear air suspension system with auto leveling and a lowering mode for easier trailer hookups. The 2021 RAM 3500 comes in five trim levels: Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Limited Longhorn and Limited. Among these, buyers can choose the reliable 6.4-liter HEMI V8 gasoline engine and enjoy 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, this engine gives you up to 18,210 pounds of towing capacity and up to 7,680 pounds of payload capacity.Buyers can also choose between two dieselengine options, starting with the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine rated at 850 pound-feet of torque and paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission for a towing capacity of up to 22,670 pounds. There’s also a high-output version of the 6.7-liter Cummins that delivers a best-in-class 1,075 pound-feet of torque, resulting in a 37,100-pound max towing capacity.
One of the many new features you’ll discover in the 2021 RAM 3500 is the available Digital Rearview Mirror. This feature sends real-time footage from a rear-facing camera to an LCD monitor embedded within the rearview mirror for an expanded view of what’s behind the vehicle. Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection is also available on all models. This safety-minded feature is designed to keep tabs on vehicles and other potential hazards that may be in blind spots beside and behind the vehicle during drives. Even when towing a trailer, you can rely on this feature to keep you and your passengers out of harm’s way. The available 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display also gives you access to several new features, including Off-Road Pages and a handy Trailer Light Check feature that helps keep every trailer light in working order. The Uconnect infotainment system also includes support for Apple CarPlay, which gives you access to select iPhone apps plus the ability to receive and make calls and listen to music. The 2021 RAM 3500 also offers support for Android Auto with compatible devices. An available 12-inch touch screen display puts all of these features within reach while offering ample screen space for navigation, audio and climate control functions. There’s even an available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot that lets passengers stay connected using their own personal devices throughout any journey.
The 2021 RAM 3500 offers plenty of impressive safety and driver assistive features to make you feel safe behind the wheel or in the passenger’s seat. Lane Keep Assist, included with the available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning feature, provides visual alerts to prevent lane drift and even guides the vehicle gently back into position when needed. The heavy-duty pickup truck also comes with available ParkSense Front and Rear Parking Sensors that detect the truck’s distance from other vehicles and deliver audible and visual warnings when maneuvering into tight spaces. Combined with the ParkView Back-Up Camera that displays a view of what’s behind you while reversing, you won’t have any trouble fitting this pickup truck into any parking space. ABS and driveline traction control ensure that this pickup truck remains stable and surefooted under wet and icy road conditions. Other available safety features you’ll find in the 2021 RAM 3500 include:
- A class-exclusive Adaptive Forward Lighting System that turns the LED lighting by up to 15 degrees to enhance nighttime visibility
- Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking that not only warns drivers of impending frontal collisions, but also automatically applies the brakes to bring the vehicle to a complete stop
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, which maintains driver-selected distances from vehicles in front, even when traffic slows to a complete stop