In the world of HD pickup trucks, it’s mostly about towing, hauling and other work tasks. Still, RAM pickup trucks are another dimension, as they aren’t just capable, but also offer an impressive level of comfort and fantastic driving experience. The 2021 RAM 3500 is a perfect example and it offers the level of smoothness you won’t get in rival models like F-350, Silverado 3500 and Sierra 3500. Add to this the nicest cabin in the class and it becomes obvious why this model is so popular.
Considering that the current generation has been around for just a couple years, so it’s no wonder that the 2021 RAM 3500 is coming without more important changes. We are about to see a familiar layout, which offers an impressive combination of capabilities and ride quality, along with a full load of tech goodies and two capable engines. Since there are no bigger changes, it arrives at a typical time of year, without more important price changes.
2021 RAM 3500 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 RAM 3500 continues in a familiar way. The capable HD pickup truck has been around for just a couple of years, so the next year brings the same overall layout, which is heavily based on the base 1500 model. Of course, it comes with loads of typical HD upgrades, particularly in terms of the suspension setup. Furthermore, the styling has been upgraded as well and brings a more rugged appearance.
We’ve just mentioned the suspension setup and that’s one of the reasons why this pickup truck stands out. This model comes standard with coil spring rear suspension, as well as with optional air suspension, which is the main reason why RAM 3500 offers much smoother ride quality compared to rivals. At the same time, it doesn’t lose any of its impressive working capabilities, so both towing and payload capacities are among the highest in the class.
Here is another aspect where 2021 RAM 3500 stands out. Simply, no other model in the class can match its interior quality, which features practically the same layout as the light-duty 1500 models. This means a great-looking dashboard, which comes with attractive aesthetics and even more impressive quality of materials. Soft-touch surfaces are all around the cabin, while the long list of standard and available tech goodies makes everything look even more opulent.
When it comes to interior space, it’s pretty generous, no matter the version you pick. Speaking of versions, you may choose between three typical cab design, while there are also different bed sizes in the offer.
When it comes to standard and available equipment, we won’t see too many big changes for the next year. The 2021 RAM 3500 will carry on with a familiar trim level organization. This means that the base Tradesman will continue as a typical workhorse, which doesn’t come with too much opulence. IT comes with steel wheels, air conditioning, a small 5-inch touchscreen, vinyl upholstery etc. The Big Horn is a bit of an upgrade, which comes with goodies like chrome wheels, chrome bumpers, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, trailer brake controller etc.
Laramie is a great option for those who are looking for lots of features at a reasonable price. This trim level comes with a unique grille design, leather upholstery, 8-inch touchscreen and several more upgrades. The Longhorn is next in the line. This one brings upgrades in terms of two-tone paint, unique wheels, wood trim etc. Also, in this trim level, you can opt for air rear suspension.
Finally, there is the flagship Limited trim, which includes goodies like 20-inch wheels, a unique grille, 12-inch touchscreen and many more.
2021 RAM 3500 Engines
Things under the hood definitely won’t change for the next year. Therefore, you may count on two familiar engine options. The standard model comes with a 6.4-liter V8 gasoline engine, which puts out around 410 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. You can also get a capable 6.7-liter turbodiesel, which comes in two variants. Lower-grade models come with a version that puts out around 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, there is also a version with 400 horses and 1.000 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to max towing capacity, the diesel is definitely the one to choose. With this engine, you may count on more than 35.000 pounds of max towing capacity. On the other side, the gasoline engine is a far better choice in terms of performances and ride quality. It is also for about 500-pounds lighter, so handling is notably better with this one.
2021 RAM 3500 Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, the 2021 RAM 3500 should hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, base models will go around 36.000 dollars.