One of the most reliable trucks in the heavy-duty segment is the new 2021 Ram 2500. The upcoming model will be refreshed and we can expect a noticeable changes. If you didn’t know, the Ram 2500 is classified as a three-quarter-ton truck and its placed in the same category as the Chevy Silverado 3500 HD and Ford F-350.
Basically, this pickup is a hard worker. Thanks primarily to its reliable platform and powerful engine, 2021 Ram 2500 provides the highest towing capacity of a rating of 19,370 pounds and a maximum payload of 4,520 pounds. Besides, it also offers excellent design and an even better interior.
2021 Ram 2500 Design Overhaul
The outlook design of 2021 Ram 2500 will be rugged. This pickup offers modern lines that define it as a strong competitor. Basically, the front end will be somehow refreshed with the new narrow directional LED headlights that flank a split grille with more chrome. However, like before, depending on trim levels, this model will change its styling cues. Each model still looks unmistakably and we like this muscular American language design.
The Ram 2500 comes with a few truck bed innovations. It comes with a RamBox system, with integrated bedside storage bins and is lockable, drainable, illuminated, and comes with a 115-volt power outlet. The power tailgate is there and retractable bed step makes it easier to load/unload cargo.
The latest 2021 Ram 2500 will keep the same modern cabin. Inevitably, some of the refreshments will happen and we assuming more upscale materials. We hard that the manufacturer will make a cabin of the next model more comfortable. Unfortunately, many of standard features will remain and we can expect the same Uconnect infotainment system of an 8.4-inch touch screen optionally. Besides, a package of standard equipment will also include AM/FM radio and four speakers, black vinyl flooring, Bluetooth and so on.
Moreover, things become much more lavish on the higher trims. Luxury levels will include leather interiors, 17-speaker/750-watt Harman Kardon audio system, and a bigger 12-inch touch screen high-resolution Uconnect infotainment.
2021 Ram 2500 Under the Hood
Like before, the upcoming 2021 Ram 2500 will be powered by two engine variants. The base model will use a gasoline-powered 6.4-liter V8 generating 410 horsepower. This unit has a cylinder deactivation feature to help save fuel consumption. Also, the model with this engine will be available by the same 8-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive as the default arrangement. All-wheel drive can choose optionally or standard in the Power Wagon version.
The optional engine is still a 6.7-liter inline-6 turbodiesel that produces 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque. If you remember, this same engine also powers the Ram 3500 model. However, under the Ram 3500, it delivers 400 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. A specially 6-speed automatic transmission will be the only option. Thanks to this engine and primarily to a stable platform, this model provides the highest towing capacity of the 19,370 pounds. We must mention, that Ram 3500 is still a king with 35,500 pounds of tow.
Cost and Arrival Date
The 2021 Ram 2500 price begins with the Tradesman (Regular Cab), which has an MSRP of $33,645. Moreover, choosing the 2500 Crew Cab starts price will jump to $38,895, while 2500 Mega Cab starts at $48,445. We compared the base price with the rest of pickups and Ram 2500 is in-line with Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and Ford F-250.