What’s New for the 2021 Ram 1500
Now that the 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX sold out in a day after finally making its debut, it’s time for Ram Trucks to remind us all that there is still a whole other lineup of trucks to ponder over in 2021. Although the Ram Truck lineup is starting to feel a little tired out, the Ram 1500 is clearly not stopping – not since the new generation came out in 2018. For 2021, the Rebel TRX isn’t the only thing new, either. Check out some of the highlights and what’s new for the 2021 Ram 1500.
What’s New for 2021
Every year, automakers have to upgrade or freshen up their super models, and we mean the car models that sell the most. Consumers get bored easily these days, and who wants to buy a new vehicle when they have the same thing in the garage? No, we need some shiny things to get our attention, like the all-new Head-up Display (HUD) unit, seen for the first time in an FCA vehicle, and able to display up to five different content areas at once. It’s a great option to upgrade to and goes nicely with the new digital rearview mirror, another available option with a 9.2-inch wide LCD monitor that can change between a standard rearview mirror and a rear-facing camera. Power-folding trailer mirrors are nothing new, but now come with the option of a 360-degree Surround View camera.
Packages and add-ons are always a surefire quick way to spice up an old model, the 2021 Ram 1500 comes with plenty of it. The new available Trailer Package gives the driver the option to enter some measurements for tracking the trailer position when backing up and guiding the trailer, joined by the Trailer Reverse Steering Control function, Trailer Light Check, and Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring. A Wired Trailer Camera Prep Kit is also available for those lugging around their job on wheels. Along with packages are group options that add on certain features for certain driving expeditions.
For those in the north, the new Ram 1500 Snow Plow Prep option is still available, but who cares about that in South Florida? We’re more interested in the available 4×4 Off-Road Group, including the Off-Road pages that show the driver the ride height, transfer case position, pitch and roll and accessory gauges. In addition, there is an Advanced Safety Group that adds on Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Lane Keep Assist, automatic high beams, 360-degree Surround View camera, Parallel/ Perpendicular Park Assist, and Pedestrian Detection. Full-speed Collision Warning Plus has now been added as a standard on the Laramie, Rebel, Longhorn, Limited Longhorn, and Limited trims – available on Tradesman and Bighorn trims when opting in for the Level 1 Equipment Groups.
Celebrating ten years, the new Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition joins the lineup for 2021, sporting new badging on the doors, tailgate, cluster, seats, floor mats, instrument panel, and console with a new graphic displayed on start-up (we assume on the touchscreen). A little interior pizazz is added with Mountain Brown dipped interior color with unique door bolsters, seat insert, trim bezels, center stack surround, speaker grilles, berber carpet, and a metal pedal kit. All of these great features join fan favorites, like the class-exclusive air suspension system, Class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system, and Uconnect 4C 12-inch touchscreen.
Able to come with one of four engine options, three cab and bed configurations, and two different drivetrains, consumers can get just about any combination they’re looking for. For 2021, the Ram 1500 is offered in nine trims, from low-tier to high-tier: Tradesman, HFE, Big Horn, Lone Star, Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn, Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition, Limited. Looking for your new 2021 Ram 1500? Look for it in our inventory at Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.