2021 Ram 2500- Our Ultimate Guide
Posted on March 8, 2021
For those in the skilled trades who are searching for a pickup truck that is efficient and effective enough to tackle everyday business needs, you may want to consider the new 2021 Ram 2500. Offered exclusively at Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Fiat dealers, including CarHub, the latest Ram is a powerful and beautiful beast. Whether you work in construction, own a renovation business or are a contractor, this truck is especially designed for the trades. We have curated a list of everything you should know about the 2021 Ram 2500.
This pickup truck can be equipped with one of two engine options. The 2021 Ram 2500 can be purchased with a 6.4L HEMI® VVT V8 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission, or with a 6.7L Cummins® I-6 Turbo Diesel with 6-speed automatic. The diesel engine option boasts a more efficient fuel economy in comparison to the traditional gas engine, as diesel fuel contains approximately 10 to 15 percent more energy.
Thanks to the engine options for this Ram 2500, the vehicle offers impressive performance. The 6.4L Heavy-Duty HEMI V8 engine can deliver up to 410 horsepower and 429 lb. of torque, while the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel engine offers up to 370 horsepower paired with 850 lb. of torque. Meanwhile, other technical features like heavy-duty engine cooling and front/rear heavy-duty shock absorbers make for a steady, strong ride. The Ram 2500 also offers an air ride suspension.
The towing capability is part of the main attraction of the Ram 2500, which boasts capacity of up to 17,540 lb for the HEMI engine and 20,000 for the diesel engine. This means that your equipment for the construction site, or your materials for a major remodelling client, will be perfectly safe and able to be expertly towed as you drive to your next job in this pickup truck. Thanks to the multilink coil rear suspension, this beauty can haul up to 4,010 lb, giving it a powerful payload.
Safety is always key, especially if you are constantly on the roads, keeping long hours and quite possibly exhausted once you get behind the wheel to drive home at the end of the day. Luckily, the Ram 2500 is equipped with over 100 built in safety features. Some of these include blind spot monitoring, which assists with securely changing lanes, along with adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Meanwhile, the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera aims to make reversing a breeze.
For a clearer glimpse of your surroundings, the 360° Surround View Camera also promises to take the entire view into account, for a safer experience with parking this heavy duty vehicle.
Perhaps you need to transport colleagues to your site, along with your equipment and materials for the job. Luckily, you can safely fit the team into your ride, as the Ram 2500 is for far more than just hauling cargo. The Regular Cab has a seating capacity of 3, while the Crew Cab will seat 6. For an extended size and extra legroom for your teammates on the road, the Mega Cab adds an extra 11.1 inches to the cab length.
While the trucks of yesteryear may have been clunky and bulky, this sleek and contemporary Ram 2500 is quite the opposite. Built with both style and substance in mind, the truck features design details like a choice between steel or aluminum wheels, as well as luxe seats crafted out of either cloth, vinyl or leather.
Interior & Exterior:
Taking a glimpse at the exterior of the Ram 2500, you’ll be treated to an option of either steel or aluminum wheels, black or chrome grilles and black mirrors. Step instead, and this trusty pickup truck reveals a surprisingly luxurious interior. The infotainment system options include a standard 5-inch display, and can be loaded with a Uconnect 12.0 multimedia system, which includes a 12-inch touchscreen and is compatible with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Meanwhile, premium leather seats are available on the premium Laramie and Limited Longhorn trim levels. The Laramie comes complete with leather-faced seating with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, while the Limited Longhorn comes with premium leather ventilated front bucket seats and heated front and second row seats.
The 2021 Ram 2500 trims feature an option for every type of skilled tradesperson, whether you are looking for a more practical, cost-effective vehicle as you launch your business or a high-end luxury truck. If you are not sure what exactly does car trim mean, then check out our blog on car trim explanation. We have curated some more details on each of the trim levels, so you are better informed before you splurge on a new Ram 2500.
Living up to its name, the 2021 Ram 2500 Tradesman is the basic model which is designed for the hard working man or woman in the skilled trades. The Tradesman may be on the lower end of the trim levels, but it comes equipped with 17-inch steel wheels and a Class V hitch receiver (which is essential for towing your cargo). Meanwhile, the Tradesman’s seating options include heavy duty vinyl front bench seats and a Uconnect system with 6 speakers and a 5-inch screen.
The 2021 Ram 2500 Big Horn certainly makes things bigger and better, with its 18-inch wheels made of steel and finished with chrome. Staying true to the timeless, polished look of a 2021 Ram 2500, the Big Horn utilizes a great deal of chrome in its design. This includes front and rear chrome bumpers and a black billet chrome grille. Slide right into the cloth front bench seat for a sturdy, comfortable ride.
If you’re craving power, you’ll probably want to pull up in a 2021 Ram 2500 Power Wagon! Although not built for work, the Power Wagon is a great personal vehicle and perfect for weekend off-roading. This trim level really takes it to the next level, with a souped-up ride that is a full-size off-road pickup. It’s complete with 17 inch black aluminum wheels, with Tru-Lok® front and rear differentials (which splits the torque of the engine) and a 12,000 lb electric winch from the factory.
You may not typically equate pickup trucks with luxury, but the Laramie trim for the 2021 Ram 2500 just may change your mind. This truck runs on 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, while the interior will reveal 9 speakers with subwoofer and upscale leather-faced seating. The heated front seats and steering wheel complete the package of fancy offerings for the Laramie trim. Meanwhile, the premium and powerful Harman Kardon system comes with 17 speakers and an 8-inch subwoofer.
The Limited Longhorn is built with an instrument cluster and interior accents, keeping premium features in mind. This high end trim level of the new Ram 2500 also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, for a sumptuous interior. Meanwhile, the leather ventilated front seats and the heated front and second row seats make for a cozy, sturdy experience for both the driver and passengers.
As the top tier of the 2021 Ram 2500 trim levels, the Limited features big and bold 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels. There are also additional safety features included, such as Blind Spot Monitoring (which is always an asset when powering such a large vehicle!) and Rear Cross-Path Detection. You’ll be seated comfortably in the leather front bucket seats, while the Limited is also loaded with the signature RamBox. As a cargo management system which makes it a breeze to tote your equipment and other essentials, this 6’4 box will help you travel to and from a job site with ease and comfort.
At CarHub, we care about our customers in the trades, and want to help you find the right commercial vehicle for your business. If you have any more questions about the 2021 Ram 2500 and its various trim levels, we certainly recommend contacting CarHub today to book an appointment now!