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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,522 $39,740
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $37,795 $40,040
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,940 $37,040
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,787 $43,240
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,060 $43,540
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $38,205 $40,540
1500 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 26 $32,923 $34,445
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $40,947 $44,480
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $41,214 $44,780
1500 Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $38,419 $41,780
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $44,142 $47,980
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $44,409 $48,280
1500 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,614 $45,280
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 22 $51,556 $56,400
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $51,823 $56,700
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 21 $54,751 $59,900
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $55,018 $60,200
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,522 $39,740
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $37,795 $40,040
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,940 $37,040
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,787 $43,240
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,060 $43,540
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $38,205 $40,540
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $47,666 $52,030
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $47,933 $52,330
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $50,861 $55,530
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $51,128 $55,830
1500 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $43,011 $45,770
1500 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $46,276 $49,270
1500 Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $43,603 $46,470
1500 TRX 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 10 14 $65,136 $69,995
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $33,924 $35,395
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,200 $35,695
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $31,223 $32,595
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $37,224 $38,895
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $37,500 $39,195
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $34,523 $36,095
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $33,767 $35,295
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $31,233 $32,595
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $27,519 $28,700
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $36,987 $38,795
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $34,453 $36,095
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $31,724 $33,270
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $37,189 $39,445
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $34,682 $36,745
1500 Classic SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $40,374 $42,945
1500 Classic SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $37,867 $40,245
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $33,767 $35,295
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $33,859 $35,395
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $31,233 $32,595
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $27,519 $28,700
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box 17 25 $27,519 $28,700
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $36,987 $38,795
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $37,617 $39,480
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,453 $36,095
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $31,724 $33,270
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box 16 23 $31,724 $33,270
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $37,189 $39,445
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $34,682 $36,745
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $40,374 $42,945
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $37,867 $40,245
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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,136 $42,675
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $40,317 $42,875
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,869 $38,220
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $42,761 $45,575
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $42,942 $45,775
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $44,263 $47,075
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $38,494 $41,120
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $46,662 $49,885
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $46,843 $50,085
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,286 $52,785
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $49,467 $52,985
2500 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,789 $54,285
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $57,746 $62,135
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $57,475 $61,835
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $60,371 $65,035
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $60,099 $64,735
2500 Limited 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $61,873 $66,535
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,136 $42,675
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $40,317 $42,875
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,869 $38,220
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $42,761 $45,575
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $42,942 $45,775
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $44,263 $47,075
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $38,494 $41,120
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,353 $57,280
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $53,444 $57,380
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,978 $60,180
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $56,159 $60,380
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $57,480 $61,680
2500 Power Wagon 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,144 $53,735
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $35,815 $37,900
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,996 $38,100
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $32,361 $34,345
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $38,439 $40,800
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $38,620 $41,000
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $34,985 $37,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,522
$40,136
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,740
$42,675
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$711 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ram 1500 full-size pickup is heading in the right direction with just a couple of small detours. The ginormous 2021 Ram heavy-duty lineup reports for work, home, weekend, and hauling detail all at the same time.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 0 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
45.2 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
63.4 62.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66 65.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.7 65.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
63.4 62.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
82.1 79.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
232.9 238.8
Height, Overall (in)
77.5 78.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
NA 7.4
Wheelbase (in)
144.5 149
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51 51
Tailgate Width (in)
60 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
67.4 76.3
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.4 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
53.9 57.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 66.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.9 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.8 14.1
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 31
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.2 47.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Re-Circulating Ball
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/65SR18 LT275/70SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TUM TCN
Front Tire Size
P275/65SR18 LT275/70SR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TUM TCN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 7280
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 7280
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
663 1446
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6630 14460
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6630 14460
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 3570
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 14280
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 5500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2756 3594
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6900 10000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 6390
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11900 21500
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2150 2847
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730 730
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 4800 429 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERG ESB
Displacement
3.6 L/220 6.4 L/392
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 6400 410 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 - TBD -
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
None None
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Trans PTO Access
No No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
DFT DFX
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ram 1500 Ram 2500
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.73
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Axle Type - Front
Independent Non-Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.21 3.73
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 6200
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 5000
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-
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