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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 $37,729 $39,965
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $38,002 $40,265
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $35,169 $37,290
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,994 $43,465
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,267 $43,765
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $38,434 $40,790
1500 HFE 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 23 33 $40,095 $42,240
1500 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 26 $33,107 $34,645
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $41,414 $45,005
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $41,681 $45,305
1500 Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $38,597 $41,980
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $44,609 $48,505
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $44,876 $48,805
1500 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,792 $45,480
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 22 $52,225 $57,150
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $52,047 $56,950
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 21 $55,420 $60,650
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $55,687 $60,950
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,729 $39,965
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $38,002 $40,265
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $35,169 $37,290
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,994 $43,465
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,267 $43,765
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $38,434 $40,790
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $47,889 $52,280
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $48,156 $52,580
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $51,084 $55,780
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $51,351 $56,080
1500 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $43,329 $46,120
1500 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $46,594 $49,620
1500 Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $43,785 $46,670
1500 TRX 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 10 14 $65,436 $70,325
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $34,152 $35,645
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,428 $35,945
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $31,407 $32,795
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $37,452 $39,145
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $37,728 $39,445
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $34,707 $36,295
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $35,050 $36,690
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $32,516 $33,990
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $28,264 $29,510
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $38,270 $40,190
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $35,736 $37,490
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $32,811 $34,450
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $36,406 $38,640
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $35,050 $36,690
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $35,326 $36,990
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $32,516 $33,990
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $28,264 $29,510
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box 17 25 $28,540 $29,810
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $38,270 $40,190
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $38,795 $40,760
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $35,736 $37,490
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $32,811 $34,450
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box 16 23 $32,811 $34,450
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $38,913 $41,340
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $36,406 $38,640
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $42,098 $44,840
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $39,591 $42,140
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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 $41,000 $43,630
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,181 $43,830
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $36,734 $39,175
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,624 $46,530
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $43,805 $46,730
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $45,127 $48,030
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,358 $42,075
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $47,524 $50,840
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $47,705 $51,040
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,149 $53,740
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $50,330 $53,940
2500 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $51,651 $55,240
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $58,656 $63,140
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $58,384 $62,840
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $61,280 $66,040
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $61,009 $65,740
2500 Limited 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $62,783 $67,540
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,000 $43,630
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,181 $43,830
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $36,734 $39,175
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,624 $46,530
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $43,805 $46,730
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $45,127 $48,030
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,358 $42,075
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $54,307 $58,335
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $54,398 $58,435
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $56,932 $61,235
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $57,113 $61,435
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $58,434 $62,735
2500 Power Wagon 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $51,054 $54,740
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $36,792 $38,980
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $36,973 $39,180
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $33,339 $35,425
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,416 $41,880
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,597 $42,080
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,964 $38,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,729
$41,000
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,965
$43,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$666 / month
$727 / 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 Coming Soon
Highway
25 mpg Coming Soon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.7 65.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
63.4 62.9
Passenger Capacity
6 6
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
82.1 79.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA 7.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51 51
Tailgate Width (in)
60 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
67.4 76.3
Brakes
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
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
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/65SR18 LT275/70SR18
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 7280
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 7280
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6630 14460
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6630 14460
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
663 1446
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 3570
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 14280
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6900 10000
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4906 6441
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 6390
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11900 21500
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2150 2847
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 5500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2756 3594
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Regular Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 4800 429 @ 4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 - TBD -
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
DFT DFX
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ram 1500 Ram 2500
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent Non-Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.21 3.73
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
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 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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