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Compare 2021 Ram 2500 vs 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Ram 2500
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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 $39,955 $42,475
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $40,136 $42,675
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,688 $38,020
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $42,580 $45,375
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $42,761 $45,575
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $44,082 $46,875
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $38,313 $40,920
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $46,434 $49,635
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $46,615 $49,835
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,058 $52,535
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $49,239 $52,735
2500 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,561 $54,035
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $57,565 $61,935
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $57,294 $61,635
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $60,190 $64,835
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $59,918 $64,535
2500 Limited 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $61,692 $66,335
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,955 $42,475
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $40,136 $42,675
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,688 $38,020
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $42,580 $45,375
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $42,761 $45,575
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $44,082 $46,875
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $38,313 $40,920
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,172 $57,080
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $53,263 $57,180
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,797 $59,980
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $55,978 $60,180
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $57,299 $61,480
2500 Power Wagon 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,963 $53,535
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $35,590 $37,650
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,771 $37,850
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $32,136 $34,095
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $38,214 $40,550
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $38,395 $40,750
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $34,761 $36,995
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8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,304 $32,295
Ascent Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,964 $39,595
Ascent Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,964 $39,595
Ascent Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,579 $34,795
Ascent Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,579 $34,795
Ascent Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $42,290 $45,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,955
$30,304
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,475
$32,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$538 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The ginormous 2021 Ram heavy-duty lineup reports for work, home, weekend, and hauling detail all at the same time. The 2021 Subaru Ascent scales the mountain of family needs for a three-row crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
62.9 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
62.7 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.9 61.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40
Passenger Capacity
6 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.6 60.3
Third Leg Room (in)
- 31.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 153.5
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
149 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.5 76
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
238.8 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
78.2 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 32
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 33.9
Cargo Volume (ft³)
57.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51 45.9
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
76.3 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 82.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 86.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 17.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 47.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 47.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 47.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.1 13
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)
14.2 13.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 19.3
Steering
Steering Type
Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.9 38
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
7280 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
LT275/70SR18 P245/60HR18
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
7280 -
Rear Tire Order Code
TCN NA
Front Tire Size
LT275/70SR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TCN NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
14580 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
14410 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1458 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1458 200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
14580 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
14580 2000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6390 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
21500 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2847 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
5500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3594 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
10000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4430
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730 -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
429 @ 4000 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
ESB NA
Displacement
6.4 L/392 2.4 L/146
Engine Oil Cooler
None -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
410 @ 5600 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.49 - 0.83
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.51
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 -
Trans Type
8 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.65
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Trans Order Code
DFX NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.44
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ram 2500 Subaru Ascent
Body Code
T -
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
5000 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.8
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
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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