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2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Review: Expected Price, Release Date, MPG and Performance

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John Bedrow

Automotive Journalist

August 07, 2020 at 12:24 PM

The All-new 2021 RAM 1500 is the ultimate truck that features both luxury and hauling performance that will be offered in four trims- Tradesman, Laramie, Bighorn, and Rebel TRX. The RAM 1500 has gone through some major changes over the Previous Year model

The all-new 2021 RAM 1500 is essentially a carryover truck from last year but there are some notable changes including several new special edition packages. The Fifth generation 2021 RAM 1500 model now has the options to choose from a 3.0L V6 engine delivering 305hp and 269ft of torque and making this the most efficient RAM truck of them all with 25 MPG on the highway with the 23-gallon fuel tank. And the second one has the same engine but comes with the torque hybrid system.

The base price of a RAM 1500 Crew cab 4x4 is $36,000 with the black appearance package with a panoramic sunroof, multifunction tailgate, RAM box, and more. Let’s find out more about this beast truck.

What’s New with the 2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab?

The latest iteration of the RAM 1500 gets a new four-post steering wheel, with a larger touchscreen and sturdy infotainment system, 4G Wi-Fi, a revised HVAC interface, and few more changes. The RAM 1500 is the complete package and a comfortable car with all the latest and new technologies.

This time RAM has decided to add more power to its engine, as there will be a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that delivers 707 HP with a heavy-duty off-road suspension.

Expected Price and Release Date of the 2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab

As per the reports, we do not have much information about the release date but the production shall start from mid of 2020. The RAM 1500 will be offered in 6 trims: Tradesman, Laramie, Bighorn, Rebel, Longhorn, and Limited which is likely to range from $33,000-$60,000 (estimated), which is not yet confirmed, which will range near to the previous models.

  • Tradesman $33,000 (est) 
  • Laramie, $37,000 (est)
  • Bighorn $41,000 (est) 
  • Rebel $45,000 (est) 
  • Longhorn $52,000 (est) 
  • Limited $54,000 (est)

What to expect in the engine department of the 2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab?

The fifth-generation RAM 1500 has a variety of engine options starting with a 3.6L V6 engine that delivers 305 @ 6,400 rpm Horsepower and 269ft torque and the second one carries the same engine and comes with an E torque hybrid system that comes with eclectic power to push the SUV. 

The car offers a rear-wheel-drive with 8-speed Transmission. The most powerful engine available with the Ram 1500 is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that delivers 395hp and 410ft of torque and comes with an optional torque hybrid system.

The most fuel-efficient engine that comes with a 3.0L V6 engine delivering 260 hp and 480 lb-ft. The 8-speed automatic transmission is standard across the line, and rear-wheel drive (RWD) and 4-wheel drive (4WD) are also available.

Models

2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab (Expected)

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

2020 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 

MSRP

$33,000 (est.)

$34,600

$35,900

$35,035

Engine

3.6L V6

4.3L V6

4.3L V6

3.3L V6

Transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-Speed w/OD and auto-manual

Power (hp @ rpm)

305 @ 6,400

285 @ 5,300

285 @ 5,300

290 @ 6,500

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

269 @ 4,800

305 @ 3,900

305 @ 3,900

265 @ 4,000

0-60 (seconds)

6.6

7.1

7.0

7.2

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

14.7

15.3

15.0

15.7

*2020 figures taken for reference

In this segment, the RAM 1500 is the most powerful car and is the least expensive to its rivals with a 3.6L V6 engine that produces 305 HP and 269-lb ft torque with 8-speed automatic transmission whereas the Chevy Silverado is the closest competitor.

How will the 2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Handle?

The 2021 RAM 1500 gives a smooth ride with comfort and style. The car gets an improved suspension in its base trims and gets a reliable suspension system. The car gets a spectacular driving experience and the steering wheel is smooth and provides a journey with fewer bumps on the road which also provides ease to the driver, even a drive mode selector can be seen beside the steering wheel. The car majorly does not go under many changes and gets a lot of similarity since its previously launched models.

How many miles to the gallon will the 2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab return?

As per the reports, we do not have any confirmed information about the fuel economy from EPA or RAM. We expect the RAM 1500 to have good fuel efficiency over its competitors. The RAM 1500 is expected to take many components from its 2020 version in terms of its efficiency. 

This RAM is expected to deliver an approximate average of 20, 25, and 22 miles per gallon in the city, highway, and combined despite having massive engines and being a heavier SUV Truck. The RAM 1500 carries the fuel capacity of 23 gallons and can deliver 506 miles in a full tank.

Models

2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab (Expected)

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

2020 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 

MPG (City)

20

16

16

20

MPG (Highway)

25

21

21

25

MPG (Combined)

22

17

17

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

23.0

24.0

24.0

26.0

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

460/575/529

384/504/408

384/504/408

494/650/572

*2020 figures taken for reference

The RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 offer the same amount of fuel efficiency in its segment. On the other hand, Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 are far away from the competition as they deliver very low fuel efficiency. 

What to expect from the 2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab’s interior?

RAM has designed its interior with the latest trend to give a rich look material and impeccable insulation from outside noise and it also provides a capacious space that easily accommodates 5 people. The RAM 1500 provides enough headroom and legroom, in the front and rear seats. 

Various trims have slight changes in its interiors, the interior of the car provides high-end materials in its higher models. The RAM 1500 offers climate control, a panoRAMic glass roof, and has good ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The RAM 1500 has leather and soft padding all over the seats and cabin space. The seats are very comfortable and provide a smooth ride.

 

Models

2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab (Expected)

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

2020 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.9/66.0/40.9

43.0/66.0/44.5

43.0/66.0/44.5

40.8/66.7/43.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.8/65.7/45.2

40.1/65.2/43.4

40.1/66.2/43.4

40.4/65.9/43.6

Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.)

61.5

89.1

89.1

52.8

*2020 figures taken for reference

The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra take the lead as it has the maximum cargo capacity of 89.1 cubic feet, which also offers the same front and rear row space. Whereas, RAM 1500 is the closest competitor amongst them. 

2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab: Infotainment System and Connectivity

The 2021 RAM 1500 regular trim gets a Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and optional 12-inch touchscreen display with a 19 speaker 900 watt Harman Kardon Premium Audio system, wireless charging offered even in the basic model. 

The car comes with all the basic and necessary technologies loaded and also provides several USB 2.0 inputs. The car is compatible with both Apple CarPlay / Android auto support and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot for easy connectivity.

Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • 19 speaker 900 watts Harman Kardon Premium Audio system
  • 12.0-inch Central Touchscreen display
  • 7.0-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • SiriusXM Guardian with access to safety devices and remote start
  • 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Will there be any changes to the exterior of the 2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab?

The all-new 2021 RAM cowboy truck has redesigned its body style and it’s one of the favorite trucks in the market. The RAM has managed to put out the effort to make this truck look amazing, capable, and modern luxurious at the same time. 

On the front, there’ll be a special rebel grille, black headlight bezels, and black exterior badging which will be seen in a limited black package and gives it a very muscular look. The RAM will also be featured with wide front fenders with air vents which allows it to install a larger wheelbase and gives the truck a sporty look.

Models

2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab (Expected)

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

2020 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 

Curb Weight (lbs)

4798

4920

4950

4069

Length (in)

241.8

241.2

231.7

231.9

Width (in)

82.1

81.2

81.2

79.9

Height (in)

77.4

75.3

75.5

75.6

Ground Clearance (in)

8.1

8.1

8.1

8.5

Wheelbase (in)

153.5

156.9

147.4

145.0

*2020 figures for reference

The RAM 1500 has the maximum length, width, and height amongst its competitors, on the other hand, Ford F-150 SuperCrew takes the charge in the ground clearance.

Will the 2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab be worth my money and time?

The RAM provides a tough competition and has a muscular look. It is one of the heaviest in its segment. We cannot wait for the 2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab. It has maintained a good reputation in the market since its past models. The RAM 1500 comes with latest technologies which will be an added advantage to the buyers, as we do not have much information about the pricing of the car, we expect the range would be similar to the previously launched models. 

The 2021 RAM 1500 will offer an ample amount of features and engine options compared to the outgoing model. The 2021 RAM 1500 is a spacious car that is a perfect combination of a sedan and also gives a powerful pickup that gives a boost and pushes to the car. The RAM 1500 is the best among its competitors as it is the least expensive midsize truck in the segment which offers a complete package of powerful performance and capacious space, it would be the perfect buy for all the lovers.

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