New 2021 Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn
New 2021 Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn – Ram 1500 2021 is a luxury pickup car and one of the strongest in everyday work as well. With a wide selection of engine options including a lightweight hybrid and a new turbodiesel, the Ram 1500 can be configured to fit almost any truck’s tasks, while it beats its rivals due to its dashing cabin.
We gave it 6.2 out of 10 overall, based on the V-8-powered mid-line truck with four-wheel drive, the most common variant.
New 2021 Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn
For 2021, the Ram 1500 has the option of a turbodiesel engine, which produces an impressive 480 pounds of torque and has a towing capacity of 12,560 pounds. The new Evening edition for Big Horn and Laramie trim includes a dark look with large wheels (22 inches for Laramie, 20 inches for Big Horn).
Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn Redesign
Redesigned for the past year, the Ram 1500 has reduced the massive force of large trucks from previous trucks, instead opting for a smoother, more aerodynamic front end. The cabin has passed into the new tax bracket and features some of the best materials in any American vehicle we drive, pickup truck, or other.
A large 12.0-inch Tesla-esque display is available and can be used with work gloves to manage everything from climate settings to Spotify playlists through Apple CarPlay’s standard interface or Android Auto.
The Ram 1500 can be owned with four different engines, each available in two- or four-wheel drive. The 3.6-liter V-6 comes standard with a lightweight hybrid system and 305 horsepower, while the 5.7-liter V-8 can be owned with or without the same hybrid system, producing whatever 395 hp you choose.
For 2021, a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine is available and produces a healthy 480 lb-ft of torque. The 8-speed automatic transmission is a standard across all ranges.
Available in additional cabin configurations and crew cabins with two different bed lengths, ram is capable of suiting your needs. A maximum crane rating of 12,750 pounds gives it the ability to transport almost anything an average driver might need, and with an adjustable air suspension available on each model, it’s convenient when assigned to everyday tasks.
Features range from fabric upholstery to smooth leather and large tablet screens, as well as heated and cooled upholstery, in-vehicle wi-fi, and more.
Crew cabin models get a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, and active features such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control can be had at most trim levels at an additional cost.
Combined fuel economy ranges from 17 mpg to 23 mpg overall, and while turbodiesel has not been assessed by the EPA, we expect better performance.
2021 Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn Design
Ram 1500 2021 loses the courage of its big rig with the latest redesign, but the interior can wear a luxury badge with pride. We gave it 7 out of 10 here like that.
Twenty-five years ago, Dodge flipped the design of a pickup truck on its head with a large Ram, featuring low headlights and a high, macho grille. Later versions have featured this iconic look, but the new Ram takes away the courage of the semi-truck for a quieter look once again, and we’re not the biggest fans.
With plenty of chrome and fancy LED lights for top trim models, the Ram is slimmer than ever, but also more anonymous.
Fortunately, what resources are not used for exterior design have been allocated to the interior, which is above the competition. The work-oriented Tradesman model accentuates fabrics and plastics for durability, but high-end models Laramie Longhorn and Limited use fine leather, real wood and metal, and impressive technology to stand out from the packaging.
The available 12.0-inch touchscreen display dominates the dashboard when selected and can be used with work gloves if needed. The market hasn’t seen a true luxury pickup truck since the Escalade ESV and Lincoln Blackwood/Mark LT, but the Ram 1500 is coming as close as possible.
Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn Performance
The 2021 Ram 1500 takes several paths to better fuel efficiency, while still producing strong towing and truck acceleration. There are V-6 and V-8, lightweight hybrid systems for both, and turbodiesel grunt as well.
We give it 7 out of 10 here on powertrains and off-road capability and cranes, with reduced points for truck handling.
The Base Ram 1500 uses a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with lightweight hybrid “eTorque” technology to help low-speed acceleration and reduce engine load. The lightweight hybrid setup puts a 48-volt electric motor and a 0.4 kWh lithium-ion battery into the powertrain and allows it to run accessories from that power source. With that setup, the Rams moved under electric power before the gas engine ignited.
On the V-6, with 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, the engine is enough for a smaller workload, but most buyers will opt for a 5.7-liter V-8 either with or without an eTorque system. At 395 hp and 410 lb-ft, this properly tested powertrain has a lot of rugged sounds, and the hybrid system makes it smoother to operate, and a little more efficient.
For 2021, the Ram gets a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine like the last generation, which produces only 260 hp but 480 lb-ft of healthy torque, which you think is more important than horsepower. With a tow rating of up to 12,560 pounds, the turbodiesel loses 190 pounds of crane capacity, compared to the V-8, which costs 12,750 pounds.
We have pulled 5,200 pounds of boats and trailers with turbodiesel and felt its torque wave that was referencing and instantly attracted what was requested, without hesitation, since its maximum torque is only 3,000 rpm in Crane/Hauling mode.
8-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models but comes in two different configurations, both smooth and fast. Rear-wheel drive is standard (and optional for towing-oriented buyers), while four-wheel drive is optional throughout the range.
The standard coil spring suspension setup is an aberration from the traditional leaf-spring rear design, but suffers not in terms of capability, offering a payload capacity of up to 2,300 pounds and a towing capacity of 12,750 pounds.
Adjustable air suspension is also available on every model, but we think it’s too rigid to use on highways that lower driving altitude for better fuel economy; We’ll choose a standard suspension if it’s our money.
As for off-road performance, the Ram Rebel adds off-road capability but not a steel basher like the Ford F-150 Raptor. With standard four-wheel drive, a one-inch raised suspension, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, and electronic locking rear differential, the Rebel is still quite capable.
Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn Comfort
The 2021 Ram 1500 is about the same as a true luxury pickup truck as you can buy today, with a best-in-class cabin. We give it 7 out of 10 accordingly, with points for Crew Cab’s ability to transport people and cargo.
Available in the form of an extended cabin and crew (quad cab and crew cab), the Ram 1500 offers four front-hinged doors of whatever you choose. The extended cabin version offers decent rear-seat space, while the crew cabin model is really spacious, and the front passenger is treated to a comfortable seat no matter what.
A three-seat bench is available at the front, but most Rams come with two buckets and a large, configurable center console. The rear seats on the crew cabin model can slide forwards and backward, and the backrest can also be adjusted, something no other truck has.
With USB and USB-C ports scattered throughout, wi-fi available in vehicles, and options for large 12.0-inch touchscreens, ram is as tech-savvy as new trucks come, not to mention luxury. The mid-level Lariat trim is better equipped than some top-level competitors for significant discounts, with leather, wood, and metal trims, and plenty of storage space throughout.
With two bed sizes — 5-foot-7 or 6-foot-4 — the Ram crew cabin can carry a lot of luggage backward, but some models offer only one or the other. Extended-cab Rams only get longer beds, and off-road-oriented Rebel models can only be owned with shorter beds. Available lights, spray sheets and cargo fasteners enhance functionality, as do optional Ram Box storage compartments and multifunctional rear doors.
2021 Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn Interior
Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn Safety
The full-size pickup truck has an uncertain safety record since the agency began testing it, but the 2021 Ram 1500 makes some steps forward. With active safety technology available, we give it 6 out of 10 — two points above average for its crash-test score, one reduced because some safety features are only available on expensive versions.
The 2021 Ram got five stars in total from the federal government’s NHTSA, but only for two- and four-wheel-drive crew cabin models and the frontal crash rating is still only four stars. Extended cabin models get only four stars overall due to one fewer star for driver frontal crash ratings versus crew cabin models.
IIHS rated “Good” on the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab in each category, and although its lower-class headlights were rated “Marginal” and “Bad”, its more expensive headlights gave it the first Top Safety Pick+ award given to trucks. , provided it is also equipped with automatic emergency braking.
Minimum safety equipment is standard, including six airbags, rearview cameras, stability control, and anti-lock brakes, but higher trims get options for some passive and active safety technologies.
The rearview camera has a zoom function for rams equipped with larger 8.4 and 12.0-inch infotainment screens, while optional blind-spot monitors on Big Horn/Lone Star models and higher, and standards on Trim Limited.
Only Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trucks are available with the Advanced Safety Group package, with Rebel getting this year’s option. The package includes adaptive cruise control with stop and go, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, lane departure alerts, and automatic headlights; we think it should be available in the trim below as well.
Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn Features
There are hardly any features you won’t find in the Ram 1500 2021 options list, but prices are rising fast. We gave it 7 out of 10 here.
The 2021 Ram comes in a variety of trims, two body styles, two bed lengths, four-engine variants, and two drivetrains, so there’s likely to be a truck for any buyer.
The Base Tradesman model is work-oriented and features a fabric chair, front bench seat options, hard plastic, and minimal style elements.
Most non-commercial buyers will step into Big Horn (or Lone Star, for those in Texas), which includes chrome bumpers, 18-inch wheels, and a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, but spend more on optional 8.4-inch units, which include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and some infotainment software supplied by our favorite car manufacturers.
The Laramie model is a significant step forward, with heated and cooled leather upholstery, a 7.0-inch gauge cluster information screen, an 8.4-inch infotainment screen as standard, and more. Laramie wanted a little, but it cost nearly $49,000 for a four-wheel-drive V-8 model. Compared to other top-end trucks, this is relatively cheap.
Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims take the top spot in the Ram range, and both include semi-aniline leather, original wood trim, 20-inch wheels, and LED headlights. A large 12.0-inch screen became standard on Limited along with a power running board, and for those who wanted a true Western-themed truck, the Laramie Longhorn offers some unique style elements.
The Rebel trim slot between the Laramie and Laramie Longhorn trims in terms of price and includes elevated suspension, a black plastic body coating with a unique grille and graphics, two-color paint options, electronic locking rear differential, and standard four-wheelers. -Push.
As for the engines available, think twice about paying more for diesel. It costs $4,995, which may take six years to get back savings. It’s also a factor in what may be the most expensive Ram 1500, EcoDiesel Limited which is approaching $75,000. Setting up torque costs an additional $1,450 — but the EPA says even that it will take more than five years to pay it back.
Dodge RAM Big Horn Fuel Economy
The 2021 Ram 1500 is technically a hybrid pickup truck, but the system is more aimed at streamlining power delivery than saving fuel — and the Ram V-8 without it is the most popular. We give it 3 out of 10 for fuel economy, based on non-hybrid V-8.
The most efficient 1500 ram is the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 with rear-wheel drive; it got the city 22 mpg EPA-rated, 32 highways, 26 combined.
The basic eTorque V-6 hybrid truck received an EPA rating of 20/26/23 mpg for the rear-wheel-drive HFE (High Fuel Efficiency) model and 20/25/22 mpg for the standard version. The four-wheel-drive lowered the figure to 19/24/21 mpg.
Most buyers opted for the 5.7-liter V-8, and although it was equipped with cylinder deactivation at higher speeds as well as options for the eTorque system, fuel economy averaged at 15/22/17 mpg and 15/21/17 mpg for two- and four-wheel-drive models. Added eTorque system increases overall mpg to 17/23/19 and 17/22/19 mpg respectively for two- and four-wheel drive light hybrid models.