TodayApril 15, 2022

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie pricing, video

The 2021 Ram 1500 is designed to be a workhorse with superior performance, ride smoothness, and control. ·Historically, Ram has created each of its trucks since 1964 with ride and performance in mind. Brandt Rosenbusch, manager of historical services, highlights some of the historical performance trucks from FCA. My favorite is the 1964 Custom Sport Special with a bed that looks as long as a football field and 200 horsepower more than any other truck in its day. 

The new 2021 Ram 1500 Laramie comes with an all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, remote start, stability control, a full mobility suite, and auto climate control. It also has an impressive towing capacity. The cabin is roomy, quiet, and full of functional storage and technology features. The RAM 1500 Laramie is the quintessential comfort truck and exudes luxury and performance. With leather upholstery and heated front seats, you’ll enjoy a relaxing driving experience. A 10-speaker Alpine Audio System and available largest-in-class 12-inch touchscreen display in the Laramie trim makes this crew cab an audiophile’s dream. 

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie console

The base window sticker for the 2021 Ram 1500 Laramie truck I drove was $47,530. Including the destination charge, the crew cab 4X4 was spiffed up with options that brought the truck up to $64.565. I would add another $200-$300 on and get the running boards. Trucks offer everything a sedan does, and it lets you sit above traffic. Getting in and out of the truck shouldn’t be any more difficult than getting in and out of a sedan. Running boards allow the ease of ingress and egress. 

Model Lineup

The Ram 1500 offers nine models:

  • Tradesman
  • HFE
  • Big Horn
  • Lone Star
  • Rebel
  • Laramie
  • Longhorn
  • Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Limited

When you are looking at competitors, these trucks are listed as the top: 

Honda Ridgeline 

Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tundra

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Ford F-150

When you are comparing the Ram against other trucks, remember some of the benchmarks that Ram has set against the competition:

  • 1,075 lb.-ft. of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • The towing capacity of 37,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Segment first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • The payload of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather, and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
  • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
  • Ram 1500, America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque, achieves an unsurpassed 33 mpg highway, and delivers up to 1,000 miles of range on a single tank of fuel
  • Ram 1500 TRX is the quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced pickup truck in the world.
  • Most awarded light-duty truck in America.
  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
  • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road.

Exterior colors


  • Delmonico Red Pearl
  • Flame Red
  • Hydro Blue
  • Patriot Blue Pearl
  • Maximum Steel Metallic
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Billet Silver Metallic
  • Olive Green
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
  • Bright White
  • Ivory Tri-Coat


  • Billet Silver Metallic
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
  • RV Match Walnut Brown Metallic

EPA Fuel Economy mpg (city/highway) 17/23

How does the Ram 1500 drive?

Watch as Keith Turner takes us on a ride in the 2021 Ram 1500

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie

2021 Ram 1500 pricing and models and standard specs: 

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman – Starting MSRP $32,245

The standard equipment on this base model 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman includes:

  • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque that delivers up to 25 MPG on the highway
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 4×2 or 4×4 drive system
  • Available crew cab and quad cab
  • Remote keyless entry
  • ParkView rear backup camera
  • Electric park brake
  • Uconnect 3 with 5-inch touchscreen and voice command
  • Bluetooth technology

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE – Starting MSRP $34,195

(HFE stands for high fuel economy because it delivers 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway)

In addition to the features offered on the Tradesman trim features, plus:

  • Standard 4×2 drive system
  • Standard quad cab or 6-ft. 4-in. box
  • Wheel-to-wheel side steps
  • Mopar roll-up tonneau cover
  • 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • Cloth high-back bucket seats

2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn – Starting MSRP $36,890

In addition to the features offered on the Tradesman trim features, plus:

  • Chrome grille and front and rear bumpers
  • Fog lamps
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Class-exclusive in-floor storage
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie – Starting MSRP $41,430

In addition to the features offered on the Big Horn trim features, plus:

  • LED headlamps, tail lamps, and fog lamps
  • Forward collision warning with active braking
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Alpine nine-speaker premium audio system
  • Uconnect 4 with 8.4-in. touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Heated and ventilated, leather-trimmed, 12-way power front seats
  • Memory features for driver’s seat, exterior mirrors, adjustable pedals, and radio station presets

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel – Starting MSRP $45,320

In addition to the features offered on the Laramie features, plus:

  • Off-Road Group
  • Sport performance hood
  • 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Black wheel flares
  • Vinyl/cloth bucket seats
  • 12-way power driver’s seat with four-way power lumbar support

2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn – Starting MSRP $52,180

In addition to the features offered on the Laramie trim, the Limited Longhorn ups the game with these styling details and essentials:

  • Standard crew cab
  • Chrome grille, front/rear bumpers, and door handles
  • Chrome wheel-to-wheel side steps and front tow hooks
  • 20-in. aluminum wheels
  • Premium leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-in. touchscreen
  • Genuine wood, leather, and metal-trimmed interior

2021 Ram 1500 Limited – Starting MSRP $56,250

In addition to the features offered on the Limited Longhorn trim, the Limited gives you:

  • 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with 395 horsepower
  •  and 410 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Class-exclusive Active-Level four-corner suspension
  • Power running boards
  • Blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-path and trailer detection
  • Premium leather details – leather bucket seats, wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Uconnect 12.0 with navigation, featuring a 12-in. touchscreen display
  • 7-inch driver information digital cluster display with Limited trim theme
  • 20-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control

2021 Ram 1500 TRX – Starting MSRP $70,095

In addition to the Limited trim features, the TRX is loaded with:

  • Supercharged performance – 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine with 702 horsepower
  •  and 650 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Standard 4×4 drive system
  • Nine drive modes with nine configurable performance off-road pages
  • Standard crew cab and 5-ft. 7-in. box
  • 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires
  • High-performance dual exhaust
  • Wide grille, flared fenders and flared box sides
  • Bilstein Black Hawk e² shock system
2021 Ram 1500 Laramie engine

2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options Performance Specs

3.6L Pentastar V6 gas engine with eTorque

305 HP

269 lb.-ft. of torque

7,730 lbs. max. towing capacity

5.7L HEMI V8

395 HP

410 lb.-ft. of torque

11,610 lbs. max. towing capacity

5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque

395 HP

410 lb.-ft. of torque

12,750 lbs. max. towing capacity

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

260 HP

480 lb.-ft. of torque

12,560 lbs. max. towing capacity

Supercharged 6.2L HEMI i8 (TRX trim)

702 HP

650 lb.-ft. of torque

8,100 lbs. max. towing capacity

The 2021 Ram truck is available at your car dealer today.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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