The 2021 Ram 2500/3500 trucks are still fresh. The FCA refreshed the lineup in 2019 and the heavy-duty class will remain the same for some while. The maximum towing capacity this truck can offer is more than 35,000 lbs. Still, it is not the best-in-class truck, since Silverado 3500 can pull 35,500 pounds, and Ford F-350 even more (35,750 lbs).
A lot of options are making this segment pretty interesting. Besides the two powerful engines, petrol and diesel, you will find many other features. Probably the most thrilling version is Ram 3500 Dually. Well, you will need this upgrade to reach the maximum hauling capability.
What we can expect from 2021 Ram 2500/ 3500? Model for 2020 got the new Night Edition. The next one will also see the new trim, but the company is not unveiling details yet and the first appearance the truck could have in Detroit.
2021 Ram 2500/3500 Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2021 Ram 2500/3500 will be a 6.4-liter V8 engine. This is the famous Hemi unit and for the truck, it produces 410 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission forwards power to rear wheels. A 4WD is optional and new systems will help you save some gasoline.
Definitely, a diesel model is more popular. If you choose a 6.7-l I6 unit, you will get the maximum power. The standard setup delivers 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque. However, this configuration is not going to let you reach 35,000 pounds of towing capacity. A High Output version can make 400 hp and 1,000 lb-ft. A six-speed transmission is a power router for the turbodiesel engine.
2021 Ram 3500 Dually
Dually trucks are the most powerful units in the heavy-duty class. However, this configuration is not available for Ram 2500 but only Ram 300. A dual-rear-wheel configuration allows better traction and balance. What is more important, you will need a dually truck to get the maximum hauling capacity. That is the upgrade required for 35,100 pounds. Still, Silverado 3500 Dually can pull 35,500 and Ford F-350 dual-rear wheel is good for 35,750 lbs.
2021 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
Dually truck is not the only interesting version of the heavy-duty class. The lighter version will also offer a cool model. Power Wagon is unique for the 2021 Ram 2500, while the 3500 HD is not available with this package. the truck is lifted for better off-road capabilities. Plus, there are unique suspension and sway bars. Also, Power Wagon has other special interior and equipment features, such as a 360-degeree camera which will help you solve off-road challenges.
The cheapest version of the 2021 Ram 2500/3500 lineup is going to cost $34,000. Like all other Ram trucks, the offer starts with the Tradesman trim. Power Wagon adds accessories worth $20,000. The same is with the Ram 3500. Turbodiesel costs $10k more and the High-Output version nearly $12,000. The dual-rear wheel option is $1,500 and it requires more upgrades. Heavily loaded, the 2021 Ram 2500/3500 can exceed $80,000.