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2021 Ram 1500

MSRP range: $35,645 - $70,195

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Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500, Two of the Most Popular Trucks Face Off

The Ford F-Series is not only the most popular pickup truck in the U.S., it is also the most popular vehicle in the nation. So when the newly redesigned 2021 F-150 was released, we just had to see how it stacks up against the Ram 1500, our previous Edmunds Top Rated pickup.

FAQ

Is the Ram 1500 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 1500 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.4 out of 10. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Ram 1500. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Ram 1500?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Ram 1500:

  • New TRX version with 702-horsepower V8 engine
  • Newly available head-up display
  • New optional Trailer Reverse Steering Control
  • Part of the fifth Ram 1500 generation introduced in 2019
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Is the Ram 1500 reliable?

To determine whether the Ram 1500 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 1500. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 1500's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Ram 1500 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Ram 1500 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 1500 and gave it a 8.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 1500 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Ram 1500?

The least-expensive 2021 Ram 1500 is the 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $35,645.

Other versions include:

  • Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $35,645
  • Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $35,945
  • Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $39,145
  • Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $39,445
  • Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $39,965
  • Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $39,965
  • Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $40,265
  • Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $40,265
  • Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $43,465
  • Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $43,465
  • Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $43,765
  • Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $43,765
  • Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $44,830
  • Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $45,130
  • Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $46,120
  • Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $48,330
  • Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $48,630
  • Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $49,620
  • Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $52,280
  • Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $52,580
  • Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $55,780
  • Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) which starts at $56,080
  • Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $56,650
  • Limited 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $56,950
  • Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $60,150
  • Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $60,450
  • TRX 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) which starts at $70,195
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What are the different models of Ram 1500?

If you're interested in the Ram 1500, the next question is, which 1500 model is right for you? 1500 variants include Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), and Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A). For a full list of 1500 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Ram 1500

2021 Ram 1500 Overview

The 2021 Ram 1500 is offered in the following submodels: 1500 Crew Cab, 1500 TRX, 1500 Quad Cab. Available styles include Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Big Horn 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Big Horn 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), HFE 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Rebel 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), and TRX 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A). Ram 1500 models are available with a 3.6 L-liter mild hybrid engine, with output up to 305 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Ram 1500 comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Ram 1500 comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Ram 1500?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Ram 1500 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 1500 3.2 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 1500.

Pros

  • Impressively smooth ride
  • Cabin is roomy, quiet and laden with useful storage and tech features
  • Great combo of fuel economy and towing power from available diesel engine
  • Range-topping TRX provides exceptional off-road abilities and performance

Cons

  • Common driver assist features are limited to higher trims

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Ram 1500 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 1500 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Ram 1500?

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A)

The 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,340. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is trending $2,183 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,183 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $35,157.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is 5.8% below the MSRP.

2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A)

The 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,660. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is trending $2,409 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,409 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,251.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is 5.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Ram 1500 Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A)

The 2021 Ram 1500 Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,660. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram 1500 Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is trending $2,409 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,409 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,251.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram 1500 Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is 5.8% below the MSRP.

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A)

The 2021 Ram 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,525. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is trending $2,421 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,421 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $44,104.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is 5.2% below the MSRP.

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A)

The 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,815. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is trending $2,813 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,813 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $45,002.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is 5.9% below the MSRP.

2021 Ram 1500 Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A)

The 2021 Ram 1500 Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53,975. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram 1500 Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is trending $3,189 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,189 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $50,786.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram 1500 Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A) is 5.9% below the MSRP.

2021 Ram 1500 Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2021 Ram 1500 Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $58,345. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram 1500 Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $3,059 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,059 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $55,286.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram 1500 Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is 5.2% below the MSRP.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A)

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $71,890. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is trending $3,790 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,790 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $68,100.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is 5.3% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Ram 1500S are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Ram 1500?

2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 MPG compined MPG,
19 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 MPG compined MPG,
19 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric mild hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 MPG compined MPG,
19 city MPG/24 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfour wheel drive
Displacement3.6 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase144.5 in.
Length232.9 in.
WidthN/A
Height77.6 in.
Curb Weight5082 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Ram 1500?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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