Ram’s weighty-obligation pickups ripple with power—up to one,000 pound-feet of torque to drag more than 18.five tons of trailer. The 2021 Ram 2500 also shines up much better than a new penny and would not be out of spot in a valet good deal.
That form of versatility and functionality earns a five.two TCC ranking with two footnotes: massive vans are not crash-examined and do not report gas-economic climate figures. That all round ranking would possible fall if equally scores ended up figured into the all round ordinary. (Go through more about how we level vehicles.)
Which is due to the fact like last calendar year, the 2021 Ram weighty-obligation is readily available with a person of a few taxi configurations, a preference involving two bed sizes, two engines, single- or dual-rear-wheel solutions, and two powertrain offerings. The Ram 2500 is the first end for weighty obligation, and the 3500 provides beefier suspension bits for much better hauling. Readily available in Tradesman, Major Horn, Power Wagon, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Minimal trim levels, it prices about $35,000 to commence and tops out north of $70,000.
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A six.four-liter V-8 fuel engine is regular on all vans and carries more in its bed, in contrast to the diesel engine. It helps make 410 horsepower and can lug more than seven,600 pounds in the bed and is paired to an 8-speed automatic.
A six.seven-liter turbodiesel inline-six dumps up to one,000 pound-feet of torque down the driveline to lug up to 37,100 pounds of trailer—provided you have that CDL handy.
Rear-wheel travel is regular and four-wheel travel is readily available in all vans.
Dependent on taxi and bed set up, the 2021 Ram weighty-obligation could be a daytime draft horse or a prolonged-haul champ. Crew cabs are more common and at ease for a crew—or a family members, if wanted.
Ram delivers lively protection features which include lively lane command and automatic crisis braking, but costs more for them.
The 2021 Ram 2500 Tradesman pickups are spartan and geared for function element with handbook home windows and locks, vinyl all the things, and a five.-inch touchscreen for infotainment. We’d commence with the Major Horn that delivers an 8.four-inch touchscreen, fabric upholstery, and more readily available solutions. The major trim Minimal covers the exterior in chrome, smothers the interior in leather-based, tops with a twelve.-inch touchscreen, and more. It’s the variety of truck similarly at residence at a Waffle Home or Delmonico’s.