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2021 Ram 1500

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2021 Ram 1500

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RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Ram 1500 TRX is a hugely capable off-road model
  • More tech offerings for 2021 add more appeal to the lineup

Cons

  • Driver-assist technology remains optional across the range
  • The TRX impresses, but it should given its near $100,000 price tag

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 25 highway, 22 combined

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The 2021 Ram 1500 adds even more capability with TRX model

Few vehicle types match the breadth of use of full-size light-duty pickup trucks, and there's no better representative than the 2021 Ram 1500. At one end of the scale is the relatively basic Tradesman trim, bought by thousands of people who just need a truck to go about their business. At the opposite end is the Ram 1500 TRX, a new-for-2021 model that features a thundering supercharged 6.2-liter engine producing 702 hp. It can reach 60 mph on almost any surface in just 4.5 seconds, thanks to special tires, an off-road-specific suspension, and a reinforced frame. Its capabilities, and MSRP close to $100,000, surely put it out of reach for many, but the Ram 1500 is a great truck even at less lofty price points.

There's near limitless choice: three cabs and four cargo bed lengths, combined with four engines, rear- or all-wheel drive, and seven available trims. All Ram 1500s come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the engine choices are a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 hp, a 5.7-liter V8 with 395 hp, a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel with 260 hp, and that supercharged 702-hp 6.2-liter V8 that's unique to the TRX. All models drive very smoothly thanks to the fitting of coil springs under the cargo bed. The Ram 1500 is easy to recommend in any form, though it's regrettable that many of the latest driver aids remain on the options list.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal reliability rating**

4
Above Average
RepairPal gave the Ram 1500 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ram 1500 3rd out of 27 among Fullsize Trucks.
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Explore Ram 1500 details

Tradesman 2WD 4D Crew Cab