The new diesel version of this half-ton pickup truck has been introduced just recently. It came with notable improvements compared to the previous generation, so we are pretty sure that the 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel will carry on in the same way. This means you may count on class-leading performances when it comes to diesel engines, as well as on typical benefits that Ram trucks usually bring. The specs will remain the same, as well as the overall design. On the other side, we might see a couple of tweaks in terms of standard equipment, though most of the things are expected to remain the same. The 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel should come in typical time, without bigger changes in terms of the price.
2021 Ram 1500 Diesel Specs
Of course, the most prominent aspect of this version is the powertrain. The 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel will continue in the same way, which means you may count on the same 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine, which has been updated recently. It now comes with more power and torque compared to the previous generation, as the max output now goes around 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Another thing we should mention is that the peak torque is now available already at 1600 rpm. In practice, this means much better capacity, which now goes all-away up to 12.500 pounds. These are by far the highest ratings among diesel half-ton trucks and also pretty close to the V8 HEMI version of Ram 1500.
2021 Ram 1500 Diesel Redesign
Considering that we are talking about the second production year, the 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel will carry on with a familiar design. There is a new styling, which comes with a new grille, which has abandoned the crosshair layout after decades. Still, there aren’t many distinctive details that make this version different compared to gasoline counterparts. Moreover, this oil-burner is available in pretty much all trim levels.
The same thing goes for interior design. The cabin is well-made and looks pretty luxurious. Moreover, it doesn’t just look attractive, but also comes with loads of tech features, including the available 12.0-inch touchscreen. Seats are massive and comfortable, while all Ram 1500 models offer class-leading driving experience, both in terms of comfort and handling.
2021 Ram 1500 Diesel Trim Levels
As we already mentioned, this diesel engine is available in pretty much all models and we don’t expect changes in terms of trim level organization for the next year. Therefore, the 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel should carry on in familiar versions.
Tradesman is the name for standard models and those are pretty basic versions of the truck, which come with things like steel wheels, a small 5-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot and a couple of more things. On the other side, the Big Horn trim adds a lot of things, starting from aluminum wheels, fog lights and loads of standalone options. The Laramie continues to add more standard equipment. Bigger wheels, bigger touchscreen and leather upholstery are among highlights.
The Longhorn is a pretty upscale trim, which comes standard with upgrades like premium leather, wood accents and spray-in bedliner. Finally, there is the Limited trim, which is all about luxury. This model comes with chrome trim, air suspension and a very long list of standard equipment.
Those who want something off-road capable can pick the Rebel trim. This model comes with various mechanical upgrades, such as new suspension setup, higher ground clearance, skid plates, locking rear differentials etc.
Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel in typical time, which in this case means sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, it shouldn’t be much different compared to the current model, which starts at around 36.800 dollars.