Considering that HD models of the new generation of the legendary pickup truck are still fresh players on the market, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Ram 3500HD won’t feature too many changes. The super-capable version of the truck offers a lot of benefits, starting with excellent capabilities, unparalleled interior quality and great ride quality. Therefore, it would be hard to expect something more significant for the third production year. Still, a couple of updates, especially in terms of standard equipment are always more than welcome. We presume that the new model will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 Ram 3500HD Redesign
Of course, base design characteristics definitely won’t change. The 2021 Ram 3500HD will carry on with the same design and in some configurations. Speaking of configurations, you may count on three familiar cab layouts – regular, Crew and Mega Cab. Also, you can choose different bed sizes, which also affects the wheelbase. In terms of the styling, this model closely resembles the base half-ton, 1500 model, though it looks significantly more muscular, just like it’s the case with the 2500 models. Practically, the only major difference between the two models is in the suspension setup, which is the main reason why the 3500HD model is even more capable. The next year may bring some minor updates, such as new color options and similar things.
When it comes to interior design, we are talking about arguably the nicest cabin in the segment. No other HD truck offers such a refined interior, which looks pretty luxurious. Loads of hi-quality materials, as well as tons of hi-tech features, are the main reasons why this cabin looks so opulent. Therefore, we don’t expect too many changes in the next year, though a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment.
On the other side, the base trim level organization, things are about to remain the same, so you may count of the following versions – Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited.
Besides lots of equipment and great overall quality, this truck is also pretty spacious. This particularly refers to crew cab and Mega Cab models, which can comfortably accommodate adult passengers in both rows. You will hardly find a more spacious HD truck on the market. Practically, the only pickup that offers more space on the inside is Toyota Tundra, but that’s a completely different, half-ton class of pickup trucks, which is three times less capable than the Ram 3500HD.
2021 Ram 3500HD Engines and Performances
When it comes to engine and performances, the 2021 Ram 3500HD won’t bring any changes. Therefore, count on two familiar engine options for the next year. Base models will carry on with a 6.4-liter gasoline engine. It is good for about 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque and comes in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission. Still, most truckers would prefer a more capable diesel version. Of course, we are talking about the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel, which delivers 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful version of the engine is also available and delivers 400 horspeower and full 1.000 pound-feet of torque. With such output, you may count on impressive 35.100 pounds of max towing capacity, while the may payload capacity goes up to 7.680 pounds.
Release Date and Price
Considering that bigger changes aren’t expected for the next year, the 2021 Ram 3500HD should hit the market sometime late in the year. Base models should go around 37.000, while the most expensive version will go over 65.000 dollars. Key competitors are Ford F-350 and Chevy Silverado 3500HD.