The New 2021 RAM 1500 Classic
Ram is keeping the old-school workhorse – the 1500 Classic around for next generation. With three distinct trim options to choose from, updated interior design, and impressive off-road capabilities, the new 2021 1500 Classic is worth a serious look if you’re in the market for a pickup truck. If you are wondering, “Is the RAM 1500 Classic worth it?” Then follow along as we dive into the specs, features, and options of this time-honored powerhouse.
The New 2021 RAM 1500 Classic: Features and Specs
The 1500 Classic comes with two engine options: a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that Dodge drivers know and love. The 3.6-liter engine is quite capable, pulling up at 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque.
The meaty Hemi, however, considerably boosts these numbers, showing up at 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. With the Hemi inside, the 1500 Classic boasts an impressive 10,610-pound maximum towing capacity and 1,810-pound maximum payload! When we say workhorse, this is the power we’re talking about.Every trim level is available with a 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain.
Passengers and Cargo
The RAM 1500 Classic comes with a variety of cab options — regular, quad, and crew — guaranteeing that you’ll have the right amount of room for the family or the rest of the crew.
There are also bed and wheel options to suit various lifestyles and purposes, including the class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System. This system comes with bed organizers and extenders and hidden compartments above the wheel wells, ensuring that there’s a suitable space for whatever you might haul.
The 2021 RAM 1500 Classic comes equipped with the Uconnect command center. This includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen display with a navigation system, an optional 4G LTE wi-fi hotspot, and HD Radio. It also comes with support for Apple and Android device integration, giving you hands-free control of your phone no matter which system you use.
The dashboard features a simple and attractive full-color high-definition display. There are USB ports and an optional 115V auxiliary power port in the full-length floor console, giving you convenient storage and charging options within arm’s reach.
Safety and Security
The new RAM 1500 Classic comes with over 45 standard and available safety and security features made to protect the vehicle’s contents and occupants. A rear back up camera and parking assist system will help you navigate tight maneuvers and reverse safely, whether on the worksite or in your driveway. Electronic stability control technology and ABS mean that you won’t have to work to keep control of the truck in messy road or off-road conditions.
New Equipment Packages
The 2021 RAM 1500 Classic offers a robust variety of new feature packages. The trailer tow group turns the 1500 Classic into a trailer-maneuvering machine. It features trailer brake control, tow mirrors, an anti-spin differential, and a Class IV hitch receiver.
The new technology package adds a push-button start, remote proximity key, and remote start. New off-road and all-terrain packages for the different trims add conveniences like all-weather floor mats, all-terrain tires, and front skid plates. Finally, the new utility package elevates the already-impressive Warlock by adding fog lamps and front tow hooks.
2021 RAM 1500 Classic Trim Levels
The new 1500 Classic comes in three different trims — Tradesman, Express, and Warlock. Each one has its niche and one of them is sure to fit your needs.
The Tradesman is the RAM 1500 Classic’s primary utility trim and comes with the widest variety of cab and bed options. Choose from a crew cab with 5’7″ or 6’4″ box, a quad cab with 6’4″ box, or a regular cab with a 6’4″ or 8′ extended cab.
Available with chrome or black plastic accenting, trailer tow setup, and cold-weather comforts like heated seats and leather steering wheel, the Tradesman is the go-to answer for anyone looking for sheer utility.
The Express is the 1500 Classic’s stylish upgrade. Available in a regular or quad cab with a 6’4″ box or a crew cab with a 5’7″ box, the Express trim’s lure lies in its sleek aesthetics. With color-matched grille and fascia and with optional black accents and rims, the Express will turn heads in town as readily as it hauls cargo. It also has a few extra creature comforts to make the ride as comfortable as it is stylish.
The Warlock is the 1500 Classic’s all-terrain beast. Eye-catching and sporty, it comes as a quad cab with a 6’4″ box or crew cab with a 5’7″ box. The Warlock is designed with off-roading in mind, featuring heavy-duty rear shocks, all-terrain-styled bumpers to improve its approach and departure angles, and a one-inch suspension lift.
It also offers an optional luxury package, including LED bed lighting, second-row storage bins, and steering-wheel-mounted audio control. This trim is the one to pick if you’re looking for comfort and power.
Should I Get a RAM 1500 Classic?
If you’re in the market for a pickup truck, the new 2021 RAM 1500 Classic is tried-and-true. It’s is powerful and versatility and It has various options for passenger and cargo space. And with trim levels appealing to utility, style, and off-roading capabilities, there’s sure to be one to fit your needs.
At Patriot MAC, we have a wide selection of RAM 1500 Classics to choose from.
We also proudly promise a lifetime engine warranty, 10 years of roadside assistance, and a full year of maintenance. Thinking about buying? Get in touch with our finance department today for financing options.