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2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options & Towing | Indianapolis, IN

As much as you may be drawn to the upscale interior and stylish exterior of the 2021 Ram 1500 truck, it is the power under the hood that provides you with what you need your pickup to do. The 2021 Ram 1500 offers five potent and sophisticated engine options so you can get exactly what you need. Learn about the engines below to see which one suits you best.

Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Indianapolis, IN, offers a wide selection of new Ram 1500 pickups. Explore our inventory and make sure you check out our current finance and lease offers for a great deal on your next Ram 1500. Contact us at (317) 982-5944, send us a text, or start a quick chat if you’d like to take your favorite 2021 Ram 1500 for a test drive.

2021 Ram 1500 Engines

2021 Ram 1500 Engine Differences: Gas vs. Diesel

The 2021 Ram 1500 offers four impressive gas engine options ― two of which are paired with an efficient mild hybrid technology ― plus an advanced diesel engine that delivers not only impressive power but also great fuel efficiency and a worry-free emissions testing experience.

Which 2021 Ram 1500 Engine is Right for You?

They’re all powerfully capable, but which engine will meet your needs on the job or when you’re hauling necessities?

5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque


Experience best-in-class V8 towing ability ― up to 12,750 pounds ― when your Ram 1500 is equipped with the 5.7L HEMI® engine with eTorque. What is eTorque? This innovative technology is a mild hybrid system that gives a boost to the start/stop function to drive more torque. The eTorque system helps drive more efficiency, too, and deliver better performance. With eTorque, there is no need for an alternator to get things moving; instead, this system utilizes a belt-driven generator that is powered by a 48-volt battery.

5.7L HEMI V8


Tow 11,610 pounds and carry up to 1,970 pounds when your Ram 1500 is powered by a legendary HEMI V8 engine. This mighty V8 puts out 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque so you can carry heavy loads and tackle tough jobs with ease.

3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque


Available on all Ram 1500 trim options, this capable V6 is best in class when it comes to
V6 power ― 305 horsepower, to be exact, plus 269 pound-feet of torque strength. With the eTorque mild-hybrid system, the Pentastar® V6 delivers great fuel economy, too. Paired with an eight-speed TorqueFlite® automatic transmission, you can work hard ― and more efficiently ― and enjoy every ride in your Ram 1500 pickup.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6


If diesel power is the way to go for you, you’ll find the EcoDiesel V6 option a powerful producer. Delivering impressive strength (480 pound-feet of torque) as well as the best fuel economy in the Ram 1500 engine lineup, the EcoDiesel V6 also proves its muster in the towing arena with an ability to haul 12,560 pounds. By the way: that number is best in class.

6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8


In 2021, the Ram 1500 debuted a high-performance off-roading beast ― the Ram 1500 TRX ― equipped with a supercharged V8 that puts out a mind-blowing 702 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque. Powerful, fast, and oh-so responsive when you put foot to the pedal, the 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8 is paired with the high-capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. If you’re looking to rule the road, job site, or those gnarly trails, this level of performance under the hood is going to be hard to beat.

Ram 1500 Engine Specs & Towing Differences

Check out this display of the numbers that matter most.

Engine Horsepower Torque Fuel Economy (MPG) Max. Towing Capacity Max. Payload Capacity
5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque 395 HP 410 lb.-ft. 17 city/23 hwy 12,750 lbs. 1,810 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V8 395 HP 410 lb.-ft. 15 city/22 hwy 11,610 lbs. 1,970 lbs.
3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque 305 HP 269 lb.-ft. 20 city/26 hwy 7,730 lbs. 2,300 lbs.
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 260 HP 480 lb.-ft. 22 city/33 hwy 12,560 lbs. 2,040 lbs.
6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 702 HP 650 lb.-ft. 10 city/14 hwy 8,100 lbs. 1,310 lbs.

2021 Ram 1500 Engine Model Availability

Does the trim you have your eyes on offer the engine you can’t do without?

Standard Engine
Optional Engine

3.6L Pentastar V6 5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque 5.7L HEMI V8 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8
Tradesman®
Big Horn®
Laramie®
Rebel®
Limited Longhorn™
Limited
TRX

Learn More About the 2021 Ram 1500

There’s more to learn about the 2021 Ram 1500 pickup’s capabilities and features. Visit our trims page and Ram 1500 model review hub for more information, or browse our inventory of new Ram 1500 trucks if you’re ready to take one for a test drive. Give us a call at (317) 982-5944 or reach out to us via text or chat.


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