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2021 Ram 1500 Trims: What Are the Differences?

Ram 1500

Built from high-strength steel construction, good on fuel economy, and equipped for your riding comfort, the 2021 Ram 1500 full-size light duty pickup is a smooth-riding workhorse that offers luxury if you want it and power and strength when you need it. Learn about the 2021 Ram 1500 trims and powertrains, then search our new Ram 1500 inventory at Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Indianapolis, IN, to find your ideal ride. Want to get behind the wheel and take it for a test drive? Give us a call, send us a quick chat, or contact us online, and we’ll be happy to set it up for you.


The 2021 Ram 1500 pickup does not disappoint when it comes to power under the hood. Five potent engine options provide the horsepower and torque you seek to get you through your day, plus the strength you need when you’re hauling equipment, materials, or recreational toys. Engines are paired with the TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission for peak efficiency, and the eTorque mild hybrid system offered on the Pentastar® V6 and HEMI® V8 is designed to optimize key metrics like fuel efficiency, payload, and towing capability. View performance information in the table below.

2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options

Performance Specs

3.6L Pentastar V6 gas engine

with eTorque

  • 305 HP
  • 269 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 7,730 lbs. max. towing capacity

5.7L HEMI V8

  • 395 HP
  • 410 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 11,610 lbs. max. towing capacity

5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque

  • 395 HP
  • 410 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 12,750 lbs. max. towing capacity

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

  • 260 HP
  • 480 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 12,560 lbs. max. towing capacity

Supercharged 6.2L HEMI i8

(TRX trim)

  • 702 HP
  • 650 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 8,100 lbs. max. towing capacity

2021 Ram 1500Tradesman

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman

Key Features & Specs

Find plenty of standard equipment on this base model Work Truck, including a hard-working V6 that delivers up to 25 MPG on the highway. The 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman includes:

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with 305 HP and 269 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 4×2 or 4×4 drive system
  • Available crew cab and quad cab
  • Remote keyless entry
  • ParkView® rear backup camera
  • Electric park brake
  • Uconnect® 3 with 5-in. touchscreen and voice command
  • Bluetooth® technology

2021 Ram 1500Tradesman HFE

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE

Key Features & Specs

The 2021 Tradesman HFE ― which stands for high fuel economy ― delivers 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway and comes equipped with Tradesman trim features, plus:

  • Standard 4×2 drive system
  • Standard quad cab or 6-ft. 4-in. box
  • Wheel-to-wheel side steps
  • Mopar® roll-up tonneau cover
  • 20-in. chrome clad aluminum wheels
  • Cloth high-back bucket seats

2021 Ram 1500Big Horn

2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn

Key Features & Specs

Decked out with more styling details plus a convenient, discreet in-floor storage system, the 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn is sure to attract attention. Includes Tradesman trim features, plus:

  • Chrome grille and front and rear bumpers
  • Fog lamps
  • 18-in. aluminum wheels
  • Class-exclusive in-floor storage
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls

2021 Ram 1500Laramie

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie

Key Features & Specs

If you’re looking for an enhanced in-cabin experience, begin your search with the Laramie trim. Includes Big Horn trim features, plus:

  • LED headlamps, tail lamps, and fog lamps
  • Forward collision warning with active braking
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Alpine® nine-speaker premium audio system
  • Uconnect® 4 with 8.4-in. touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Heated and ventilated, leather-trimmed, 12-way power front seats
  • Memory features for driver’s seat, exterior mirrors, adjustable pedals, and radio station presets

2021 Ram 1500Rebel

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel

Key Features & Specs

Designed for standing out and equipped for having some serious off-roading fun, the 2021 Rebel includes Laramie features, plus:

  • Off-Road Group
  • Sport performance hood
  • 33-in. Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® tires
  • 18-in. aluminum wheels
  • Black wheel flares
  • Vinyl/cloth bucket seats
  • 12-way power driver’s seat with four-way power lumbar support

2021 Ram 1500Limited Longhorn

2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn

Key Features & Specs

Want more luxury? The 2021 Limited Longhorn brings it with features offered on the Laramie trim, plus a few more styling details and essentials:

  • Standard crew cab
  • Chrome grille, front/rear bumpers, and door handles
  • Chrome wheel-to-wheel side steps and front tow hooks
  • 20-in. aluminum wheels
  • Premium leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-in. touchscreen
  • Genuine wood, leather, and metal-trimmed interior

2021 Ram 1500Limited Longhorn

2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn

Key Features & Specs

Want more luxury? The 2021 Limited Longhorn brings it with features offered on the Laramie trim, plus a few more styling details and essentials:

  • Standard crew cab
  • Chrome grille, front/rear bumpers, and door handles
  • Chrome wheel-to-wheel side steps and front tow hooks
  • 20-in. aluminum wheels
  • Premium leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-in. touchscreen
  • Genuine wood, leather, and metal-trimmed interior

2021 Ram 1500Limited

2021 Ram 1500 Limited

Key Features & Specs

Slide inside, close the door, and sink into the ultimate 2021 Ram 1500 riding experience with the Limited trim. You’ll find HEMI V8 power under the hood, features offered on the Limited Longhorn trim, plus these premium-level features and upgrades:

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with 395 HP and 410 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Class-exclusive Active-Level™ four corner suspension
  • Power running boards
  • Blind spot monitoring system with rear cross path and trailer detection
  • Premium leather details – leather bucket seats, wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Uconnect 12.0 with navigation, featuring a 12-in. touchscreen display
  • 7-in. driver information digital cluster display with Limited trim theme
  • 20-in. polished aluminum wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control

2021 Ram 1500TRX

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Key Features & Specs

New for 2021, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is all about supercharged performance. In addition to Limited trim features, find exclusive features designed to enhance your ride and your off-roading experience:

  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 engine with 702 HP and 650 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Standard 4×4 drive system
  • Nine drive modes with nine configurable performance off-road pages
  • Standard crew cab and 5-ft. 7-in. box
  • 35-in. Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires
  • High performance dual exhaust
  • Wide grille, flared fenders, and flared box sides
  • Bilstein® Black Hawk® e² shock system

2020 Ram 1500 Trim Level Comparison

2020 Ram 1500 driving over a hill towing boats during sunset

Green Truck of the Year winner two years running, the 2020 Ram 1500 offers multiple fuel-efficient, performance-driven powertrain options across the Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited trims. Learn about the Ram 1500 trim levels then check out our new inventory and lease specials at Champion CDJR in Indianapolis, IN. Give us a call at (317) 982-5944 or contact us online if you have questions or would like to schedule a test drive.

What Are the Differences Between the 2020 Ram 1500 Trim Levels?

Appreciated for its smooth ride, the Ram 1500 offers a variety of features to satisfy any level of comfort and convenience you seek. New for 2020 is an available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine that delivers best-in-class 480 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class 12,560 lbs. of towing capacity when properly equipped. Available across 2020 Ram 1500 trims.

2020 Ram 1500Tradesman

2020 Ram 1500 Tradesman - Bright White

Key Features & Specs

Your entry into the 2020 Ram 1500 lineup, the 2020 Tradesman comes equipped with an attractive and spacious interior and features:

  • 3.6L V6 engine
  • 305 HP/269 lb.-ft. of torque
  • EPA-rated 20 MPG city/26 MPG highway
  • Six-passenger seating
  • Four-way driver seat direction control
  • Rear bench seats
  • Daytime running lights
  • Rear bumper step
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Voice-activated audio control
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • ParkView® rear backup camera
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Trailer sway damping
  • Hill start assist

2020 Ram 1500Big Horn

2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn - Patriot Blue

Key Features & Specs

Find added utility, interior conveniences, and exterior styling on the 2020 Big Horn. Includes most features of the Tradesman trim, plus:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • Rear split-bench seats
  • Rear 60/40 fold-flat seats
  • Chrome front and rear bumper
  • Available 20-in. chrome or painted wheels
  • Available Uconnect® 8.4-in. or 12-in. display

2020 Ram 1500Laramie

2020 Ram 1500 Laramie - Delmonico Red

Key Features & Specs

Upgraded seating and in-cabin comforts help make a long ride more enjoyable. The 2020 Laramie includes most features of the Big Horn trim, plus:

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine
  • 395 HP/410 lb.-ft. of torque
  • EPA-rated 15 MPG city/22 MPG highway
  • Power four-way driver’s seat and front passenger’s seat lumbar support
  • Power driver seat recline
  • Eight-way direction control driver’s seat
  • Driver and passenger heated and ventilated front seats
  • Power adjustable pedals
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Ten-speaker sound system
  • Dual-zone front air conditioning
  • Security system
  • Three 12V DC power outlets
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED brakelights
  • Chrome grille

2020 Ram 1500Rebel

2020 Ram 1500 Rebel - Flame Red

Key Features & Specs

Like its name, the 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel exudes a whole lot of attitude. Includes most features of the Laramie trim, plus:

  • 305 HP 3.6L V6 engine
  • 18-in. black painted and polished aluminum wheels
  • 33-in. Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® all-terrain tires
  • Rebel tire tread inserts
  • Five-passenger seating
  • Electronic locking rear axle
  • Tow hooks
  • Black and dark ruby red premium vinyl and cloth seats
  • Full floor console
  • Laser-engraved dark ruby red accents

2020 Ram 1500Laramie Longhorn®

2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn - Ivory White

Key Features & Specs

Luxury features and conveniences ― with a few unique touches ― add distinction to the 2020 Laramie Longhorn trim. Includes most features of the Rebel trim, plus:

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine
  • Remote engine start
  • Side steps
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Premium leather
  • Leather-wrapped dashboard
  • Burned-in Laramie Longhorn branding mark on glovebox
  • Barnwood accents

2020 Ram 1500Limited

2020 Ram 1500 Limited - Diamond Black

Key Features & Specs

The top-of-the-line 2020 Ram 1500 Limited helps you navigate your surroundings with ease. Includes most features of the Laramie Longhorn trim, plus:

  • Integrated navigation system with voice activation
  • Leather and genuine wood steering wheel
  • Heated rear seats
  • Uconnect® 12.0 with 12-in. touchscreen display
  • First-row LCD monitor
  • Mesh grille

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