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Don’t Put off Buying this 2021 Ram 1500 Any Longer, Says Consumer Reports

The 2021 Ram 1500 is already one of the most popular full-size trucks in the U.S. As a result, there is a decent chance you’ve at some point thought about adding a 1500 to your driveway. However, given the current demand for trucks, good deals are harder to come by. Regardless, Consumer Reports found that now is the time to buy thanks to some significant discounts despite the increased demand.

How much does a 2021 Ram 1500 cost?

If you’re looking at adding a 2021 Ram 1500 to your life, going through the various trim levels and pricing may be a bit daunting. At the bottom of the food chain, we’ve got the Tradesman trim for $32,245. From there, you can opt for the Big Horn for $36,890, which allows you to option plenty of luxury extras such as the 12-inch infotainment screen.

If you want a more luxurious 2021 Ram 1500, you’ll be looking at the Laramie for $41,430. This is because you can get 8-way adjustable ventilated front seats, amongst other luxury goodies. At the top of the food chain are the Limited Longhorn for $52,180 and the Limited for $56,250. As you might expect, both of these trim levels embrace luxury even further. Additionally, the Limited comes standard with a 5.7-liter V8 and offers the widest selection of available options.

If off-roading is more your thing, you’ll be looking at the Ram 1500 Rebel for $45,320. While the Rebel may not be the most luxurious version of the 1500, it certainly is one of the most capable. Additionally, it features a fairly unique look. However, the wildest Ram available is by far the TRX for $70,095. This is because the TRX houses the Hellcat’s 702-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 under its hood.

Save by buying this specific trim level

The Ram Big Horn with a dark red body driving in the country
2020 Ram 1500 | Ram Trucks

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If you want to save the absolute most when buying a Ram 1500, you’ll want to look at the Longhorn Crew Cab with the 5’7″ Box and all-wheel drive. This is because Consumer Reports found that buyers can get up to 10 percent off when buying this specific trim level of the 1500. In terms of the aforementioned overall lineup, it is relatively expensive with a $55,180 MSRP, says Consumer Reports.

Regardless of the MSRP, Consumer Reports that the average transaction price for this Ram 1500 is $49,761. This marks an average savings of $5,419 off of the original MSRP. As a result, you may save by buying a higher trim level thanks to the available discounts.

Unfortunately, there is no mention of potential discounts for the lower trim levels. While this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any, it may just mean that 10 percent is the maximum you’ll be able to save.

How does the Ram stack up to its competitors?

2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve limited edition in Anvil Blue
2021 Ram 1500 | Ram

As far as full-size pickup trucks go, Consumer Reports rated the Ram 1500 as its top pick. Keep in mind. The 2021 Ford F-150 hasn’t been tested just yet since it is so brand-new. Regardless, the 1500 managed to beat the Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan, and the Chevy Silverado 1500. This includes an excellent road test score and favorable predicted owner satisfaction. As a result, regardless of which trim level you chose, chances are you’ll be content either way.