The 2021 Ram 1500 Remains Undefeated as the Most Loved Truck

According to drivers, the 2021 Ram 1500 is one truck that’s easy to love. The Ram 1500 just won the IHS Markit Automotive Loyalty award for the fifth year in a row! So, the true love relationship with this Ram truck isn’t new. 

The 2021 Ram 1500 wins another award 

According to Torque News, the 2021 Ram 1500 could be the most loved truck in America. The IHS Markit just announced that the Ram 1500 won the Automotive Loyal Award for the fifth year in a row. That’s right, the Ram 1500 got a five-peat in the light-duty pickup segment. 

Loyalty is determined when a household owns a vehicle returns to the market to purchase or lease a vehicle with the same make, model, or manufacturer. So, basically, the Ram 1500 keeps winning this award because owners keep buying new Ram 1500 models. 

A white 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel parked on the street outside a house under construction
2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel | Stellantis

The awards are based on an analysis of 12.4 million new retail vehicle registration in the United States during 2020. The new vehicle may either replace or be an addition to the household fleet.

In 2018, light trucks accounted for 72-percent of 17 million vehicles that sold in the U.S., meaning about 12 million trucks were purchased, and consumers have been most loyal to Ram. 

What is so great about the 2021 Ram 1500? 

According to Edmunds, the Ram 1500 has been their top-rated light-duty pickup truck since the latest generation debuted in 2019. You can get started in the 2021 Ram 1500 for about $32,795. The is higher than the Ford F-150, but the Ram 1500 base model may come with more standard features. 

For 2021 the Ram 1500 got a new driver head-up display, an available digital rearview mirror, new performance, and off-road readouts, and a trailer reverse control system that steers the truck for you as your trailer is directed into a parking spot. 

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The Ram 1500 walked away from leaf springs in the rear to gain a coil-spring suspension. The 2022 Toyota Tundra is following in its footsteps now because coil springs allow for better handling and a smoother ride. This is an aspect that critics love about the Ram 1500. Plus, this truck has steady steering, confident braking, and secure handling. 

Even in the base model, the Ram 1500 has a nice interior with quality materials. It’s comfortable with a convenient layout. Plus, the cabin is spacious. The Ram offers more legroom and headroom than competitors. 

Ram 1500 features 

The 2021 Ram 1500 comes with a standard 8.4-inch Uconnect system, but the optional 12-inch screen is much prettier. Also, multiple USB and USB-C ports are included with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. 

Edmund’s one issue with the Ram 1500 is the fact that it doesn’t come with many standard assist features. Only higher-up trim options offer parking sensors, forward collision preventing, lane departure assistance, and more. 

A look at the large touchscreen inside a 2019 Ram 1500
2019 Ram 1500 with a 12-inch touchscreen display | Stellantis

When properly equipped, the Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 lb. It can also carry a payload of up to 2,300 lb. It has plenty of muscle to get the job done. But the 2021 Ford F-150 can tow up to 14,000 lb. 

Also, Ram fans love the amount of cargo space it has. The options, RamBox locking bins provide storage on the sides of the bed. Plus, the optional two-way tailgate can open downward and outward. 

The center console is huge, and you can add compartment spaces on the rear floor, under the rear seats, or in the back of the cushions. The 2021 Ram 1500 provides freedom and customization options that rivals lack.