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What is the 2021 Ram 1500 Bringing to the Table?

We know what to expect for the 2021 Ford F-150, Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado, and more, but what about the 2021 Ram 1500? Is the Ram 1500 falling behind due to the debut of the Ford Bronco and other new vehicles? Let’s check out what we know what to expect so far. 

Is the 2021 Ram 1500 worth waiting for?

The fifth-generation Ram 1500 just came out in 2019, so we don’t expect the 2021 model to have a new refresh or design. It could have a slight mid-cycle refresh to remain competitive about rivals. Plus, the redesign that came out with the 2019 Ram 1500 still feels new and exciting. 

A silver Ram 1500 on a dirt road climbs over the peak of a hill.
2020 Ram 1500 Rebel | FCA

Currently, the main excitement for the Ram 1500 is revolving around the upcoming Ram 1500 TRX with 707 horsepower. It’s expected to be released toward the end of the summer or early fall with other 2021 Ram 1500 trim options. 

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Aside from this powerful upgrade in power for the TRX version, we haven’t received many clues about what to expect, apart from seeing the current design and interior being carried over to 2021. 

2021 Ram 1500 features 

However, due to someone spotting the 2021 Ram 1500 in the wild, we can guess that it might be smarter. The truck was seen around Detroit with multiple cameras to presumably test out new technology features. 

For example, there was a high-definition camera spotted in the rear, a new 360 surround-view camera, and cameras on the tow mirrors. It’s safe to expect some new camera angles to help with backing up, hitching to trailers, and seeing exactly where your tires will land while off-roading. There should be a camera angle that displays the truck bed as well. 

Ram 1500 Interior with 12" touchscreen infotainment center
Ram 1500 Interior

Fiat and the Jeep Cherokee have been whispering about the new heads up display Uconnect system too. Not much information has been revealed about this system, but it could come with the 2021 Ram 1500 to display crucial information on the windshield. It’s also expected to be included with the 2022 Jeep Cherokee. 

A special edition Ram 1500 on display at an auto show
A 2020 Ram 1500 on display at an auto show | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Rumors also suggest that the 2021 Ram 1500 will have a new reversing and steering system. The trailering system will eliminate the current toggle switches and will be placed to the right of the system with four auxiliary switches. 

This trailering system will help novice haulers get the job done by twisting the knob in the direction they want their trailer to go. Then the system will help the driver achieve that goal. 

When will we learn more about the 2021 Ram 1500?

Hopefully, the 2021 Ram 1500 will be revealed by August to have options available by the fall. The Ram 1500 should still start around $30k since the significant upgrades are rumored to only occur with the tech systems. 

A burgundy Ram 1500 Laramie sits in the curve or a dirt road.
2020 Ram 1500 Laramie | FCA

Along with the Ram TRX that’s filled with T-Rex Easter eggs, a Hellcat Ram 1500 may surface. So, Ram is focusing on the higher end, more powerful trim options for the time being while making the Ram 1500 more comfortable and convenient to drive.