2021 RAM 2500

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$35,425

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2021 RAM 2500
2021 RAM 2500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Strong towing capability
  • Diesel engine’s torque
  • Luxurious interior on uplevel trims
  • User-friendly Uconnect multimedia system
  • Ride quality with optional air suspension

The bad:

  • Gets expensive in top trims
  • High-output diesel engine (3500 only)
  • No manual transmission

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 RAM 2500 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Choice of three cabs, two cargo boxes
  • Gas V-8 or turbo-diesel inline-six engine
  • Power Wagon version available
  • Maximum towing capacity of 35,100 pounds (3500)
  • 12-inch touchscreen available
  • Rear air suspension available

2021 RAM 2500 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty?

The Ram HD is a full-size pickup truck aimed at people with serious towing and hauling needs, as opposed to those who make the occasional weekend run to the home improvement store. It seats up to six and competes with the Ford Super Duty and Chevrolet Silverado HD. Available in 2500 and 3500 form, a 410-horsepower, 6.4-liter V-8 engine is standard, while a Cummins turbo-diesel 6.7-liter inline-six-cylinder is available. The diesel engine makes as much as 1,000 pounds-feet of torque in the 3500.

What’s New on the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty?

A new Limited Night Edition design package arrives this year. It includes monochromatic styling, black 20-inch wheels and special badges.   

What Features in the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • Regular cab
  • 8-foot cargo box
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Available features include: 

  • Crew cab or Mega cab
  • 6-foot, 4-inch cargo box
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Six-speed automatic transmission (diesel engine)
  • 8.4- or 12-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • 50-gallon fuel tank
  • Integrated trailer-brake controller

Should I Buy the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty?

The Ram HD should definitely be on your test-drive list if you need a full-size pickup truck for serious work. What sets it apart from the competition is its driving refinement — especially when equipped with the optional rear air suspension — as well as the quality and design of the interiors in the Laramie Longhorn and Limited. These trim levels have raised the bar for all full-size trucks. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Love this 2021 RAM 2500 Crew Cab 8' bed

I bought the 6.4L Hemi with 8 Speed Automatic transmission in an 8' bed. I love the way it drives and with plenty of power to pull most anything I will ever pull. Very satisfied with my purchase.

4.9

McLovin it so far!!

Looked around for an HD truck and settled on a Tradesman with the 6.4 Hemi. Only have 1k miles on it, but so far so good. Waaayy quieter than my F150 I traded. Also smoother than I expected from a 3/4 ton 4x4. Even though it is a lower model the interior is very nice. So far I'm very happy with my new Ram.

4.9

Still very new, but seems good so far

Needed a 2500 with Diesel towing power. So far this truck has lived up to all of my expectations... comfort, performance and style all meet my expectations thus far.

See all 17 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by RAM
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 70,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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