2021 RAM 1500 at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove

Ever since the all-new generation of RAM trucks began in 2019, it has dominated the competition with its powerful engine lineup, superb technology integration, and superior ride comfort. As for the towing and hauling numbers, they are some of the best we have ever seen on a pickup. In 2021, the competition has gotten stiffer, but if RAM has anything to say about it, their domination will continue. This year RAM comes out of the gate with a ton of optional features such as a driver head-up display, an available digital rearview mirror, and off-road readouts via the best-in-class 12-inch touchscreen. There is even a  trailer reverse control system that can steer the RAM for you as you direct the trailer into a parking spot. Need more power, you say? The RAM has rolled out the TRX for this year, and it comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 capable of producing 702 horsepower. There is no limit to what the RAM 1500 can do, so continue reading to find out all this massive pickup has to offer!


Tow With Confidence

The available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Class-Exclusive eTorque Mild Hybrid Technology offers a gas towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds, so you have the ability to tow what you need where you need it.

5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine With E-Torque

The available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with the Class-Exclusive eTorque Mild Hybrid Technology System blends performance-enhancing and efficient technologies with the addition of an available extra 130 pound-feet of torque for a V8 gas towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds.


Keep 'Em In Sight

The power fold trailer tow mirrors, now available with the available 360° Surround View Camera, flip out to give you exceptional visibility around whatever you might be towing and fold in when you need to maneuver in tight spaces.

Tailgate Assist

The available nitrogen- and oil-charged dampened tailgate ensures an even, consistent assist in even the coldest or warmest climates. The available power-release tailgate with key fob control makes opening the tailgate easier than ever.


Head-Up Display

Keep your eyes on the road while being aware of your gear with the new reconfigurable display that shows stats like MPH, incoming calls, turn-by-turn navigation, and which gear the vehicle is in.

Uconnect 12-Inch Touchscreen

Featuring an advanced 12-inch touchscreen, the available Uconnect® 12.0 with Navigation boasts a customizable home screen with split-screen capability, pinch-and-zoom technology, and physical controls for critical features. With this at your fingertips, you can easily access what matters.


Guided Parking

Available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist offers active guidance when parking. The guidance system directs you to engage the gear position, brake, and accelerator while it automatically controls steering.

Blind-Spot Monitoring

Available on all 2021 Ram 1500 models, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection scans the blind spot zones beside and behind the vehicle to help ensure trailer safety while maneuvering, while automatically sensing and accounting for the length of the trailer.


Harmon Kardon Audio System

Enjoy music on the move. The 2021 Ram 1500 boasts an available 900-watt Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System with the highest number of speakers in its class. This exceptional 19-speaker system is available on Laramie®, Rebel®, Limited Longhorn™, and Limited models.

Noise Cancelling Technology

Reduce ambient sound and enjoy quiet interior thanks to frame-mounted active-tuned mass modules and an available interior active noise cancellation system. You can feel at peace in real-world conditions of 57.6 decibels adjusted thanks to this advanced system.

Trims of the 2021 RAM 1500


  • Chrome Appearance Package
  • Rear Back-Up Camera
  • 5-Inch Touchscreen
  • Remote Keyless Entry

Big Horn

  • 12-Inch Touchscreen
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Night Edition Package
  • In-Floor Storage System


  • All-Terrain Tire
  • Digital Cluster Display
  • LED Headlamps
  • Electronic Locking Rear Axle


  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Alpine Premium Audio System
  • Sport Appearance Package


  • Bold Chrome Accents
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Leather-Wrapped Dashboard
  • Power Running Boards


  • Corrugated Mesh Grille
  • Uconnect 12.0
  • Harmon Kardon Audio System
  • Four Corner Air Suspension

What engines are available?

You're going to love all the power that the 2021 RAM 1500 provides as there are four engine options available. Starting things off is a 3.6-liter V6 capable of producing 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. This powerful engine comes with RAM's eTorque system that improves the pickups fuel economy. Next up is a 5.7-liter V8 that pumps out 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, which you can get with or without the eTorque. Is there a diesel option available? You bet there is! It's a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that has 260 horsepower and an unbelievable 480 lb-ft of torque. All-new to the engine lineup this year is the TRX, which has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that rips out an impressive 702 horsepower. No matter what engine you go with, it will pair with a smooth-sailing eight-speed automatic transmission. If you are looking to tow a ton of material behind you, the RAM can haul up to 12,750 pounds. Rear-wheel-drive comes standard, but all-wheel-drive is an available option.

What are some of the features of the RAM 1500?

There are a whopping seven trim levels available for the RAM 1500, and each comes with a massive amount of features. The base trim is the Tradesman, which comes with 18-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, trailer sway damping, and a 5-inch touchscreen with a six-speaker stereo. Going with the Big Horn ups the ante with your choice of an 8.4-inch or 12-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Foglights also come standard for the Big Horn. Want a RAM 1500 that goes off-road? The Rebel is your best bet as it comes with hill descent control, four underbody skid plates, an electronic locking rear axle, upgraded shocks, and all-terrain tires. One of the more luxurious RAM trims is the Laramie as it has standard features such as power mirrors, leather upholstery, and heated and ventilated front seats, and a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen. More luxury items are available with the Longhorn, such as side steps, reclining heated rear seats with under storage, and a spray-in bedliner with in-bed lighting. The Limited has a 12-inch touchscreen and 5.7-liter V8 standard along with a four-corner air suspension, wireless charging pad, and premium leather bucket seats. All-new this year is the fantastic TRX, which rounds out the RAM features list with a head-up display, reverse steering control, and RamBox cargo storage. 

What are some of the safety features?

The 2021 RAM 1500 helps you drive with confidence all year long thanks to a ton of available safety features. Each version of the RAM 1500 comes with a Blind-Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Path Detection, which monitors your blind spot areas beside and behind the RAM to help you make safer lane changes. You also get an Electronic Stability Control System so that you are in control of the breaks and the engine power and an Electronic Roll Mitigation System so that you can help keep the RAM centered as you move. The last system we will discuss is the Hill Start Assist System, which allows you to retain breaking pressure if you need to start up while you are stopped in gear on a steep grade.

Get the new RAM 1500 at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove

We know you are going to be impressed by every aspect of the all-new RAM 1500. There are endless engine options and trim levels you can choose from, and the safety features can't be beaten. Do you want to take a test drive? Head down to Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove and schedule one with our terrific sales team! We know you'll fall in love with the 2021 RAM 1500, but if you can't make it down to the dealership, be sure to check out our entire 2021 RAM 1500 inventory here on our website.

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