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What Separates The 2021 Ram Heavy Duty Trim Levels?

Looking At The Standard Features, Which Is Best For You?

Production of the 2021 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty models is ramping up. The new Heavy Duty pickups will soon be coming off of the assembly line at the Saltillo Assembly Plant. While we get a lot of e-mails and comments asking what separates the different models, we thought we would take a look at the standard features across the entire range of the 2021 lineup.

Starting with the work-ready Tradesman to the luxury-oriented Limited model, you will notice not a lot has changed for the 2021 model year. However, there have been a few added standard features for 2021. 

2021 Ram 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Standard Content For Tradesman Models:

Exterior:

  • Black Bumpers
  • 17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Steel Styled Wheels
  • LT245/70R17E BSW All-Season Tires

Interior:

  • Keyless Go
  • Vinyl Floor Covering
  • Vinyl Bench Seats
  • Media Hub (with USB Type-A & C)
  • Uconnect® 3 with 5-Inch Display with Bluetooth

Functional:

  • Active Grill Shutters
  • Tire Fill Alert
  • Coil Spring Suspension (Ram 2500)
  • Class V Receiver
  • Locking Tailgate
  • Remote Keyless Entry
2021 Ram 3500 Big Horn Sport Crew Cab 4×4 Dually. (Ram).

Standard Content For Big Horn (Lone Star in Texas) Models:

Tradesman Features +

Exterior:

  • Chrome Bumper and Grill
  • 18-Inch x 8.0-Inch Steel Chrome Clad Wheels
  • LT275/70R18E BSW All-Season Tires

Interior:

  • Acoustic Glass
  • 6-Speaker Audio System
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Carpet Floor 

Functional:

  • Heated & Lit Trailer Tow Mirrors
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Trailer Brake Control
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Trailer-Light Check-Out*
2021 Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Standard Content For Laramie Models:

Big Horn/Lone Star Features +

Exterior:

  • LED Exterior Lighting
  • Body-Colored Wheel Flares
  • Rear Wheel Liners
  • 18-Inch x 8.0-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels
  • LT275/70R18E BSW All-Season Tires
  • Chrome Insert Door Handles

Interior:

  • Dual-Zone Air Temperature Controls
  • 7-inch Thin-Film-Transistor (TFT) Cluster
  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Rear View Auto Dim
  • Power Adjustable Pedals
  • Leather Bench Seats
  • 10-Way Power Adjustable Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Upholstered Instrument Panel
  • Front and Rear Outlets & USB
  • Uconnect® 4 with 8.4-Inch Display
  • Alpine 10-Speaker System

Functional:

  • Damped Tailgate
  • Selectable Tire Fill Alert
  • ParkSense® Front and Rear
  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Remote Start
  • 115-Volt/400-Watt Bed Outlet*
2021 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. (Ram).

Standard Content For 2500 Power Wagon Models:

Laramie Features +

Exterior: 

  • Powder Coated Bumper
  • Lower Two-Tone Paint (Diamond Black)
  • Molded Wheel Flares
  • 17-Inch x 8.0-Inch Matte Black / Diamond Cut Aluminum Wheels

Interior:

  • Embossed Tread Seats
  • Rubber Floor Mats

Functional:

  • Electronic Locking Front & Rear Differentials
  • Articulink Suspension
  • Bilstein Shocks
  • Disconnecting Stabilizer Bar
  • WARN 12,000 lb. Winch with 80-Foot Synthetic Cable
  • Skid Plates
  • Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac All-Terrain Tires
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Off-Road Pages In Gauge Cluster*
2021 Ram 2500 Limited Longhorn Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Standard Content For Limited Longhorn Models:

Laramie Features +

Exterior:

  • Chrome Belt Molding
  •  Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)

Interior:

  • Premium Center Console
  • Bucket Seats (Ventilated)
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Leather Wrapped Instrument Panel and Doors
  • Real Wood Accents
  • Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-Inch Display
  • Rear In-Floor Storage

Functional:

  • Power Chrome Convex Mirrors with Memory and Spot-Light
  • Power Release Tailgate
  • Spray-In Bed Liner
  • Auto High-Beams
  • Rain Sensitive Wipers
  • Proximity Keyless Entry
  • Pickup Box Lighting
  • Black Tow Hooks (Ram 2500)
2021 Ram 3500 Limited Mega Cab 4×4 Dually. (Ram).

Standard Content For Limited Models:

Limited Longhorn Features +

Exterior:

  • 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Satin Carbon/Chrome Insert Wheels
  • Firestone LT285/60R20E OWL On/Off-Road Tires
  • Chrome Tow Hooks

Interior:

Functional:

  • Blind Spot Monitor with Cross Path Detection
  • RamBox® with 115-Volt Outlet
  •  Power Running Boards

*New content for the 2021 model year.

For 2021, there are a number of exterior color combinations available for the Ram Heavy Duty. Those colors include the following…

2021 Ram 2500 Lone Star Mega Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Available Exterior Colors:

  • Delmonico Red Pearl
  • Flame Red
  • Hydro Blue
  • Maximum Steel Metallic
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Billet Silver Metallic
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
  • Bright White
  • Olive Green
  • Patriot Blue Pearl
  • Pearl White
  • RV Match Walnut Brown Metallic

Two-tone:

  • Billet Silver Metallic
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
  • RV Match Walnut Brown Metallic

The trucks will be arriving in the fourth quarter in Ram Truck dealer showrooms. For more information, you can contact your local Ram Truck dealer.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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