2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options

October 5th, 2020 by

2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options

The Ram 1500 is back and better than ever in the 2021 model year. Once considered to be a second-tier pickup, the Ram 1500 now compares favorably to both the Ford F-series and Chevrolet Silverado. The 2021 Ram 1500 meets the needs of a modern truck owner. Whether you are looking for a truck with incredible towing capability or a more comfortable daily driver, the 2021 Ram 1500 is worth a test drive. In this article, we will explore the “2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options” so that you can determine which engine fits your individual needs.

 

2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options

The 2021 Ram 1500 comes in 5 available engine options. With so many engine options, you are sure to find one that meets your needs. We’ll share the performance capabilities for each engine type below.

 

3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE

The entry level engine on the 2021 Ram 1500 is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque*. This engine uses advanced wide-range variable valve timing (VVT) to deliver power and efficiency. This 3.6L engine puts out up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The engine allows for towing up to 7,730 pounds when properly equipped.

*eTorque is a feature exclusive to FCA vehicles and is a mild hybrid system that work with a battery to enable the start/stop function, deliver short duration torque and brake energy regeneration. The result is better fuel economy and more payload/towing capacity.

 

5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE

Next up is the iconic and powerful 5.7L Hemi V8. This 5.7L V8 also uses the VVT as well as a Multi-Displacement System (MDS) with Fuel Saver Technology. The Hemi puts out an impressive 395 horsepower, 410 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 11,610 pounds when properly equipped.

 

5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE

The third available engine is a 5.7L Hemi V8 with eTorque – the mild hybrid system mentioned above. This engine puts out the same 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque as the non-eTorque engine. However, the eTorque option adds to the towing capability which comes in at 12,750 pounds when properly equipped.

 

3.0L ECODIESEL V6 ENGINE

The 2021 Ram 1500 also comes in a diesel option. The 3.0L Ecodiesel V6 engine offers some significant advantages over the gasoline-powered engine. While the engine puts out less maximum horsepower (at 260), the diesel option gets best-in-class diesel torque of 480 lb-ft. This allows for towing up to 12,560 pounds when properly equipped.

 

SUPERCHARGED 6.2L HEMI® V8 ENGINE

New to the Ram 1500 truck lineup is the most powerful factory installed engine ever on a half-ton truck. The legendary 6.2L Supercharged Hemi V8 engine makes its way to the Ram lineup for the 2021 model year. This engine puts out an incredible 702 max horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. While towing capacity will be determined once the vehicle is out of production, the engine can charge 0-60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds!

 

2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options By Trim Level

While most of the available engines are offered on multiple trim levels, you should know that some engines are not. Let’s look at which engines are offered on each trim level of the Ram 1500.

 

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman

  • 6L PENTASTAR®V6 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 0L ECODIESEL V6 ENGINE

 

2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn

  • 6L PENTASTAR®V6 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 0L ECODIESEL V6 ENGINE

 

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie

  • 6L PENTASTAR®V6 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 0L ECODIESEL V6 ENGINE

 

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel

  • 6L PENTASTAR®V6 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 0L ECODIESEL V6 ENGINE

 

2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn

  • 6L PENTASTAR®V6 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 0L ECODIESEL V6 ENGINE

 

2021 Ram 1500 Limited

  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE
  • 7L HEMI®V8 ENGINE WITH ETORQUE
  • 0L ECODIESEL V6 ENGINE

 

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

  • SUPERCHARGED 6.2L HEMI®V8 ENGINE

 

As you can see, the Ram 1500 offers a wide range of performance and capability with its 5 available engine options. Still have questions? Give our Ram Truck sales specialists a call!

 

2021 Ram 1500 at Glenn’s Freedom Ram

Thanks for reading our article on the “2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options.” Glenn’s Freedom Ram is proud to offer the 2021 Ram 1500 for sale to customers in Kentucky. Our Ram Truck Sales Specialists are standing by to answer any questions you have regarding your purchasing decision. Call, click or stop by our Ram dealership in Lexington, KY today!

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