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2021 RAM 1500 Vs 1500 Classic

2021 RAM 1500 Vs 1500 Classic



If you are deciding to purchase a Ram pickup truck, then you may be considering the Ram 1500 or the Ram 1500 Classic. Let's review these two trucks to see which one is right for you.


2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Ram 1500 Classic


Both the Ram 1500 Classic and the Ram 1500 are equipped with the following engines:


  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 gas engine 305 hp and 269 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 engine delivers 395 hp and 410 lb.-ft. of torque




The difference between the two trucks in terms of the engine is that the Ram 1500 offers one additional engine option, which is the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6, which delivers 260 hp and 480 lb.-ft. of torque.


The Ram 1500 Classic does have a leg up when it comes to the cab and bed options. It offers drivers three options: Regular, Quad, and Crew. The Ram 1500 offers two options, which are the Quad and the Crew.


The bed options for the Ram 1500 Classic include three options as well. These are:


  • A standard 6-ft. 4-in. bed
  • A 5-ft. 7-in. bed
  • An 8-ft. bed


The Ram 1500 has the first two options but does not have the 8-ft. option. The Ram 1500 does have a lighter frame, so it will be less weight.


Another more subtle difference between the two vehicles is the Classic was designed to have a more rugged appearance. So, it may look more "classic" to drivers. It has some classic styling like a basic black grille, black door handles, and an optional black front bumper with body-coloured rub strip.


Ram 1500 Classic


Other exterior design options you can add to your Classic truck are appearance packages. Some of the these include:


  • Chrome Appearance Group
  • Chrome Appearance Group w/Body Color Fascia
  • Black Ram 1500 Express Group Package


The interior seating is vinyl or upgrades to a premium cloth on certain trims.




The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic offers standard safety features, such as several airbags and seatbelt pre-tensions. If you want, you can upgrade to a theft-deterrent alarm system.


For the technology on the Classic, you can select the optional Uconnect system, which allows you to integrate your smartphone.


Ram 1500


If safety technology is your thing, then you'll appreciate these features designed to help you navigate more safely:


  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Pedestrian Emergency Braking
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • 360° surround view camera
  • Smart braking technology
  • Innovative trailering features




Other additional features of the Ram 1500 that are available include reclining seats, tailgate assist, and 360 surround view camera.


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