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2021 Ram 1500 rear exterior view

Is Ram going to make an electric truck?

New Ram EV…Soon? What We Know about the Ram 1500 EV

Here at Briggs Dodge in Topeka, KS, we like to keep on top of things. New 1,012-horse Ram TRX Mammoth model coming out? Of course we know about it! How about the 1,000+ horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Ghoul? Only 100 being made, they’re going to go quick! Is there a Ram 1500 EV? Well…it’s a little complicated.

Is Ram going to make an electric Ram 1500 truck? Let’s take a look.

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What we Know About the 2022 RAM 1500

RAM is known for having some of the most high quality and reliable trucks in the market, and this looks to continue into 2022 with the new Ram 1500. This updated Ram will be available in Regular, Extended, and Crew Cab models. Let’s look at what we know so far regarding this new RAM 1500.

The Regular Cab version of the 1500 will now be called the Ram 1500 Classic, and it is going to be based on an older body style, hence the “Classic” monniker. There’s going to be a wide range of powertrain options to pick when it comes to the 1500. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Next up is a 5.7-liter V8 engine with 395 horsepower and 411 lb-ft of torque. Exclusive to the TRX is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with a monstrous 720 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. A diesel engine is also available, which will be a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 that produces 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. All of these engines will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2022 Ram 1500 will be able to tow up to 12,750 pounds and has a max payload of up to 2,320 pounds.

RAM is well known for the luxuriousness of their interiors, mixing creature comforts with a rugged exterior. Throughout the cabin you’ll find high quality leather and soft-touch materials that give the 2022 RAM a sense of class and sophistication. Some great technological features are present as well, such as a 12-inch horizontal infotainment system that has a perfect balance of touch controls and physical buttons and knobs. Some great safety features are present as well, like automatic braking, blind-spot monitors, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and a rearview camera mirror.

Simply put, the 2022 RAM 1500 promises to be the best pickup truck in its class, dominating the market in everything it has set out to achieve. If you want a pickup that has better technology, better ride quality, and more capabilities, look no further. RAM has yet to announce the release date for the 2022 1500, but based on previous release dates of their trucks we expect the new 1500 to come out in Fall of this year.

2021 RAM 1500 towing boat

Does the 2021 RAM 1500 come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration?

The Ram 1500 is an incredibly capable pickup truck that provides powerful performance, an upscale interior and a long list of features and technology that add to each drive. one feature that many drivers value is smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems. Are you wondering whether the 2021 Ram 1500 comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration? Continue reading below to learn more!

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2021 RAM 1500 from front

2021 RAM 1500 Performance Features & Capabilities

Here at Briggs Dodge, we love the RAM 1500. The 2021 RAM 1500 is the third installment of the puck-up trucks’ fifth generation and does not disappoint when it comes to intuitive technology, powerful performance and innovative features. Are you interested in learning about the performance features and capabilities of the 2021 RAM 1500? Continue reading below to learn about the pick-up truck from the experts at Briggs Dodge in Topeka, KS!

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IIHS Top Safety Pick: 2021 Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 once again has proved why it’s the best truck on the market, earning a “Top Safety Pick” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This award is given to vehicles that prove that they are dedicated to reducing motor accidents and improving the safety of motor vehicle collisions. The 1500 is the first pickup to win back-to-back IIHS Top Safety Pick awards, proving that Ram has been dedicated to providing us with top quality safety.

Ram’s Brand Chief Executive Officer, Mike Koval Jr. iterated how important safety is to the brand, saying, “A Top Safety Pick for the Ram 1500 solidifies our long-standing commitment to our customers through advanced technology and engineering expertise … this validation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety builds consumer confidence in our trucks and in the Ram brand.”

The 1500 earned this award because of their sensor-fusion automatic emergency braking system. This system combines cameras with radar sensors to determine potentially hazardous frontal impacts. If there is no response from the driver after several alerts the system will automatically engage the truck’s brakes to avoid or mitigate the impact.

If you’re interested in a pickup that is best in class and will keep you safe, look no further than the Ram 1500. If you want to test drive the 1500, or if you have any other questions, come on down to Briggs Dodge Ram. We’d love to help you out and make sure you leave the lot satisfied.

2021 Ram 1500 Multi-function Tailgate Features

We previously discussed why the Ram 1500 is the best truck on the market right now, whether it’s the 1500’s incredible towing capacity, impressive safety ratings, or its comfortable interior. Today though we’re going to show you another reason why you should consider going for the 2021 Ram 1500.

That reason is the multifunction tailgate. This may not sound like much, but Ram designed this with the thought of making everything you use a pickup truck for easier. The ease of access to the bed of your truck is greatly improved with the 60/40 split swing-away doors, giving you more ease of access than a traditional tailgate when using the bed of your truck. Whenever you use your 1500 to tow you want to be able to get to the bed of your truck easily. Where traditional tailgates are restricted by trailers, Ram’s multifunction tailgate is not, making your life that much easier.

Mitch Holthus showing off the tailgate functionality.

The multifunction tailgate will function like a traditional tailgate when that’s what the job calls for as well, giving you options that other trucks can’t provide. The bed of the 1500 supports up to 2,000 pounds, meaning you can fit pretty much anything you desire. Class exclusive Rambox cargo management system is featured, offering you versatile, weatherproof, lockable, illuminated drainable storage bins on each side of the bed, as well as a 115-volt auxiliary outlet, giving you more accessibility.

Functionality and ease of access were clearly at the top of the list when it came to designing the tailgate and bed of the 1500. If you want a truck that has carefully put in though to every aspect of its design then look no further than the 2021 Ram 1500.

The Diverse 2021 Ram 1500

The 2021 Ram 1500 has set a new standard for pickup trucks. Pickups have evolved in recent years to bring a more luxurious experience while also maintaining the rugged hard working side that trucks have always been known for. No other truck in the Ram 1500’s class does this better, bringing exceptional luxury, great ride quality, and the ability to get down and dirty.

Ram has added some great new features for 2021, and also some cool new trim levels, such as the Hellcat-powered RAM 1500 TRX, which we’ve written an article about in the past. You’ll find new quality of life features have been added, greatly improving upon the 2020 1500. These features include a new heads-up display, a fully digital rearview mirror, a feature that can control the truck’s steering when backing up towards a trailer, and new information contained in the infotainment system that displays ride height and pitch-and-roll monitoring. The safety features have been vastly improved as well, earning the 1500 a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 

Performance is better than ever for the 2021 Ram 1500. You have four different engine options, although the 6.2L V8 is only available on the TRX. The other three are a 3.0L V6 diesel, a 3.6L V6, and a 5.7L V8. All of these are great options and guarantee for a fun ride. The Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds and carry a payload of up to 2,320 pounds, which is impressive. You’ll be able to get any type of work you could think of done with this multifunctional truck.

If you want a pickup that can get hard work done while also having an impressive luxury experience for you and your passengers, the 2021 Ram 1500 is the perfect fit for you. If you want to give this pickup a test drive, or if you have any questions, feel free to come in to Briggs Dodge Ram today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to give you a hand.

2021 Ram 1500 white exterior front fascia parked in field next to herd of cows

What Safety Features Are Available for the 2021 Ram 1500?

If you’re looking for a truck that can handle all of your towing jobs and driving adventures, look no further than the 2021 Ram 1500. Not only does this pickup truck provide exceptional performance, but it also provides a safe driving experience. When doing a job or going on an adventure, safety is one of the most important things. To see how you can feel more confident on the road, keep reading as we explore the available safety features of the 2021 Ram 1500.

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2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition exterior shot parked in a canyon valley

What’s Included in the 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition?

Inspired by the Southwest region of the USA, Ram has introduced the Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition package for the 2021 Ram 1500 model. So, what’s all included in the 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition? Today, we explore the available specs, features, pricing, release date, and more, concerning the 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition!

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Which Ram 1500 is Right for Me?

The Ram 1500 is hugely popular, and as a result there’s a large selection of trim levels and packages to pick from. We’re here to help you figure out which one best matches your needs.

Family Friendly Models 

Whether you’re hitching a trailer, or picking up the kids from school, the Ram 1500 Big Horn ($33,895 MSRP) and Ram 1500 Laramie ($39,995 MSRP) are two trucks that can do both with ease. With seating for up to 6, and plenty of comfort and connectivity features, the whole family will stay entertained and comfortable on trips of any length. 

Luxurious Models

If you’re looking for a truck that has the comfort of a five star hotel look no further than the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn ($49,675 MSRP) and Limited ($52,875 MSRP). Heated leather seats, Uconnect 4C infotainment, and 9-speaker Alpine premium audio are just some of the standard features you will find in these outstanding Ram trucks. 

Hard Working Models

Ram has been known for their work trucks, and with this model you can see why. The Ram 1500 Tradesman ($26,495 MSRP) is a hard working truck that will help you get the job done, no matter how big. Available RamBox cargo management, numerous cab and bed combinations, and available bed liners all make this highly-customizable truck ideal for all your work needs.

Off-Road Models

If you’re looking for a truck that can drive over anything you put in its path, then the Ram 1500 Rebel ($44,740 MSRP) is the truck for you. While all Ram 1500 trucks are equipped to take you off the beaten path, the Rebel was designed for premium off-roading adventures. You’ll find an electronic locking rear axle, Bilstein monotube dampers, one-inch suspension lift, front suspension skid plates, all-terrain wheels, and Rebel tire tread inserts. Get five-passenger seating in the Rebel’s crew cab or quad cab body styles, and choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems.

Hopefully this has helped get you closer to the right match, but if you need any further help we invite you to please contact our friendly and knowledgeable team. We’ll be happy to help.