2021 New Ram Heavy Duty Tradesman vs Big Horn vs Laramie vs Power Wagon vs Longhorn vs Limited Trim Levels

What’s New for 2021 Ram 2500 & 3500 HD Trucks?

MotorTrend Truck of the Year in 2020 and Popular Science — Best of What’s New in Autos, Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickups continue to dominate the competition in a host of categories. For 2021, Ram HD offers a new Limited Night Edition as well as new available features such as a Trailer Light Check and Digital Rearview Mirror for added driver confidence.

  • Limited Night Edition
  • Laramie Longhorn rebrand
  • New 115V Exterior Outlet
    • Packaged w/400w Inverter (regardless of RamBox®)
  • SiriusXM® Audio trial is now 6 months for 21MY – three months more than the competition: Ford & GM
  • New Rearview Auto Dim Digital Display Mirror
    • Packaged with Limited Level 1 and Safety Group
  • New “Trailer Light Check” added
    • Packaged w/Brake Controller (Tradesman)
    • Standard on all other trim levels
  • New “Off-Road Info Pages”
    • Added to Off-Road Package
    • Packaged separately w/Uconnect® 4C NAV on Power Wagon

The 2021 Ram Heavy Duty Truck offers 6 different trim levels.  To assist you the product specialists at Woody’s Automotive Group in Chillicothe, MO have highlighted the key features of each trim level below so that you can compare the different trim levels and find out what comes standard with each trim.

Our product specialists are just a phone call or click away at  660-646-3455 or use our online contact form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

2021 Ram HD Tradesman Starting at $34,095 MSRP
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Standard features including:
  • Standard 6.4L HEMI® V8 gasoline engine with 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Available 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel with 6-speed automatic transmission, or 6.7L High-Output Cummins Turbo Diesel with fully electronically controlled AISIN six-speed automatic transmission (3500 models only)
  • Heavy-duty engine cooling (diesel engine)
  • Diesel exhaust brake (diesel engine)
  • 4×4 models feature manual shift-on-the-fly transfer case (electronic shift-on-the-fly available)
  • Electronic Stability Control*
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation*
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Sway Damping
  • Available in Regular Cab and Crew Cab configurations
  • Black front bumper
  • Black grille with Black surround
  • Automatic Quad Halogen Headlamps
  • Steel wheels (17-inch 2500/18-inch 3500)
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Four- and seven-pin trailer connectors
  • Class V hitch receiver (20,000-lb 2500/23,000-lb 3500)
  • ParkView Rear Backup Camera*
  • Active grille shutters
  • Locking tailgate
  • Tire Fill Alert
  • Full size spare tire
  • Push-button start
  • Remote Keyless Entry (Crew Cab)
  • Vinyl 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with folding center armrest/business console
  • Full-width folding rear bench seat trimmed in vinyl (Crew Cab)
  • Heavy-duty vinyl floor covering
  • Instrument cluster with tachometer features the 3.5-inch monochrome Driver Information Display
  • Speed control and tilt steering column
  • Uconnect 3 with 5″ Display with a Media Hub featuring USB ports and auxiliary input for mobile devices
  • Four speakers on regular cab models; six speakers on crew cab models
  • Driver and passenger-side assist handles
  • Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
  • Air conditioning
  • Power front windows with one-touch up/ down (Crew Cab)
  • Active noise control (Crew Cab)
2021 Ram HD Longhorn Starting at $57,280 MSRP
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Standard features including add/replace on Tradesman, including:

  • Electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case (4×4 models)
  • Trailer light check
  • Trailer brake control
  • Mega Cab availability added
  • Gloss Black billet grille with chrome RAM lettering, chrome accents and chrome surround
  • Chrome front and rear bumpers
  • Body-color door handles
  • 18-inch chrome-clad steel wheels (2500 and 3500 SRW)
  • 17-inch chrome-clad steel wheels (3500 DRW)
  • Signature Big Horn badge on the tailgate
  • Front bench seat trimmed with premium cloth
  • Remote Keyless Entry (all cab configurations)
  • Tinted accoustic windshield glass
  • Premium vinyl door trim
  • Floor mats (front on Regular Cab, front and rear on Crew or Mega Cab)
  • Color keyed instrument panel
  • Six speakers (all cab configurations)
2021 Ram HD Laramie Starting at $49,735 MSRP
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Standard features add/replace on
Big Horn, including:

  • Same as Big Horn
  • Available in Crew or Mega Cab
  • Billet Silver two-tone paint treatment available
  • LED fog lamps
  • Chrome billet grille with surround
  • LED reflector headlamps
  • 18-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Body-color fender flares
  • Body color/chrome door handles
  • Exterior 115V AC outlet
  • Power-folding, heated chrome trailer-tow mirrors with courtesy lamps and supplemental signals
  • LED taillamps
  • Dampened tailgate
  • Remote start*
  • ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist System*
  • Laramie badging
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Seven-inch color Driver Information Display
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Auto-dim rearview mirror
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • 115-volt auxiliary front and rear power outlets
  • 400W inverter
  • Leather-trimmed 40/20/40 split-bench heated power 8-way front seat and power 8-way passenger seat, power lumbar adjust, front-center seat in-cushion storage and folding center armrest/business console
  • Leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel with remote audio controls
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Power sliding rear window with defroster
  • Uconnect 4 with 8.4″ Display AM/FM/ SXM radio with Apple CarPlay* and Android Auto*
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio* (six-month subscription included)
  • Fully functional type A/C USB ports and charge-only USB port
  • Auxiliary jack for mobile devices
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth
  • Alpine Premium 10-speaker system (including subwoofer)
  • Security alarm*
  • Remote proximity keyless entry
  • Premium overhead console
  • Dual glove boxes
  • Interior LED lighting
2021 Ram HD Power Wagon Starting at $53,735 MSRP
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Standard features add/replace on 2500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4 Short Box, including:

  • Offered exclusively as a Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4×4
  • 6.4L HEMI® V8 only
  • 8HP75 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Manual shift-on-the-fly transfer case
  • 4.10 rear axle ratio
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Ram Articulink suspension adds an extra link and bushing to the front control arms
  • Electronic-disconnecting front stabilizer bar to gain extra wheel travel
  • High-pressure monotube Bilstein shocks and unique front and rear springs
  • Tru-Lok electronic-locking front and rear differentials
  • Rear differential not only offers full lock when engaged, but it also operates as a helical limited-slip differential when disengaged to help prevent wheelspin and improve traction on slippery surfaces
  • Steel skid plates cover the transfer case, fuel tank and steering damper
  • Diamond Black Crystal two-tone paint treatment (monotone exterior available)
  • LED projector headlamps
  • LED fog lamps
  • Warn Zeon-12 12,000-lb capacity winch with 90 ft of synthetic cable includes a handheld remote
  • Forward-facing Off-Road View when equipped with the available Surround View Camera*
  • Black powder-coated front and rear bumpers
  • Black power-folding and poweradjustable heated tow mirrors
  • Clearance lamps
  • 17-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with Matte Black pockets
  • Massive 33-inch off-road tires help Power Wagon tackle the toughest terrain
  • Black motif also includes fender flares
  • Premium LED taillamps
  • ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist System*
  • Dampened tailgate
  • Tow hooks
  • Seats finished in Black/Liquid Graphite Gore-Tex cloth trim with embossed tire tread pattern
  • Front seats feature accent stitching
  • Power Wagon nameplate affixed to the upper-seat bolsters
  • Both the 7-inch Driver Information Display and the Uconnect 4 with 8.4″ touchscreen display Power Wagon startup graphics
  • Power sliding rear window with defroster
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Front and rear rubber floor mats
  • 115-volt auxiliary front power outlet
  • 400W inverter
  • Dual glove boxes
  • Storage tray
2021 Ram HD Longhorn Starting at $57,280 MSRP
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Standard features add/replace on Laramie, including:

  • Same as Laramie
  • Monotone exterior paint with chrome bumpers
  • Walnut Brown two-tone paint treatment available
  • Bi-functional LED projector headlamps
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • 2500 and 3500 SRW models feature 18-inch multi-insert polished aluminum wheels
  • 3500 DRW models feature 17-inch aluminum wheels with a unique Longhorn center cap
  • Standard tow hooks
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Power-folding trailer tow mirrors include heating, supplemental signal and courtesy lighting, memory, power convex adjustment and LED auxiliary reverse (trailer spotter) lamps
  • Chrome door sill guards
  • Flat wheel-to-wheel side steps (SRW)
  • LED pickup box lighting
  • Remote tailgate release
  • Spray-in bedliner
  • Signature Longhorn badging
  • Choose Mountain/Light Mountain Brown or Black/Cattle Tan interior treatments
  • Laser-etched filigree designs and accents throughout the interior (non-filigree available)
  • Premium, leather-trimmed, power, heated/ventilated front bucket seating with heated rear seats
  • Memory system for radio, driver seat, mirrors and pedals
  • Soft-touch leather upper-door trim
  • Real-wood trim, including on the center stack
  • Leather-wrapped grab handles
  • Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Second row in-floor storage bins
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4″ Display, AM/FM/SXM radio with HD Radio reception, 3-D navigation, Apple CarPlay* and Android Auto*
  • SiriusXM Traffic Plus9 and Travel Link*
  • Up to one year free trial of SiriusXM Guardian Connected Vehicle Services*
  • Front accent lighting at the door handles, map pockets and in the footwells
  • Reconfigurable center console features soft-touch leather cover over bin that offers generous volume, including room for hanging file folders and a laptop
  • Luxury front and rear mats with a metal name badge and removable carpet
2021 Ram HD Limited Starting at $61,835 MSRP
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Standard features add/replace on Longhorn, including:

  • Same as Longhorn
  • Unique Limited grille
  • Limited badging
  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • 20- x 8-inch six-spoke painted aluminum wheels with chrome inserts (SRW)
  • 17- x 8-inch polished aluminum wheels (3500 DRW)
  • Power deployable running boards
  • RamBox Cargo Management System (SRW short box without 5th wheel/ gooseneck only)
  • Truck bed cargo divider (short bed only)
  • Four adjustable cargo tie-down hooks (short bed only)
  • Chrome tow hooks
  • Blind spot* and Rear Cross-Path Detection*
  • Premium Natura Plus leather-trimmed high-back bucket seats with Medium Greystone welts and French stitching
  • Double-stacked center console with a French-stitched lid and a bin that incorporates a cellular phone/tablet holder with a molded insert allowing for varioussized devices
  • Uconnect 12.0 with navigation featuring reconfigurable 12-inch touchscreen with one-touch, customizable “home screen” and split-screen capability
  • Ultra-premium 7-inch Driver Information Display
  • Ramcharger wireless charging pad
  • Black Argento wood interior accents
  • Luxury door-trim panels
  • Luxury front and rear floor mats





Max Tow Package

For maximum towing capacity, add the available Max Tow Package to your Cummings HO- equipped 3500 DRW:

  • 30K- rated fifth wheel hitch
  • Auto-leveling rear air suspension
  • Center Stop Lamp with Cargo View Camera (requires 8.4″ or 12″ radio, not available on Tradesman or Big Horn Regular Cab)
  • Trailer Brake Controller (Tradesman Only)
  • DOT Safety kit
  • 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Prep Group
  • 4.10 rear axle ratio
Towing Technology Group

The available Towing Technology group adds convenience and confidence to trailer towing:

  • Surround View 360 degree Camera
  • Trailer Reverse Guidance (All but Limited)
  • Center Stop Lamp with Cargo View Camera featuring dynamic grid lines
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection (Tradesman, Big Horn, Limited Longhorn)
  • Power adjustable convex auxiliary mirrors with reverse lamps, memory and supplemental lighting.
  • Gloss Black billet grille with chrome surround (Tradesman only)

Towing capabilities on Ram Heavy Duty models:

  • 20,000-lb Class V hitch/receiver on 2500 models
  • 23,000-lb Class V hitch/receiver on 3500 models
  • Factory-installed rear structural crossmember with provisions for fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches on all models (helps minimize aftermarket upfit costs)

Ram 2500

  • Impressive gas towing capacity of 17,350 lb (6.4L HEMI V8 4×2 Regular Cab, Long Box)
  • Impressive towing capacity of 19,680 lb with diesel engine (4×2 Regular Cab, Long Box)
  • Gross Combined Weight Rating is 24,000 lb when equipped with the 6.4L HEMI V7=8, automatic transmission and a 4.10 rear axle (Tradesman 4×2 Regular Cab Long Box)
  • Gross Combined Weight Rating goes up to 27,000 lb when equipped with the Cummins Turbo Diesel (Tradesman 4×2 Regular Cab Long Box)

Ram 3500 single-rear-wheel models

  • Maximum towing capacity of 26,830 lb (34,630 GCWR 6.7L H.O. Cummins, 3.73 axle ratio, 4×2 Regular Cab, Long Box)

Ram 3500 dual rear wheel models offer:

  • Fifth-wheel towing of 30,000 lb
  • Trailer towing capability up to an impressive best in class 37,100 lb (6.7L H.O. Cummins, 4.10 rear axle, 4×2 Regular Cab, Long Box)
  • Gross Combined Weight Rating up to a 45,000 lb (6.7L H.O. Cummins, 4.10 rear axle, 4×2 Regular Cab, Long Box)
Center Stop Lamp with Cargo View Camera

The available Center Stop Lamp with Cargo View Camera

  • Specifically designed for fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailer hookups and monitoring cargo
  • Includes dynamic line to center/aim trailer hookups
  • Push icon in touchscreen to switch image to Cargo camera from Parkview Rear Backup Camera

Ram Mega Cab offers generous accommodations:

  • Impressive interior space
  • Rear 60/40 split seats fold forward to create a convenient flat load floor, offering 66 cubic feet of interior volume
  • Handy storage behind the rear seat
  • Plenty of room to enjoy available amenities, such as the power sunroof

Mega Cab gives you a mega dose of passenger comfort, cargo capacity and all-around versatility!

Fifth-Wheel Gooseneck Tow Prep Group

Enhanced capability engineered and built  by the manufacturer!

All Ram Heavy Duty models (except Power Wagon) offer an available 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Tow Prep Group for heavy haulers:

  • Factory-installed 5th wheel/gooseneck hitch mount provisions are fully integrated into the frame and box floor
  • Additional 7-pin wiring harness in the bed
  • Engineered for vehicle structure
Auxiliary Trailer Camera Prep

Add available Auxiliary Trailer Camera Prep to your Ram HD pickup to make monitoring an add-on trailer camera convenient. Ram Mega Cab offers generous accommodations:

  • Impressive interior space
  • Rear 60/40 split seats fold forward to create a convenient flat load floor, offering 66 cubic feet of interior volume
  • Handy storage behind the rear seat
  • Plenty of room to enjoy available amenities, such as the power sunroof

Mega Cab gives you a mega dose of passenger comfort, cargo capacity and all-around versatility!

Cargo Box Features

Tow cargo box sizes offered so you can choose the capacity that best suits your needs:

  • Regular Cab – 8’0″ box
  • Mega Cab – 6’4″ box
  • Crew Cab – 6’4″ box or 8’0″ box
RamBox Cargo Management System

The available class-exclusive RamBoxCargo Management System is a smart way to store and secure tools and equipment:

  • Tow dry, lockable and drainable integrated storage bins with lighting and large enough for tools, equipment and hardware.
  • Lockable storage bins are tied into the available AllSecure locking System, providing remove locking and unlocking for maximum security and convenience.
  • Pickup box LED ligting
  • Handy three-prong 115 volt outlet at the driver’s side for running/charging tools
  • Available on all single-rear-wheel Ram Heavy Duty pickups with a 6-foot-4-inch box.
Damped Tailgate

The available fully damped and assisted tailgate is a welcome aid time and time again.

  • A strut connecting the rear box pillar and the tailgate acts as a damper
  • Causes the tailgate to open (drop) slowly without being held
  • Also assists in closing, so less force is needed to raise it.
Remote Tailgate Release
A remote release is available to open the tailgate on select Ram 2500 and 3500 models:
  • Button on the key fob
  • Button on the overhead console
Hefty Payload Capacities

Capability to spare when hauling heavy duty loads with maximum payload capacities of:

  • Ram 2500 – 4,480 lb
  • Ram 3500 – 7,680 lb

Both have plenty of muscle for carrying cargo!

Trailer Tow Mirrors

Enhanced visibility when towing!

Available 7″ x 11″ trailer tow mirrors provide greater vision range when towing extra-wide loads:

  • In addition to available power and heat options, these mirrors can also include puddle and turn signal lamps, memory and power folding (availability depends on model and available packages)
  • Can feature an available large integrated convex mirror that can help eliminate the “blind spot” for improved visibility.
  • Black or chrome available
Power Convex Trailer Tow Mirrors w/Spotter Lamps

Available trailer tow mirrors can include power convex mirrors and auxiliary reverse lamps (trailer spotter lamps) offering increased visibility for command of driving and towing situations.

Independently power adjusted convex surface in trailer tow mirrors:

  • Provides unparalleled blind spot visibility in trailering scenarios
  • Power adjustment, separate from the large rearview surfaces, is actuated using controls located on the driver door.

For even more visibility, auxiliary reverse lamps are mounted on each outside mirror:

  • Provide rear-focused lighting that illuminates the full length of the truck and trailer
  • Improves general visibility at the sides and rear of the truck

Auxiliary reverse lamps project high power, bright white LED illumination for use in virtually every scenario:

  • Personal use (night landing of a boat)
  • Commercial (illuminates the sides of an upfit or trailer)
60/40 Split-Folding Rear Bench Seat

When you might need to haul a crew, tools or any combination in between, Mega Cab and Crew Cab models (except Tradesman) include an always flexible solution.

The available 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat provides plenty of flexibility for carrying passengers and cargo:

  • Folds forward to create a flat load floor
  • Includes center armrest

Helps your truck adapt to ever-changing needs!

Behind the Seat Rear Storage Bins
  • Featured on Regular Cab and Mega Cab Models
  • Allows you to store items inside the cab and out of the way for added convenience.
Reconfigurable Center Console
The available re-configurable center floor console with four configurable variations and laptop stowability:
  • Provides space for a 15-inch laptop (also supported with an available handy 115-volt power outlet)
  • Two sliding cup holders two fixed rear cup holders
  • Large bins, including one large enough to accommodate 12-inch hanging file folders (enlarged up to 39 liters)
  • Center includes a wide docking area with available wireless charging that can hug a small tablet or smartphone
  • Lifting the lid of the center armrest also reveals an additional rubber-lined storage compartment (flocked on premium trims) large enough to fit a tablet
  • Console trim varies with the vehicle model selected.
Rear In-Floor Storage Bins
  • Available extra storage in the cab for miscellaneous odds and ends!

    Ram Crew Cab models offer handy rear in-floor storage bins:

    • Located in the second row, beneath the floor mats on both sides
    • Hinged, latching lids fit flush with the floor to cover and secure the storage space beneath
    • inside, plastic liners offer nearly 1.6 gallons of storage space
    • The liners are removable and can be easily cleaned or used outside of the vehicle
Power Sliding Rear Window

An available power sliding rear window on Crew Cab and Mega Cab models:

  • The driver can easily fully open and close the rear window with the touch of a button from the front seat
  • Defrost function included
Snow Plow Prep Group
  • If snow plowing is on the “to do” list for your Ram HD 4×4 (except Power Wagon) add the Snow Plow Prep Group for increased confidence.

    • 220 amp alternator
    • Transfer case skid plate
Snow Chief Group

The Snow Chief Group available on Ram 2500 4×4 (except Power Wagon) and 3500 4×4 SRW models includes a comprehensive list of features to plow snow with maximum confidence:

  • 220-amp alternator
  • Transfer case skid plate
  • Antispin rear differential (2500 only)
  • Auxiliary switches in the center stack
  • LED Clearance lamps
  • On/Off Road tires

Ram 3500 offers the highest snow plowing rating – 1,320 lb (2500 offers 1,315)

Dual Alternators
  • Engineered in capability to support added apparatus operation with generous and reliable power!

    Ram HD models equipped with the 6.4L HEMI V8 gasoline engine or the 6.7L Cummins
    Turbo Diesel offer available dual alternators:

    • On 6.4L engines, (160-amp + 220-amp) alternators can generate 389 amps total
    • On 6.7L engines, (220-amp + 225-amp) alternators can generate 440 amps total
    • Extra output to confidently power demanding electrical apparatus (example: increased functionality for snowplow packages)
Six Auxiliary Switches

No need to cobble up the vehicle to accommodate upfitter add-ons!

Six auxiliary are available and integrated on the instrument panel:

  • Each is linked to an auxiliary Power Distribution Center located under the hood
  • One fused 20-amp battery feed
  • One fused relay-controlled 20-amp ignition
  • The auxiliary switches are capable of 40-amp loads
Upfitter Inferface Module
  • Ready to accommodate upfits with factory confidence!

    The available upfitter interface module features:

    • Generous array of input/outputs (I/Os)
    • Secure gateway to the vehicle’s PowerNet Architecture of electrical systems and data bus networks
    • Safe, secure “plug and play” connectivity
    • Conveniently located under the instrument panel near the park brake