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2021 RAM 1500 LINEUP GETS TRX TECH

Several Interior Updates Previewed By The New T-Rex Will Be Found In The Rest Of The Lineup

2021 Ram 1500 TRX
2021 Ram 1500 TRX and rolling chassis. Image via FCA.

While the TRX is the highlight and the capstone of the 2021 Ram 1500 family, it’s important to mention that the rest of the half-ton truck lineup gets a few add-ons and updates to what is already a class-leading interior. Some would even call it a class-leading truck. So if you can’t afford the $70,000+ TRX, at least recognize the consolation that some of the technology announced with it will find itself in mere mortal Ram pickup trucks.

New options for the 2021 Ram 1500 will include a colorized head-up display, which will project important things like navigation, adaptive cruise control and speed limit all on the windshield. There’s also a 9.2 inch digital mirror, which gives a more surrounding rear view of the truck. But if you’ve ever used one of these devices, you may realize that they can strain the eyes. As such, the mirror can revert back to an analog setting by simply flipping the toggle. Adaptive Cruise Control is now smart enough to detect pedestrians, as well. Additionally, a full-speed collision warning system is standard on all trims, aside from Tradesman and Bighorn.

2021 Ram 1500
Image via FCA.

For those that are accustomed to towing, the 2021 Ram 1500 will also feature Trailer Reverse Steering Control, which adds a dial to guide the truck and a trailer when reversing. This technology can currently be found in various Ford products like the F-Series and the Expedition. Utilizing a knob that can dial left or right, the system is meant to simplify the task of backing up a trailer. Rather than helming the steering wheel, the driver simply adjusts the knob to the left or right, and not in the opposite way that one must do absent of the technology. Some people like this one, some don’t. But hey, it’s in the Ram now. Yay.

Image via FCA.

Finally, the 2021 Ram 1500 adds a new Snow Plow Prep option includes a 220-amp alternator, truck-side plow wiring harness and the rear window now features a power-sliding feature with a defroster.

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

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Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

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