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.
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.
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.