Ram 1500 Classic Review

2021 Ram 1500 Silver

Navigating Hamilton, Madison, and Smyrna, NY, requires a capable all-weather-ready truck. The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic offers the high-level performance you need, along with the high-end interior amenities you want for an elevated driving experience year-round.

Our team at Friendly Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hamilton put together this comprehensive review of the Ram 1500 Classic to help our friends upstate get acquainted with this adaptable pickup.


Under the Hood of the Ram 1500 Classic

2021 Ram 1500 BlueThe Ram 1500 Classic engine lineup consists of two robust options that run the gamut of power and efficiency. With the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, the Ram 1500 Classic delivers a maximum towing capacity of up to 10,610 pounds. It produces 395 horsepower with 410 lb-ft of torque for might when hauling a load.

In addition to this vigorous motor, the Ram 1500 Classic also offers the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine, which comes with Variable Valve Timing. It also contains a Thermal Management System that streamlines power and efficiency into a solid combination. This engine setup produces 305 horsepower with 269 lb-ft of torque. At its best, the Ram can carry up to 1,880 pounds of payload on-board.

Smooth Transitions

The standard TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission across the Ram 1500 Classic trims utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide even gear shifts and automatically improve efficiency, performance, and drivability. Whether you’re maneuvering around the campsite or the jobsite, the Ram 1500 Classic gets you around smoothly.

Sufficient Gas Mileage

To get where you need to go with enough fuel, you’ll want to know the expected gas mileages with either engine in place. If you choose the 3.6L engine, the Ram 1500 Classic reaches an EPA-estimated 17 city/25 highway MPG. For drivers of the 5.7L-equipped truck, it reaches an EPA-estimated 15 city/22 highway MPG. Knowing this helps you decide which one you want according to individual efficiencies and your needs.


Interior & Tech Upgrades

2021 Ram 1500 InteriorSurround-Sound Audio System

Tech-wise, the available Uconnect® 4C NAV features an easy-to-read 8.4-inch touchscreen display to access your infotainment system and GPS. With the optional Alpine® Sound System, drivers and passengers enjoy a front-row concert experience on the go through 9 carefully placed speakers.

Smartphone Integration and Connectivity

Stay connected through various means in your Ram 1500 Classic pickup. With standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, you’ll feel right at home even when on the go. This brings all your downloaded apps into your truck to listen to your own playlists and access your contact list. You can use the smartphone-specific maps programs, too, which will contain your most-visited haunts.

Through your touchscreen, you can access Bluetooth®. This grants you additional connectivity standard by enabling you to make calls and stream music. Plus, you can direct your Ram to follow your lead with Voice Command, which relieves you of having to remove your hands from the wheel.


Collaborative Safety Systems

In the Ram 1500 Classic, standard and available advanced safety and driver-assist features work together to help protect you, your passengers, fellow drivers, and pedestrians alike. For instance, the available ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera gives you visuals that help you stay aware of pedestrians, vehicles, and other obstacles that may be behind your car. This feature works in tandem with many other standard and available safety and security features, giving you the peace of mind you deserve on the road.


Moving in Reverse

Along with your camera, the available ParkSense® Rear Park-Assist System supplies you with more confidence. When backing up, it senses when you’re close to an obstacle. It shows you a graphic display on the touchscreen of what’s blocking your way and sounds out multiple and audible alerts, so you can stop and move in another direction or wait until it’s all clear.


Focus on the Trailer

2021 Ram 1500 GrayThe Ram 1500 Classic keeps its focus on your trailer with Electronic Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control to help it stay steady. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System will ensure that each tire on your truck contains enough inflation, which will prevent any unexpected tire issues and ease you into a smooth, even ride.

To control your trailer, the Trailer Brake Controller integrates with your truck’s standard brakes. Both your truck and trailer will stop in tandem as if the trailer and truck melded together to become one tough machine.

With this truck, you’ll benefit from the Trailer-Tow Group package. This package includes a Class IV Receiver-Hitch and Trailer Brake Control for a solid hookup with management over the trailer brakes. You’ll also get a set of power trailer-tow mirrors to provide even greater visibility when you’re driving with a trailer attached.


Extra Cargo Space in Unexpected Places

You know you’re getting plenty of space to haul materials, gear, and fun stuff like bikes in the truck bed, but the Ram 1500 Classic offers more than that. Inside, dual glove compartments store flashlights, literal gloves, and more in both lower and upper storage areas embedded in your dashboard. These compartments lock to safeguard everything inside.

Crew Cab models add even more with storage space with a full-length front console and an available rear floor cargo compartment. The back space tucks items in the floor, so you can be all set for your next big job on the docket.

Surprising other spaces pop up on either side of the Ram 1500 Classic. Get the optional and class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management system added to your truck. These unique compartments that anchor either side of the truck bed offer a secure place to hide your gear.

Wet or dry, this system outfits both compartments with drains that release any leftover liquid. Even in the dark, you’ll be able to find the gear or equipment you need with illumination within these areas. They’re weather-safe, lockable, and another avenue for more space.


Rev the Ram 1500 Classic Today

Strut your stuff on and off the road with the Ram 1500 Classic pickup truck. From its vigorous engine options to its innovative, functional interior and advanced safety features, the Ram 1500 Classic delivers. At Friendly CDJR of Hamilton, we look forward to giving Hamilton, Madison, and Smyrna area drivers the opportunity to take the reins of this capable workhorse.

Give us a call or schedule an appointment online to rev the Ram 1500 Classic today!

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