2021 Ram 1500 Classic | Review, Pricing, and Specs

The Ram 1500 is a deserved best seller in the half-ton truck market, blending extreme power with advanced technology and comfort. But not everyone wants to pay extra for all the bells and whistles, and when you need a solid workhorse truck that just gets on with the job, the Ram 1500 Classic is a perfect choice. Built to the same engineering as its more expensive sibling, the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic range offers all the power and capability but with a hefty discount on the asking price. Here's what you get for your money.

Cab Formats

There are two cab formats available for the 1500 Classic, simplifying the wider range offered by the mainstream 1500 model. The most affordable option is the two-door Regular Cab which seats three people on a single bench seat. Or for a little more space and convenience, the four-door Quad Cab format offers two rows of seating for up to six passengers.

Powerful Engine Choices

The Classic's range of engine choices has also been slimmed down, although the two options that remain are both extremely capable. The standard powertrain is based on a 3.6L V6 gas engine making 305 horsepower and 269lb-ft of torque, paired with a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission linking to a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
If your daily work demands more power, switching to the 5.7L V8 will deliver a mammoth 395 horsepower and 410lb-ft, passed through an optimized six-speed automatic transmission to all-wheel drive as standard.

High Capability

Both the powertrain options offer a high level of capability, each boasting a maximum payload capacity of 857kg in the spacious pickup bed. However, the two engines offer different levels of towing capability. The V6 can haul an impressive 2,164kg, but the V8 outshines that ability with its massive maximum rating of 7,246kg, easily one of the highest figures in its class.

Interior and Infotainment Tech

If you want a no-nonsense interior that's focused solely on power, then the Tradesman trim offers exactly that with hardly any luxury tech. However, moving up the trims delivers advanced options including an 8.4" infotainment touchscreen equipped with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and in-built navigation.

Active Safety and Driver Assist

The Ram 1500 Classic is also equipped with a useful amount of active safety and driver assist technology, with standard and available highlights including trailer sway control, trailer brake control, electronic stability control, and a rear camera with rear parking assist.

2021 Ram 1500 Classic Pricing in Canada

The entry-level Tradesman trim of the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic has a Canadian starting price of $38,985. The Express trim comes in at $1,000 more, the SLT costs $44,485, while the high-end Warlock trim tops the range out at $56,580.

Test Drive the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Now

Ready for more? See just how much pickup you can get for very little money by booking a test drive of the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic at Lethbridge Dodge. If you need a workhorse truck that won't let you down, you won't find a better deal than the Classic.