The RAM 1500 Classic Rolls into 2021

by Shane McGlaun
The RAM 1500 Classic Rolls into 2021zoom in

RAM understands that there are many people out there who want to buy a truck but can’t afford the soaring prices of the latest and greatest models. When it rolled out its more expensive fifth-generation RAM 1500 pickup, it continued to sell the fourth-generation truck at a reduced price, under the moniker “RAM 1500 Classic.” It looks like the Classic will once again be offered in 2021, giving buyers a more economical choice.

CarsDirect has discovered a dealer ordering guide that shows the Classic will carry over for the 2021 model year, although the price will increase by $250 for the base vehicle. That model is the 2021 RAM 1500 Classic Tradesman 4×2 Regular Cab starting at $30,145 with a destination charge. The same truck currently sells for $29,895.

Despite the slight price increase, that does make the Classic one of the most affordable full-size pickups on the market. It’s also about $3800 cheaper than the lowest-priced fifth-generation RAM 1500. The least expensive 2021 RAM 1500 is the Tradesman 4×2 Quad Cab that sells for $33,940. Both the Classic and the fifth-generation truck come standard with a V6 engine and have V8 options, while the fifth-gen truck also has a diesel option. Naturally, you’ll miss out on some of the fancier tech in the new truck as well, but this could be a good alternative to buying used.


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