We have long ago “left behind the days in the rearview” when gathering massive admiration from others in the neighborhood required the luxury sedans that the Europeans spent so many years perfecting. Hard work and massively fun playtime have manifested themselves into the mainstream fold, with top-tier offerings nationwide that allow drivers a slice of fine luxury while hauling around huge trailers.
The 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn's striking looks may not be the “ideal belt buckle” for every truck lover, but those who like its aesthetic will enjoy all the amenities of a luxury car, just in truck form. With a few trim-specific touches on the sides and rear, the pickup looks like standard urban fare from a glance, with 20-inch alloy wheels that look fairly well-proportioned to the body. A few of our favorite upgrades here at Landmark Dodge of Atlanta are the Delmonico Red paint job, and the locking RamBox storage solution.
The RamBox is the perfect smaller-sized trunk to add to the bed, and the split tailgate can open like house doors as well as performing the up and down lift to make loading and unloading easier. This additive comes with the Anniversary Limited Longhorn package, which also spices things up inside with a super cool gauge cluster and revamped bucket seats. Everywhere you look inside there is real leather, wood, and metal everywhere, paying homage to the all-American, hard-working cowboy.
Believe it or not, this truck is also perfect for busy families that spend a lot of time on the road! There are hidden spots, drawers, and cubbies everywhere, and enough legroom in the back for any anxious kids to shake out the cobwebs with ease. The rear seats easily can hinge up, uncovering a flat floor with trays that prevent the nuisance of valuables from rolling around.
The tester that the Cnet.com staff eagerly got their hands on the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 paired with a 48-volt eTorque mild hybrid system, which can easily use its might and muster to pull a boat out of the water after some weekend summertime fun. This engine also extends its own stop-start capability, and most times it's nearly impossible to tell that it is working. The throttle and brake were tuned perfectly, which made for soft stops and starts that prioritized comfort, a trait the Ram line has long been known for. Don't forget to thoroughly check out the Trailer Tow Group package, which adds the very useful reverse steering control, trail tire pressure monitoring, and integrated brake controller.
While boasting some of the most impressive luxury touches that exist in the truck market today, the Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn will also lug more than 11,000 pounds behind you when fixed up just right, while you can also enjoy the chore-ready benefits of throwing almost 2,000 tons along for the ride in the bed! The Off-Road Group package boosts boulder-climbing morale massively with a locking rear axle, hill-descent control, and an assortment of skid plates.