When it comes to capable workhorses, there are very few trucks that can compete with the Ram 1500. This is especially true with the 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star that combines rugged capability and powerful performance with innovative technology and premium luxury. In short, the Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star proves you can have it all.
For some, the Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star sounds too good to be true. There must be a catch, right? Surely its innovative tech must be subpar against competitors like Ford, while its luxurious interior surely has flaws when compared to the likes of a GMC or Toyota. Loyal Ram buyers know the truth – there’s no catch at all. Here’s a closer look at the remarkable capability and innovation that come together to make the 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star one of the best trucks on the road.
The 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star’s capability comes from its heartbeat under the hood courtesy of four engine options, all of which are paired with the class-exclusive TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. Starting the lineup is the best-in-class 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque. The engine relies on variable valve timing and a two-step variable valve lift to optimize the engine’s performance and efficiency at every speed. This performance is seen in the Pentastar’s smooth delivery of 305 horsepower and 296 lb-ft of torque that offers a towing capacity of up to 7,730 pounds.
The next V6 in the lineup is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel that pushes the Big Horn/Lone Star’s capability to the next level. Bringing the engine to life with 260 horsepower, the engine delivers a best-in-class torque rating of 480 lb-ft that pushes its towing capacity to 12,560 pounds. This makes the Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star one of the most capable and most powerful light-duty trucks on the road.
Ram knows that drivers often need more power, especially in trucks like the Big Horn/Lone Star that are pushed to their limits and required to meet every demand the road puts in its way. This is why two V8 engines complete the powertrain lineup. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and the 5.7-liter eTorque HEMI V8 both deliver 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, so what makes the engines different? The Big Horn/Lone Star with the 5.7-liter HEMI can tow up to 11,610 pounds, but the 5.7-liter eTorque HEMI drives this capability even higher to a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds.
The Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star isn’t all brawn and no brain. The half-ton truck is one of the most innovative and smartest workhorses on the road. That’s a reflection of Ram’s commitment to delivering the most advanced features available to make your job and life easier when you’re behind the wheel. This innovation enhances the Big Horn/Lone Star’s capability and your experience in the driver’s seat by offering an array of tools like smart towing technology and advanced safety and driver-assist tools.
Smart Towing Technology
The Big Horn/Lone Star can be equipped with a variety of smart towing technology to give you peace of mind when you’re towing a trailer. For 2021, Ram adds features like the Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring tool, Power-Fold Tow Mirrors, a 360-degree Surround View Camera, and a Trailer Light Check. The Power-Fold Trailer Tow Mirrors are available with the Surround View Camera, which utilizes five cameras to give you a comprehensive view of the area around the truck and trailer. You can add two additional cameras to the setup using the available Trailer Camera Wiring, which sends the camera feeds straight to the center touchscreen display.
Aside from getting a better view around the trailer, the Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring tool also works behind the scenes to ensure your trailer’s tires are properly aired and ready for the road. Monitoring up to 12 tires per trailer, the system delivers the data to the high-definition Driver Information Digital Cluster Display, which means you can see the trailer’s tire pressure at all times, whether you’re parked or driving. The Trailer Light Check is also a great safety tool and allows you to check the trailer’s lights. Without this technology, the driver must go through the entire check on his or her own or rely on a passenger to verify that all the lights are working. With this tool, you can start the process with the touch of a button.
One of the most remarkable features of the Big Horn/Lone Star is the Trailer Reverse Steering Control system. Whether you’re new to towing a trailer or you’re a seasoned veteran, backing up a trailer can be stressful, especially in cramped or busy areas. This system works to eliminate that stress by taking control of the truck’s steering and allowing you to focus on the center touchscreen display and the Trailer Steering knob. You can use the knob to control the direction of the trailer, which you can monitor on the Uconnect touchscreen. This is a huge convenience that will help you park any trailer with ease.
Your safety is Ram’s top priority, and it shows on the 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star. The truck is engineered to deliver peace of mind whether you’re driving to work, hauling tools for a project around the house, or cruising down the highway with your family in tow. You can rest assured knowing that the Big Horn/Lone Star is always looking out for you.
The truck offers a variety of standard and available safety tools that are designed to enhance your visibility, minimize the potential for a collision, and boost your confidence. These tools include advanced options like Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go that monitors the flow of the traffic ahead, and adjusts the truck’s speed and distance as needed. LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist can help you keep the Big Horn/Lone Star centered in its lane, while the Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking and Pedestrian Detection can alert you to potential front-end collisions and bring the truck to a stop.
You can monitor the blind spots and rear of the truck and the trailer with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection. You’ll enjoy added peace of mind knowing that you’ll stay in control of the truck with tools like Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and Hill Start Assist. Parking is also easy in the Big Horn/Lone Star with or without a trailer, thanks to the available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, which guides you into the spot by controlling the steering and alerting you when to change gears, accelerate, or apply the brake.
Making Magic Happen
As you can see, the real magic happens when capability and innovation come together on trucks like the 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star. The Ram’s numerous best-in-class ratings quickly signify its capability, but the proof is truly under the hood, where four different powertrains bring the truck to life and deliver exceptional power and performance. This capability reaches an entirely new level when paired with Ram’s innovative trailering technology and safety and driver-assist tools. Why? Because when you have confidence behind the wheel, there’s nothing stopping you in a truck like the Big Horn/Lone Star.