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The Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn is a serious off-road full-size pickup truck that's also a fully-fledged luxury vehicle. It appeals to the best of both worlds and has amassed plenty of satisfied customers. The interior is adorned with premium upgrades, such as real wood and satin chrome metal trim that contribute towards its unique cowboy Western theme. But there is one somewhat significant change happening for the 2021 model year.
According to Mopar Insiders, FCA's truck brand is changing the Laramie Longhorn nameplate to Limited Longhorn in order to make it sound more fitting of its luxury status. So, goodbye Laramie Longhorn and welcome to Limited Longhorn. Ram is yet to make an official announcement but we doubt this name change will be confusing for buyers.
Like the top-of-the-line Limited trim and its predecessor, the new Limited Longhorn will boast chrome accents and bumpers, LED headlamps, tow hooks, wheel flares, and side steps, among other features. Aside from the new name, the 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn will receive a new head-up display with custom modes, a new digital rear-view mirror, Uconnect off-road pages, and a new enhanced trailer tow package.
The latter, in particular, is quite appealing because it incorporates a number of advanced features like an integrated trailer brake controller, trailer reverse steering controls, trailer tire pressure monitor, and a trailer light check.
Buyers will reportedly have a choice between two towing mirrors: power-fold trailer mirrors with heating, or the same units only with 360-degree cameras. And, of course, the truck's Western-themed badge will return, only now it'll be stamped as "Limited Longhorn." What's likely to remain unchanged are the engine options. The standard engine is the 3.6-liter V6 eTorque, while buyers can alternatively opt for the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 eTorque, the regular 5.7-liter V8, or the 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel.
Official pricing has not yet been announced but it shouldn't be significantly different than the 2020 model, which began at $51,640 for 4x2 models and $55,140 for the 4x4. Expect the 2021 Ram 1500 lineup to go on sale in dealerships in the coming weeks.