RAM 1500 Laramie 2021 4WD PickUp Review

We drive the RAM 1500 on a Road Test Review

Ram 1500 – Sometimes I have a vehicle that simply feels good to drive such as the RAM 1500 Laramie Pick-Up truck I had this week.

Ram 1500 Laramie front qtr

The latest 1500 DT model was released in Mid-2021 and comes with a host of luxury, safety and technology updates that sit it firmly in the luxury SUV class.

Ram 1500 Laramie engine

Powered by a mild hybrid 5.7L Hemi V8 that produces power of 291kW and torque of 556Nm. There is a nice V8 burble as you would expect but also some innovative fuel saving technology as well. Make no mistake though this heavy Truck is thirsty.


Ram 1500 Laramie front 2

The 12 inch vertical configurable touchscreen has intuitive split screen display capability. It is a standout feature as are the little luxuries like heated and cooled front seats, heated outer rear seats, premium sound system, 360 degree surround camera system and smart phone integration.

Space is the key to the Laramie, with huge multi-function central console bin, plenty of head room and an abundance of rear leg room, enough so that my 190cm frame sits comfortably.

Ram 1500 Laramie 4wd

The RAM 1500 Ute starts at a touch under $80,000 and goes through to just under $140,000 and actually is well priced compared to luxury SUVs without the space or practicality.

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Ram 1500 Laramie front 2

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A special mention to the Uconnect® 4 system and class-exclusive, 12-inch fully configurable touchscreen with split-screen display functionality make for a hi-tech environment. 360-degree Surround View Camera with bird’s-eye perspective of vehicle, Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlay® functionality, voice-controlled satellite navigation, multifunction USB ports and an integrated wireless charging pad add to the fully-connected experience.

This is a Motoring Minute

Im Rob Fraser

Ram 1500 Laramie towing

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Space everywhere
  • Packed with safety and luxury features
  • V8 Burble
  • No HUD
  • V8 Petrol is thirsty
  • No reach adjustment for steering

2019 Ram 1500 Limited


RAM 1500 Laramie PickUp  

Model PriceFrom $114.950 MLP*
Engine5.7L V8 Mild Hybrid
Drivetrain8 speed Auto Dual range 4WD
Power291kW @ 5600rpm
Torque556Nm @ 3950rpm
CO2 EmissionsN/A
0-100kmh / top speedN/A
Economy ADR / Tank12.2 L/100km ADR, 13.5 L/100km over our test / 98L
Servicing12 months / 12,000 km
Warranty3yr/ 100,000 km with 3 Yr. conditional roadside assist

 *MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options.

*RDAP is a recommended drive away price.

Ram 1500 Laramie reverse camera

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel9
Ride and Handling8
Fit for Purpose9
4WD Ability / Towing9
Technology / connectivity9
Value for Money9

Ram 1500 Laramie profile


Overall Length5916mm
Width / Height2084mm / 1971mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depthUp to 226mm / N/A
Approach/Ramp over/Departure20.4 / 18.6 / 20.4 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle98 Litres / 14.08mts KTK
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM / Payload2455kg / 3450kg / 7950kg / 833kg
Tub L / W(between wheels) / /H1712mm / 1270mm / N/Amm
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating4500kg / 450kg

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 9/10
    4WD Ability / Towing - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Technology / connectivity - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10


The RAM 1500 Ute starts at a touch under $80,000 and goes through to just under $140,000 and actually is well priced compared to luxury SUVs without the space or practicality.

About Rob Fraser 2487 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.