By on July 13, 2021


Last week, we wrote up the G/T trim level that will be added to certain Ram models. That trim is focused on minor improvements to on-road performance.

So, naturally, Ram also has a new trim for specific models that is meant to make mild improvements to off-road driving.

Now available on the 1500 Big Horn and 1500 Lone Star, the BackCountry Edition adds skid plates, off-road shocks, all-terrain tires, electronic rear differential, tow hooks, and hill-descent control. The truck also gets the Bed Utility Group package (upper adjustable tie-downs, bed extender (requires RamBox), bed step, bed lighting, and spray-in bedliner.


The truck will be first shown at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show this week and available for purchase in the third quarter of 2021.

Other trim-specific features include 18-inch black wheels, black tu-tone exterior paint, black badging, exhaust tips, headlamp bezels, mirrors, and running boards. There’s also a body-color grille surround and a tonneau cover.


There will be a black interior with bucket seats, unique badging, and all-weather floor mats.

If you want this package, you can get it with a 4×4 Quad or Crew Cab and either the 5.7-liter V8 or the 5.7-liter with the mild-hybrid setup.

It starts at $40,085 plus $1,695 in destination.

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8 Comments on “Ram BackCountry Edition Adds Factory Off-Road Goodies...”

  • avatar

    Like the model T. Comes in any colour that’s black.
    Black’s one of the worst colors for a truck that’s supposed to go off-road. Dust,dirt, and scratches show up very well.

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    Nice package deal. Nobody does it better than RAM – something for everybody.

  • avatar

    I like the ability to literally have anything under the sun, but the RAM line has to have far surpassed the Mustang in just how many trim levels/packages/special editions there are. There’s what, 432 different RAM trucks now?

    • 0 avatar

      Your comment prompted me to poke around the website. (I need to stay away from there before I end up with a new Tradesman in the driveway for no good reason.)

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    I’m not a man of off-roading experience but wouldn’t painted bumpers be bad for that task? It seems like the steel bumpers off the Rebel would be a better fit.

    I think all of the listed performance equipment is already available on any Ram 1500 4×4. So this is just a bundle-n-bling trim.

    • 0 avatar

      Painted bumpers are the rage. They should use box liner on them for durability.

      • 0 avatar

        I don’t mind it so much, it’s better than chrome bumpers. Mine were originally red, but look sharp in rattle-can satin black, or weenie-roller applied. Or an airless sprayer works too. It’s like a maintenance detail.

        What I hate is all the black/matte textured trim turning white/grey. It takes a couple hours with a heat-gun to bring them back.

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