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Ram 1500

2018 Ram 2500

Ram 2500

2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2018 RAM 2500

$31,795 MSRP


$33,045 MSRP
12,750 lbs

Maximum Towing Capacity

17,980 lbs
2,302 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

3,497 lbs
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

800 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Seating


Ram Truck Towing Capacity

When you’re comparing the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ram 2500, the first thing you should note is that each belongs to a different class. The Ram 1500 is the premier full-size pickup truck from Ram, and it’s just as well suited to the job site as it is to daily drives around Mustang or El Reno. The Ram 2500, on the other hand, is a heavy-duty pickup. This means that it’s a true workhorse that will help you pull out all the stops when you’re tackling life’s toughest challenges.

The model you choose will largely depend on the demands of your work, so comparing each truck’s maximum towing capacity and payload ratings is the perfect place to start:

  • Maximum Towing Capacity
    • 2019 Ram 1500 – 12,750 lbs
    • 2018 Ram 2500 – 17,980 lbs
  • Maximum Payload Capacity
    • 2019 Ram 1500 – 2,302 lbs
    • 2018 Ram 2500 – 3,497 lbs
2018 Ram 2500 towing

Ram Pickup Truck Pricing

Before going any further, it’s important to note that for most drivers, pricing won’t have to be the most important consideration in your purchase. The 2019 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Ram 2500 are located right in the same price range:

  • 2019 Ram 1500 – Starting MSRP $31,795
  • 2018 Ram 2500 – Starting MSRP $33,045

Engine Options for Your Workload: 1500 or 2500?

The 2019 Ram 1500 is available with two high-powered engines, while the 2018 Ram 2500 offers three even stronger options of its own. We’ve broken down the horsepower and torque ratings for all five options so you can make the right call:

  • 2019 Ram 1500
    • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque
      • 305 hp
      • 269 lb-ft of torque
    • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT
      • 395 hp
      • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 2018 Ram 2500
    • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel
      • 370 hp
      • 800 lb-ft of torque.
    • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8
      • 410 hp
      • 429 lb-ft of torque
    • 5.7L HEMI V8 VVT
      • 383 hp
      • 400 lb-ft of torque
2019 Ram 1500

Each of these pickups comes standard with rear-wheel drive. For superior handling and towing performance, all-wheel drive has been made available on each truck’s high-end trims. Even with all this power, you won’t have to spend a fortune at the gas tank. The 2019 Ram 1500 offers best-in-class 4×4 fuel economy.

Interior Features, Seating, and Cabin Quality

If you frequently travel with more than two other passengers, then you have all the reason you need to choose the Ram 1500 instead of the Ram 2500. The 1500 offers seating for up to six in its baseline trim. The Ram 2500, by contrast, can only seat up to three!

There are at least a few commonalities between the cabins of each of these pickup trucks. Both the 1500 and the 2500 offer a standard parking assist feature, as well as a six-speaker audio system. Bluetooth connectivity, while being standard in the 1500, is optional in the larger Ram. With that said, only the Ram 1500 offers the RamBox Cargo Management System. Although the Ram 2500 cabin leaves little to be desired, the 1500 is generally better-suited to pleasing passengers.

2019 Ram 1500 drives down city alley

The Pickup You’ve Been Searching for is Here at Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge

Now that you’ve seen the factors that most consider when comparing the Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500, we think that it’s time for you to see these machines in action! Start exploring our Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 inventories today, and when you’re ready to make the next move, apply for financing at our Yukon dealership.

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