What Are the Differences Between Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 Trucks?

What Are the Differences Between Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 Trucks?

The Dodge Ram line of trucks is well-known as the pickup America turns to for heavy hauling. It first rolled onto the market in 1981 and quickly became a classic, soon evolving the Ram logo into something that now stands for the rugged dependability owners know and love.

In the nearly forty years since, Dodge has continued to up the ante with bigger and more powerful trucks to take on more demanding jobs. Two of the 2019 Ram trucks that exemplify this proud tradition are the Ram 1500 and the Ram 2500. Since both vehicles have so much to offer, it is hard to choose just one. That is why we are breaking down what makes each of these vehicles unique, so you can know for certain that you’re picking the truck that suits you best.



Both of these trucks are beasts on the road. The Ram 1500 has three engine options:
  • 6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque
  • 7L HEMI® V8 engine
  • 7L HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque
These allow the Ram 1500 to haul 2,300 pounds and tow 12,750 pounds.

The Ram 2500 has two options: the 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine and the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine. The 2500 is capable of hauling up to 4,050 pounds and towing 19,780 pounds.


While the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 each have impressive fuel efficiency, the exact numbers depend on the engine. The Ram 1500 has the following efficiency specifications:

19 city MPG and 24 highway MPG with the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine
15 city MPG and 21 highway MPG with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine
17 city MPG and 22 highway MPG with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque

On the other hand, the Ram 2500 gets approximately 14 city MPG and 23 highway MPG with the 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine, and 17.5 city MPG and 20 highway MPG with the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine.


Those interested in vehicles that excel off-road have two specialized models to choose from: Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 2500 Power Wagon. The Rebel is decked out with tow hooks, all-terrain tires, and high-performance shocks. Equipped to brave even the most rugged trails, you are in good hands with the Rebel.

The Power Wagon has proved its mettle in the years since its release and has made quite a name for itself as an off-roading master. In fact, it was declared the Top Off-Road Pickup Truck at the TAWA Texas Truck Rodeo. It possesses several special features that give it superior performance in the off-road arena: electronically locking differentials and skid plates.


Safety is essential in every vehicle, but especially when you’re hauling or towing. To ensure you’re in the best hands, Dodge has included several safety features on both models.
The Ram 1500 can boast the newest technology, including:

  • Advanced airbags
  • Guided parking
  • Smart cruising
  • Lane departure warning
  • Surround view camera that captures 360 degrees

If you opt for the Ram 2500, you can get these great perks:

  • Gas powertrain limited warranty for the first 60,000 miles or 5 years
  • Diesel powertrain limited warranty for the first 100,000 miles or 5 years
  • Roadside assistance for the first 100,000 miles or 5 years

Whichever vehicle you choose, you can count on the Dodge Ram to keep you safe on the road.


Who says you have to choose between ruggedness and luxury? Both the Ram 1500 and 2500 have active noise cancellation to protect the cabin from highway noise pollution. The 1500 possesses a 12-inch console touchscreen, the largest-in-class, while the 2500 is available with up to 17 speakers, the most offered in the segment.

If you’re in the market for Ram trucks in Miami, we at Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram are here to help. Stop by our dealership to test these models and see which you want to drive home. For more information not found on our website, contact us at 786-336-1742.
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