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2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 2500

2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Ram 2500

2021 RAM 1500


2021 RAM 2500

$32,595 MSRP

Starting Price

$34,095 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

19,680 pounds
2,300 pounds

Max. Payload

4,010 pounds
702 hp (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Horsepower

410 hp
650 lb-ft (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Torque

850 lb-ft

Max. Seating


When you need a rugged yet reliable pickup truck to handle your tough job sites around the Miami area and beyond, you can’t help but want to compare RAM trucks like the new RAM 1500 and 2500. Both are excellent pickup trucks capable of handling errands around Kendall, daily school drop-offs, and your day-to-day job sites. If you’re wondering about the difference between the 2021 RAM 1500 and 2021 RAM 2500, Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM can help! We’re comparing both pickup trucks to help you see which is the better option for you. Then, explore our inventory to find the configuration that checks off all your boxes, and give us a call to schedule your test drive!

2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Starting Price

The starting price of both pickup trucks is essential for many Miami truck shoppers, and when you look at their respective MSRPs, you will see that the new RAM 1500 for sale at Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM is the more affordable option:

  • 2021 RAM 1500 Price – Starting MSRP of $32,595
  • 2021 RAM 2500 Price – Starting MSRP of $34,095

2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Engines & Towing Capacity

When choosing between these two top-rated pickup trucks, you’ll see that the 2021 RAM 1500 offers three engine options, whereas the 2021 RAM 2500 offers two. The RAM 1500 brought back the fan-favorite EcoDiesel engine, and both new RAM trucks include rear-wheel drive as a standard. Move to upper-level configurations and enjoy the 4WD system as an option.

Compare the engine options and towing capabilities of both pickup trucks below:

2021 RAM 1500 Engine Specs

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine, which delivers 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque, which delivers 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT, which produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (RAM TRX), which delivers 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque
  • Maximum towing capacity12,750 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity – 2,300 pounds

2021 RAM 2500 Engine Specs

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel, which churns out 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8, which produces an impressive 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • Maximum towing capacity19,680 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity – 4,010 pounds

2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Features & Seating

While the 2021 RAM 1500 can’t quite compete against the 2021 RAM 2500’s performance, the 1500 does offer comfortable seating for up to six adult passengers in the entry-level configuration, whereas the 2500 base configuration only seats up to three people. Both pickup trucks feature the standard parking assist feature and a premium six-speaker sound system, while the new 1500 offers the optional RamBox Cargo Management System. The RAM 1500 also comes with the standard Bluetooth connectivity, which is an available option in the entry-level RAM 2500.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call for additional information about the standard features available in each RAM pickup truck!

Compare Our New RAM Trucks for Sale in Miami

After learning the difference between the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500, come and experience firsthand what both of these pickup trucks can do for your jobsite and day-to-day routine at our Miami RAM truck dealership. Feel free to contact us to schedule a test drive! Don’t forget – we always offer an excellent selection of new vehicle specials to bring you unbeatable deals!

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