Should You Buy A RAM 1500 or RAM 2500? 

When it comes down to the Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500, it's tough. Both of these pickup trucks offer the Best-in-Class Features and capabilities. Come to think of it, both of these work trucks also come standard with Class-Exclusive-Features. Not to mention, both of these crew cabs are award winning vehicles. So, which Dodge Ram pickup truck has what it takes to run your business?

Find out now. Check out our new Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500 comparison review. Find out everything you need to know about the Dodge Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500 prices, specs, features, photos, reviews, and more. Discover which pickup truck is the best for you.

Once you're done reading about the  Dodge Ram 1500  vs Ram 2500, schedule a free test drive. We would be more than happy to give you an opportunity to experience the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500, first-hand. 

But before we get ahead of ourselves, check out the new Dodge Ram 1500 vs  2500 comparison review below.

Ram 1500

Vs.

Ram 2500

3.6-Liter V6  Engine
Engine
6.4-Liter Heavy Duty V8 Hemi with MDS
305 Horsepower
Horsepower 410 Horsepower
269 LB-FT
Torque 
429 LB-FT
7,730 lbs.
Max Towing
17,580 lb
1,930 lbs.
Max Payload 
4,050 lb
8-speed automatic
Transmission 
8-speed automatic
Standard
4x2 Drive System
Standard
Standard
4x4 Drive System
Available
Standard
Next Generation Engine Controller
130 mph
Standard
Ready Alert Braking 
Available
Option
180-Amp Alternator
130 mph
N/A
Axle Ratio
Standard
Standard
730 -Amp Maintenance Free Battery
Standard
Standard
Black Rotary Shifter
Standard
N/A
Conventional Differential Rear Axle
Standard
Standard
Electronically Controlled Throttle
Standard
156 mph
Front Heavy-Duty Shock Absorbers
Standard
Standard
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Standard
Standard
Rear Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
Standard
Standard
Heavy Duty Suspension
Standard
N/A
6,000 lb Front Axle
Standard
21.4"
Cargo Area- Bed Height 
20.2"
67.4"
Cargo Area- Bed Length
98.3"
 66.4"
Cargo Area- Bed Width Wall
66.4"
 51"
Overall Body Width
51"
77.6"
Overall Height 
83.5"
 232.9
Overall Length 
232"
 144.6"
Wheelbase
140"
46.2
Turning Diameter 
45.4"
 Snake Standard
40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
Standard
Standard
Behind The Seat Storage/ Bin
Standard
Standard
Heavy-Duty Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
Standard
Standard
4-Spoke Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Air Conditioning
Standard
Standard
 Black Vinyl Floor Covering
Standard
Standard
Front Armrest with Cup Holders
Standard
Standard
Front/Rar Climate Control Outlets
Standard
Standard
Instrument Panel Black Bezel
Standard
Standard
Tip Start
Standard
Standard
5.0-Inch Touchscreen Display
Standard
Standard
Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices
Standard

Dodge Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500 Exterior Design

When  it comes down to the exterior, the Dodge Ram 2500 is bigger than the Ram 1500. The new 2500 Dodge Ram pickup truck has an overall length of 232-inches, a total width of 83.5-inches, and a maximum height of 78-inches. Combined with an overall wheelbase of 140-inches, the new Dodge Ram 2500 gives you more room to get more done. Not to mention, the new 2500 Ram comes standard with a 98.3-inch long cargo bed. If that's not enough, the new Ram 1500 heavy-duty pickup also comes standard with 17-inch -wheels wrapped in all-season tires.

On the other hand, the new Ram 1500's exterior dimensions are slightly smaller than the Ram 2500 exterior dimensions. The Dodge Ram 1500 has an overall length 228.9-inches, an overall height of 77.6-inches, a total width of 82.-inches, and an overall wheelbase of 140.5-inches. But make no mistake, the new Ram 1500 is a powerful light-duty pickup truck that knows how  get the job done.

While both of these Dodge Ram pickup trucks are both reliable vehicles, we understand that some jobs are bigger than others. Therefore we recommend you consider all of your needs and wants before you purchase a new work truck for your business.

Dodge Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500 Performance Features 

If you're looking for a reliable pickup truck with more power and capability, the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 are both great options. While the Ram 1500 comes standard with a 305 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 Engine that generates 269 lb.-ft of torque, the Ram 2500 engine consists of a 410 horsepower 6.4-liter Hemi V8 Engine that generates 429 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2500 Ram pickup truck also offers a maximum towing capacity of 17, 580 lbs. and a maximum payload of 4,050 lb.s. 

In comparison, the Ram 1500 offers a maximum towing capacity of 7,730 lbs. In essence, the new Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck is  better equipped to haul heavy duty payloads. But if you're the kind of driver who fuel-efficient pickup truck  that knows how to tackle light-duty tasks, the Ram 1500 is the perfect solution. 

With this in mind, we recommend you consider putting both of these chassis cabs to the tests. We're confident, once you get behind the wheel  of the Ram 2500 or 1500, you'll be able to quickly decide which work truck is the best for you.

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Dodge Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500 Interior Features

As far as the interior goes, the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 both offer a comfortable work environment for everyone. Inside, you'll find plenty of leg room and shoulder room. Plus, you'll also find plenty room to tuck away all of your extra cargo. On top of that, both of these work trucks also come equipped with a wide range of features and technology such as:

  • Hands-Free Bluetooth Technology
  • 5.0-inch Touch Screen Display
  • Rearview Camera Display
  • 4-Speaker Audio System
  • Dual USB Ports
  • Audio Jack Inputs For mobile Devices 
And that's just the beginning. If you want to see what else the new Dodge Ram 1500 and 2500 have in store for you, schedule a free test drive.

Dodge Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500: Which Is Better?

After taking a close look at the Dodge Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500 for sale, there's no denying that both of the work trucks are both great vehicles. Therefore, it all boils down to your preference. If you're looking for a heavy-duty pickup truck that's tough enough to haul it all, you should consider purchasing a new 2500 Ram truck vehicle. However, if you're looking for a new light-duty pickup truck with the Best-in-Class Horsepower and a great fuel economy, the new 1500 Ram work truck is a great solution.

Let's be honest.The Ram 1500 and the Ram 2500 are both powerful pickup trucks that offer great customer loyalty. Whether you choose the 1500 Ram Dodge Truck or the 2500 Ram Dodge Truck, we're confident you'll be able to outperform the competition. But don't just take our word for it. See for yourself. 

Visit our local Dodge Ram  dealership serving Chicago, South Holland, Munster, and surrounding areas. Let us show you why so many contractors, and business owners in Illinois, love the new Dodge Ram pickup lineup. Visit us today at
17225 Torrence Ave Lansing, IL 60438-1016

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