2019 Ram 1500

Ram 1500

2019 Ram 2500

Ram 2500

2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2019 RAM 2500

$31,795 MSRP


$33,395 MSRP
12,750 lbs

Maximum Towing Capacity

17,980 lbs
2,302 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,050 lbs
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft

Maximum Seating


Have you been comparing the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500? When choosing either the RAM 1500 or 2500, it’s important to remember the RAM 1500 is a full-size, or “half-ton” truck, while the RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty (HD) truck, or “three-quarter ton” truck. The work you take care of on your Westlake jobsite will determine whether the RAM 1500 or 2500 is right for you! Learn more about RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 capability below, starting with towing capacity and payload capacity:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2019 RAM 1500 – 12,750 lbs
  • 2019 RAM 2500 – 17,980 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2019 RAM 1500 – 2,302 lbs
  • 2019 RAM 2500 – 4,050 lbs

RAM 1500 vs RAM 2500 Engine Options

The 2019 RAM 1500 offers you a choice between two robust engines, and the 2500 provides the option of choosing between three heavy-duty engine options. Both trucks come with rear-wheel drive as standard, 4×4 systems are available on both. Compare RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 engine options below:

2019 RAM 1500

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque® produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT churns out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

2019 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins® I6 Turbo Diesel creates 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8 offers 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 VVT delivers 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque

Starting MSRP, Features, and Seating

When you’re looking for a great new truck, starting MSRP is always a concern for Round Rock area truck buyers. You’ll find that the RAM 1500 starts at $1,250 less than the RAM 2500:

  • 2019 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $31,795
  • 2019 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $33,395

While 2019 RAM 1500 doesn’t offer the power of the RAM 2500, it does offer 6 passenger seating with the base trim level. Meanwhile, the 2019 RAM 2500 entry-level only seats up to 3. Both trucks are offered with a parking assist feature and a 6-speaker sound system, but only the RAM 1500 is available with the RamBox Cargo Management System.

The 1500 also comes with standard Bluetooth® connectivity, which only offered as an option in the base level RAM 2500. For more information on the standard and available features across RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 trim levels, give us a call at 512-730-3300.

Find the RAM 1500 and 2500 for Sale at Covert Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 for yourself at our Pflugerville-area showroom, located just a short drive from Leander. We have a great selection of new RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 available in our new model inventory. Save some time and apply for financing to get pre-approved for a loan on a new RAM truck! Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.


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