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2019 Ram 1500 Silver

2019 RAM 1500

2019 RAM 2500 Red

2018 RAM 2500

2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2018 RAM 2500

Ram 1500


Ram 2500


395 hp

Max Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft

Max Torque

800 lb-ft
12,750 lbs

Max Towing

17,980 lbs
2,302 lbs

Max Payload

3,497 lbs
6 Passengers

Standard Seating

3 Passengers

When comparing the 2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2018 RAM 2500, the first thing that you should note is that the 1500 is a full-size or light-duty pickup. The 2500, on the other hand, is a heavy-duty or HD pickup truck. In most cases, the kind of work you want to do with your truck will be the primary determinant when you’re deciding whether the 1500 or 2500 is right for you. Here’s how they measure up in terms of their towing and payload capacities:

  • 2019 RAM 1500
    • Maximum Towing Capacity – 12,750 pounds
    • Maximum Payload Capacity – 2,302 pounds

Drivers in the Pekin and Washington areas would also do well to consider other factors, like engine options, starting price and seating capacity, when they’re making a final decision. Read on to explore the most important differences with Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Morton with Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Morton!

RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Engine Options

Drivers who choose the durable 2019 RAM 1500 will be able to choose between two different powerful engines, while those who opt for the high-strength 2500 will have three possibilities to consider. Rear-wheel drive is standard on both models, and each offers an available four-wheel drive system in its upper trims. Compare their horsepower and torque specifications to identify your ideal configuration:

  • 2019 RAM 1500
    • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque: 305 hp, 269 lb-ft of torque
    • 5.7L HEMI V8 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 in desert

Find the RAM 1500 and 2500 for Sale at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Morton

Our showroom is located just a short drive from East Peoria and Eureka, and if you’re ready to find the pickup truck that’s right for you, you’ll definitely want to get a hands-on feel for one or both RAM trucks! Reach out today to schedule a test drive in any of the all-new RAM 1500 models or new RAM 2500 models on our lot. We’ll even help you explore your RAM 2500 and 1500 lease options or financing options when you’re ready to get to work, or compare RAM 1500 to Chevy Silverado.

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