1500 vs. 2500

2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500

2020 RAM 1500


2020 RAM 2500
$31,895 MSRP


$33,895 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

19,780 pounds
2,300 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,050 pounds
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft

If you’re looking for a powerhouse truck to handle the roads of Pekin in style, then the RAM truck inventory should be your first stop. But between the popular 2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500, which should you choose? Both models are rugged, bold, and adventure-ready. However, the two have distinct differences that may influence your final decision. Let’s go through the two models and see which one is your best choice below!

1500 or 2500: Towing Capacity

While both models are highly capable, the RAM 2500 has a higher towing capacity overall than the RAM 1500. Which one will serve you better? Think about whether you need the supersized capabilities of a heavy-duty vehicle in Washington or if the versatile RAM 1500 will cover your everyday needs in East Peoria.

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500: 12,750 pounds
  • 2020 RAM 2500: 19,780 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500: 2,300 pounds
  • 2020 RAM 2500: 4,050 pounds

1500 or 2500: Engine Specs

Between the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500, you’ll find two trucks with serious horsepower and torque. If you like options, the RAM 1500 lineup has three potential powertrain configurations compared to just two on the RAM 2500 lineup. But either way, you’ll enjoy a high-powered ride out of your next RAM truck.

2020 RAM 1500 Engines

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine: 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque: 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

2020 RAM 2500 Engines

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel: 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.4L HEMI® V8 Engine: 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque

1500 or 2500: Pricing

What about your budget? The RAM 1500 has a slightly lower starting price, but the RAM 2500 isn’t far behind. If you need the utility of a heavy-duty vehicle, it’s hard to beat the value of the RAM 2500. But if you’d prefer the flexibility of the light-duty RAM 1500, you can take advantage of the exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management system.

  • 2020 RAM 1500 Price: Starting $31,895 MSRP
  • 2020 RAM 2500 Price: Starting $33,895 MSRP

Find Your RAM Truck at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Morton

You’ve researched the differences between the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500, now which is your ultimate pick? If you still have questions, we’re more than happy to offer our recommendations at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Morton  Ready to start shopping? We’re located in Morton, but you can also use our Online Shopper™ to find your vehicle and schedule a home delivery!

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