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2019 RAM 1500

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2019 RAM 2500

2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2019 RAM 2500

2019 RAM 1500


2019 RAM 2500
$31,795 MSRP

Starting Price

$33,395 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

17,980 pounds
2,302 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,050 pounds
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft

When comparing the 2019 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500, it’s important to note up front that the 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, and the 2500 is a heavy-duty truck. This distinction helps to immediately tell you some key differences in these two models, specifically in terms of their workload capabilities. If you’re looking for a truck that can help you perform your job in Madison, both the Ram 1500 and 2500 can do the trick. Still, each model has its own significant differences in terms of pricing, performance specs, and features, all of which can sway your decision one way or the other. Discover more about these capable truck models, then visit us at Burtness Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for a test drive today!

Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Towing and Hauling Capabilities

If you have a demanding job that requires plenty of hauling and towing, then it’s important to know the maximum capacities that the all-new Ram 1500 and 2500 can handle:

2019 Ram 1500: The all-new Ram 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, and can carry a maximum payload of 2,302 pounds.

2019 Ram 2500: The Ram 2500 can tow a maximum weight of 17,980 pounds, and even haul a payload of 4,050 pounds, making it the superior choice if you need a better weight-bearing truck.

RAM 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Engine Options

When it comes to engines, both the 2019 Ram 1500 and 2019 Ram 2500 offers various options, with two available engines for the 1500 and three for the 2500. Both trucks come standard with RWD, although a 4WD system is available if you opt for one of the upgraded trims of each model. Take a look at the available engine options for each model, and see how they stack up against each other:

2019 Ram 1500:

  • 3.6L 305-hp Pentastar V6 with eTorque that offers 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L 395-hp V8 HEMI MDS VVT capable of producing 410 lb-ft of torque

2019 RAM 2500:

  • 6.7L 370-hp Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel which churns out 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L 410-hp HEMI V8 creates an impressive 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L 383-hp HEMI V8 VVT that delivers 400 lb-ft of torque

Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Starting MSRP, Features, and Seating

For price conscious buyers in Janesville, the Ram 1500 wins out this round with a starting price for the base-level trim that’s $1,250 less than its competition:

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

Likewise, the seating opportunities for the 1500 outmatches that of the 2500, with the 1500 allowing for six passengers even in its most basic trim while the standard trim of the 2500 only seats up to three passengers. In terms of interior features, both models are fairly similar, sharing parking assist features and six-speaker sound systems, but the 1500 also makes room for some key additions. Only the 1500 can be upgraded to include the RamBox® Cargo Management System, which makes storing cargo easier. The 1500 also comes standard with Bluetooth capability, while this is only an upgradeable option in the base trim of the 2500.

Come to Burtness Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to Test Drive the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 Today!

Has the above information helped you choose between the 2019 Ram 1500 and 2019 Ram 2500? Drivers in Beloit, Milwaukee, and beyond are invited to get up close and personal with either of these popular truck models and even take each one for a test drive! Contact us for more information, and browse our entire inventory of new and used models to find the vehicle that’s right for you!

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