2019 RAM 1500

2019 RAM 1500

2019 Ram 2500 Tradesman

2019 RAM 2500

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 Ram 2500

Ram 1500


Ram 2500

$31,795 MSRP


$33,395 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

17,980 pounds
2,302 pounds

Max. Payload Capacity

4,050 pounds
395 hp

Max. Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft

Max. Torque

850 lb-ft

Max. Seating


When comparing two trucks of the caliber available with the 2019 RAM 1500 or 2500, it’s usually best to begin with basic information. So to start, the new 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, while the new RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty (HD) model. It’s important, therefore, for you to know right out of the gate what your Gatesville job site requirements are – those will likely be the major determining factor in your decision. Rest assured though, if you opt for the lower power of the 2019 RAM 1500, you’ll still find value in its many features. Want the details? Compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 in-depth to learn more.

RAM 1500 or 2500: Towing Capacity

Put the two vehicles head-to-head on towing capacity, and you’ll see quickly why the RAM 2500 gets the heavy-duty tag:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2019 Ram 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • 2019 Ram 2500 – 17,980 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2019 Ram 1500 – 2,302 pounds
  • 2019 Ram 2500 – 4,050 pounds


1500 or 2500: Engine Options

The RAM 2500 also gives you a choice of three powerful engine options, while the 1500 only has two available. Both trucks feature RWD, but have a 4WD system in place for higher trim packages. You’ll find impressive horsepower and torque available with each engine:

2019 RAM 1500

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

2019 RAM 2500

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


Features, Seating, and Starting MSRP

For many drivers looking for a capable, performance-driven truck, price will play the biggest factor. And here, even though it’s outmatched in towing and power, the 1500 offers more features as a Woodway daily driver, at a lower MSRP:

  • 2019 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $31,795, seats 3
  • 2019 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $33,395, seats 6, available RamBox® Cargo Management, standard Bluetooth® connectivity

Both trucks feature parking assist technology and a 6-speaker sound system.

2019 Ram 1500 in red

2019 Ram 1500

2019 Ram 2500 tows a boat

2019 Ram 2500

2019 Ram 1500 interior cabin

2019 Ram 1500 Interior

Find the RAM 1500 or 2500 for Sale at Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT

Need more information on the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 interior features? Stop by our dealership, just a short drive from Temple, or contact us, and we’ll be happy to run through them. Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT gives shoppers of all needs and budget a variety of new RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 models to look over. 


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