2019 RAM 2500

2020 Ram 2500*

VS
2019 RAM 3500

2020 Ram 3500*

2020 RAM 2500

vs.

2020 RAM 3500
$33,745 MSRP

Starting Price

$35,195 MSRP
6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 HEMI® with MDS

Base Engine

6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 HEMI® with MDS
6.7l Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine with 370 hp, 850 lb-ft max torque, and 19,780-pound max towing

Top-Level Engine

6.7l High-output Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine with 400 hp, 1,000 lb-ft max torque, and 35,100-pound max towing
Best-in-Class standard 410 hp

Horsepower

Best-in-Class standard 410 hp
429 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

429 lb-ft
8-Spd Auto 8HP75-LCV Transmission

Transmission

8-Spd Auto 8HP75-LCV Transmission
4,010 pounds

Max Payload

7,680 pounds
17,580 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

18,210 pounds

Compare 2020 RAM 2500 vs. RAM 3500

If you’re a RAM truck enthusiast, it’s probably no surprise to you that RAM has been awarded Motortrend’s Truck of the Year, back-to-back for both 2019 and 2020. You’ve done your research. You know the brand. And you’ve found yourself deciding between the 2020 RAM 2500 and the 2020 RAM 3500.

Both RAM trucks deliver a 6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 HEMI® engine with MDS and 410 horses to make easy work of even the toughest Temple tasks. When it comes down to it, RAM 2500 vs. 3500 towing capacity, max payload, and starting price are some of the most important factors to consider in a work truck.

  • The RAM 2500 base engine has a max payload of 4,010 pounds, the RAM 3500 maxes out at 7,680 pounds.
  • The RAM 2500 vs. 3500 towing capacity when comparing base engines shakes out to 17,580 pounds and 18,210 pounds respectively.
  • The RAM 2500 starts at $33,745 MSRP, and the RAM 3500 starts at $35,195 MSRP

As a discerning Woodway driver, you’ll also want to put your 2500 and 3500 truck comparison to the test in terms of performance and interior features. Please take a moment to review Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT’s 2020 RAM 2500 vs. 2020 RAM 3500 truck comparison to discover which model is a better fit for your specific driving and hauling needs.

2020 RAM 2500 vs. RAM 3500: Performance

Since both the 2500 and 3500 trucks come equipped with the same 6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 HEMI® engine, going with the 2500 might be the smart money choice, depending on your payload and towing needs. While comparing RAM 2500 towing capacity vs. 3500 towing capacity is important, other specs to consider include:

RAM 2500 Base Engine Performance

  • 6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 HEMI® Engine with MDS
  • Best-in-Class standard 410 hp
  • 429 lb-ft max torque
  • 4,010-pound max payload
  • 17,580-pound max towing capacity

RAM 3500 Base Engine Performance

  • 6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 HEMI® Engine with MDS
  • Best-in-Class standard 410 hp
  • 429 lb-ft max torque
  • 7,680-pound max payload
  • 18,210-pound max towing capacity

If you’re planning on upgrading the engine on either the 2500 or the 3500, you might be interested in how the performance specs of the upgraded engines stack up:

RAM 2500 Top-Level Engine

  • 6.7l Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine
  • 370 hp
  • 850 lb-ft max torque
  • 3,160 max payload
  • 19,680-pound max towing

Ram 3500 Top-Level Engine

  • 6.7l High-output Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine
  • 400 hp
  • 1,000 lb-ft max torque
  • 6,570 max payload
  • 35,100-pound max towing

The Bottom Line: If you want the most powerful engine, go with the 3500’s Turbo Diesel and the impressive 1,000 lb-ft of max torque and extra 15,000+ pounds of towing capacity. If you’re interested in a moderate boost of performance and towing capacity, the 2500’s upgraded engine might be the better option.

2020 RAM 2500 vs. 3500: Tech and Safety

You’ll find many similar features in both models when you compare these pickup trucks, such as 5.0 Touch-screens with Bluetooth, Uconnect®, Parkview Rear Back-Up Cameras, and Trailer Sway Damping. Since both trucks offer identical tech and safety features in their base models, the RAM 2500 is the smart money option, saving you nearly $1,500.

Check out the tech and safety features on the 2500 and 3500 to see what they each bring to the table:

2020 RAM 2500 Features:

  • 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet
  • 4-Speakers
  • 5.0-Inch Touchscreen Display
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • Media Hub (2 USB, Aux)
  • Uconnect® 3
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Trailer Sway Damping
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Push-Button Start

2020 RAM 3500 Features:

  • 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet
  • 4-Speakers
  • 5.0-Inch Touchscreen Display
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • Media Hub (2 USB, Aux)
  • Uconnect® 3
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Trailer Sway Damping
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Push-Button Start

Compare Pickup Trucks In Waco!

There’s no better way to truly compare these pickup trucks, feel the raw power and capacity of the 2500 and 3500 by getting behind the wheel of one – or both! Reserve your 2020 RAM 2500 and RAM 3500 experiences today with Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT near Gatesville to get a better feel for which model fits your hauling needs and style. If you have questions regarding new vehicle lease specials or model availability, feel free to contact us at your convenience to discover even more about the legendary 2500 and 3500 RAM trucks. If you’re leaning more towards the RAM 2500, you can compare the RAM 2500 vs. Ford F-250 and other models. Feel free to compare the RAM 2500 to the RAM 1500 as well.

*2019 model pictured.

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