Is the New RAM 1500 or the New RAM 2500 the Best Truck for you?

Whether you're hauling heavy trailers across Texas, running from jobsite to jobsite, making service calls all over town, or just making your daily commute with the family, a new RAM truck could be the perfect fit for the job. But which RAM pickup truck is right for your lifestyle? Here's how the new RAM 1500 and the new RAM 2500 compare:

The RAM 1500

The 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2021 Dodge Ram 2500: Which One is Right For You?

The 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2021 Dodge Ram 2500 are both exceptional full-size pickup trucks. Whichever truck you finance or lease at Bluebonnet Dodge in New Braunfels, TX will deliver outstanding performance and great value. If you are in the market for a new pickup truck, it can be tough to figure out which one is best for you. Here is a breakdown of the differences between the 2021 Ram 1500 and 2021 Ram 2500 to help you decide which one you should get.

Engine

The 2021 Ram 1500 has a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine. It generates 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Ram 2500 has a 6.4-liter V-8 engine that generates 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. Both vehicles are tremendously powerful, but the larger Ram 2500 is designed for raw power, whereas the slightly smaller engine in the 1500 is more in line with being both a heavy-duty pickup truck and a utilitarian family vehicle.

Performance

Both the 2021 Ram 1500 and 2021 Ram 2500 are very capable at handling big workloads, but the Ram 2500 is more specifically designed for heavy-duty towing and carrying. 2021 Ram 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 7,740 pounds and a maximum payload of 2,320 pounds. The 2021 Ram 2500 has a maximum towing capacity of 15,40 pounds and a maximum payload of 4,010 pounds. For carrying and towing in Seguin, both trucks provide great options.

Both the Ram 1500 and the Ram 2500 have an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

Exterior

The Ram 1500 uses 18-inch steel wheels, slightly larger than the 17-inch steel wheels on the Ram 2500. The Ram 1500 is 228.9 inches long and 82 inches wide, while the Ram 2500 is 232 inches long and 79.4 inches wide. Both vehicles have an available Rambox® Cargo Management System, which features two lockable, drainable storage bins with LED lighting, as well as a 115-volt power outlet, perfect for storing cargo for jobs in San Marcos.

Interior

The 2021 Ram 1500 has seating for six, while the Ram 2500 has seating for three. The extra seats in the Ram 1500 come without compromising any space in the front seats. Both the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 have 40.9 inches of front seat leg room. 

The Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 share many of the same features, but there are some differences that you will probably want to know about. The Ram 2500 has smart device integration, while the ram 1500 does not. The Ram 2500 has an optional leather steering wheel; the Ram 1500 does not. Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses the speed vehicle ahead of you to adjust the speed of your truck's cruise control, is available on the Ram 2500 and not on the Ram 1500. However, the Ram 1500 has available Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist, which are not available on the Ram 2500. The Ram 1500 also has a power driver seat, while the Ram 2500 does not.

Trim Levels

The 2021 Ram 1500 has six available trim levels:

  • Limited
  • Limited Longhorn™
  • Rebel®
  • Big Horn®
  • Laramie®
  • Tradesman®

The 2021 Ram 2050 also has six available trim levels:

  • Tradesman®
  • Big Horn®
  • Laramie®
  • Power Wagon®
  • Limited Longhorn®
  • Limited

 

Test Drive the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 Today!

For San Antonio drivers, there are plenty of reasons to consider getting both the 2021 Ram 1500 and the 2021 Ram 2500. The best way to pick which one is best for you is to give both vehicles a test drive. To schedule your test drive, contact or visit Bluebonnet Dodge today!

The new RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty commercial grade pickup truck available in a wide range of cab, bed, and powertrain configurations to handle any job. With incredible longevity, extreme performance power, and a comfortable cab, the RAM 2500 is a favorite for heavy haulers across the country. This heavy-duty truck is perfect for long-distance drivers, those with large trailers, and those who need extreme lifting and performance power.

RAM 2500 Performance

The RAM 2500 is powered by your selection of a 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine with 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque or a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel I6 with 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. These exceptional powertrains give your RAM 2500 the capability to haul up to 19,780 pounds of trailer and up to 4,050 pounds of payload. When it comes to heavy-duty performance power, the RAM 2500 is just the truck you need.

RAM 2500 Features

The RAM 2500 is comfortable, spacious, and advanced, featuring all the latest in luxury, tech, safety, and infotainment features. A heated and ventilated 100% leather interior keeps you and the crew comfortable in any weather, advanced satellite navigation technology keeps you on track, automated safety systems keep you safe and secure, and premium audio, entertainment, and smartphone compatibility features keep you entertained and connected on every adventure. 

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