Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 Truck Comparison

The Ram 1500 versus the Ram 2500 in New Braunfels, TX

When it comes to quality high-performance pickup trucks, Texas drivers look to the Ram series for fulfilling their daily driving and work related needs. There is no doubt that both of these truck models deliver quality and reliable performance and this brotherly showdown will give prospecting drivers a better look at which model will best fit their driving style, and most importantly their everyday driving needs. Feel free to browse and compare the Ram models that we have in our new inventory to better situate yourself with your future truck purchase.

The Light-Duty Ram 1500

Starting off with the Ram 1500, drivers can expect nine different trim levels and seven special edition packages to choose from. All variations offer a particular cabin size and engine options for immaculate performance power. The Ram 1500 comes standard with a 3.6 Pentastar V6 Engine with 305-horsepower that produces 269 Ib-ft of torque. An available upgrade for the 5.7-Liter Hemi V8 offers more performance for towing those heavier loads.


Drivers interested in the Ram 1500 will have 125.3 cubic feet of interior volume in the crew cab with 41-inches of legroom and the choice for 5 feet and 7-inches or 6-feet and 4-inches of truck bed space. For the drivers who choose the 395-horsepower Hemi V8 with 420 Ib-ft of torque can look forward to receiving a max towing capacity of 10,620 Ibs and a max gas payload of 1,880 Ibs. The Ram 1500 is the ideal pickup truck for the daily worker and weekend warrior looking to pull their small to medium size camper or boat to the lake.

There are plenty of available ergonomic features inside the Ram 1500 such as the Uconnect 8.4-inch high-resolution touch screen and driver information digital cluster display. With the available SiriusXM Satellite radio and Bluetooth capabilities, your choice for finding your playlist or favorite radio station is all up to you, or your passengers. The MSRP starts at $27,895 for the Ram 1500, and Texas drivers can look forward to ideal performance with this light-duty pickup truck that also has 4X4 capabilities for the off-road junkies.

The Heavy-Duty Ram 2500

When you drive the Ram 2500, you're in full control of incredible performance power and torque that will assist you beyond your daily duties. Also, the reliable performance and agility that the Ram 2500 holds for a heavy-duty make transporting oversized loads a breeze. With a higher MSRP starting at $36,345, the Ram 2500 has the options for a 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine with 800 Ib-ft of torque or the Heavy-Duty 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine with 410-horsepower and 429 Ib-ft of torque. For the popular Ram 2500 crew cab size, drivers will experience the same amount of interior space as the Ram 1500. However, the bed height and bed length are a few inches bigger with heavier weight capacities.


The option for the diesel engine provides drivers with an outstanding 17,980 Ibs of max towing weight, and the V8 gas engine towing capacity rounds out at 16,320 Ibs with a max payload of 3,990 Ibs. If you're a driver that plans on pulling the heaviest loads on the job site or require the strength for your oversized toys or trailers, the Ram 2500 is for sure your best option in a pickup truck.

Available options for the Ram 2500 assist in towing operations and include options for a Factory-installed fifth-wheel Gooseneck prep package, Cargo-View Camera for keeping an eye on your materials, LED bed lighting, and the ParkView Rear Backup Camera system, which is extremely beneficial for safe and efficient trailer maneuverability. The Ram 2500 also utilizes the 8.4-inch full-color Uconnect Screen with the same features as the Ram 1500 with a slightly different style to the 7-inch cluster display. If you're considering one of the upper-level trim variations of the Ram 2500, options for plush leather interior and luxurious surface designs are available for a sophisticated style of comfort.

All in all, the Ram 1500 and 2500 models are solid performers for the Texas driver looking to stand out on the roadways and job site. With many available options to choose from within engine, cabin and bed sizes, it is easier than ever to find the necessary model for your daily commute and trailering needs. Stop by the Blue Bonnet Chrysler Dodge and Ram dealership today and find the Ram truck model that fits you best! Stop by at 547 S Seguin Ave in New Braunfels, TX and if you have any questions, feel free to call (888) 850.2186.

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