2020 RAM 1500 facing right

2020 RAM 1500

2019 Ram 2500

2020 RAM 2500*

2020 Ram 1500 vs. 2020 Ram 2500

Hudson drivers looking for a truck that can put in the long hours at their jobsite turn to the new RAM lineup, and for good reason. Whether you need the absolute maximum towing capacity for trailering an RV or you prefer a more agile pickup for urban traffic, our Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram specialists help you parse out which aspects are crucial to your Amery travel.

At the end of the day, only one new truck will make it home to your New Richmond garage, will it be the 1500 or 2500? Read on to compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 and find the pickup that has the performance and features you need.

2020 RAM 1500


2020 RAM 2500

Starting MSRP

2,300 lbs

Max Payload

4,012 lbs
395 hp

Max Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft

Max Torque

850 lb-ft
12,750 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

19,680 lbs

Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Interior and Pricing

Looking for the highest capability for the lowest price? The 1500 and 2500 price range may help you make the call:

While the RAM 2500 prioritizes power, the 1500 is a bit more well-rounded for everyday driving and offers some exciting Special Editions. For instance, you’ll need to jump up several trim levels in the 2500 to have access to seating for more than 3 passengers. By comparison, the 1500 base trim has space for 5 passengers. Contact your local parts department to find the upgrades and accessories you want for that perfect fit.

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Engine Specs

Minneapolis drivers who prefer diesel for its enhanced efficiency may be excited about the addition of the improved EcoDiesel engine option for the all-new RAM 1500. Also new for 2020 is the end of the 5.7L V8 HEMI engine option for the RAM 2500 in favor of the more powerful 6.4L HEMI V8 and the 6.7L Cummins Turbodiesel. See what you can expect from these powerful pickups below:

2020 RAM 1500 Engines

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque: 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

2020 RAM 2500 Engines

  • 6.4L HEMI V8: 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.7L Cummins Turbodiesel I-6: 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque

Rear-wheel drive is standard on both models, with all-wheel drive 4×4 capability available on higher trims, if your job requires extra torque and traction. With the 4×2 option, your curb weight will be lower, which will translate to heightened towing and payload capacity.

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Towing Capacity

When you need the maximum towing capacity available for heavy supply loads or hauling large equipment, the RAM lineup is a go-to for drivers everywhere. Higher towing and payload capacity mean you’ll spend less time transporting with more time getting the job done. Take a look at the specs:

Max Towing Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 12,750 lbs
  • 2020 RAM 2500 – 15,040 lbs

Max Payload Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 2,300 lbs
  • 2020 RAM 2500 – 4,012 lbs

If you’re leaning more towards the RAM 2500, explore the 2021 2500 towing capacity in more detail when you visit Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Test Drive the RAM 1500 or 2500 in New Richmond!

Make the real 2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2500 comparison yourself when you stop by Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to get behind the wheel. Whether you end up loving the 1500 or 2500, we have a range of new vehicle specials to make your next sturdy truck an even better value, and our New Richmond finance center specialists will be glad to help you find a plan that fits you. Get in touch with us today to schedule your visit or learn more about your next vehicle.

*2019 model pictured.

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