2019 Ram 1500

2019 Ram 1500

2019 Ram 2500

2019 Ram 2500

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 Ram 2500

2019 Ram 1500


2019 Ram 2500

$33,440 MSRP


$33,645 MSRP
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft
2,302 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,050 lbs
12,750 lbs

Maximum Towing Capacity

17,980 lbs

Maximum Seating


If you’re in Portland or Beaverton and on the market for a work-ready truck that can take on any job you throw at it, then compare the 2019 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500. The new 1500 model is a full-size pickup truck, while the 2500 is a heavy-duty (HD) truck. Both are powerful, fairly priced, and include desirable interior features, but you can only choose one model in the end. Go on ahead and compare these two models to find out whether you want the 1500 or 2500 more, then take a look at our inventory of Ram trucks and come to Dick Hannah RAM.



Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Towing Capacities

If you compare towing capacities between the 2019 Ram 1500 and Ram 2500, you’ll see just how much more powerful the Ram 2500 is over the 1500. See their maximum towing and payload capacities below:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2019 Ram 1500: 12,750 lbs
  • 2019 Ram 2500: 17,980 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2019 Ram 1500: 2,302 lbs
  • 2019 Ram 2500: 4,050 lbs

Learn more about the RAM 2500 towing capacity and features with Dick Hannah RAM!

RAM 1500 Towing


Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Engine Options

The only way that either of these trucks can haul that much weight is thanks to their engines. In this case, both the 2019 Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 offers drivers the choice between three engines. Also, both trucks have rear-wheel drive standard, and feature a 4WD system that you can choose on higher trim levels. Take a look at each model’s engines below:

2019 Ram 1500

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

2019 RAM 2500

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

Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Starting MSRP, Features, and Seating

Something that we find is always important to drivers when comparing vehicles is the starting price of each model. When it comes to choosing between the Ram 1500 or 2500 in terms of price, the smaller truck comes out ahead, but not by much:

  • 2019 RAM 1500: Starting MSRP $33,440
  • 2019 RAM 2500: Starting MSRP $33,645

While the new Ram 1500 doesn’t have the power and performance to match the 2500, it does have some additional interior features, amenities, and space. The 2019 Ram 1500 can seat up to six passengers in the base model, whereas the 2500 base-level model only seats up to three. Each model has similar interior features including a six-speaker sound system and park-assist feature, but the 1500 can also be equipped with the optional RamBox Cargo Management System. The 1500 also comes outfitted with standard Bluetooth connectivity in its base-level model, while this is only optional on the 2500.

Find the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 for Sale at Dick Hannah RAM

Think the Ram 1500 or 2500 is the truck for you? Take a look at our inventory of new Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 models, then contact us for more information. You can also schedule a test drive at our dealership in Vancouver online, and take a look at our entire Ram lineup or commercial truck inventory while you’re here. You can even compare the RAM 1500 Crew Cab with the Quad Cab to find out which one is best for you! For more like this, compare the Dodge Durango vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee and find out which SUV you like best.

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