2022 RAM 2500 vs. 2022 RAM 3500

2022 RAM 2500 vs. 2022 RAM 3500
2022 RAM 2500


2022 RAM 3500

Starting MSRP

850 lb-ft

Max. Torque

1,075 lb-ft
20,000 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

37,090 pounds
4,010 pounds

Max. Payload

7,680 pounds



If you’re looking for a new pickup truck that packs more of a punch than the classic RAM 1500, consider the heavy-duty RAM 2500 or 3500! These pickups offer everything that Portland drivers love about the iconic RAM 1500, taken to new heights with powerhouse specs and capabilities. Which one best suits your driving needs? The team at Dick Hannah RAM is here to help you make a decision with our comparison guide!



RAM 2500 vs. RAM 3500: Price

Price is often one of the most important factors that drivers take into consideration when picking out a new vehicle. Right off the bat, you’ll see that the RAM 2500 is offered at a lower starting price than the RAM 3500. However, as you’ll see below, the 3500 compensates with more engine options and a stronger towing capacity. The RAM 2500 also offers the Power Wagon trim, which you won’t find in the 3500 lineup. Here’s the full price list:

2022 RAM 2500

  • Tradesman®: $40,865 MSRP
  • Big Horn®: $44,985 MSRP
  • Laramie®: $56,565 MSRP
  • Power Wagon®: $60,805 MSRP
  • Limited Longhorn™: $64,135 MSRP
  • Limited: $68,800 MSRP

2022 RAM 3500

  • Tradesman®: $42,600 MSRP
  • Big Horn®: $46,820 MSRP
  • Laramie®: $58,215 MSRP
  • Laramie Longhorn™: $65,790 MSRP
  • Limited: $70,335 MSRP

RAM 2500 vs. 3500: Performance

The RAM 2500 and 3500 both offer robust engine options that deliver strong performance specs to the streets of Beaverton and beyond. The RAM 2500 offers two available engines, while the RAM 3500 offers three. The performance specs, payload capacity, and towing capacity all depend on the engine that you choose, so we’ve listed all the relevant information below:

2022 RAM 2500 Engine Options

6.4L HEMI® V8 Engine

  • 410 horsepower
  • 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 4,010 pounds of payload
  • Towing capacity of 17,540 pounds

6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine

  • 370 horsepower
  • 850 lb-ft of torque
  • 3,160 pounds of payload
  • Towing capacity of 20,000 pounds

2022 RAM 3500 Engine Options

6.7L High-Output Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine

  • 420 horsepower
  • 1,075 lb-ft of torque
  • 6,570 pounds of payload
  • Towing capacity of up to 37,090 pounds

6.4L HEMI® V8 Engine

  • 410 horsepower
  • 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 7,680 pounds of payload
  • Towing capacity of 18,210 pounds

6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine

  • 370 horsepower
  • 850 lb-ft of torque
  • 6,840 pounds of payload
  • Towing capacity of 22,670 pounds

RAM 2500 vs. RAM 3500: Technology

When it comes to interior technology, you can’t go wrong picking either the RAM 2500 or 3500! Both heavy-duty pickups offer near-identical advanced features and technology inside the cabin, including a full suite of sophisticated safety features designed to protect you on the road. Here’s some of what you can expect inside the cabin:

  • Touchscreen Navigation
  • Digital Rearview Mirror
  • Smartphone Connectivity
  • ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning

Choose the RAM 2500 or 3500 at Dick Hannah RAM

Now that we’ve compared the RAM 2500 vs. 3500 on paper, you might be interested in comparing how these heavy-duty pickups handle on the road! Just contact our office or stop by our dealership to set up a test drive around Hillsboro, and we’ll get you behind the wheel right away. You can also contact us with any questions, or to learn more about our lineup of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM vehicles. And be sure to check out our new vehicle specials if you’re looking to save on your next truck!


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