• 2019 RAM 1500 By Farm

What are the Differences Between the Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500?


For starters, the 2019 Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, while the 2018 Ram 2500 and 2018 Ram 3500 are heavy-duty (HD) trucks. This means they’re different sizes and features different performance emphases based on specific utility needs. FInd out which of these pickups is the best option for you near Beaverton with this guide from Dick Hannah CJDR in Vancouver.

Performance Capabilities: Engines, Towing, and Payload

Each of these pickups is offered with capable 4WD systems, V8 and turbocharged engines, robust towing packages, and a variety of best-in-class and class-exclusive performance features. However, they are suited for different priorities in terms of utility and performance:


  • 2019 Ram 1500 – MSRP from $31,795
  • 2018 Ram 2500 – MSRP from $33,045
  • 2018 Ram 3500 – MSRP from $34,445
2019 Ram 1500 2018 Ram 2500 2018 Ram 3500
Base Engine 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 (305 hp, 269 lb-ft of torque) 5.7L HEMI® V8 (383 hp, 400 lb-ft of torque) 5.7L HEMI® V8 (383 hp, 400 lb-ft of torque)
Top Engine 5.7L HEMI® V8 (395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque) 6.7L CUMMINS® 6-cylinder (370 hp, 800 lb-ft of torque) 6.7L CUMMINS® 6-cylinder (385 hp, 930 lb-ft of torque)
Max Towing Capacity 12,750 lbs 17.980 lbs 31,210 lbs
Max Payload 2,302 lbs 3,497 lbs 4,476 lbs

Which Ram Truck is Right for Me?

For most people buying a pickup for personal use the Ram 1500 should prove sufficient, but drivers in Portland who need a significant amount of power and capability for large contract jobs, the Ram 2500 or 3500 may be the right choice. You can learn more about the Ram 2500 towing capacity and features with Dick Hannah RAM.  Trade in your truck for one of these new Ram trucks today near Beaverton at Dick Hannah CJDR, where we have lots of offers and incentives going on at 7110 NE Fourth Plain BLVD. in Vancouver, WA. Our doors are open for sales seven days a week:

  • Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

While you’re here, check out our guide to 2019 RAM 1500 towing and compare the RAM 1500 Crew Cab with the Quad Cab to see which is right for you!

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