2022 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500
2022 RAM 1500


2022 RAM 2500
$36,500 MSRP

Staring Price

$42,775 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

20,000 pounds
2,300 pounds

Max. Payload

4,010 pounds
702 hp (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Horsepower

410 hp
650 lb-ft (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Torque

850 lb-ft

If you’re shopping for a new RAM pickup, you might be having difficulty choosing between the 2022 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500. What are the primary differences between the 2022 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500? The RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup, and the RAM 2500 is classified as a heavy-duty (HD) truck. So which is best for your Vancouver lifestyle? It depends on your needs. Here Dick Hannah RAM provides a side-by-side comparison of the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 so you can make an informed decision. Contact us with any questions or to get behind the wheel of the RAM of your dreams today!



RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Towing Capacity

One key difference between the RAM 1500 and 2500 is towing capacity. If you need to tow heavy loads around Portland, the 2022 RAM 2500 has significantly more towing and payload capacity.

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – 20,000 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – 2,300 pounds
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – 4,010 pounds

RAM 1500 vs. Ram 2500 Engine Options

When it comes to engine options, the 2022 RAM 1500 offers Beaverton drivers more engine options than the RAM 2500. Both pickup trucks come with standard rear-wheel drive, but you can opt for 4WD on the upper trim levels. Compare engine specs below to see which one best suits your needs:

2022 RAM 1500

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine: 260 hp with 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque: 305 hp with 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT: 395 hp with 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI with eTorque: 395 hp with 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (TRX): 702 hp with 650 lb-ft of torque

2022 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel delivers 370 hp with 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 provides 410 hp with 429 lb-ft of torque

RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Starting Price, Features, and Seating

If you’re keeping a close eye on your budget, like many Hillsboro drivers, note that the RAM 1500 is a bit more affordable than the RAM 2500.

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – $36,500 Staring MSRP
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – $42,775 Starting MSRP

Both models can accommodate up to six passengers, but the RAM 1500 offers the six-person seating in its base level trim, while the base-level RAM 2500 only seats three people. The RAM 1500 also offers special features, such as standard Bluetooth connectivity and the optional RamBox Cargo Management System.

Compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 at Dick Hannah RAM

The best way to decide between these two iconic RAM trucks is on a test drive at Dick Hannah RAM! You can apply for financing before visiting and browse our new truck specials online. Reach out to us today to get behind the wheel of a new RAM!


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