Do you want the tough truck or the tougher truck? If you're in the market for a new pickup truck you can't go wrong with the RAM 1500 or RAM 2500. Kolosso CJDR helps you decide which one is right for you with this RAM 1500 vs 2500 pickup truck comparison. Regardless of which truck you want, you'll find that both trucks are tough, comfortable, and stylish. Come find your next pickup truck at Kolosso CJDR in Appleton.

1500 vs 2500: Towing Capacity

If you're still not sure what's the difference between 1500 and 2500, an important thing to consider is towing capacity and payload. If you're hauling a boat or trailer around Green Bay or using your truck for construction loads, the RAM 2500 is the better choice. 

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500: 2,300 lbs
  • 2020 RAM 2500: 4,050 lbs

RAM 1500 vs 2500: Engine Specs

There are three engine configurations available for each pickup truck. The RAM 1500 brought back a new and improved EcoDiesel engine, while the new RAM 2500 still comes with the 6.7L Cummins diesel engine. Both pickups come standard with rear-wheel drive, although a 4WD system is available on both upper trim levels. Here's the engine performance breakdown: 

2020 RAM 1500

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

2020 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel which provides 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 creates a remarkable 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 VVT delivers 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque

1500 vs 2500: Price and Interior

If the price is a major factor when selecting your new RAM truck in Appleton, the price difference between the two pickups is significant:

  • 2020 RAM 1500 - Starting MSRP $31,895
  • 2020 RAM 2500 - Starting MSRP $33,745

While the entry-level 2019 2500 only seats three people, the base trim level of the 2020 RAM 1500 seats six passengers. Both pickup trucks come with many impressive interior features, from parking assist to a crystal clear 6-speaker sound system. The 1500 also features the ingenious RAMBox® Cargo Management system. 

Test Drive the RAM 1500 and 2500 at Kolosso CDJR Today 

Still can't decide between the RAM 1500 vs 2500? Compare the 1500 and 2500 to the 3500, or the RAM 1500 Crew Cab vs. Quad Cab, then test drive these RAM trucks at Kolosso CDJR near Green Bay. We can even answer any questions you have about how the Ram 1500 compares to competitors like the Ford F-150, or how the RAM 2500 compares to the Chevy Silverado 2500

Our friendly team will help you decide which is best for you and then our finance team will work their magic to get you a payment you can afford. Contact us today!


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