2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500
2022 RAM 1500


2022 RAM 2500


3.6 V6 Engine


6.4 V8 Engine
7,740 pounds

Towing Capacity

15,040 pounds
2,320 pounds


4,010 pounds
305 hp @ 6,400RPM


410 hp @ 5,600RPM
269 lb-ft @ 4,800RPM


429 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

You need to a new truck to take on a real tough job. But should you go with the RAM 1500 or the RAM 2500? Either truck could easily deliver enough power to dominate any Houston jobsite. But which one better suits your needs, the RAM 1500 or 2500, and what are some of the difference between them? To help you choose, we’ve put together the detailed, side-by-side 2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2500 comparison below. Want to experience either model in person? Then contact us to schedule a test drive any of our white RAM trucks.



2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2500 Comparison – Price

Which truck is the better deal, the 1500 or 2500? Any Cypress driver who buys either one of these pickups will get a whole lot of truck for the price. But there is a slight difference between the RAM 1500 and 2500. You’d expect that, since the RAM 2500 comes standard with a bigger engine and a higher towing capacity. Of course, you should check out our new vehicle specials for the best deals.

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – $35,200
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – $37,750

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2500 Comparison – Power and Performance

Both pickups have powerful engines, but which delivers the most horsepower, the RAM 1500 or 2500? The main difference between the RAM 1500 and 2500 is that the 1500 is classed as a standard full-size pickup, while the 2500 is classed as heavy-duty pickup. The RAM 2500 comes standard with a 6.4 V8 engine, while the RAM 1500 has a 3.6 V6 engine. That translates to more horsepower and torque in the 2500. Let’s explore the specs below:

2022 RAM 1500 – Engine Performance Specs

  • Engine – 3.6 V6 Engine
  • Horsepower – 305 hp @ 6,400RPM
  • Torque – 269 lb-ft @ 4,800RPM

2022 RAM 2500 – Engine Specs

  • Engine – 6.4 V8 Engine
  • Horsepower – 410 hp @ 5,600RPM
  • Torque – 429 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2500 Comparison – Towing and Payload

Which has the higher towing capacity, the RAM 1500 or 2500? Both can tow an impressively heavy load along our Houston roads, but the heavy duty 2500 has the higher towing and payload capacities. Here are the capabilities for the base versions of each truck, but remember you can increase those capacities with available upgrades:

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 – Towing/Payload Capacities

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – 7,740 pounds / 2,320 pounds
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – 15,040 pounds / 4,010 pounds

Compare the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 at Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Today

If you’ve decided between the RAM 1500 and 2500, then the next step is letting our finance department take care of all of your needs while you focus on enjoying your new truck. Apply for financing online from the comfort of your own home, so that you can drive on to Jersey Village that much sooner.


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