2023 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500
2023 RAM 1500


2023 RAM 2500
$37,410 MSRP


$44,675 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

19,990 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

Max. Seating


At Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we’re proud to offer a full lineup of cars, trucks, and SUVs from Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM. Whatever your budget or driving needs may be, we’re confident you’ll find something to love in our inventory! If you’re looking for a robust new work truck to give your Cypress a serious upgrade, you can’t go wrong with a RAM pickup. Two of the most popular RAM work trucks are the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500, both of which deliver powerhouse performance specs and tough capabilities on and off the road. They’re both great choices, but there are some important differences between the two models. If you’re on the fence deciding between the RAM 1500 or 2500, check out the comparison guide below!



2023 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Starting Price

Price is often the first thing that Houston drivers consider when shopping for a new ride, so let’s start our comparison by seeing how the RAM 1500 and 2500 stack up in terms of their starting prices. The RAM 1500 is a light-duty pickup truck that has a lower price tag than its heavy-duty counterpart, but the RAM 2500 compensates with more powerful performance specs. Here are the starting prices for both trucks:

  • 2023 RAM 1500 – $37,410 MSRP
  • 2023 RAM 2500 – $44,675 MSRP

2023 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Performance & Capability

The biggest difference between the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 is in their performance specs and capabilities. Both trucks offer plenty of power under the hood, but the heavy-duty RAM 2500 takes the advantage when it comes to towing and payload power. However, the RAM 1500 comes with five available engines, including two eTorque powertrains for maximum efficiency, while the RAM 2500 only comes with two. Here are the full performance specs for both models:

2023 RAM 1500

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine: 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque: 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI with eTorque: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (TRX): 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque
  • Maximum towing power: 12,750 pounds
  • Maximum payload power: 2,300 pounds

2023 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel: 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8: 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • Maximum towing power: 19,900 pounds
  • Maximum payload power: 4,010 pounds

Compare RAM Trucks in Person at Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Still on the fence deciding between the 2023 RAM 1500 or 2500? Check out how they compare on the Jersey Village roads for yourself! Contact our office to see what models we have available, and we’ll set up a test drive right away. If you’ve made up your mind and want to move forward with the buying process, our finance center is a great place to start.


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