2022 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500
2022 RAM 1500


2022 RAM 2500

Starting Price

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

Max. Seating


The team at Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat knows you want a powerful truck for your Tyler jobs and adventures, and fortunately the RAM truck delivers! But which new RAM is best for you between the 2022 RAM 1500 and 2022 RAM 2500? On the surface, the RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty (HD) truck, while the RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup truck which means they both offer drivers different benefits. Of course, you’ll find other important differences when comparing the RAM 1500 or 2500. Learn more below, and then visit Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat to find your favorite or contact us to schedule a test drive.

RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Starting MSRP

Both the RAM 1500 and 2500 are affordable and deliver a lot of power for your Longview drives, so you don’t have to sacrifice your budget to get the power you crave. Still, if the starting MSRP is an essential consideration to you, note that the 2022 RAM 1500 starts at about $2,500 less than the RAM 2500. Check out their base MSRP below:

  • 2021 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $35,200
  • 2021 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $37,750

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Capacities

You probably want to haul your trailer, equipment, sporting gear, and more around Marshall. Both these trucks have outstanding towing capacities, but, as an HD, the 2022 RAM 2500 has the edge over the RAM 1500 in maximum towing capacity 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

The RAM 1500 offers five engine options for Winnsboro drivers, while the RAM 2500 comes with two engine options. Both truck models come with standard rear-wheel, but 4WD is available on higher trim levels. See how these RAM truck engines compare on horsepower and torque below so you can choose accordingly:

2022 RAM 1500

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine with 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (RAM TRX) with 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

2021 RAM 2500

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

Find Your New RAM Today at Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat

The best way to determine which truck is right for you between the 1500 or 2500 is in person at Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat. Our team will work with you to make sure you’re getting all of the boxes you need checked. Take advantage of our new vehicle specials for additional ways to save on both the RAM 1500 or 2500.


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