2019 ram 1500

2019 RAM 1500

2019 ram 2500

2018 RAM 2500

2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2018 RAM 2500

2019 RAM 1500

2018 RAM 2500
$31,795 MSRP


$33,045 MSRP
12,750 lbs

Maximum Towing Capacity

17,980 lbs
2,302 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

3,497 lbs
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

800 lb-ft

Maximum Seating


One important detail to keep in mind when comparing the 2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2018 RAM 2500 is that the 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, while the 2500 is a heavy-duty (HD) truck. Which will be the best fit for you depends on the demands of your work site or weekend towing needs. We will help you decide which model is the best fit by matching these two titans in engine power, capabilities, pricing, and features.

Towing and Payload Capabilities

While both trucks are powerful for their class, when you compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 you will note a difference in their capabilities. Since the 2500 is in the heavy-duty class, it offers more robust towing and payload specs than the 1500.

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2019 RAM 1500 – 12,750 lbs
  • 2018 RAM 2500 – 17,980 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2019 RAM 1500 – 2,302 lbs
  • 2018 RAM 2500 – 3,497 lbs

Engine Options

Drivers will have a choice between two burly engines on the RAM 1500 or three powerful options on the RAM 2500. Both of these pickup trucks come with a standard rear-wheel drivetrain with a 4WD system is available on the upper trim levels. See which engine delivers the horsepower and torque you are looking for in a truck:

2019 RAM 1500

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque which delivers 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT which produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

2018 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel which churns out 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8 creates an impressive 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 VVT which delivers 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque


Springfield area truck buyers are looking for power, but they also have to keep budget in mind. When you look at the entry-level price for both RAM trucks, you’ll find that the 1500 starts at $1,250 less than the 2500:

  • 2019 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $31,795
  • 2018 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $33,045

Seating and Features

While the RAM 1500 doesn’t quite match the performance specs of the 2018 RAM 2500, it does offer its own additional perks. The entry-level RAM 1500 can seat six, while the base model RAM 2500 can only seat up to 3.

The 1500 also has the optional RamBox Cargo Management System and comes standard Bluetooth® connectivity. Bluetooth® is only an available feature in the base level 2500. For more information on the standard and available features across the RAM 1500 trim levels, give us a call at 937-372-4451.

Find the RAM 1500 and 2500 for Sale at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT

Experience the strength and features of the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 today at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT in Xenia. To learn about the 2019 Ram 2500, compare it to the 2019 Ford F-250Apply for financing to get pre-approved for a low-interest loan before you visit us, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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