2020 RAM 1500

2020 RAM 1500

2020 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500

2020 RAM 1500


2020 RAM 2500
$31,895 MSRP


$35,895 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing

19,780 pounds
2,300 pounds

Maximum Payload

4,050 pounds
395 hp


410 hp
410 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft

Maximum Seating


Unsure which RAM truck will meet your Overland Park driving demands? Compare the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 with Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to help with your decision! When you do, you’ll encounter important distinctions that will inform your choice. For instance, it’s important to note that the new RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, whereas the new RAM 2500 is classified as a heavy-duty pickup truck. This difference is most apparent when it comes to capabilities:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 12,750 lbs
  • 2020 Ram 2500 – 19,780 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 2,300 lbs
  • 2020 Ram 2500 – 4,050 lbs

Read on for more guidance as you choose between the RAM 1500 or 2500.

RAM 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Engine Options

Whether opting for the RAM 1500 or 2500, Gardner-area drivers can expect strong powertrain options across their respective lineups. Both models offer rear-wheel drive as standard and have a 4WD system available on upper trim levels. Discover the specs associated with each engine lineup below.

2020 RAM 1500

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

2020 RAM 2500

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

RAM 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Starting MSRP, Features, and Seating

The first thing that Springhill shoppers notice is the sticker price of a truck, so it’s important to highlight the price difference when comparing the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500.

  • 2020 RAM 1500: $31,895 MSRP
  • 2020 RAM 2500: $35,895 MSRP

And while there are certain performance distinctions that go along with the price difference, the 2020 RAM 1500 and 2020 RAM 2500 have a few similarities, as well. For example, both trucks can seat up to six people, depending on the trim level. They also offer features such as parking assist, 6-speaker stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, and more.

Choose RAM 1500 or 2500 at Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

Ready to compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 for yourself? Get in touch with Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to schedule a test drive of these innovative pickups near Lenexa, and make sure to apply for financing online to get pre-approved for a low-interest loan before you visit! Looking to do more research? See how the RAM 1500 fares against the Ford F-150.

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