2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 2500

2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 2500
2021 RAM 1500


2021 RAM 2500

Starting Price

12,750 pounds

Max Towing

19,680 pounds
2,300 pounds

Max Payload

4,010 pounds
702 hp

Max Power

410 hp
650 lb-ft

Max Torque

850 lb-ft

Unsure which RAM truck will serve you best for jobs and adventures around Overland Park? When comparing the 2021 RAM 1500 and 2021 RAM 2500, your choice will ultimately come down to preference and demands. That’s because the new RAM 1500 is classified as a full-size pickup truck, whereas the new RAM 2500 is considered a heavy-duty pickup truck, meaning they provide different levels of performance and capability. Learn more about each model in this RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 comparison from Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to determine which will serve you best.

RAM 1500 or 2500: Engine Options

Across their respective lineups, the 2021 RAM 1500 and 2021 RAM 2500 promise strong performance. Check out the engine specs of the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 below.

2021 RAM 1500

  • Newest generation of the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine rated at 260 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
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (RAM TRX) rated at 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

2021 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 or 2500: Utility

Gardner-area truck shoppers like you prize utility, so it’s important to note what these pickups are capable of when deciding between the RAM 1500 or 2500, as well.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2021 RAM 1500: 2,300 pounds
  • 2021 RAM 2500: 4,010 pounds

RAM 1500 or 2500: Price

Price is another important factor when choosing the RAM 1500 or 2500. These RAM trucks are comparably priced, making either one entirely accessible for drivers like you in the Springhill area.

  • 2021 RAM 1500: $32,245 MSRP
  • 2021 RAM 2500: $34,095 MSRP

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

Compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 with a test drive at Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram! Apply 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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