2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500
2022 RAM 1500


2022 RAM 2500
$35,900 MSRP


$37,750 MSRP
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 full size RAM 1500 is meant to be a powerful and versatile workhorse, with a luxurious interior unlike anything else in its class. The RAM 2500, on the other hand, despite sharing that interior and many other features, is specially designed to pull and haul overwhelming loads that no other truck can. If you have any questions about either of these brute force machines, go ahead and get in touch with us at any time! Let’s get into the details below.



First up, let’s compare RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 towing capacity. Both offer far more than most will ever use around Pineville or Harrogate, but those who commonly haul heavy loads tend to go with the heavier RAM 2500, while the RAM 1500 remains very capable:

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

As for engines, you’re in good hands whether you choose the 1500 or 2500. Take a look at the engine options and specs here:

2022 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

2022 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel, which churns out 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 creates an impressive 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque

RAM 1500 vs. Ram 2500 Starting Price 

Take a moment to compare the starting prices of the RAM 1500 and 2500 below. We think you’ll be surprised by just how similar they are in starting price! 

  • 2022 RAM 1500: $35,900 MSRP
  • 2022 RAM 2500: $37,750 MSRP

Experience the RAM 1500 and 2500 at Tim Short Chrysler of Middlesboro

Ready to take a look at these trucks for yourself near Ewing? At Tim Short Chrysler of Middlesboro we offer amenities like an online financing application and many car buying tips on subjects like car loan interest rates and more! Stop by our showroom today!


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