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2019 ram 1500

2020 Ram 1500*

2019 ram 2500

2020 Ram 2500*

2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 2500

2020 Ram 1500


2020 Ram 2500
$32,145 MSRP


$33,645 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

19,780 pounds
2,300 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,050 pounds
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft

Maximum Seating


If you are on the hunt for a new RAM truck in Wheeling, chances are you don’t mess around when it comes to getting work done. If you need a truck that can look good while working as hard as you do, either a RAM 1500 or 2500 will do. However, it is important to consider what types of jobs you will be taking on in Moundsville from the helm of your new truck. When comparing the all-new RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500, it is worth noting that the 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, while the 2500 is a heavy-duty truck.

The demands of your St. Clairsville, OH work site will determine which truck option is best for you, the 1500 or 2500, as both have unique areas where they excel. Let’s start by examining the towing and payload capacities:

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

RAM 1500 vs. Ram 2500 Engine Options

Glen Dale drivers looking for more choices in their truck engine will be impressed by the three different options that can be built into the 2020 RAM 1500. The critically acclaimed EcoDiesel engine is back in 2020 for the RAM 1500. The RAM 2500 offers refined power and a choice among two strong engines. Both trucks come with rear-wheel drive standard, with a 4WD system available on the upper trims. When deciding whether the RAM 1500 or 2500 is the option you need, understanding the power under the hood is crucial:

2020 RAM 1500

  • The latest iteration of the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine which produces 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque producing 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT capable of putting out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

2020 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel outputting an incredible 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 produces an astonishing 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque

Starting MSRP, Features, and Seating

While performance and power are key, there are other important factors to keep in mind when discerning whether the RAM 1500 or 2500 will be your top choice including the price, features, and seating capacity. Both of these RAM trucks offer immense value but the RAM 1500 is a bit more attainable for Wheeling drivers:

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $32,145
  • 2020 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $33,645

If you need a versatile truck that can handle the job site and the homefront, the RAM 1500 may be the perfect choice for you. With seating for 6 in the base trim, the 1500 offers the interior space you need to bring the whole family along on your next adventure. While the 2020 2500 entry-level trim can only seat three, both trucks offer Bluetooth connectivity and an exciting 6-speaker sound system with plenty of power for your infotainment to be heard over the roar of your robust engine. The 1500 can be equipped with the RamBox® Cargo Management System for safety and security for even your most precious valuables.

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

Ready to rule the streets and job site all at once? Either the RAM 1500 or 2500 can offer the rugged capabilities and long-lasting design you need to invest with pride. We offer a great selection of RAM truck options and are happy to help you find your fit. Contact us to learn more or to set up an individualized appointment to test-drive your dream truck. Ready to get started? Apply for financing online today! Looking for a rugged option that offers a bit more agility? Closely compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer with our team. In need of an even more robust work truck? Compare the RAM 2500 vs. RAM 3500 to find your fit!

*2019 models pictured above

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