2020 Red Ram 1500

2020 RAM 1500

2019 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 2500*

2020 RAM 1500


2020 RAM 2500

Starting MSRP

2,300 lbs

Max Payload

4,010 lbs
395 hp

Max Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft

Max Torque

850 lb-ft
12,750 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

19,680 lbs

2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 2500

Looking for a truck that can work as hard as you do around your jobsite? Whether you need the incredible maximum towing capacity for horses and large RVs, or you prefer a lighter-duty truck for daily tasks and tough weekend work, the new RAM lineup has you covered. Read on for a closer look at the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 comparison with our experts to find out which pickup has the performance and features you need. 

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Engine Specs

The new RAM 1500 introduces an improved EcoDiesel engine for 2020, while the new RAM 2500 has dispensed with the 5.7L V8 HEMI in favor of the 6.4L HEMI V8 and the 6.7L Cummins Turbodiesel as its star engine, capable of 850 lb-ft of torque, among other high-capacity improvements. Here’s what you can expect from the RAM 1500 or 2500 engine options:

2020 RAM 1500 Engines

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: 280 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

2020 RAM 2500 Engines

  • 6.4L HEMI V8: 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.7L Cummins Turbodiesel I-6: 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque

Rear-wheel drive is standard on both models, with all-wheel drive 4×4 capability available on higher trims if your job requires extra torque and traction. With the 4×2 option your curb weight will be lower, which will translate to heightened towing and payload capacity. 

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Towing Capacity 

Certain jobs simply require more power than others. When you need the maximum towing capacity available when you’re working with heavy supply loads or hauling large equipment, the RAM lineup is a go-to for drivers everywhere. Higher towing and payload capacity mean you’ll spend less time transporting with more time getting the job done. Take a look at the specs:

Max Towing Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 12,750 lbs
  • 2020 RAM 2500 – 19,680 lbs

Max Payload Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 2,300 lbs
  • 2020 RAM 2500 – 4,010 lbs

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Interior Features and Pricing

Looking for the highest capability for the lowest price? The 1500 and 2500 price range may help you make the call:

  • 2020 RAM 1500: $32,145 – $53,465
  • 2020 RAM 2500: $33,745 – $61,450

While the RAM 2500 prioritizes power, the 1500 is a bit more well-rounded for everyday driving. For instance, you’ll need to jump up several trim levels in the 2500 to obtain seating for more than 3 passengers. By comparison, the 1500 base trim has space for 5 passengers. Contact your local parts center to find the upgrades and accessories you want for that perfect fit. 

Explore the RAM 1500 or 2500 

Many drivers wait to make their final decision until they’ve gotten behind the wheel of these incredible trucks. When you stop by Allen Samuels Auto Group to test drive your truck, our specialists will be standing by to offer any further information you need, whether you’re interested in a pre-owned model or you’re wondering where to get your loan when it comes time to buy. Contact us to get started today!

*2019 model pictured.

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