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2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500: Specifications


2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 RAM 2500
$36,500 MSRP Price $42,775 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
6 Max. Seating 6

Looking at the RAM 1500 vs. 2500 as a Kansas City work vehicle can help drivers decide on the best option for their jobsite. The best pickup truck for your ride can be determined by comparing some of the important performance specs, costs, and features. Begin by checking out the RAM 1500 vs. 2500 towing and payload capacities:

2022 RAM 1500 Towing & Payload Capacity

  • 2022 RAM 1500: 12,750 pounds
  • 2022 RAM 1500: 2,300 pounds

2022 RAM 2500 Towing & Payload Capacity

  • 2022 RAM 2500: 4,010 pounds
  • 2022 RAM 2500: 20,000 pounds

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Engine Performance

Choose between three different engines and variations of those engines with the 2022 RAM 1500 and two powerful and reputable engines for the RAM 2500. Each pickup truck has rear-wheel drive as the standard and 4WD available on the upper trim levels. Check out the specifications of each engine to see which has the horsepower and torque for your Independence needs.

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: 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8: 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Starting Cost & Features

Independence drivers want to take into consideration the cost of the vehicle they are considering. Here are the starting MSRPs for both models:

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – $36,500 MSRP
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – $42,775 MSRP

What kind of features are standard in these RAM trucks? Both models have configurations for up to six passengers, but the RAM 1500 can fit this maximum from the get-go. The starting configuration of the RAM 2500, on the other hand, only seats three. Both lineups provide the most up-to-date technology like parking assist and a 6-speaker sound system. The RAM 1500 also offers some unique perks like standard Bluetooth® connectivity and optional RamBox® Cargo Management System.

RAM 1500 vs. 2500 Suspension

The RAM 1500 vs. 2500 suspension can help drivers assess their needs for their Independence ride as well. The 2500 has multi-link front suspension and multi-link rear suspension as well as hydraulic power assist steering activation. The RAM 1500 vs. 2500 suspension systems differ at the base level, with the RAM 1500 suspension being short and having along arm in the front, a Multi-link in the rear, and the steering activation being electric power-assist.

RAM ProMaster 1500 vs. 2500

If you need a vehicle with a bit more coverage on your Gladstone job sites or want room for shelving and an upfit, then consider looking into the RAM ProMaster 1500 vs. 2500. They are available in many configurations for cargo or crew, and they come with the newest tech to keep you and your workers safe. The power you are afforded will depend on whether you opt for the RAM ProMaster 1500 vs. 2500.

Explore RAM Trucks & Vans at Lee’s Summit Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Today!

Come explore the RAM 1500 vs. 2500 in person at our showroom in Lee’s Summit. We offer a wide selection of new RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 models for drivers to explore. Apply for financing ahead of time to get approved for the best loan possible, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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