Luxury truck lovers looking for a new ride have two options to consider: the 2021 Ram 1500 or the 2021 Ram 2500. Each model packs a punch in terms of engine power, towing capabilities, and interior.

Let's compare and review the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500, so you can get a better idea of what they have to offer.

Visitors of Rockland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) in the New City, Nanuet, and Pearl River, NY, areas are welcome to schedule a test drive today! We'll help you make the selection of your next favorite vehicle.

Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500: Power Engines

Both Ram models are focused on delivering the most powerful engines to everyday drivers who need a little more push behind the pedals. For impressive horsepower and torque, the Ram 1500 has the 6.2L HEMI® V8, which produces an unbelievable 702 horsepower and 650 of torque.

The 1500 goes on to offer four other engines to choose from, varying in range. In comparison let's see, what the 2500 has hidden under its hood.

The 2500, simplifies its engine choices to two:

  • 6.4L HEMI® V8: 410 horsepower, 429 lb-ft
  • 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel: 370 HP, 850 lb-ft

Based on the two engines, the choice is clear: intensity or even more intensity. Packed with incredible capacities in horsepower and torque, the 2500 is made for the biggest of projects and has the steel strength to back it up.

If you're trying to go the distance, the 1500 does have best-in-class EPA-estimated 33 highway MPG.

Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500: Towing and Hauling

When moving equipment from site to site, your truck needs to make the most out of each trip. This is where the Ram 2500 really shines. Just take a look at its towing and payload capabilities, compared to the 1500.

Ram 1500

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Ram 2500

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The 2500 Ram model doesn't play around when it comes to its functionality. This model acts as the most practical work truck, with the ability to tow giant equipment, like excavators and building materials. Nearly doubling in payload, the 2500 can carry heavy workloads with ease.

For a sufficient tow for common equipment, like trailers, RVs, large boats, and even other vehicles, the 1500 is more than capable to transport items to their destinations.

Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500: Interior & Tech

 Both models accommodate for your potential passengers by valuing comfort and entertainment. The 2021 Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 has seating for six with 40.9 inches of front legroom.

Similarly, the models share available technology features that will enhance your ride like:

               -Digital Review Mirror

               -Uconnect® 12-Inch Command Center

               -Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System

With entertainment tech at your fingertips, both Ram models makes every trip better than the last. 

Let Us Help with Your Decision Today!

If your love of trucks comes from the power and practicality it can bring to your daily routine, you can't go wrong with either the 2021 Ram 1500 or Ram 2500. Regardless of your decision, you'll have a power-driven pickup with room for work and play.

Contact us at Rockland CDJR today for a test drive. We're here to serve the New City, Nanuet, and Pearl River, NY, communities for the best results in your next vehicle purchase!

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