2019 ram 1500 side view

All-New 2019 RAM 1500

2018 ram 2500 side view

2018 RAM 2500

All-New 2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2018 RAM 2500

Deciding between the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 is a choice between a full-size pickup and a heavy-duty truck. Picking the right truck depends heavily on what you need, or what the demands of your Bastrop job-site are. See which new RAM truck works best for you by reading on.

Towing and Payload Capacities

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2019 Ram 1500 – 2,302 lbs
  • 2018 Ram 2500 – 3,497 lbs
2018 ram 2500 towing on highway

RAM 1500 vs Ram 2500 Engine Options

With the RAM 1500, you’ll have three engine choices, and the RAM 2500 offers three, as well. Both of these pickup trucks come with standard rear-wheel drive. Upper trim levels offer four-wheel-drive options. Here are the engine specs:

2019 Ram 1500

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque which delivers 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® provides 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® w/eTorque which produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque and the highest towing capacity

2018 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel which churns out 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 creates an impressive 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 VVT which delivers 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
2019 ram 1500 driving on dirt road

Starting MSRP, Features, and Seating

The sticker price is an important factor for Giddings truck buyers. You’ll be paying a bit for more the added power of the 2500:

  • 2019 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $31,795
  • 2018 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $33,045

The new 2019 RAM 1500 offers 6 passenger seating in the base trim model. The 2018 RAM entry level model can only seat up to 3. Both trucks come with a parking assist feature and a 6-speaker sound system, while 1500 has the optional RamBox Cargo Management System.

2018 ram 2500 front interior

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

Come visit us in Cedar Creek once you’ve decided, or if you need some extra help choosing between the RAM 1500 or 2500. In the meantime, you can see how the RAM 1500 compares to the Chevy Silverado 1500 or Ford F-150, and even compare the RAM 1500 Crew Cab vs. Quad Cab. If you have any questions or concerns before visiting our Bastrop-area Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealership, please don’t hesitate to contact us today! Take some time to explore our pre-owned RAM 2500 inventory as well! Looking for more power? Compare the RAM 2500 vs. RAM 3500 today!

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