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2019 RAM 1500

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2019 RAM 2500

2019 RAM 1500


2019 RAM 2500
$31,795 MSRP


$33,395 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

17,980 pounds
2,302 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,050 pounds
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft

Maximum Seating


2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2019 RAM 2500

Comparing the 2019 RAM 1500 and 2019 RAM 2500? Let’s start with the basics: The new 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, while the new RAM 2500 falls into the heavy-duty (HD) truck category. So really, your Gadsden job site will likely be the determining factor when it comes to which pick is the best. But what specs does each vehicle deliver? And does each truck’s pricing fall within your budget? Learn more below when you compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 in-depth.

1500 or 2500: Towing Capacity

A good place to begin gauging the two vehicles head-to-head is considering their towing and payload capacities:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2019 Ram 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • 2019 Ram 2500 – 17,980 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2019 Ram 1500 – 2,302 pounds
  • 2019 Ram 2500 – 4,050 pounds

1500 or 2500: Engine Options

Two powerful engines are available with the 2019 RAM 1500, while the 2500 gives Huntsville shoppers a choice of three. Rear-wheel drive comes standard with both pickup trucks, while a 4WD system is available on upgraded trim packages. Specifically, each engine delivers the following specs with regard to horsepower and torque:

2019 RAM 1500

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque, which delivers 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT, which produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

2019 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel, which churns out 370 hp and 850 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

Features, Seating, and Starting MSRP

While the RAM 2500 performance specs outmatch the 1500, you certainly pay for the difference. Those who don’t need the power will find the latter starts at $1,250 less:

  • 2019 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $31,795
  • 2019 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $33,395

While the RAM 1500 offers a bit less power than the RAM 2500, it makes up for it in features. The new 2019 RAM 2500 can only seat up to three, while the 1500 seats six at the base model. And, while both trucks feature parking assist technology and a 6-speaker sound system, the 1500 has an available RamBox® Cargo Management System and standard Bluetooth® connectivity. These modern amenities often make the 1500 a great pick as a flexible family driver, in addition to a workhorse. Need more information on either pickup’s interior features? Contact us, and we’ll be happy to run through them. We can even help you compare models like the RAM 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500!

Find the RAM 1500 or 2500 for Sale at CDJR of Albertville

Explore the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 at our showroom. Located just a short drive from Fort Payne, we offer a great selection of new RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 models for you to choose from. Or, browse our inventory of used RAM trucks from the comfort of your own home. We can also fill you in on the RAM 1500 towing features and show you how to reset the check engine light. Ready to get behind the wheel of a new RAM truck? Apply for financing and get pre-approved for a low-interest loan before you visit us, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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