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2019 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 | Truck Comparison | Santa Cruz Dodge Ram
Gray 2019 Ram 1500

2019 RAM 1500

Ram 2500

2019 RAM 2500

2019 RAM 1500

2019 RAM 2500

$31,795 MSRP


12,750 lbs

Maximum Towing Capacity

19,780 lbs
2,302 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,050 lbs
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

800 lb-ft

2019 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500

If you’re searching for the right truck to take on the demands of your Watsonville jobsite, you’ll want to look at this 2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2019 RAM 2500 comparison from Santa Cruz Dodge Ram. While the new 2019 RAM 2500 won’t be available until later this spring, we’ve got enough information regarding the performance specs to give you a good idea of what to expect.

2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Towing and Payload

It’s important to note that the RAM 1500 is a full-size truck, while the RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty truck. The difference between these designations is apparent when you compare the RAM 1500 towing and payload capacities to those of the RAM 2500:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2019 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity – 12,750 lbs
  • 2019 RAM 2500 Towing Capacity – 19,780 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2019 RAM 1500 Payload – 2,302 lbs
  • 2019 RAM 2500 Payload – 4,050 lbs

2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Engine Options

The 2019 RAM 1500 offers the choice between two engines, while with the 2500 you have three engine options. Both of these pickup trucks come with standard rear-wheel drive, with 4WD available on the upper trim levels. Compare the horsepower and torque of each of these engines to find out which one best fits your requirements:

2019 RAM 1500 Engines

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque with 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 Engines

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel with 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.4L HEMI® V8 produces a best-in-class 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 VVT delivers a solid 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque

RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Price

The baseline sticker price is always an important consideration for Scotts Valley area truck buyers, and while the starting MSRP of the 2019 RAM 2500 has yet to be announced, we expect it to be roughly around $1,500 more than the 2019 RAM 1500 starting price of $31,795.

2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Interior Seating and Features

The 2019 RAM 1500 interior offers seating for up to 6 in the base trim model, and the entry-level 2019 RAM 2500 provides seating for up to 3. Both trucks come with a parking assist feature and a 6-speaker sound system and can be equipped with the optional RamBox Cargo Management System. For more information on the standard and available features of the wide range of available RAM 1500 and 2500 trim levels, give us a call at 831-824-6946.

Find the RAM 1500 and 2500 for Sale at Santa Cruz Dodge Ram

Browse our inventory of new RAM trucks, and explore some of the best truck deals you’ll find anywhere at Santa Cruz Dodge Ram. Find out more about the Ram 1500, including its MPG ratings, and check out our RAM 2500 vs. RAM 3500 comparison to see which of these heavy-duty trucks is best suited to your needs. After, contact us to schedule a test drive at our RAM dealership near Capitola today! Still not sure if the RAM 1500 is for you? Learn more about the Jeep Gladiator dimensions with Santa Cruz Dodge Ram to see if this midsize pickup fits your commute better.

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