2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500
2022 RAM 1500


2022 RAM 2500


12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

20,000 pounds
2,300 pounds

Max. Payload

3,160 pounds
702 hp (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Horsepower

410 hp (6.4L Hemi V8)
650 lb-ft (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Torque

850 lb-ft (6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel)

Max. Seating



One of the main differences between the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 is that the 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, and the 2500 is a heavy-duty (HD) truck. Your lifestyle and the demands of your daily activities will determine which is best for your Columbia lifestyle, the 1500 or 2500. Compare the performance specs and pricing to help you make an informed decision. Check out the towing and payload capacities to start your comparison process:



Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – 20,000 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – 2,300 pounds
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – 3,160 pounds

2022 RAM 1500 vs. Ram 2500 Engines

The 2022 RAM 1500 offers drivers five engine options, and the 2022 RAM 2500 offers drivers two engine options. Both trucks come with rear-wheel drive standard and you can access a 4WD system on the upper trim levels. Compare the engines below to see whether the 1500 or 2500 is best for you:

2022 RAM 1500

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine which produces 280 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque which delivers 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT which produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI with eTorque – 395 horsepower and 410 lf-ft of torque
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (RAM TRX) delivers 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

2022 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel which churns out 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 creates an impressive 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Price, Features, and Seating

The RAM 1500 has a slightly lower starting price than the 2500, but both are still reasonable priced for Lawerenceburg drivers:

  • 2021 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $32,765
  • 2021 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $34,345

The new 2022 RAM 1500 can’t quite match the power output of the 2500, but it does offer 6 passenger seating in the base model. The 2022 2500 entry level model has seating for just 3 passengers. Both trucks come with a parking assist feature and a 6-speaker sound system, while 1500 has the optional RamBox Cargo Management System. For more information on the standard and available features across the RAM 1500 trim levels, give us a call at 931-347-1838.

Test Drive the RAM 1500 and 2500 at Sharp Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

Check out the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 at our Pulaski showroom, just a short drive from Lewisburg. Check out our selection of trucks, then chat with our financing team to get behind the wheel ASAP. Be sure to check out our specials before you come in and contact us if you have any questions.


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