2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 2500

2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Ram 2500

2021 RAM 1500


2021 RAM 2500

$32,795 MSRP

Starting Price

$35,020 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

19,680 pounds
2,300 pounds

Max. Payload

4,010 pounds
702 hp (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Horsepower

410 hp
650 lb-ft (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Torque

850 lb-ft

Max. Seating


Are you interested in a new RAM pickup truck to take on your Roseville job sites? The team at Sacramento Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is comparing the 2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2500 to help you choose between these two impressive models. We’re answering questions like, “Which is cheaper: RAM 1500 or 2500?” and “Which is more powerful: RAM 1500 or 2500?” Learn the difference between the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 today! Then, when you’re ready, explore our inventory to find a new RAM 1500 for sale or a new RAM 2500 for sale that checks off all your boxes. It’s time you find the RAM truck that enhances your everyday routine!

2021 RAM 1500 or RAM 2500: Towing Capabilities

Your everyday demands help make determining which truck to choose much easier. And that’s why we’re starting by addressing which is more powerful, RAM 1500 or 2500, and comparing their towing capabilities:

2021 RAM 1500 Towing & Payload

  • 2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity – 12,750 pounds
  • 2021 RAM 1500 Payload Capacity – 2,300 pounds

2021 RAM 2500 Towing & Payload

  • 2021 RAM 2500 Towing Capacity – 19,680 pounds
  • 2021 RAM 2500 Payload Capacity – 4,010 pounds

2021 RAM 1500 or RAM 2500: Engine Options

The 2021 RAM 1500 has three engine options available, whereas the 2021 RAM 2500 has two engine options. The 2021 RAM 1500 brought back the fan-favorite EcoDiesel engine, both trucks come with rear-wheel drive as a standard, and 4WD is available in higher trim levels. Compare the engine specs of both vehicles below to see which is better suited for your driving needs:

2021 RAM 1500 Engine Specs

  • The newest generation of the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine, which produces 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 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
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (RAM TRX) delivers 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

2021 RAM 2500 Engine Specs

  • 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.

2021 RAM 1500 or RAM 2500: Price & Standard Features

The entry-level sticker price might make or break a Sacramento truck shopper’s decision, and you’ll see that the 2021 RAM 1500 does start at a lower price point:

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

The RAM 1500 can seat up to six adult passengers comfortably in the entry-level model, whereas the base 2500 can only seat up to three. Both RAM trucks come equipped with the parking assist feature and a premium six-speaker sound system, while the 1500 truck offers the optional RamBox Cargo Management System. It also features the standard Bluetooth connectivity that’s available in the entry-level 2500.

Compare the RAM 1500 vs. 2500 at Sacramento Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

After learning the difference between the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500, visit our Sacramento RAM truck dealership for your test drive. We’ll help you find the RAM truck to enhance your job sites around the Elk Grove area. Contact us if you have any questions or to schedule a test drive.

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