Max. Towing Capacity
The all-new 2021 RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup truck with impressive towing capacity and horsepower, while the 2500 is a heavy-duty truck with a higher payload and towing capacity. You’ll want to make the most informed decision possible so you can pick out the best truck for your jobsite or lifestyle. We’ve got all the most important comparison points — towing and payload capacity, engine options, price, features, and seating — so read on for our comparison of the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500. For even more information, check out our online inventories for the 1500 and 2500.
Here are the maximum payload and towing capabilities for the RAM 1500 and 2500:
Maximum Towing Capacity
Maximum Payload Capacity
You have a choice of engine options when it comes to both the RAM 1500 and 2500. The 1500 comes with three available engine options, while the 2500 offers two. The 1500 also brings back RAM’s popular EcoDiesel engine, a fan favorite among Goldendale, WA drivers. Both the 1500 and 2500 come with standard rear-wheel drive, with an available 4WD upgrade on higher trim levels. Check out the engine specs for the 1500 and 2500 below:
2021 RAM 1500
2021 RAM 2500
For many Hood River drivers, manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) is usually one of the major deciding factors when choosing a new truck. Budget-minded buyers may lean towards the RAM 1500’s lower price point, but the 2500 makes up for it with a higher torque output.
The 2021 RAM 1500 also comes with seating for 6 in its standard model, while the 2500’s standard model can only seat 3 (you can upgrade to a 6-seat model if you want). The 1500 also features Bluetooth connectivity as a standard feature, while it’s an upgraded feature for the 2500. And both trucks feature RAM’s parking assist safety features and an outstanding 6-speaker sound system.
If you’re ready to explore the RAM 1500 or 2500 for yourself, stop by C. H. Urness Motors Co. near Portland and see them up close! You can also take either out for a test drive to see how they handle on the road. As always, you can contact us for more information or with any questions.
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