2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman

2019 Ram 1500

2019 Ram 2500 Tradesman

2019 Ram 2500

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 Ram 2500

$33,440 MSRP


$33,645 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

19,780 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 of torque

Maximum Seating



If you’re in the market for a powerful new truck that can handle any workload in Rochester and Decatur, then compare the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 Ram 2500. You can find both of these formidable trucks for sale at Green Dodge, but let’s first run down the performance capabilities, price, and features of each of model before you make a choice. Take a quick glance at the towing and payload capacities of each model:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2019 Ram 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • 2019 Ram 2500 – 19,780 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

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

Want to learn more about the RAM 2500 towing capacity? Read our guide on the 2020 RAM 2500!

Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Engine Options

The Ram 1500 is a strong light-duty pickup truck while the 2500 is a Heavy-Duty model. The 1500 offers the choice between two powerful engines while the 2500 has three to pick from. Both models come with rear-wheel drive standard, but 4WD models are also available. Let’s take a look at how the engines of these two Ram trucks compare to one another:

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

Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Starting MSRP, Features, and Seating

For drivers who need to keep a closer eye on their budget, let’s take a look at the starting price for each of these Ram trucks:

  • 2019 Ram 1500 – Starting MSRP $33,440
  • 2019 Ram 2500 – Starting MSRP $33,645

As you can see, the Ram 1500 saves you just a few hundred dollars, and although it doesn’t quite match the power that the 2500 gives, the 1500 can seat up to six passengers in its base model. This is three more than the 2500 can seat in its base model. On top of this, the interior features of both base models are fairly similar. Both have a six-speaker sound system, parking assist features, and Uconnect infotainment systems. The Ram 1500 also has standard Bluetooth capabilities, which is only an available upgrade on the 2500. And to top off the great features already included in the 1500, it also has the optional RamBox Cargo Management System.

2019 Ram 1500 Truck2019 Ram 2500 Truck

Find the Ram 1500 and 2500 for Sale at Green Dodge

Which Ram model do you like more, the Ram 1500 or 2500? No matter which one you choose, you know you’re getting a strong truck that can take on any workload in Litchfield. You can even check out other RAM comparisons like the RAM Rebel vs. Ford F-150 Raptor. Take a look at our inventory of Ram 1500 and 2500 models, then contact us and schedule a test drive with your favorite. Drive home in the Ram 1500 or 2500 today!

Green Dodge 39.7571306, -89.727408.