All-New Ram 1500 vs. Ram 1500 Classic: What’s the Difference?

October 7th, 2020 by

2019 Ram 1500 Parked Near Homestead

There’s a reason that the Ram 1500 is one of the most popular light-duty trucks in the U.S. It even won the 2019 Motor Trend Truck of the year. We know truck drivers from Chatham to Decatur are always interested in what’s happening with this pickup, so we’ve got great news for you. Drivers will have two options to choose from: the Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic. Let’s compare the Ram 1500 vs. 1500 Classic to see which is best suited for you!

All-New Ram vs. Classic: Get to Know the Ram Trucks

What is the Ram Classic? The Ram 1500 Classic is a reiteration of the previous model year of the Ram 1500. The much-talked-about truck made its debut in 2012 and has gone through a few upgrades over the years. The Ram 1500 Classic is similar to the previous model year Ram 1500, with the addition of a “Classic” badge added to the exterior, and has four trim levels available. The Classic is offered with three packages:

  • Warlock: Pairs with the Tradesman trim and offers a rugged exterior style with a variety of exterior color options to make it stand out on the roads, 17-inch wheels, chrome bumpers, carpeted floor coverings, and remote keyless entry.
  • Tradesman SXT Package: Offers the body-color front fascia and chrome bumpers, as well as fog maps, dual exhaust for V8 configurations, 20-inch wheels, and a 5-inch radio screen. The Tradesman is ready to work and get the job done right!
  • Express Black Accent: Pairs with the Express trim and includes black headlight bezels, black wheels, and black badges. If you want a powerful performance with loads of features, the Express is the pickup truck for you.

The all-new Ram 1500 is the most recent model year, and it comes equipped with a large variety of features like a 12-inch touchscreen. With six trim levels, a range of configurations, and standard features, you can truly customize your truck for work or for fun.

Ram 1500 vs. 1500 Classic: Engines & Towing

The Classic model offers three engine choices: the standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 and the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. The All-New model also runs on the  5.7L HEMI® V8, as well as offers other engine options like the 5.7L HEMI® with eTorque, 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque, and the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6. Both truck models are available with either a 4×2 or a 4×4 drivetrain.

As for towing the All-New Ram 1500 is able to tow about 20% more than the Ram 1500 Classic. The all-new model can tow up to 12,750 pounds, and the Classic can tow up to 10,680 pounds when equipped with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine.

Ram 1500 vs. 1500 Classic: Cab and Bed Options

There are three cab options for the Ram 1500 Classic: Regular, Quad, and Crew. For now, the All-New Ram 1500 offers just a Quad or Crew Cab.

There are three available bed options with the Ram Classic. The standard is a 6-foot-4-inch bed, or you can choose a 5-foot-7-inch bed or an 8-foot bed. Like with the cab options, the All-New Ram truck removes the 8-foot option. This model is also made of a lighter frame, so it has an overall lighter weight than the Classic.

Ram 1500 vs. 1500 Classic: Pricing

Both of these Ram 1500 trucks offer affordable starting prices. As the more basic of the two, the Ram 1500 Classic starts at a lower price of $28,200 MSRP. The All-New Ram 1500 starts at $32,245 MSRP, which isn’t a significant price difference between their two starting costs but enough to make drivers want to compare their options to see which is the better vehicle for them.

2019 Ram 1500 Moonroof

2019 Ram 1500 Storage

Compare the All-New Ram 1500 vs. Classic in Springfield!

You learned what the Ram 1500 Classic is and compared the All-New Ram 1500 vs. Ram 1500 Classic, so now it’s time to visit our dealership to get behind the driver’s seat for a test drive of one of our white RAM 1500 trucks. To learn more about the All-New Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic, visit us in Springfield. We look forward to helping you choose your new Ram truck!

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