Green 2019 Ram 1500

2019 Ram 1500

White 2018 Ram 2500

2018 Ram 2500

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ram 2500


When Corpus Christi drivers need a new truck, they choose Ram over the competition. But which Ram? The first thing you need to know is the difference between a regular and a heavy-duty truck: the 2019 Ram 1500 vs. the 2018 Ram 2500. The demands of your workday or weekend will determine which of these trucks is better for you.

Ram Towing and Payload

The 2019 Ram 1500 towing capacity leaves its competitors wanting, but what if you need more? Then it’s to the heavy-duty Ram 2500. Here’s how the Ram 2500 towing capacity and payload compare to the Ram 1500:

  • Max. Towing Capacity
    • 2019 Ram 1500 – 12,750 lbs
    • 2018 Ram 2500 – 17,980 lbs
  • Max Payload Capacity
    • 2019 Ram 1500 – 2,302 lbs
    • 2018 Ram 2500 – 3,497 lbs
2018 Ram 1500 At Work

Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 Engine Options

The 2019 Ram 1500 offers the choice between two robust engines, but the 2500 provides the option of choosing between three high-powered options. Both of these pickup trucks come with rear-wheel drive standard. A 4WD system is available on the upper trim levels. See their specs to decide which is right for you:

  • 2019 Ram 1500 Performance
    • 5.7L V8 HEMI with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
    • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 2018 Ram 2500
    • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel with 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque
    • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 with 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
    • 5.7L HEMI V8 with 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
2018 Ram 1500 Engine

Starting Price, Features, and Seating

The baseline sticker price is always an important consideration on a vehicle, and if you don’t need the excess power of the Ram 2500 around Kingsville, you might enjoy the savings of the Ram 1500:

  • 2019 Ram 1500 – Starting MSRP $31,795
  • 2018 Ram 2500 – Starting MSRP $33,045

Although the new 2019 Ram 1500 can’t quite match the power output of the 2500, it does offer 6 passenger seating as standard while the Ram 2500 base starts with 3-passenger seating.

Both trucks are equipped with a parking assist feature, a 6-speaker sound system, and can have the optional RamBox Cargo Management System. The base 1500 also has Bluetooth as standard, which is an available option in the base level 2500.

2019 Ram 1500 Touchscreen

Find the Ram 1500 and 2500 for Sale at Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass

Now that you’ve seen some of the key differences between the 2019 Ram 1500 and 2018 Ram 2500, we want to help you decide. You might have an idea which of these trucks is right for you — or you might know — but we think the only way someone can really know which car they should buy is with a test drive. Contact Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass to get some quality time behind the wheel with a test drive.

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