2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 1500


2020 RAM 2500

$31,895 MSRP

Starting MSRP

$35,895 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing

19,780 pounds
2,300 pounds

Maximum Payload

4,050 pounds
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft

Maximum Seating


Given that RAM trucks are highly customizable and come in multiple iterations, it can be confusing for Woodstock and Roswell drivers to decide which to buy.

At Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’ve put together a 2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 comparison to better differentiate a full-size pick up truck from a heavy-duty (HD) truck so you can make a more informed decision about which model is best for your needs. Read on to find out whether your next truck will be the RAM 1500 or 2500.



RAM 1500 vs. Ram 2500 Towing and Payload

You could choose either the 2020 RAM 1500 or 2500 and get most jobs done in Cumming, although the RAM 2500 adds the extra grit you’ll need to do the impossible.

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 2,300 pounds
  • 2020 Ram 2500 – 4,050 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • 2020 Ram 2500 – 19,780 pounds

Learn more about the RAM 2500 towing capacity and RAM 1500 towing capacity and features when you visit Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 Engine Options

With a number of different engine options and available 4WD, both the 1500 and 2500 give you a diverse array of options with which to custom tailor your truck’s performance:

2020 RAM 1500

  • The fan-favorite 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine makes a return for 2020, producing 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque outputs 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT ratchets up 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

2020 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel provides 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 creates a substantial 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque

Compare the RAM 2500 and RAM 1500 weight when you visit Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to see which of these trucks is the more suitable option for you.

Starting MSRP and Features

While the 2020 RAM 1500 is more affordable, it offers great value for its price. Meanwhile, the 2500 offers exceptional features for a moderate jump in price.

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP of $31,895
  • 2020 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP of $35,895

While the 2020 RAM 1500 can’t compete with the RAM 2500 in terms of performance, it’s more than capable on the jobsite and competes toe to toe with the best full-sized pickups on the market. In terms of features, you’ll enjoy similar standard interior features on either model, be it parking assist, a 6-speaker sound system, or Bluetooth connectivity.

Test Drive the 2020 RAM 1500 or 2500 in Canton

Now that you’ve read our RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 comparison and have a better sense of which model is going to work for your needs, Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram encourages you to test drive them both before making a final decision so you can get a concrete feeling for their differences. While you’re here, be sure to check out our new vehicle specials to see how much you can save on your next truck and apply for financing to see what kind of auto loan you’re likely to qualify for.

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