2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2500

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500
2022 RAM 1500


2022 RAM 2500
$35,500 MSRP


$42,770 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

20,000 pounds
2,300 pounds

Max. Payload

4,010 pounds
702 hp (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Horsepower

410 hp
650 lb-ft (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Torque

850 lb-ft

Max. Seating


When Prattville drivers are trying to decide between trucks they often wonder about the difference between the 2022 RAM 1500 and 2500. When you compare these RAM trucks, the first thing you need to know is that the RAM 1500 is a light-duty truck, while the RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty truck. For some drivers this is all the information they need to decide which truck is right for them. If you need more information to help you decide between the 2022 RAM 1500 or 2500, Stokes Chrysler Company has the information you need to make an informed decision.

RAM 1500 vs. 2500 Engine Options

Calera drivers know that the light-duty RAM 1500 is going to have a smaller, more efficient engine than the heavy-duty RAM 2500. Not only that, the RAM 1500 has more engine options. That’s so the RAM 1500 can be configured for work, play, or just the daily Alabaster commute. Since the RAM 2500 is most often driven for hard jobs, it offers two large engines: one gas and one diesel.

2022 RAM 1500

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine: 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque: 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI with eTorque: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (TRX): 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

2022 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

These engines are at the heart of the RAM towing and payload capacities. Here are the top numbers you can expect when you use the RAM 1500 or 2500 to tow:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – 20,000 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – 2,300 pounds
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – 4,010 pounds

RAM 1500 vs. 2500 Starting MSRP, Features, and Seating

It’s no surprise that the RAM 2500 comes with a higher starting MSRP, since it’s a larger truck with higher power than the RAM 1500. When it comes to features, you’ll be thrilled whether you choose the RAM 1500 or 2500. The RAM 1500 offers six-person seating. The entry-level RAM 2500 only seats three. And while both lineups offer high-tech features like parking assist feature and a 6-speaker sound system, the RAM 1500 also offers some unique perks like standard Bluetooth connectivity and optional RamBox Cargo Management System.

Learn More About the RAM 1500 or 2500 with Stokes Chrysler Company

The team at Stokes Chrysler Company in Clanton is here to help answer your questions about the difference between the 2022 RAM 1500 and 2500. Start by reading our CDJR manufacturer guide for up to date information about CDJR that’ll help you compare RAM trucks.


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