2021 Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500

2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 2500
2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman

vs.

2021 Ram 2500 Tradesman
$32,245

Starting MSRP

$34,095
305 @ 6,400RPM

Horsepower

410 @ 5,600RPM
2,300 pounds

Payload Capacity

4,010 pounds
7,730 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

15,040 pounds

If you’re like a lot of our Mission customers, you need a truck that works as hard as you do. Maybe that’s why Ram pickups are so popular. But have you been trying to choose between theRam 1500 and 2500? To help you decide, we’ve put together the detailed, side by side 2021 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 comparison below.

2021 Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500 – Cost

TheRam 2500 costs a little more than the 1500. But that’s to be expected, as the 2500 delivers a little more power under the hood. Here’s how the price breaks down:

2021 RAM 1500 – Price by Trim

  • Tradesman® – $32,245 MSRP
  • Tradesman® HFE – $34,195 MSRP
  • Big Horn – $36,890 MSRP
  • Laramie – $41,430 MSRP
  • Rebel – $45,320 MSRP (popular with Edinburg drivers)
  • Limited Longhorn – $52,180 MSRP
  • Limited Crew Cab – $56,250 MSRP
  • TRX Crew Cab – $70,095 MSRP

2021 RAM 2500 – Price by Trim

  • Tradesman® – $34,095 MSRP
  • Big Horn® – $38,120 MSRP
  • Laramie® – $49,735 MSRP
  • Power Wagon® – $53,735 MSRP
  • Limited Longhorn™ – $57,280 MSRP
  • Limited – $61,835 MSRP

2021 Ram 1500 vs Ram 2500 – Power and Performance

The Ram 2500 delivers more power under the hood. The real difference can be seen in towing capacity. The 1500 can tow over 12,000 pounds when properly equipped, but the 2500 can tow an amazing 19,680 pounds. On the other hand, the 1500 does give you four engine options, compared to two engine options from the 2500. However, the 2500 has a turbo option that isn’t available on the 1500.

2021 RAM 1500 – Engine Specs

3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque

  • Horsepower – 305 hp
  • Torque – 269 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity – 7,730 pounds

3.0L ECODIESEL V6 Engine

  • Horsepower – 260 hp
  • Torque – 480 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity – 12,560 pounds

5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine

  • Horsepower – 395 hp
  • Torque – 410 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity – 11,610 pounds

5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine with eTorque

  • Horsepower – 395 hp
  • Torque – 410 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing Capacity – 12,750 pounds

2021 RAM 2500 – Engine Specs

6.4L HEMI® V8 Engine:

  • Horsepower – 410 hp
  • Torque – 429 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing capacity of 17,540 pounds

6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine:

  • Horsepower – 370 hp
  • Torque – 850 lb-ft
  • Maximum Towing capacity – 19,680 pounds

Check Out Our Line of Ram Pickups at Burns Motors, Ltd. of McAllen

We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing online. Our dealership is conveniently located near Pharr, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So, contact us today! Now that you have compared the 1500 vs. 2500, explore the 2021 RAM 1500 trim levels with our team.

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