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2020 RAM 1500

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2019 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2019 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 1500


2019 RAM 2500
$31,895 MSRP


$35,335 MSRP
12,750 lbs

Maximum Towing Capacity

19,780 lbs
2,300 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,050 lbs
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft

Do you want the big truck or the bigger truck? That will probably depend on your specific Reading needs. For many, the full-size 2020 RAM 1500 has the towing capacity and interior features they’re looking for. For others, the heavy-duty 2019 RAM 2500 has the extra boost of performance that will ensure no job is left undone. Regardless, you’ll find in this 2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2019 RAM 2500 comparison that both trucks push the limits of what it means to be a modern-day pickup.

1500 or 2500: Towing Capacity

Some truck buyers will be interested in one feature more than any other: towing capacity. Therefore, that’s where we’ll start in this RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 comparison. Looking at towing capacity and payload capacity, it’s clear that both trucks rock, but which fits your needs best: the full-size truck or heavy-duty truck?

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 12,750 lbs
  • 2019 RAM 2500 – 19,780 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 2,300 lbs
  • 2019 RAM 2500 – 4,050 lbs

1500 or 2500: Engine Specs

You have before you three engine configurations from each truck. The RAM 1500 this year brought back a new and improved EcoDiesel engine for the 2020 model, while the 2500 still comes with the 6.7L Cummins diesel engine as an option. Both pickups come standard with rear-wheel drive, though a 4WD system is available to both on upper trim levels. Here’s what you can expect from the engine options of these pickup trucks:

2020 RAM 1500

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine which produces 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque which delivers 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT which produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

2019 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
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 VVT which can deliver 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque

1500 or 2500: Price, Interior Features

If price is the number-one concern as you look for a new RAM truck in the Pottsville area, the price difference between the 1500 and 2500 may help you make your decision.

2020 RAM 1500 & 2019 RAM 2500 Prices

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $31,895
  • 2019 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $35,335

While the entry-level 2019 2500 can only seat three people, the base trim level of the 2020 RAM 1500 can seat 6 passengers. Both trucks come with several great interior features, from parking assist to a 6-speaker sound system. Also, the 1500 offers the ingenious RamBox® Cargo Management system. If your truck isn’t only for the job site, and you can’t go higher than the base trim levels, your Schuylkill Haven family might insist that you purchase the RAM 1500.

Find the RAM 1500 and 2500 for Sale at Outten CDJR

Still can’t decide between the 2500 or 1500? Test drive both RAM trucks at Outten CDJR in Hamburg. While you’re here, see how the 2020 RAM 1500 towing capacity will change how much work you can do at the job site and how much you can travel with. Though if neither the 1500 or 2500 meets your needs, there’s always the RAM 3500schedule a test drive today!

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