2019 RAM 1500

2020 RAM 1500*

2019 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 2500*

2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500

2020 RAM 1500


2020 RAM 2500
12,750 pounds

Max Towing

33,645 pounds
2,300 pounds

Max Payload

4,050 pounds
395 hp / 410 lb-ft of torque

Max Horsepower/Torque

410 hp / 850 lb-ft or torque

Max Seating Capacity


Starting MSRP


If you’re looking for a truck in Castroville, you’ve no doubt considered a RAM model, a legendary line of heavy-duty vehicles. However, which model is better for you, the 1500 or 2500? Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Castroville covers the matchup of the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 below, so you can make an informed decision!

2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Price and Interior Features

The RAM 1500 is a light-duty pickup while the RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty pickup. Their ratings result in different features being offered in each truck, with the RAM 1500 giving you slightly more savings on its entry level while still offering 6 seats.

  • 2020 RAM 1500: The price starts at $32,145 MSRP, offering 6 seats and available cargo features like the RamBox® Cargo Management System.
  • 2020 RAM 2500: This has a slightly higher starting MSRP of $33,645. It offers more towing features, but it gives you fewer seats on its base trim level.

While your choice depends upon your uses for your new truck, both of these vehicles have a standard 6-speaker sound system and standard Bluetooth connectivity for your needs on any Alamo Heights drive.

2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Available Engines

The engine options on the 1500 or 2500 provide Balcones Heights drivers with a lot of power, with the RAM 1500 having its reputed EcoDiesel V6 option among its 3 engine choices, producing 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. Here’s what to expect with these engines:

  • 2020 RAM 1500: Besides the EcoDiesel V6, upgrade to 3.6L Pentastar V6 (305 hp, 269 lb-ft of torque) or the extra-powerful 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT (395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque).
  • 2020 RAM 2500: In this area, the heavy duty label comes into play. You can get the 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel (370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque) or the Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 to get some truly remarkable specs — 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque.

1500 or 2500? Towing and Payload

Finally, we conclude the matchup of the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 with an analysis of towing and payload specs, the reason that many San Antonio drivers look into a new truck:

  • 2020 RAM 1500: This truck has max towing of 12,750 pounds and a payload max of 2,300 pounds.
  • 2020 RAM 2500: While the 1500 provides drivers with excellent towing, the 2500 maxes out with incredible capabilities: a max towing capacity of 19,780 pounds and a max payload of 4,050 pounds.

Research your Next Truck with Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Castroville!

The RAM 1500 is a versatile, spacious pickup even at its base trim, while the 2500 attracts those looking to maximizing their towing capacity. Both of these stellar trucks are at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Castroville, where Castroville drivers can research truck specs and look into their financing options! To keep your vehicle running like new, our service department can answer any of your tough service questions, like when to change the transmission fluid. Please contact us with any questions about the 1500 or 2500 — we’d love to talk about what your future truck looks like!

*2019 model year shown.

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