2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500

2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Ram 2500
2022 RAM 1500


2022 RAM 2500


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


You need a powerful pickup truck for your Nampa job and weekend adventures, and RAM delivers! But which one is best for you between the 2022 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500? It depends on your needs. The RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, and the RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty (HD) truck.



Read on to compare the performance specs, capability, and pricing to make an informed decision between the RAM 1500 vs. 2500, and if you have questions, contact us. We’re always happy to help.

1500 Vs. 2500: Starting MSRP

Both RAM trucks are affordable and deliver a lot of punch for the money. Still, if the baseline sticker price is an important consideration for you, note that 2022 RAM 1500 starts at over $3,000 less than the 2500 starting price. See there base MSRP below:

  • 2021 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $32,975
  • 2021 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $36,350

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Capacities

Peterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram knows you need to haul equipment, trailers, and more around Meridian. Both these trucks are powerful, but, as an HD, the 2022 RAM 2500 has a significant edge over the RAM 1500 in both maximum towing and payload capacity.

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 Engine Options

When it comes to available engines, the 2022 RAM 1500 offers Boise drivers five engine options, while the RAM 2500 has two engine options. Both trucks come with rear-wheel drive as standard, but 4WD is available on the upper trim levels. See how the engine specs compare on horsepower and torque below so you can learn which one may best suit your needs:

2022 RAM 1500

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine which produces 280 hp with 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque which delivers 305 hp with 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT which produces 395 hp with 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque which delivers 395 hp with 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (RAM TRX) delivers 702 hp with 650 lb-ft of torque

2021 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel which churns out 370 hp with 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 creates an impressive 410 hp with 429 lb-ft of torque

Compare the RAM 1500 vs. 2500 at Peterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

The best way to choose between the 1500 vs. 2500 is in person at our showroom, located near Caldwell. We offer an extensive selection of RAM trucks at incredible prices. You can apply for financing online and even check out our new truck specials. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or are ready to get behind the wheel of the RAM truck of your dreams!


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