2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 2500

2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Ram 2500
2021 RAM 1500


2021 RAM 2500

Max. Seating

650 lb-ft (RAM 1500 RX)

Max. Torque

850 lb-ft
702 hp (RAM 1500 RX)

Max. Horsepower

410 hp
2,300 pounds

Max. Payload

4,010 pounds
12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

19,680 pounds



It’s important for you to understand when comparing the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 that these are both lean, mean, driving machines. However, we here at Tate Branch Artesia understand that every driver, jobsite, and company in Roswell has their own demands and needs. Our virtual inventory will help you compare performance specs, features, and pricing to ensure you get the vehicle that best helps get the job done, the 1500 or the 2500. A great place to start is by looking at the engines and towing capacity of the two pickups.

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Engine Options

This year, the 2021 RAM 1500 came outfitted with three entirely different engines, one of which was the fan-favorite EcoDiesel engine. This pickup offers drivers rear-wheel drive standard, as well as a 4WD system available on upper trim levels.

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

The 2021 RAM 2500 shares many trims and features as its successor, mentioned above. Learn more of the details about the RAM 2500 towing capacityHowever, compared to the RAM 1500, the 2500 model only offers drivers with two engine options:

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

RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Pricing, Towing, & Payload Comparisons

RAM 1500 Features & Pricing

  • Starting MSRP: $32,795
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 1500 – 2,300 pounds

RAM 2500 Features & Pricing

  • Starting MSRP: $34,345
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 2500 – 19,680 pounds
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2500 – 4,010 pounds

Choose a RAM 1500 or 2500 at Tate Branch Artesia

Come on down to our showroom and check out our RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 models in person, located near Clovis and Ruidoso. Contact us online if you have any further questions, or ask one of our friendly staff members at our dealer for more help! See all of the RAM 1500 trim levels or compare the RAM 2500 to the competition.

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