2021 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500

2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Ram 2500
2021 RAM 1500


2021 RAM 2500


12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

19,680 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


Shopping for a new pickup truck? The RAM 1500 and 2500 are both great choices for Mansfield jobsites, with powerhouse diesel engines and mammoth towing capacities. The RAM 1500 is classified as a full-sized pickup truck, while the larger 2500 model is a heavy-duty (HD) truck. If you’re struggling to pick the RAM 1500 or 2500, it’s a good idea to compare performance, pricing, features, and more to make an informed decision. Spitzer Motors of Mansfield CDJR has put together a guide comparing the most important parts of these two trucks. Check it out, then feel free to browse our online inventory of RAM 1500 and 2500 models.

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 Engine Options

If you choose the RAM 1500, you’ll have three engine configurations to choose from, each with their own individual performance specs, along with the return of the fan-favorite EcoDiesel V6 engine. The RAM 2500 offers two engine choices, and both the 1500 and 2500 come standard with rear-wheel drive configuration. If you’d like, you can upgrade either model to four-wheel drive when you choose a higher trim level. Here are the engine specs:

2021 RAM 1500

  • Newest generation of the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine, with 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
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (RAM TRX) delivers a towering 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

2021 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel which delivers 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 gives you an impressive 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2021 RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • 2021 RAM 2500 – 19,680 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2021 RAM 1500 – 2,300 pounds
  • 2021 RAM 2500 – 4,010 pounds

Starting MSRP, Features, and Seating

Price is usually one of the most important factors that Ashland drivers consider when buying a new truck. The 2021 RAM 1500 offers a lower price tag than the 2500, but you’ll find that the 2500 offers more in terms of towing capacity and torque. Check out the details:

  • 2021 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $32,765
  • 2021 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $34,345

Both the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 offer seating for up to 6 passengers, although the base trim model of the 2500 only offers 3 – you’ll have to upgrade to a higher level for more seating. You’ll find sophisticated sound systems and parking assist features on both trucks, as well as standard Bluetooth connectivity and the optional RamBox Cargo Management System on the 1500.

Shop the 2021 RAM 1500 and 2500 at Spitzer Motors of Mansfield CDJR

If you want to check out the 2021 RAM 1500 or 2500 for yourself, come by our showroom to take either out for a test drive around Galion! You can also contact our office with any questions or for more information about these pickup trucks. And if you’re ready to bring a RAM model home, you can apply for financing right from our website.


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