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2021 RAM 1500 vs. 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


Ready to get into a battle of the trucks? Rogers drivers who need the ultimate power should look at the light duty and medium duty trucks in the RAM lineup, the RAM 1500 and the 2500. The RAM 1500 vs. 2500 battle has one clear winner: you, when you get behind the wheel of one and check out these vehicles’ incredible gusto for yourself. Cornerstone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has it all laid out for you, so keep reading here for all the facts!

RAM 1500 vs. Ram 2500 Engine Options

One of the first things Anoka drivers ask when they think about a truck is “What’s the engine power like?” The 2021 RAM 1500 gives you three engines to pick from, while the 2500 gives you two engine options. The RAM 1500 now features the EcoDiesel engine again, which was removed in prior model years. Both of these pickup trucks will give you rear wheel drive standard, but you have the option of moving up to 4WD. It’s also standard on the higher trims. Compare for yourself and see whether the 2500 or 1500 is better for you.

2021 RAM 1500

  • Newest generation of the 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
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (RAM TRX) delivers 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

2021 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

Starting MSRP, Features, and Seating

Sticker price is an important concern for drivers in Coon Rapids, so here’s a quick rundown of the MSRP for each of these two vehicles:

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

Which is better: 1500 or 2500? Even though the new 2021 RAM 1500 isn’t quite as torque heavy as the 2500, it still gives you 6 passenger seating in the base trim. This contrasts with the 2021 2500 base trim, which only offers seating for 3. Both trucks give you parking assist, so you’ll be able to get into those tough spots with ease. 

Ask someone at Cornerstone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to help you with any questions you may have on whether the 2500 or 1500 is better for your drive.

Cornerstone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Has Your RAM Needs Fully Covered

Here at Cornerstone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, you’ll be around some of the most knowledgeable RAM experts who can discuss anything you need to figure out about these incredible trucks. Ready to find out which RAM truck is best for you? Contact us today to learn more and take one for a test drive in Elk River!


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