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2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500
2022 RAM 1500


2022 RAM 2500
$35,900 MSRP

Starting Price

$40,865 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

20,000 pounds
2,300 pounds

Maximum Payload

4,010 pounds
702 hp (RAM 1500 TRX)

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
650 lb-ft (RAM 1500 TRX)

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft

Maximum Seating


New RAM 1500 or 2500: Which one should you buy? While both are part of the legacy RAM pickups have made, each cater to a different extent of power. As you’re figuring out which one is best for you, you need to keep in mind that the 2022 RAM 1500 is a light-duty truck while the RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty (HD) truck. Find out all of the key differences in the following RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 before applying for financing from Ron Bouchard Chrysler Dodge RAM!



RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Towing & Payload 

Since the amount of power between these trucks is a clear distinction, you should first look at what towing and payload capacity you need for your jobs around Leominster. Here are the maximum towing and payload capacities to help you determine if the RAM 1500 or 2500 matches your needs: 

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. Ram 2500: Engine Options

Besides towing and payload, you might want to broaden the scope and consider the engine options. The 2022 RAM 1500 offers three engine options while the RAM 2500 offers drivers two engine options. For the 2022 lineup, the RAM 1500 brought back the EcoDiesel engine, which is a fan favorite. Both of these pickup trucks come with rear-wheel drive standard and you can find a 4WD system available on the upper trim levels. Take a look at the key engine specs for available options below: 

2022 RAM 1500

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine: 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque: 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI with eTorque: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (TRX): 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

2022 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

Don’t see the power range that you need in Fitchburg in either the new RAM 1500 or 2500? See how the 2500 models compare to the 3500 models, another heavy-duty truck, and you might find what you’re looking for in the RAM 3500! 

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Starting MSRP and Seating

While you’ll have to pay a certain price tag for the extent of performance you need, you might be curious how the MSRP differs for both models. Here is the starting MSRP: 

  • 2022 RAM 1500: $35,900 MSRP
  • 2022 RAM 2500: $40,865 MSRP

In addition to the performance level, you’ll also find some differences in seating capacity across both lineups:

Seating Capacity on Entry Level

  • 2022 RAM 1500: Can seat up to 6 passengers.
  • 2022 RAM 2500: Can seat up to 3 passengers.

Maximum Seating Capacity 

  • 2022 RAM 1500: Seat up to 6 passengers.
  • 2022 RAM 2500: Also seat up to 6 passengers.

Choose the RAM 1500 or 2500 for Sale at Ron Bouchard Chrysler Dodge RAM! 

Have you decided on the 2022 RAM 1500 or 2500 for sale near Gardner? Feel free to come by our Fitchburg lot to test drive either model to find your best fit! Then, find your desired model in our selection or pre-order one. If you’re still researching all of your options, be sure to see how the RAM 1500 compares to the Ford F-150 or how the RAM 2500 compares to the Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited!

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