What’s the difference between the Dodge Ram 1500 and 2500?


If you are in the market for a new truck, you may be considering buying a Dodge Ram. This will lead you to the question of whether or not to buy a Dodge Ram 1500 or a Dodge Ram 2500. What’s the difference you may ask? Look no further, Clawson Truck Center is here to clear any lingering confusion. Think of these two trucks as brothers with the 2500 being the bigger and bolder brother. The main difference between the 2018 Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 revolves around mileage, engine power and capabilities. 



The 1500 retains more effective gas efficiency with 17 miles per gallon in the city and 25 on the highway. As for the engine specs, the Ram 1500 churns out 305 horsepower at 269 LB-Ft of torque. The towing capacity maxes out at 10,150 pounds.


Being the big brother, the Ram 2500 has more girth but slightly less gas efficiency. This truck comes with 16 miles per gallon in the city and 20 miles on the highway. The engine specs outmuscle the 1500 as it harnesses 410 horsepower at 800 LB-Ft torque. This model’s towing capacity maxes out at 17,980 pounds. 


Overall, the question to ask yourself now is what kind of activities will you be exerting your truck with? If you plan on doing minimal towing then the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 is the right truck for you as it is slightly smaller, more gas efficient, and retails at a lower cost. However, if you plan on doing a lot of heavy lifting then you’re best getting the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500. Now that you’ve learned about these trucks, experience the difference with a test drive at Clawson Truck Center.