Gray 2020 RAM 1500

2020 RAM 1500

White 2019 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 2500*

2020 RAM 1500


2020 RAM 2500

$31,895 MSRP


$35,895 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

19,780 pounds
2,300 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,050 pounds
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft

Maximum Seating


2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 2500

Before we begin comparing performance metrics, engine availability, and features, you should get to know both pickups. The RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 are both powerful pickups, but they each have their strengths. The 2500 is a heavy-duty pickup, with a maximum towing capacity of 19,780 pounds. The 1500 is a full-size light-duty pickup truck that offers competitive towing and payload capacity in its class. Depending on your needs, the 1500 or 2500 may prove to be the better pick. Contact us for more information on our Houston inventory.

RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Towing & Payload Capacity

While the RAM 2500’s towing and payload capacities are greater than those of the 1500, you may still find that the RAM 1500’s capacities are more than sufficient to get the job done.

Ram 1500 vs. 2500 Maximum Payload Capacity

  • The 2020 RAM 2500 offers Pasadena drivers a maximum payload capacity of 4,050 pounds.
  • If you want a pickup that can hold up to 2,300 pounds, the 2020 RAM 1500 is the truck for you.

Ram 1500 vs. 2500 Maximum Towing Capacity

  • With a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, the 2020 RAM 1500 has enough towing capacity to tow a small boat or horse trailer through Pearland.
  • The 2020 RAM 2500 offers Baytown truckers a 19,780-lb maximum towing capacity.

RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Engine Options

If you enjoy having options, you’ll find no shortage whether you opt for the RAM 1500 or 2500. The RAM 1500 comes with three engines, including the much-loved EcoDiesel engine. The RAM 2500 offers two engine options, but their increased power makes up for it. Both trucks come standard with rear-wheel drive, and AWD is available for both models with higher trim levels. See how the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 compare in terms of engine power.

2020 RAM 1500 Engines

  • The most recent generation of the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine produces up to 280 hp and 480 Ib-ft of torque.
  • Power up with the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque, which delivers 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.
  • Optimize torque and horsepower capability with the 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT, which boasts 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

2020 RAM 2500 Engines

  • Choose the 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel to enjoy the power of 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Maximize your performance capability with the heavy-duty 6.4L HEMI V8, which creates an impressive 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque.

RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Starting MSRP

If you don’t need the maximum payload and towing capacity of the 2500, the 1500 is a bit easier on the wallet. Starting at $31,895, the 2020 RAM 1500 offers Baytown drivers high towing and payload capacity at a reasonable price. However, if you work at a job site that requires optimal payload and towing capabilities, the 2500 is well worth the increased cost. Our finance team can help walk you through your finance options and lease deals to find the best option for your financial situation.

  • 2020 RAM 1500 Price: Starting MSRP $31,895
  • 2020 RAM 2500 Price: Starting MSRP $35,895

RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Seating & Features

While the 2500 offers greater payload and towing capacity than the RAM 1500, the 1500 still offers quite a bit on the base model. The base trim comes with seating for six, whereas the base 2500 model only provides three seats. Both models offer parking assist, as well as the RamBox cargo management system to make storing your equipment and belongings easier and more efficient. The RAM 1500 comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity, and this feature is also available with the RAM 2500. Browse our 1500 and 2500 inventory to find the right model with the right seating configuration and features for your needs.

Choose Either the RAM 1500 or 2500 in Houston

Discover the available RAM 1500 or 2500 options at Gulfgate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, and find vehicle deals and leasing specials that will allow your new truck to fit within your budget. Apply for financing today to see if you’re approved to drive home in a RAM 1500 or 2500 from Gulfgate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram!

*2019 model pictured.

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