2023 RAM 1500 vs. 2023 RAM 2500

2023 RAM 1500 Tailgate
2023 RAM 1500


2023 RAM 2500
$38,555 MSRP


$46,715 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

19,990 pounds
2,300 pounds

Max. Payload

4,000 pounds
702 hp (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Horsepower

410 hp
650 lb-ft (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Torque

850 lb-ft

Max. Seating


The first thing you need to know when comparing the all-new RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 is that the 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, while the 2500 is a heavy-duty (HD) truck. The demands of your Republic job site will determine which of these pickups is the best choice for you, 1500 or 2500, and comparing performance specs and pricing will help you to make an informed decision. A good way to start is by looking at the towing and payload capacities:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2023 RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • 2023 RAM 2500 – 19,990 pounds 

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2023 RAM 1500 – 2,300 pounds
  • 2023 RAM 2500 – 4,000 pounds



RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 Engine Options

When it comes to their engines, the 2023 RAM 1500 offers drivers five engine options, and the RAM 2500 offers drivers two engine options. In 2023, the RAM 1500 brought back the fan-favorite EcoDiesel engine. Both of these pickup trucks come with rear-wheel drive standard. A 4WD system is available on the upper trim levels. See how each engine compares on horsepower and torque to find out which one best suits your needs:

2023 RAM 1500

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine: 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque: 305 hp and 273 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

2023 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

The baseline sticker price is always an important consideration for Ozark area truck buyers, and here you’ll find that the 1500 starts at a slightly lower MSRP:

  • 2023 RAM 1500 – $38,555 MSRP
  • 2023 RAM 2500 – $46,715 MSRP

Finally, what about features? Let’s start with seating capacity. Both models can seat up to six passengers maximum, but the RAM 1500 offers this six-person maximum even at the base level trim. The entry-level RAM 2500 only seats three. While both lineups offer high-tech features like a parking assist feature and a six-speaker sound system, the RAM 1500 also offers some unique perks like standard Bluetooth connectivity and an optional RamBox Cargo Management System.

Find the RAM 1500 and 2500 for Sale at Corwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT® of Springfield

Explore the RAM 1500 vs. 2500 at our showroom, located just a short drive from Nixa, we offer a great selection of new RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 models for you to choose from. Apply for financing to get pre-approved for a low-interest loan before you visit us in Springfield, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


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