2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500: What's the Difference?

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 2500
2022 RAM 1500


2022 RAM 2500
$35,900 MSRP


$37,750 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

20,000 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


If you’re looking for a new pickup truck in the Giddings area that’s equal parts rugged, capable, and luxurious, look no further than a RAM truck! RAM has a long history of making dependable pickup trucks that are more than capable of meeting any challenge they’re faced with, whether it’s the demands of a daily worksite commute or an off-road weekend adventure. The type of truck you pick out depends on your unique driving needs, and only you can decide which one best suits your circumstances. On one side, there’s the iconic light-duty RAM 1500, which comes with more engine choices and a higher level of performance on the road. On the other, there’s the heavy-duty RAM 2500, which comes at a higher price point but also boasts more torque and a towing capacity of nearly double its light-duty counterpart. The team at Oviedo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT has everything you need to know to compare RAM trucks in the guide below, so you can have as much information as possible when deciding between the 2022 RAM 1500 or 2500.



2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Starting Price & Features

Price is often one of the most important factors that drivers consider when picking out a new pickup truck. Despite significant differences in capability, the RAM 1500 and 2500 are actually offered at relatively similar starting prices, although the light-duty RAM 1500 is about $2,000 cheaper. Here are the details:

  • 2022 RAM 1500 – $35,900 MSRP
  • 2022 RAM 2500 – $37,750 MSRP

In terms of features, the RAM 1500 and 2500 have a lot of overlap. Both can comfortably seat up to six passengers across two rows, although only the RAM 1500 offers the six-passenger configuration on the entry-level trim. Both trucks also feature amenities like a premium 6-speaker audio system and parking assist inside the cabin, designed to make your rides around Smithville as smooth and safe as possible. However, the RAM 1500 also offers standard Bluetooth connectivity and available RamBox Cargo Management System, which the RAM 2500 lacks.

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Towing Capacity

The biggest difference between the 2022 RAM 1500 and 2500 in terms of capability is their towing and payload capacities. As a heavy-duty truck, the RAM 2500 offers nearly double the towing and payload power compared to its light-duty counterpart. Here are the numbers for both trucks:

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

2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Engine Options

The 2022 RAM 1500 offers four engines, although the 5.7L V8 also comes with the choice of eTorque, making for a total of five options to choose from. The RAM 2500 offers two engines, a 6.7L turbo-diesel and a 6.4L HEMI V8. All of the engine options offer impressive specs, but if you’re after maximum performance power, the supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8 on the RAM 1500 is the way to go. Check out the full list of engine specs:

2022 RAM 1500

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

2022 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel: 370 hp / 850 lb-ft of torque
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8: 410 hp / 429 lb-ft of torque

Find the 2022 RAM 1500 or 2500 at Oviedo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT

Now that we’ve discussed the difference between the 2022 RAM 1500 and 2500 on paper, you might be interested in seeing how these pickups stack up on the road! Just contact our office or stop by our dealership to set up a test drive of an available model, and we’ll help you hit the Weimer roads in no time. You can also contact us with any questions, or to learn more about our lineup of RAM trucks. If you’ve made a decision between the 2022 RAM 1500 or 2500 and want to move forward with the buying process, you can apply for financing right from our website!


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