Blue 2019 RAM 1500

2019 RAM 1500

Black 2019 RAM 2500

2019 RAM 2500

2019 RAM 1500


2019 RAM 2500

395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft
12,750 lbs

Maximum Towing Capacity

17,980 lbs
2,302 lbs

Maximum Payload

4,050 lbs
$31,795 MSRP

Base Price

$33,395 MSRP

2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2019 RAM 2500

If you’re in Belleville or Smithton and on the market for a brand-new pickup truck that can help carry your workload, then compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500, both of which you can find available at Auffenberg CDJR. The 2019 RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup truck and the 2019 RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty (or HD) truck, and both are very much worth their asking prices. However, there are major differences between them in terms of price and performance. Choosing a RAM pickup is smart, but which should you choose?

Take a look at these two trucks in terms of their price, engine capability, towing capacity, and more, and then head to Auffenberg CDJR to discover our entire RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 inventories today.

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Performance

The 2019 RAM 1500 allows drivers to choose between two powerful engines, while there are three engines to choose from with the RAM 2500, and each model comes standard with rear-wheel drive. Drivers who need better control in East St. Louis can also opt for 4WD systems on either the RAM 1500 or RAM 2500. Below you will find detailed engine specs for each truck’s multiple engines:

  • 2019 RAM 1500:
    • 3.6L 305-hp Pentastar V6 with eTorque Engine that produces 269 lb-ft of torque
    • 5.7L 395-hp V8 HEMI MDS VVT Engine that’s capable of producing 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 2019 RAM 2500:
    • 6.7L 370-hp Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel Engine that can produce 850 lb-ft of torque.
    • Heavy-Duty 6.4L 410-hp HEMI V8 Engine creates an impressive 429 lb-ft of torque
    • 5.7L 383-hp HEMI V8 VVT Engine that can deliver up to 400 lb-ft of torque

Each of these vehicles also offers drivers with jaw-dropping towing and hauling capabilities:

  • 2019 RAM 1500:
    • Maximum Towing Capacity: 12,750 Pounds
    • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,302 Pounds
  • 2019 RAM 2500:
    • Maximum Towing Capacity: 17,980 Pounds
    • Maximum Payload Capacity: 4,050 Pounds

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500: Starting MSRP and Features

For truck buyers in East St. Louis who have a lesser budget, the 2019 RAM 1500 comes in at a lower price than the RAM 2500:

  • 2019 RAM 1500: Starts at $31,795 MSRP
  • 2019 RAM 2500: Starts at $33,395 MSRP

Along with its more affordable price, the RAM 1500 offers better seating options than the RAM 2500. The RAM 1500 can be outfitted with six-passenger seating in its base-level trim, while the base RAM 2500 can only seat up to three passengers. However, larger high-end RAM 2500 models can also seat up to six people.

In terms of features, both models have a standard parking assist feature as well as a six-speaker sound system. The RAM 1500 can be equipped with the optional RamBox Cargo Management System, which makes hauling materials much easier with that model. The 1500 also has standard Bluetooth connectivity, which is only an optional upgrade with the 2500.

Choose the 1500 or 2500 at Auffenberg CDJR

So, do you want the RAM 1500 or 2500? Maybe we haven’t yet convinced you which one is better. If not, contact us and set up a test drive at our O'Fallon dealership. Browse our available inventory for both the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500, pick the one you like best, and then get behind the wheel today at Auffenberg CDJR! Want the latest info on the RAM 1500? We’ve got the 2020 towing capacity specs ready for you.

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Auffenberg CDJR
Auffenberg CDJR
176 Auto Court
O'Fallon, IL, 62269 US
(618) 622-4546
Auffenberg CDJR 38.5964005, -89.958124.