2019 All-New RAM 1500 black truck

2019 All-New RAM 1500

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2019 RAM 2500*

2019 All-New RAM 1500 vs 2019 RAM 2500

2019 RAM 1500


2019 RAM 2500

Starting MSRP

12,750 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

19,780 lbs
2,302 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

3,497 lbs
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

800 lb-ft

If you’re searching for the right truck to take on the demands of your Kinston jobs, you’ll want to look at this 2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2019 RAM 2500 comparison from Kinston. While the new 2019 RAM 2500 won’t be available until later this spring, we’ve got enough information regarding the performance specs to give you a good idea of what to expect.

Compare Price

The baseline sticker price is always an important consideration for Greenville area truck buyers, and while the starting MSRP of the 2019 RAM 2500 has yet to be announced, we expect it to be roughly around $1,500 more than the 2019 RAM 1500 starting price of $31,795.

Compare Max Towing and Payload

It’s important to note that the RAM 1500 is a full-size truck, while the RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty truck. The difference between these designations is apparent when you compare the RAM 1500 towing and payload capacities to those of the RAM 2500:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2019 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity – 12,750 lbs
  • 2019 RAM 2500 Towing Capacity – 19,780 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2019 RAM 1500 Payload – 2,302 lbs
  • 2019 RAM 2500 Payload – 4,050 lbs

Compare Engine Options

The 2019 RAM 1500 offers the choice between two engines, while with the 2500 you have three engine options. Both of these pickup trucks come with standard rear-wheel drive, with 4WD available on the upper trim levels. Compare the horsepower and torque of each of these engines to find out which one best fits your requirements:

2019 RAM 1500 Engines

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT which produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

2019 RAM 2500 Engines

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel with 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.4L HEMI® V8 produces a best-in-class 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 VVT delivers a solid 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
2019 All-New RAM 1500 towing equipment through jobsite

2019 RAM 1500 driving through city

2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2500: Interior Seating and Features

The 2019 RAM 1500 interior offers seating for up to 6 in the base trim model, and the entry-level 2019 RAM 2500 provides seating for up to 3. Both trucks come with a parking assist feature and a 6-speaker sound system and can be equipped with the optional RamBox Cargo Management System.

Find the RAM 1500 and 2500 for Sale in Kinston

Browse our inventory of new RAM trucks, and explore some of the best truck deals you’ll find anywhere at Doug Henry CDJR. Check out our RAM 2500 vs. RAM 3500 comparison to see which of these heavy-duty trucks is best suited to your needs, then contact our RAM truck dealer to schedule a test drive at our RAM dealership nearGoldsboro today!


*2018 model year shown

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