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Which Ram Truck is Right for You Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500

Ram 1500 versus Ram 2500

 

There is no doubt about it, the Ram truck line is one of the most well-liked, well-designed and popular lines out there. If you are in the market for one, you will probably be surprised at how many options you have, and there are plenty of them to consider. With that being said, the Ram 1500 and 2500 are two of the most popular, and many, naturally, want to buy one of these two models.

To get started, rather than test driving one of the two models, you must think about what you want. Are you looking to drive the truck around town, or are you looking to tow and carry a lot? Do you want to carry a lot of passengers, or will it be just you and your spouse? Though, both models can carry up six people, comfortably. By knowing what you need out of your truck and what you will demand out of it, you will make your process go much smoother and faster.

First, it is necessary to dispel a mistruth. The Ram 1500 is often called a half-ton truck, but that is misleading as it can, in the case of the Ram 1500 Tradesman, carry nearly a ton, and it has a maximum towing capacity of 10,640 lbs. The same is true for the Ram 2500, where people often call it a one-ton, when the truth is, the Ram Tradesman 2500 can carry nearly two tons and tow nearly 18,000 lbs. So, if you want to tow and carry anything from a boat to 3,000 pounds of bricks, you should check out the 2500, and if you don’t need that heavy capabilities, the 1500 might be a better choice.

Another important thing to consider is the available engine size. The Ram 1500 comes with a choice of a 3.6 liter Pentastar V6, a 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6 and a very powerful 5.7 liter V8 HEMI. With these great options, a driver will enjoy the choice of incredible fuel economy or amazing power. But, even with the larger engines, they don’t do too bad at saving fuel as Dodge has made strides in fuel economy and technology in the last few years. With more towing and carrying capability comes bigger engines. The HD Ram 2500 includes a 5.7 liter HEMI option, as well as a 6.4 liter V8 VVT HEMI. Finally, we can’t forget; the 6.7 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel is another option that is popular among people who want the most power as diesel gives the best towing power and long-term dependability.

As a general rule of thumb, it is better to buy more than you need and not less than you need as it’s never fun to be caught in a situation where you don’t have enough power to carry or tow heavy items. But, if you are honest with yourself about what you want and need out of a truck, you are likely to pick the right one, even though both the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 are great options. But, nothing is better than a test drive, which you can do at Chapman Ram Las Vegas.

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