2017 RAM 1500 vs. 2017 RAM 2500 Review

Comparison Review

Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 2500 than in the RAM 1500. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the RAM 1500 and the RAM 2500.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the RAM 1500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 2500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the RAM 1500 and the RAM 2500 have similar Destination Charges.

The RAM 1500 is about the same width as the RAM 2500. If you go with the RAM 1500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 2500.

The RAM 1500 offers much less torque than the RAM 2500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The RAM 1500 has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 2500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 2500 is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The RAM 1500 has a little less horsepower than the RAM 2500.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the RAM 1500 as you will the RAM 2500. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of lumber or gardening supplies into the bed of the RAM 1500 as you will with the RAM 2500.

The RAM 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 2500.

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2017 RAM

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MSRP*: $26,395 - $53,375

2017 RAM

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MSRP*: $32,145 - $58,595
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City MPG: 15 - 21 --
Highway MPG: 21 - 29 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 2 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $25,430 - $48,695 $30,369 - $54,388

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.