2023 RAM 1500 vs. 2024 RAM 2500 | NewCars.com

2023 RAM 1500 vs. 2024 RAM 2500 Review

Picture of the 2023 RAM 1500

2023 RAM
1500

MSRP*: $37,905 to $84,850
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Picture of the 2024 RAM 2500

2024 RAM
2500

MSRP*: $46,740 to $80,125
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MPG - City 10 - 20 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 14 - 25 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 6 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 53.9 - 61.5 ft3 57.5 - 74.7 ft3
Engine
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 702-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 370-hp, 6.7-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 410-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 305 - 702 hp 370 - 410 hp
Towing Capacity 6,180 - 8,320 lbs 14,400 - 15,620 lbs
Exterior Length 228.9 - 241.8 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 82.1 - 88.0 in 79.1 - 79.5 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.6 - 45.2 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 40.2 - 43.1 in
Head Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.8 in
Front 39.8 - 40.9 in
Rear 39.8 - 40.3 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the RAM 1500 than the RAM 2500. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the RAM 1500 and the RAM 2500.

Cost
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.

Dimensions
Since the RAM 1500 is much wider than the RAM 2500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The RAM 1500 is slightly shorter than the RAM 2500, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 2500 is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the RAM 1500 is clearly outclassed by the RAM 2500.

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

Utility
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. The RAM 1500 has a little less cargo capacity than the RAM 2500 for hauling material.