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2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 3500 Review

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2022 RAM
1500

MSRP*: $36,500 to $78,790
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2022 RAM
3500

MSRP*: $44,520 to $77,020
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Invoice* $31,817 to $66,164 $35,086 to $64,715
MPG - City 10 - 23 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 14 - 33 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 6 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 53.9 - 61.5 ft3 57.5 - 74.9 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 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)
  • 410-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 - 702 hp 410 hp
Towing Capacity 6,120 - 8,280 lbs 13,490 - 14,970 lbs
Exterior Length 228.9 - 241.8 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 82.1 - 88.0 in 79.4 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
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 3500. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the RAM 1500 and the RAM 3500.

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 3500. 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 3500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the RAM 1500 is much wider than the RAM 3500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 3500.

Handling
The RAM 1500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 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 3500.

Powertrain
The RAM 1500 offers much less torque than the RAM 3500, 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 3500. The RAM 3500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the RAM 1500.

Warranty
The RAM 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 3500.