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2022 RAM 1500 Classic vs. 2022 RAM 2500 Review

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2022 RAM
1500 Classic

MSRP*: $29,650 to $47,540
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2022 RAM
2500

MSRP*: $42,775 to $75,355
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Invoice* $31,699 to $38,684 $33,630 to $63,268
MPG - City 15 - 17 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 21 - 25 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 - 6 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 50.3 - 74.7 ft3 57.5 - 74.7 ft3
Engine
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-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, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 305 - 395 hp 410 hp
Towing Capacity 4,350 - 8,240 lbs 10,520 - 15,220 lbs
Exterior Length 209.0 - 237.9 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 79.4 in 79.1 - 79.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 34.7 - 40.3 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 40.2 - 43.1 in
Head Room Front 39.9 - 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 - 39.9 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
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 Classic. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the RAM 1500 Classic 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). Clearly, the RAM 1500 Classic is a better financial choice over the RAM 2500, when considering MSRP. 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 Classic and the RAM 2500 have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

Powertrain
The RAM 1500 Classic 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 Classic as you will the RAM 2500. The RAM 2500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the RAM 1500 Classic.