Which is better: the RAM 1500 or RAM 2500?

August 24th, 2021 by

When you’re looking for a hyper-capable light- or heavy-duty truck, you can’t do better than a RAM from Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Birmingham. However, you’ve still got a choice to make: which new RAM truck will you buy? The RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 are both award-winning trucks with plenty of power, but which is better for you depends on your needs and desires.

Power for Hauling Everything You Need to Work or Play

The 2021 RAM 1500’s available 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine can tow up to 12,750 lb. Even the standard engine on the 1500 is plenty powerful, with an impressive 7,730-lb. max towing capacity, more than enough for a small camper or a trailer to take tailgating to a Bama game.

If you really need to haul, though, the RAM 2500 has you covered. Its standard engine, a 6.4L HEMI® V8, utilizes its 410 horses and 429 lb-ft. of torque to tow up to 17,540 pounds with a 4,010-lb. payload. If that’s still not enough for the kind of work you do, the available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel can tow up to a jaw-dropping 20,000 pounds! If you’re regularly towing tons of machinery or toys, the RAM 2500 is the powerhouse you need.

Finesse for Finding Adventure

With its incredible towing capability, the RAM 2500 is a great choice for pulling a camper trailer or fifth-wheel to take a road trip anywhere. With the available crew cab configuration, you can take the whole family with you.

If your idea of a weekend well-spent involves taking the whole crew out for an off-roading adventure, the RAM 1500 Rebel® has aggressive all-terrain tires, a one-inch factory lift, and an electronic locking rear axle to take you there. With the available Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension, your ride will be smooth as silk wherever you go.

For the ultimate off-road warrior, the all-new 2021 RAM TRX’s Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine provides best-in-class horsepower and torque to get you over rocks and hills, and features 11.8″ ground clearance with over a foot of suspension travel on Bilstein® shocks and 35-inch traction-treaded tires offer a smooth and grippy ride on any surface. The TRX is so good, it’s already won the 2021 Motor Trend Truck of the Year® award.

Trucks with Style and Comfort in Spades

The new RAM 1500 is spacious enough for five, with 45.2 inches of rear legroom and available reclining rear seats for stretching out on those long drives. There’s also plenty of room in the cabin for easily stowing your gear, so you can go farther between pit stops. Plus, with an available 10-square-foot panoramic sunroof, Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System, Uconnect® 12.0 with a 12-inch touchscreen, and Digital Rearview Mirror, you won’t’ be able to wait to keep driving.

Not to be outdone, the 2021 RAM 2500 has an available crew cab with forward-fold-flat rear seats that lets you carry up to 5 people or all your dry gear in the cab. It’s got much of the same available tech and comfort features of the 1500, and tons of exterior features, like the available RamBox® Cargo Management System alongside the bed, 115-volt/400-watt bed outlet, and plenty of wheel designs, ensuring you’ll be ready for whatever comes up.

New and Used RAM Trucks for Sale in Birmingham

The RAM truck that’s right for you will depend on how you want to use it, but whichever you choose, Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Hoover has what you need. Our wide selection of RAM trucks, Jeep SUVs, and more are available right now, and our helpful and knowledgeable staff are here to help you choose. Come to our dealership near the junction of I-459 and I-65 today!

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