2023 RAM 1500 vs. 2023 RAM 2500

2023 RAM 1500 vs. 2023 RAM 2500
2023 RAM 1500


2023 RAM 2500
12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

19,990 pounds
2,300 pounds

Max. Payload

4,000 pounds
702 hp (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Horsepower

410 hp
650 lb-ft (RAM 1500 TRX)

Max. Torque

850 lb-ft

Max. Seating


You can count on a RAM truck for work or for personal adventures around Akron. But should you pick the RAM 1500 or 2500? First things first, the 2023 RAM 1500 is a light-duty model while the 2023 RAM 2500 is a heavy-duty or HD truck. With that being said, a good way to start is by looking at the towing and payload capacities:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2023 RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds
  • 2023 RAM 2500 – 19,990 pounds 

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2023 RAM 1500 – 2,300 pounds
  • 2023 RAM 2500 – 4,000 pounds



Need more information? Find out more differences in the following new RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 guide. 

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 Engine Options

In terms of powerhouses, the 2023 RAM 1500 is available in five engine options while the RAM 2500 is limited to two. Both of these pickup trucks come with rear-wheel drive standard. A 4WD system is available on the upper trim levels. Take a closer look at the specs for each engine below before deciding if you should choose the RAM 1500 or 2500: 

2023 RAM 1500

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine: 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque: 305 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® with eTorque: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 (TRX): 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

2023 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins® I6 Turbo Diesel: 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8: 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque

As you can see, you may upgrade to a more potent engine in the RAM 1500 model to get the same performance as the RAM 2500. However, if your worksite in Canton demands that level constantly, the heavy-duty model will be a worthy investment. If you need even more power, consider the other heavy-duty truck, the RAM 3500

Find the RAM 1500 and 2500 for Sale at Fred Martin Superstore

Regardless of which model is a better fit for what you’re searching for in Medina, you can find both lineups at Fred Martin Superstore. Just swing by Barberton/Norton for a test drive. Also considering trucks from other brands? See how the RAM 1500 takes on rivalry, such as the Ford F-150!


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