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What is the Best Ram Truck to Buy?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Ram trucks on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 2:50 pm
2019 Ram 1500 models of different trims parked outside a barn in the country

2019 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ram 2500 vs 2018 Ram 3500

Ram has 3 main truck models that they base their brand on. Those would be the Ram 1500, the Ram 2500, and the Ram 3500. Obviously, each larger model has more power than the previous one, creating a tougher pickup truck with each step that can haul and tow even more.

The Ram 1500 has just been recently redesigned for its 2019 model, bringing a new look, interior, and sense of performance. With this, we thought it’d be useful to see how the new Ram 1500 compares to its bigger brothers. Here’s the 2019 Ram 1500 vs the 2018 Ram 2500 and the 2018 Ram 3500!

2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Ram 2500, and 2018 Ram 3500 Comparison

2019 Ram 1500 exterior shot on a desert country road at sunset

2018 Ram 1500 exterior shot with white paint color job parked in the middle of a construction site

2018 Ram 3500 exterior shot parked on a dirt road in the mountains with a small rope fence behind it

Model 2019 Ram 1500 2018 Ram 2500 2018 Ram 3500
Starting MSRP $31,695 $32,645 $34,045
Baseline Engine 3.6L V6 5.7L V8 5.7L V8
Horsepower 305 383 383
Torque (lb-ft) 269 400 400
Maximum Payload (lbs) 1,910 3,060 4,080
Maximum Towing Capacity (lbs) 12,750 17,980 31,210
Standard Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Standard Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Standard Seating Capacity 6 3 3

While the new 2019 Ram 1500 does lag behind its big brothers in terms of power, it starts off with 6 passenger seating. That amount of cabin room is only available in the upper trim levels of different cabs on the 2018 Ram 2500 and the 2018 Ram 3500. However, if you’re purely looking in terms of power, then you’ll definitely prefer the 2018 Ram 2500 or the 2018 Ram 3500 over the 2019 Ram 1500. With a 5.7L V8 engine, you’ll be able to tow and haul to your heart’s content.


2019 Ram 1500 New Design Updates and Features


Test Drive a Ram Truck in Kenosha, WI

Want to try any of the Ram trucks we’ve talked about above? Browse the online inventory here at Palmen Motors and schedule a test drive with ease. You can also contact us for any further inquiries and questions. The Palmen Motors dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin within Kenosha County.

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