Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500: Which Truck is Best for Me?

The Ram truck lineup is offered in 1500, 2500, and 3500 configurations. No matter which of these pickups you choose, Lakewood drivers can look forward to robust performance specs, capable off-roading around WA, and a variety of features, including:

  • 4WD
  • Uconnect® 8.4-inch touchscreen and infotainment system
  • RamBox® Cargo Management System
  • HEMI® V8 power
  • Towing package

While all three trucks are winners, there are some differences in these three configurations. These differences impact the trucks’ performance, affordability, and purpose. Find out more about the Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500, and then come test drive one, two, or all three of them at Tacoma DCJR in Tacoma, WA.

Performance Specs

While the 2019 Ram 1500 offers impressive performance and general towing numbers, both the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 outclass it. Consider the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 muscular upgrades – upgrades that can tackle the toughest Tacoma jobs.

2019 Ram 1500 2018 Ram 2500 2018 Ram 3500
Max Engine Performance 5.7L HEMI® V8 (395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque) 6.7L CUMMINS® Turbo Diesel I-6 (370 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque) 6.7L CUMMINS® Turbo Diesel I-6 (385 hp, 930 lb-ft of torque)
Max Payload 2,300 pounds 3,990 pounds 7,350 pounds
Max Towing Capacity 12,750 pounds 17,980 pounds 31,210 pounds

Fuel Efficiency

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is able to get up to a best-in-class 27 mpg highway when equipped with a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine. The 2018 Ram 2500 and 2018 Ram 3500 also offer relatively strong fuel efficiency, but neither vehicle is as impressive as the Ram 1500. Where both the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 excel in performance, they fall a little short in fuel efficiency.

Affordability

  • 2019 Ram 1500 – MSRP from $31,695
  • 2018 Ram 2500 – MSRP from $32,545
  • 2018 Ram 3500 – MSRP from $33,645
2018 Ram 2500

Size: Bed Size, Body Style, and More

For everyday pickup purposes around Spanaway, the Ram 1500 usually proves sufficient in size. But for Tacoma works who need more room for heavy payloads on a big construction site, either the Ram 2500 or the Ram 3500 may prove to be the better option:

2019 Ram 1500 2018 Ram 2500 2018 Ram 3500
Truck Bed Size 67.2”-76.8” 76.8”-98.4” 76.8”-98.4”
Body Styles Quad Cab, Crew Cab Regular Cab, Crew Cab, Mega Cab Regular Cab, Crew Cab, Mega Cab
Max GVWR 7,100 pounds 10,000 pounds 11,400 pounds

Take a Test Drive Around Gig Harbor in a Truck from the Ram Lineup

Take a closer look at the fully redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 and see how it compares to the Ram HD pickups in person. While you’re at it, see how the used Ram 1500 beats the used Toyota Tundra. Count on the team at Tacoma Dodge for general driving advice like how to drive your Ram in fog. Feel free to contact us with any questions, or how you can get started in buying the Ram truck that works for you.

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