2021 RAM 1500 vs 2500: What are their differences?

2021 RAM 1500 vs 2500

One of the most popular and best-selling pickup trucks sold in Canada is the Dodge RAM.

The RAM comes in a wide variety of models and trim levels, and two of the most popular models are the RAM 1500 and the RAM 2500.

In fact, the RAM trucks had been named MotorTrend's Truck of the Year for three years in a row - 2019, 2020 and now 2021.

So, the expert RAM Canada team at Longue Pointe Chrysler Dodge RAM - your local RAM dealership - has put together an overview that looks at pricing, engines, trim options, dimensions, interior features, towing and cargo capacities and more.

2021 RAM 1500 vs 2500: What are their differences?

If you have been thinking about buying or leasing a new truck and you have read the great reviews about these two RAM models, you might be wondering which of the two models to choose, and what the main differences are.

So, if you drive the roads of St-Leonard, Montreal North or even around Montreal and are looking for the right pickup truck, then the team at Longue Pointe Chrysler Dodge RAM can help you.

Here, we outline some of the main differences between the 2021 RAM 1500 vs the 2021 RAM 2500, so you can make an informed decision on which RAM truck will work best for you.

2021 RAM 1500 vs 2021 RAM 2500: Overview

2021 RAM 1500 2021 RAM 2500
Starting price From $41,165 for the Tradesman to $97,865 for the TRX From $50,915 for the Tradesman to the Limited at $78,215
Models Tradesman, Classic, Big Horn, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, Limited and TRX Tradesman, Big Horn, Power Wagon, Laramie, Limited Longhorn and Limited
Height 77.6" 80.2"
Length 232.9" 232.8"
Width without mirror 82.1" 79.5"

2021 RAM 1500 vs 2500: Powerful and Tough - Engine, towing and payload

2021 RAM 1500 2021 RAM 2500
Engine options E-torque mild hybrid system coupled with the 3.6L Pentastar V6, or the 5.7L HEMI V8 6.4L HEMI V8 with 410 hp
Towing Capacities Standard V8 towing up to 12,750 lbs Diesel towing up to 20,000 lbs, and availability of a fifth wheel package. Towing of 17,540 lbs with HEMI engine
Payload Capabilities Maximum payload capacity of 2,300 lbs Payload capacity of over 3,500 lbs

2021 RAM 1500 vs 2500: Safety and technology features

RAM 1500 2021 RAM 2500 2021
  • Harmon Kardon sound system
  • Smartphone integration
  • 8.4" or 12" touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Uconnect 12" multimedia center
  • Hands-free Bluetooth streaming
  • Available wireless charging pad
  • Available Blind-Spot Detection system
  • Trailer Detection function
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keep Assist and Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Trailer Light Check

2021 RAM 1500 vs the 2021 RAM 2500: Exterior and interior looks

If looks matter to you, then the exterior differences between the RAM 1500 and the RAM 2500 are subtle but may just serve to change your mind on which one you will choose.

With the 2021 RAM 1500, you can choose from over 20 different wheel styles, and inside, you will be surrounded with touches of genuine leather and wood.

Moreover, your rear passengers will certainly enjoy the 1500's best-in-class legroom and a cabin that is up to 6.6 inches longer than the competition.

For the 2021 RAM 2500's interior, you can choose from cloth, leather-faced or premium leather seats, and also have a choice of seating including a standard bench seat or available Captain's chairs, and you can also choose the available heated rear seats - if you want your back seat passengers to be truly comfortable.

For the exterior, if you choose, you can select from three trim levels - the Sport Appearance Package, the Night Edition or the 75th Anniversary Power Wagon Package.

So, if you are trying to decide which pickup to choose, the 2021 RAM 1500 or the 2021 RAM 2500, then its best to compare features such as towing capacity, interior and exterior features, prices and more.

For more answers to your questions, and if you are looking for the latest incentives and RAM financing rates, then head into your local RAM dealership, Longue Pointe Chrysler RAM, located at 6200 Métropolitain Boulevard East in Saint-Leonard, and we would be happy to help you.