2020 Ram 1500

2020 RAM 1500

2018 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 2500

2020 RAM 1500


2020 RAM 2500

$31,895 MSRP


$35,895 MSRP
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

19,780 pounds
2,300 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

4,050 pounds
395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

410 hp
410 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

850 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Seating


As you search the market for a formidable pickup truck enhancement, you quickly realize that a new RAM is the way to go. It is important to note that when comparing the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500, the 1500 is a full-size pickup, while the 2500 is a heavy-duty (HD) truck. Whether you need to rule the Grand Island job site or handle weekend projects in Hastings, there is a powerful RAM truck perfectly suited for your needs. A good place to start when discerning whether the 1500 or 2500 is right for you, is to compare towing and payload capacities:

Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 12,750 lbs
  • 2020 Ram 2500 – 19,780 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – 2,300 lbs
  • 2020 Ram 2500 – 4,050 lbs

RAM 1500 vs. Ram 2500 Engines

If you want flexibility and custom builds, the 2020 RAM lineup can provide. The RAM 1500 offers three different choices of engine, while the RAM 2500 offers a streamlined selection of two robust engines. The muscular and efficient RAM 1500 EcoDiesel engine is back for 2020, meaning Holdrege drivers can increase their performance and reduce their carbon footprint in one fell swoop. Whether you choose the RAM 1500 or 2500, you can expect a standard rear-wheel drive offering, or you can upgrade to a 4WD system on the higher trim levels. Compare Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 engine output below: 

2020 RAM 1500

  • Cutting-edge 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine capable of producing 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque offering 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT delivering 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

2020 RAM 2500

  • 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel producing 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.
  • Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 provides an impressive 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 Price and Features

Starting price is critical for any Kearney driver who is looking to make a truck upgrade. Luckily, both the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 offer intense value and feature-laden packages. Discover the starting MSRP for both of these rugged options below:

  • 2020 RAM 1500 – Starting MSRP $31,895
  • 2020 RAM 2500 – Starting MSRP $35,895

Both the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 can be secured for a competitive price. If you want your work truck to double as a family commuter, the RAM 1500 offers Bluetooth connectivity, seating for six at the base trim, and the available RamBox Cargo Management System for organization on and off the worksite. The entry-level RAM 2500 can only seat three, but maximizes performance for drivers who need to tackle tough tasks. Both trucks feature a 6-speaker sound system meaning your infotainment can be heard over even the loudest work zone disturbances. 

Find Your RAM 1500 or 2500 Upgrade at Midway Auto Dealerships

Now that you know the specialties of each of these enticing options, you can turn to Midway Auto Dealerships to find your dream truck. Our team is standing by to help you find the ideal truck for the road ahead. You can apply for financing from the comfort of home for pre-approval, or you can contact us to learn more about either of these rugged pickup trucks!

*2018 Model image used.

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