2018 Ram 1500

2018 Ram 1500

2018 Ram 2500

2018 Ram 2500

2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ram 2500


Ram trucks are known for their durability, strong looks, and work-ready performance. Having trouble picking between the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500? Both find many ways to impress hard workers around Grand Island, and we are here to help you dig a little deeper into their capabilities, prices, and trims. Midway CDJR also has competitive financing and leasing deals to get you in the Ram truck that ultimately wins your vote!


Both the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 have impressive performance numbers, but the Ram 2500 will obviously give you more strength overall. The Ram 1500 is still quite capable, so it all depends on what you’re looking to accomplish with your truck in Hastings. Check out some differences:


  • Ram 1500 – maxes out at 10,620 lbs.
  • Ram 2500 – maxes out at 17,980 lbs.


  • Ram 1500 – 395 hp
  • Ram 2500 – 410 hp (Best-In-Class gas horsepower)


  • Ram 1500 – 1,880 lbs.
  • Ram 2500 – 3,990 lbs.


  • Ram 1500 – 420 lb-ft.
  • Ram 2500 – 429 lb-ft.

The Ram 2500 wins in terms of towing and payload, but its horsepower and torque are comparable to its 1500 companion.

Price and Trims

The base trim of the Ram 1500, the Tradesman, has a starting price of $27,095, while the Ram 2500 Tradesman starts at $43,240.

The Ram 1500’s price escalates throughout its nine trims, topping out at $53,295 for the Limited. The Ram 2500 has a slimmer trim lineup of seven, topping out at $57,895. The more needs you have in terms of bed size, diesel or gas options, etc. makes the price difference becomes less and less noticeable.

Keep on Comparing

If you’re still deciding between the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500, or you want to know more about how to lift your RAM, we welcome you to take a test drive at Midway CDJR in Kearney – just an hour drive down U.S. 34 from Hastings. If you happened to fall for the Ram 1500, compare it to other models – and see how it wins out against the Chevrolet Silverado 1500!

Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 for Sale at Midway CDJR

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