Compare 2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 RAM 2500

2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 RAM 2500
2022 RAM 1500 2022 RAM 2500


3.6L V6 6.4L V8


305 hp 410 hp

  Max Towing Capacity

12,750 lbs * 20,000 lbs *

  Max Payload Capacity

2,300 lbs * 4,010 lbs *

  Standard Seating Capacity

6 Passengers (Quad Cab) 3 Passengers (Regular Cab)

2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 RAM 2500

Serving Hopkinsville, KY

The 2022 Ram 1500 is a full-size, light-duty truck that is a popular option for shoppers in the Hopkinsville area. It is often compared to the 2022 Ram 2500, a heavy-duty truck. While many of their appealing traits are comparable, there are vast differences between these Ram trucks. How do these powerful trucks compare in critical areas?


Four powertrains are available depending on the 2022 Ram 1500 trim level selected. These include a 305-horsepower, V6, 3.6-liter, mild-hybrid engine and a 5.7-liter, V8, 395-horsepower gas engine. Other engines are a V8, supercharged 6.2-liter, 702-horsepower system, and a 3.0-liter, V6, turbo-diesel that produces 260 horsepower. These all have an eight-speed auto transmission. In comparison, the Ram 2500 has two powertrains available. The base engine for all trims is a 410-horsepower, 6.4-liter V8 system. You can upgrade to a turbo-diesel six-cylinder, 6.7-liter, 370-horsepower option for select trims.


Visually, the 2022 Ram 1500 and the Ram 2500 share many traits. The Ram 1500 expresses its strength through a muscular hood and a thick contour line running across the center of the doors. The slightly rounded nose features a wide grille paired with extended headlights. The headlights have upper and lower LED lights. The 2022 Ram 2500 has a similar hood design. The grille shape and headlights are similar, but the Ram 2500 features are beefier. In addition, the Ram 2500 has smoother side panels with a line of definition running across the lower portion of the doors.


The shared features between these Ram truck models at different trims include a surround-view camera, lane departure mitigation, trailer reverse steering, adaptive cruise control, a Harman Kardon sound system, a digital rearview mirror, a head-up display, a wireless charging pad, side steps, a power tailgate release, a cargo management box, leather upholstery, a navigation system, heated front and rear seats and numerous others. The Ram 2500 is available with several additional features. Some of these are an electric winch, power-deploying running boards, upgraded floor mats, and other gear.

With several trims and powertrains available for the 2022 Ram 1500 and the 2022 Ram 2500, it makes sense to compare the many possibilities in person. Stop by White's Auto Mall CDJR soon to explore the Ram trucks currently in stock.

* When properly equipped. See dealer for details.