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 Merrillville, IN

For truck buyers in Merrillville who maintain solid expectations for their next vehicle’s capabilities and overall driving experience, it is difficult to look beyond the RAM truck lineup. Many shoppers who visit Bosak Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Merrillville inquire about the differences between the RAM 1500 and the RAM 2500. While these 2022 models are close siblings, they are distinctive in critical areas. What are the standout features of the 2022 RAM 1500 and the 2022 RAM 2500?


The RAM 1500 is offered with four powertrains. The options kick off with a V6, 3.6-liter engine with mild hybrid mechanics, and this engine produces 305 horsepower. The other gas engines are a V8, 395-horsepower system, and a supercharged V8, 702-horsepower system. A V6 turbo-diesel engine that offers 260 horsepower is also available. Select trims have a four-corner air suspension system, Bilstein adaptive dampers, a rear electronic locking differential, and other equipment.

The RAM 2500 has three powertrain options. These include a 410-horsepower V8 engine and a turbo V6, 370-horsepower engine. The third option is a turbo-diesel V6 engine that produces 420 horsepower. Some higher RAM 2500 trim levels include an off-road suspension, locking front and rear axles, and a front disconnecting stabilizer bar.


These trucks share some exterior characteristics. For example, they both have a sculpted hood, a flat nose, and a tall, wide grille. They also come with power-folding side mirrors, underbody skid plates, tow hooks, all-terrain tires, a power-sliding rear window, and a multi-function tailgate. The RAM 1500 stands apart with its rectangular headlights that have upper and lower LED light bars. The RAM 1500 is also a smaller truck with the option for a short truck bed or a long truck bed. The RAM 2500, on the other hand, has smooth sides with molded wheel fenders. Air vents flank the hood, and the headlights are taller. This truck is also available with an electric winch, tie-down hooks, and a few other features.


You will find many shared features between the RAM 1500 and the RAM 2500 across their trim levels. For example, they are both offered with your choice of cloth, vinyl, or leather material. They also have a 12-inch touch display screen, smart device app connectivity, a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, heated front seats, remote keyless entry, and more. The RAM 1500 is offered with a quad cab or a crew cab. The RAM 2500 has crew, regular and extended crew cab options. In addition, the RAM 2500 is offered with a few unique features, such as a front bench seat, multiple USB ports, heated second-row seats, and a few other items.

Are you interested in comparing these models and their trim levels in person? Connect with our sales office at Bosak Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Merrillville to book an appointment for your visit to the showroom.

* When properly equipped. See dealer for details.