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2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Ram 2500 Comparison

2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Ram 2500 Comparison
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2021 Ram 1500 Overview

Brad Deery Motors has an extensive inventory that features both the 2021 Ram 1500 and the 2021 Ram 2500. The Ram 1500 continues to be one of the most popular pickup trucks in the United States, but we know from consumer research that many who chose the Ram 1500 considered the Ram 2500 and vice versa. That motivated us to write a comparison through which we could answer the most common questions. This is based on the questions that we have received in person in addition to those that we have encountered online concerning cab-bed combinations, powertrains, trim levels and much more.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Ram 1500's Overview

Exterior – Ram Dealer serving Maquoketa IA

An important note about a 2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Ram 2500 comparison is that the Ram 2500 is a larger vehicle. It will generally have a longer wheelbase and be longer overall. This means that there are going to be differences in the available cab and bed combinations. Ram offers a quad cab that has four doors but smaller rear doors and is paired with a 76-inch bed. This combination is only available with the 2021 Ram 1500. A four-door crew cab is available with both the Ram 1500 and the Ram 2500. The Ram 1500 gives you the choice of a 67-inch or 76-inch bed. The Ram 2500 gives you the choice of a 76-inch or 96-inch bed. The Ram 2500 is available with a two-door regular cab with a 96-inch bed. It also available with the mega cab—an even bigger crew cab—with a 76-inch bed.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Ram 1500's Exterior

Interior – 2021 Ram 1500 in Maquoketa IA

In terms of the interior standard features and options, you will find that they are practically the same, so we will not focus on those for the purposes of this 2021 Ram 2500 comparison. But if you are comparing the extended cabs, what you will want to focus on is legroom because this is where the major differences are. The 2021 Ram 1500 Quad available at Brad Deery Motors offers the least amount of rear legroom at 35.6 inches. What may surprise you about this comparison, however, is that if legroom is your focus, you should opt for the Ram 1500 Crew and its 45.2 inches of rear legroom. The Ram 2500 Crew provides 40.2 inches, and the Ram 2500 Mega provides 43.1 inches.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Ram 1500's Interior

Ram 1500 Mechanical specs

An important note about the 2021 Ram 2500 comparison is that it will certainly outperform the Ram 1500 when it comes to the upper payload and towing capacities. But we would recommend that the average customer calculate their needs, which we can help with, and then, target a setup accordingly. Ram offers a V6 for the Ram 1500 but not the Ram 2500. Both have a V8 HEMI available, but the Ram 2500 has the larger 6.4L. Likewise, both offer a turbo diesel, but the lower series offers a 3.0L V6 whereas the higher series offers a 6.7L I6.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Ram 1500's Mechanical

Trim Levels – Ram Dealership in Maquoketa IA

One thing that can perhaps be a little bit confusing about a 2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Ram 2500 comparison is that Ram generally uses the same trim names across both series. But not in all cases—such as with the Rebel and Power Wagon—and the Ram 2500 has less trims in general. For a 2021 Ram 2500 comparison, we will focus on what Ram offers for the Ram 2500 and what the equivalent is in the Ram 1500 series. The Tradesman is the base model or work truck in both cases. The Big Horn is the up-level trim that opens up some options, and the Laramie is equipped with the average consumer in mind. The 1500 Rebel and 2500 Power Wagon are both off-road-focused trim levels. The Longhorn adds upscale amenities, and the Limited is a luxury cruiser that is loaded with amenities and technologies.

Technologies – 2021 Ram 1500 dealer

There is not much to note when it comes to the technological aspect of the 2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Ram 2500 comparison. Both come standard with Uconnect 4 with a 5-inch display, but you can opt for larger touchscreens and options like integrated navigation. Similarly, all of the driver-assistance technologies that are available with the 2021 Ram 1500 are available with the 2021 Ram 2500 as well.

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Perhaps the best way to experience a true 2021 Ram 2500 comparison is to test-drive both of these models at Brad Deery Motors. If you have any questions not covered by this comparison, feel free to call us contact us online. You can also shop with us online via our website, and we are available via live chat!


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