Compare 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2500: What’s the Difference?

2017 Ram 1500
2017 Ram 2500

2017 Ram 1500

Engine: 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine
Horsepower: 305 hp @ 6400 RPM
Torque: 269 lb-fts. @ 4175 RPM
Fuel Economy: 17 city / 25 hwy mpg *
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic 845RE Transmission

2017 Ram 2500

Engine: 5.7-Liter V8 HEMI® VVT Engine
Horsepower: 410 hp @ 5600 RPM
Torque: 429 lb-fts. @ 4000 RPM
Fuel Economy: N/A
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic 66RFE Transmission

2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ram 2500

Whether you need a powerful light-duty pickup or a hard working heavy-duty truck, RAM has you covered. Compare the 2017 RAM 1500 vs. 2017 RAM 2500 to find out which RAM truck has the performance and features you need for life in Poteet at Allways Atascosa Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.


Ram 1500: Designed for work and play, this truck offers three strong engine options to choose from:

  • 3.6 L Pentastar V6 engine generates approximately 270 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque
  • EcoDiesel I-6 engine which creates 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine produces just under 400 hp and up to 410 lb-ft of torque

The RAM 1500 engine performance is boosted by TorqueFlite technology, an automatic transmission system with eight gear speeds. Select models come with an electronic rotary dial that’s used to shift gears.

Ram 2500: Floresville job sites can benefit from impressive engine performance like:

  • 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine cranks out 380 hp and up to 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.4 L HEMI V8 engine increases the output to 430 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.7 L Cummins I-6 engine offers 370 hp and a monstrous 800 lb-ft of torque

A six-speed manual transmission system or six-speed automatic transmission system can be installed in this powerful Ram truck.

Exterior Features

The RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 both feature bold styling with functional features including:

  • More than a dozen production colors
  • 20 options or low-volume colors
  • Durable spray-in bed liners
  • Optional Tri-fold Tonneau covers
  • Available RamBox Cargo Management System with locking and LED illuminated storage

Safety Features

Driver in San Antonio can find advanced safety features in both RAM trucks:

  • ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist System
  • Parkview rear camera
  • Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
  • High-strength steel frames

Drive the RAM 1500 and 2500 at Allways Atascosa Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Test drive the RAM truck of your choice at today at Allways Atascosa Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We offer a variety of affordable financing options at our Pleasanton finance center!

* Actual mileage may vary.