2018 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 in Festus, MO

2018 ram 1500 vs 2018 ram 2500 comparison

Are you searching for a supremely capable truck to help elevate your business and get through your daily grind with ease? Do you know a Ram truck is the ideal way to do that but are unsure which model best suits your specific needs? Both the 2018 Ram 1500, starting at $27,095 MSRP, and 2018 Ram 2500, starting at $32,545 MSRP, are fantastic options to consider. That's why the experts at Lucas-Smith Ram have put together this comprehensive review of the 2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2500. Learn about their similarities and differences below to find the Ram pickup truck you deserve!

If you already have your eye on one of these models, explore the new Ram 1500 or new Ram 2500 inventory available at our Ram dealership in Festus, MO. We also encourage you to check out our list of lease offers for Ram 1500 to see if you qualify for our current offers.

2018 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Power & Capability

Depending on your capability needs, one Ram truck may serve you better than the other. The 2018 Ram 1500, a light-duty pickup, is perfect for hauling tools and supplies to the jobsite and for smaller towing needs. If you need above-and-beyond towing and payload capability, the 2018 Ram 2500, a heavy-duty pickup, offers more than enough power to tackle even the most difficult tasks. Key engine and performance specs for these two models are as follows:

2018 Ram 1500


2018 Ram 2500

3.6L Pentastar® V6 24-Valve VVT



305 HP


383 HP

269 lb.-ft.


400 lb.-ft.

4x2 or 4x4


4x2 or 4x4

9,160 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity*

13,890 lbs.

1,500 lbs.

Max. Payload Capacity*

3,060 lbs.

*When properly equipped

2018 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Interior & Exterior

2018 ram 1500 vs 2500 interior

Power and capability aren't the only factors to keep in mind when choosing the right Ram truck for your lifestyle. Convenient and comfortable interior features and practical and durable exterior features are also important to guaranteeing you get the most out of your truck.

Interior Features:

  • 40/20/40 split bench seat
  • Behind-the-seat storage/bin
  • Black vinyl floor covering
  • Front armrest with cup holders
  • Electronic vehicle information center
  • Optional front rubber floor mats

Exterior Features:

  • Ram 1500 comes standard with 17-in. steel wheels; Ram 2500 comes standard with 17-in. steel styled wheels
  • All-season tires
  • Automatic halogen quad headlamps and incandescent tail lamps
  • Black grille, door handles, and front and rear bumpers
  • Optional LED bed lighting
  • Ram 1500 provides standard spray-in bed liner; optional feature on Ram 2500
  • Ram 2500 offers optional power heated mirrors with manual fold-away
  • New Ram 1500 offers optional RamBox® Cargo Management System

Surely seating and cargo capacity will impact your ultimate decision as well. Details of the available cab and bed options of the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 are as follows:

  • Regular Cab offers seating for two passengers
  • Crew and Mega Cabs offer seating for 5 passengers
  • 5 ft. 3 in. bed offers 50.3 cu. ft. of maximum cargo space
  • 6 ft. 4 in. bed offers 57.5 cu. ft. of maximum cargo space
  • 8 ft. bed offers 74.7 cu. ft. of maximum cargo space

2018 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500: Safety & Technology

2018 ram 1500 vs 2500 safety and technology

When it comes to safety and technology, the new 2018 Ram 1500 and new 2018 Ram 2500 both offer the same advanced safety systems and innovative technology features that keep you safe and connected whether you're tackling tough tasks on the clock or unwinding on your commute home. View key safety and technology feature availability below.

Safety Features:

  • Advanced multistage front airbags
  • Supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags, side-curtain airbags, and side-curtain front airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ParkView™ rear back-up camera
  • Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Technology Features:

  • Six speakers
  • Optional 5.0-in. touchscreen display, integrated voice command with Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Media hub, remote USB port, and audio jack input for mobile devices
  • Radio 3.0 sound system
  • Optional Uconnect® 3.0 infotainment technology
  • Optional single disc remote CD player

Schedule a Test Drive in Festus, MO!

Experience the power and capability that only comes with a Ram truck for yourself by scheduling a test drive at our Ram dealership in Festus, MO today. If you have any questions, give the Lucas-Smith team a call at (636) 725-0810 or fill out our contact form.

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