Performance and Engine Options
The Ram 1500 is known for its power and versatility.
It has four engines to choose from: three gas and one diesel engine. The standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine delivers 305 horsepower. For a jump in horsepower, you can choose between the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with or without the mild-hybrid technology, Etorque. You’ll get the same amount of kick—395 horsepower.
The most powerful engine under the hood of the Ram 1500 is the available 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 engine with a whopping 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The Ram 1500 Classic has two engines to choose from, and it shares both of them with the Ram 1500. The standard engine is the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, and the more powerful available engine is the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine.
Towing and Payload Capacity
Choosing the right truck often involves choosing the truck that can tow and haul exactly what you need.
The Ram 1500 Classic is a slightly smaller truck overall but boasts decent towing capacity. The Ram 1500 Classic has a maximum towing capacity of 10,620 pounds when properly equipped. The Ram 1500 Classic’s payload capacity tops out at 1,810 pounds.
The Ram 1500 is a slightly bigger truck, offering a little more payload capacity. The maximum payload capacity of the Ram 1500 is 2,300 pounds. It also has about 2,000 pounds more towing capacity, with a maximum of 12,750 pounds when properly equipped.
Inside the Cab
The inside of the Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic is made to be comfortable and practical.
The Ram 1500 also offers a little bit of luxury. The rear seats offer a maximum of 45.2 inches of legroom and available rear reclining seats so you or your passengers can relax on a break from a long drive.
The Ram 1500 Classic offers cloth or stylish vinyl seating. You even get top-quality air through the Ram 1500 Classic’s air filtration system. It filters out particulates like dust, smoke, aerosols, and even droplets for clean air throughout your cab.
Both trucks have standard infotainment systems with touchscreens, smartphone capability, and even available in-vehicle navigation!