Ram 1500 vs Ram 1500 Classic

Ram 1500 vs Ram 1500 Classic

Ram is known for producing powerful trucks. It doesn’t get more Ram than the Ram 1500. However, Ram also offers a Ram 1500 Classic, a more traditional body style for a different look.

Drivers from Dallas, Garland, and Arlington, Texas, might wonder what else these trucks might have in common or what differences they have. We at Dallas Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram (DCJR) are here to help with this Ram 1500 vs. Ram 1500 Classic comparison. Take a look to learn more!

Performance and Engine Options

Ram 1500 vs Ram 1500 Classic 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

Ram 1500 vs Ram 1500 Classic 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

Ram 1500 vs Ram 1500 Classic 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!

Which Truck is Right for You?

When you’re choosing between the Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic, you can’t go wrong. Each has its benefits and impressive power and towing capacity. If drivers from Dallas, Garland, and Arlington, TX, want to get a look at one or both of these trucks, they can visit Dallas DCJR.

We’ll answer your questions and show you what these trucks can do. Test drive the Ram 1500 or Ram 1500 Classic today!

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