Comparing the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic vs 2020 Ram 2500

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MSRP starting at:

$39,385

-$8,750

$30,635

Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box
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2020 Ram 2500

MSRP starting at:

$53,790

-$6,000

$47,790

Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box

* Rounded payments, for information only, excluding taxes, registrations, options and accessories

 
Overview
Base MSRP $39,385 $53,790
EPA Classification
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 13.9 L/100 km L/100 km
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 9.6 L/100 km L/100 km
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-8
Displacement 3.6 L/220 6.4 L/392
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 305 @ 6400 410 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 269 @ 4175 429 @ 4000
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Technical Specs
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 13.9 L/100 km L/100 km
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 9.6 L/100 km L/100 km
Powertrain
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 13.9 L/100 km L/100 km
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 9.6 L/100 km L/100 km
Engine Order Code ERB ESA
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-8
Displacement 3.6 L/220 6.4 L/392
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 305 @ 6400 410 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 269 @ 4175 429 @ 4000
Trans Order Code DFT DFX
Trans Type 8 8
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.14
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.28
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.29
Clutch Size (in)
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 730 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 180
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66 65.9
Front Hip Room (in) 62.9 62.9
Second Head Room (in)
Second Leg Room (in)
Mechanical
ABS Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Locking/Limited Slip Differential (Option) Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine (Option) Standard N/A
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard N/A
8 Cylinder Engine (Option) Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel (Option) Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels (Option) Standard N/A
Chrome Wheels (Option) Standard Standard
A/T (Option) Standard Standard
A/T Standard Standard
Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode (Option) Standard Standard
Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode Standard Standard
Tow Hitch (Option) Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor Standard Standard
Wheel Locks (Option) Standard N/A
Steel Wheels (Option) Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
8-Speed A/T (Option) Standard Standard
8-Speed A/T Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Option) N/A Standard
8 Cylinder Engine N/A Standard
Turbocharged (Option) N/A Standard
Diesel Fuel (Option) N/A Standard
6-Speed A/T (Option) N/A Standard
Air Suspension (Option) N/A Standard
Tow Hitch N/A Standard
Exterior
Bed Liner (Option) Standard Standard
Pickup Bed Tonneau Cover (Option) Standard Standard
Running Boards/Side Steps (Option) Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Season (Option) Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain (Option) Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season (Option) Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain (Option) Standard Standard
Conventional Spare Tire (Option) Standard Standard
Conventional Spare Tire Standard Standard
Interior
A/C Standard Standard
AM/FM Stereo (Option) Standard Standard
AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard
CD Player (Option) Standard N/A
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Floor Mats (Option) Standard N/A
Keyless Entry (Option) Standard Standard
Power Door Locks (Option) Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors (Option) Standard Standard
Power Mirror(s) (Option) Standard Standard
Cloth Seats (Option) Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats (Option) Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat (Option) Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Power Windows (Option) Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Satellite Radio (Option) Standard Standard
MP3 Player (Option) Standard N/A
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Fog Lamps (Option) Standard N/A
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Engine Immobilizer Standard Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror (Option) Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window (Option) Standard Standard
Bluetooth Connection (Option) Standard Standard
Bluetooth Connection Standard Standard
Telematics (Option) Standard N/A
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input (Option) Standard N/A
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
HD Radio (Option) Standard N/A
Smart Device Integration (Option) Standard Standard
Requires Subscription (Option) Standard Standard
Rear Defrost (Option) N/A Standard
Intermittent Wipers (Option) N/A Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers (Option) N/A Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers (Option) N/A Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls (Option) N/A Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror N/A Standard
Rear Parking Aid (Option) N/A Standard
Leather Steering Wheel (Option) N/A Standard
Keyless Start N/A Standard
Power Folding Mirrors (Option) N/A Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control (Option) N/A Standard
Safety
Driver Air Bag Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Sensor Standard Standard
Front Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Front Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Automatic Headlights Standard Standard
Stability Control Standard Standard
Brake Assist Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors (Option) N/A Standard
Tow Hooks (Option) N/A Standard
Blind Spot Monitor (Option) N/A Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert (Option) N/A Standard
Front Collision Mitigation (Option) N/A Standard
Automatic Highbeams (Option) N/A Standard
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