Light-Duty RAM Trucks vs. Heavy-Duty RAM Trucks | Montgomery CDJR

Light-Duty RAM Trucks vs. Heavy-Duty RAM Trucks in Nicholasville, KY

There’s nothing quite like the reputation of a RAM pickup. Our customers from all over Lexington, Danville, Versailles and Frankfort know the might of their RAM, and our team is thrilled to show off our pickups’ capabilities to curious enthusiasts during a test drive. When you think RAM, think about completed worksite jobs, stress-free weekend getaways and towing your biggest hauls without breaking a sweat. But which model is better for you? One question that frequents our salesroom is whether to choose a light-duty or heavy-duty model. The answer? It all depends on what you need. Let’s take a look below and figure this out together.

Powertrain and Capabilities

Ask yourself: What are my towing and hauling needs? How often do I travel? What does my worksite require of my vehicle? Answering these questions will help you decide if a fully capable, five-digit towing capacity pickup or a leaner, more reserved and efficient pickup is right for you. But one thing’s for sure. Stacked with multiple engine options — each one promising high horsepower without sacrificing efficiency — and drivetrains, our RAM trucks are hard to compete with. Take a look at the table to see each RAM model’s best available engine, maximum horsepower, torque and towing capacity.

Side-by-Side Comparison of RAM Trucks


Best Available Engine

Max Horsepower

Max Torque

Max Towing Capacity

2022 RAM 1500

6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI® V8 SRT®

702 hp @ 6,100 rpm

650 @ 4,800 rpm

8,190 lbs

2022 RAM 1500 Classic

5.7-liter V8 HEMI® MDS VVT

305 hp @ 6,400 rpm

269 @ 4,175 rpm

4,940 lbs

2022 RAM 2500

6.4-liter V8 Heavy-Duty HEMI® MDS

410 hp @ 5,600 rpm

429 @ 4,000 rpm

14,370 lbs

2022 RAM 3500

6.4-liter V8 Heavy-Duty HEMI® MDS

410 hp @ 5,600 rpm

429 @ 4,000 rpm

14,970 lbs

Trim Differences within Models

Discovered the right RAM model for you? That’s great news! As you can see, there’s a big difference between the horsepower, torque and towing capacity between models that mostly rests on the type of engine you choose. But which trim within that model — like the 1500, 2500 and 3500 — is right for you? With your budget (whether personal or your company’s) in mind, take a look at the MSRP differences. We’ve already researched the differences between features offered in trims, so check out our page here. Once you have a good understanding of the features you’d like and the cost to add them, tailoring the trims down to your favorite is easy!

Don’t forget that our team is here to help. They’re trained in all things RAM — inside and out — and can help you find your dream vehicle, all while keeping your budget. And when it comes to RAM, you’ll get capability, dependability and steely strength — no matter the model or trim you choose. We can’t wait to serve you!

If you’re ready to see our RAM trucks in action, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 1010 Elizabeth Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356 for a test drive. We look forward to serving our customers near Lexington, Danville, Versailles and Frankfort.