RAM 1500 Truck Comparison

RAM trucks are synonymous with ruggedness, capability, and a touch of luxury. But within the 1500 lineup, three distinct personalities emerge. Let's delve deeper into the strengths and considerations of each RAM 1500, TRX, and Classic to help you find your ideal match.

RAM 1500

RAM 1500

The RAM 1500 strikes a perfect balance between power and everyday usability. You get a choice between two engine options: the efficient 3.0L EcoDiesel V6, known for impressive fuel economy while towing, and the tried-and-true 3.6L Pentastar V6, offering a strong balance of power and affordability. Both engines can be paired with the eTorque mild-hybrid system for an extra boost of power and improved fuel efficiency.

The 1500 shines with its versatility. It comes in Quad Cab and Crew Cab configurations, allowing you to choose based on your passenger and cargo needs. The interiors are plush and comfortable, featuring top-notch infotainment systems and a range of luxury features available on higher trims, making it a great choice for daily commutes or long road trips. When it comes to hauling, the 1500 delivers a respectable payload capacity of up to 1,520 lbs, making it ideal for most everyday tasks and weekend projects.

RAM 1500 TRX

The RAM 1500 TRX isn't your average truck; it's a fire-breathing beast built to conquer the toughest terrain. Under the hood lies a monstrous 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8 engine churning out a mind-blowing 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. This translates to a jaw-dropping 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds, making it one of the fastest production trucks on the market.

The TRX boasts a host of off-road specific upgrades, including an advanced four-wheel-drive system, heavy-duty suspension with increased wheel travel, and aggressive off-road tires. It tackles challenging terrain with ease, making it the perfect companion for off-road enthusiasts and adventure seekers. However, with its focus on performance, the TRX sacrifices some practicality. It's only available in a Crew Cab configuration, and its payload capacity is the lowest of the three at 1,310 lbs.

RAM 1500 Classic

RAM 1500 Classic

The RAM 1500 Classic represents a continuation of the previous generation's design philosophy, offering a more traditional truck experience. It features a familiar and rugged exterior, with a proven 5.7L HEMI V8 engine pumping out 395 horsepower. This engine delivers strong pulling power, making the Classic a capable hauler with the highest payload capacity of the three (1,810 lbs). It's perfect for those who prioritize raw muscle and functionality over cutting-edge technology.

The Classic is available in both Quad Cab and Crew Cab configurations, offering flexibility for passenger and cargo needs. While the interior isn't as luxurious as the standard 1500, it's still comfortable and functional. However, the Classic doesn't offer the latest infotainment systems or driver-assistance features found on the newer models.


Engine Size

Maximum Horsepower


Cab Options

RAM 1500

3.0l, 3.6l


1,520 lbs

Quad, Crew

RAM 1500 TRX



1,310 lbs


RAM 1500 Classic



1,810 lbs

Quad, Crew


Matching Your Needs with the Perfect RAM Truck

The RAM truck you choose ultimately boils down to your priorities. Here's a quick guide:

  • Need a balance of power, comfort, and versatility? The standard 1500 is your ideal choice.
  • Craving ultimate off-road performance and power? Look no further than the TRX.
  • Prioritize a traditional truck experience with a focus on hauling? The 1500 Classic might be your perfect match.

No matter which RAM you pick, you're getting a truck built with a legendary reputation for power, capability, and undeniable style.  Contact your local RAM dealer to discuss your needs further or book a test drive and see the power of the RAM range for yourself.

Latest News

RAM Truck Towing Capabilities

27-06-2024 RAM trucks are renowned for their strength and capability, and towing is no…
Read more

Moreton in Marsh Show 7th September

30-11-2023 Moreton Show is one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows, set in the heart…
Read more

JWRigby will do Royal Cheshire and we’ll support. Knutsford, 18th– 19th June 2024

13-11-2023 The Royal Cheshire County Show A wonderful celebration of the Cheshire…
Read more

Unity Automotive Group Limited is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Unity Automotive Group Limited to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only. We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to the manufacturer lender linked directly to the particular franchise you are purchasing your vehicle from, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent may also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.

General Insurance: Unity Automotive (Group) Unity Coventry, Unity Oxford, Unity Leicester & Unity Tredington are Appointed Representatives of Automotive Compliance Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Unity Automotive (Group) Unity Coventry, Unity Leicester & Unity Tredington to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only.

Unity Automotive Group (Uk) registered address: 10 John Street, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6UB.

Our business promotes the act of ‘Treating Customers Fairly’ in the event of a complaint or dispute that does not relate to a financial service, and cannot be resolved by our internal processes you may refer to our dispute mediator at the National Consolidation Service, our Certified Consolidation Service Provider.

For details of this service, please contact Madeleine Campbell-Barker. Direct line: 01788 538317. Email: madeleine.campbell-barker@rmif.co.uk