Light-Duty RAM Trucks vs. Heavy-Duty RAM Trucks | Punta Gorda FL

Light-Duty RAM Trucks vs. Heavy-Duty RAM Trucks in Punta Gorda, FL

When you drive a RAM pickup truck, you’re upholding a most outstanding reputation. Our customers in Punta Gorda, FL, and near Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers know the capabilities their RAM comes with, and for those who want to experience the might of a RAM, we’d be happy to assist you with a test drive. When you choose RAM, you get easily completed worksite jobs, joyful weekend getaways and towing at its maximum capacity. But which model is the better option? Many of our customers want to know whether to choose a light-duty or heavy-duty RAM model. The answer? It depends on what you need. Let’s look at more details to help you find the right answer.

Powertrain and Capabilities

There are a few questions to ask yourself to help you reach the right decision. What are my towing and hauling needs? How often do I travel? What does my worksite require of my vehicle? When you know the answers to these questions, it can help you decide whether you need a fully capable, five-digit towing capacity pickup or a leaner, more reserved and efficient pickup to suit your needs. No matter what you pick, you’ll get multiple engine options with high horsepower and drivetrains without sacrificing efficiency. These capabilities make the RAM model a difficult one to compete with. Check out the table below to review each RAM models’ 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

Have you selected the right RAM model for your needs? We’re glad to hear it! As you can tell, there’s quite the difference between the horsepower, torque and towing capacity between models that mostly depends on the type of engine you choose. You can decide what’s best for you (or your company) by looking at the MSRP differences. You can also look atour page here, since we’ve done much of the research to save you some time. Once you know the features you’d like and the cost to add them, tailoring trims down to your favorite is simple!

Have questions? Our team is here and ready to answer any questions (specific or not) about the RAM model you are eyeing. Our genuine team members are experts in all things RAM and can help you find your perfect fit within your budget. There’s no need to worry when you come to Gettel Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. We look forward to serving you!

If you’re ready to see our RAM trucks in action,contact us today or stop by our dealership at 2323 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 for a test drive. We look forward to serving our customers near Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers.