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Which RAM Truck is Right for You?

2022 RAM 2500 with man sitting on tailgate

When you need high-level performance and amenities that will boost your productivity without a hitch, look no further than the RAM truck lineup. Not sure which RAM truck can meet your needs in Joliet? In this guide, we’ll dive into the details for the light-duty RAM 1500, heavy-duty RAM 2500, and heavy-duty RAM 3500 pickups to help you find your fit.

2022 RAM 1500 Light-Duty Pickup

Reviewers across the board love the RAM 1500 for its work-ready power, highly customizable features, and everyday versatility. Once you take a look at the specs, it’s easy to see why Car and Driver singled out the RAM 1500 as “more talented than most half-ton trucks” on the market, and why it was ranked above all other rivals by the auto experts at U.S. News & World Report!


RAM 1500 Trim Levels & Pricing

The base RAM 1500 Tradesman® trim level offers power to Naperville-area drivers at an accessible price tag, while higher trims bring premium upgrades inside the cabin and specialized engine options.

  • 2022 RAM 1500 Tradesman® –$36,500 MSRP
  • 2022 RAM 1500 Big Horn® –$41,815 MSRP
  • 2022 RAM 1500 Laramie® –$50,540 MSRP
  • 2022 RAM 1500 Rebel® –$51,385 MSRP
  • 2022 RAM 1500 Limited Longhorn™ –$57,970 MSRP
  • 2022 RAM 1500 Limited –$62,685 MSRP
2022 Ram 1500 Laramie

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

2022 RAM 1500 Towing a Boat

The RAM 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds when equipped with the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque, but each of the five engine options is designed to bring something special to your Plainfield work sites. Here’s how your towing capacity will look with each engine option:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 – 7,730 lbs
  • 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 – 8,100 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 – 11,610 lbs
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 – 12,560 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque – 12,750 lbs

RAM 1500 GVWR & Curb Weight

The curb weight of a truck is its weight without cargo, passengers, or accessories. If you want to know how much a truck can safely weigh when loaded, check its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). See the RAM 1500 curb weight and GVWR for each trim level, below:

  • RAM 1500 Tradesman® – Curb weight 4,778 to 5,106 lbs / GVWR 6,800 to 7,100 lbs
  • RAM 1500 Big Horn® – Curb weight 4,792 to 5,137 lbs / GVWR 6,800 to 6,900 lbs
  • RAM 1500 Laramie® – Curb weight 4,899 to 5,248 lbs / GVWR 6,800 to 6,900 lbs
  • RAM 1500 Rebel® – Curb weight 5,096 to 5,314 lbs / GVWR 6,800 to 6,900 lbs
  • RAM 1500 Limited Longhorn™ – Curb weight 5,192 to 5,387 lbs / GVWR 6,900 lbs
  • RAM 1500 Limited – Curb weight 5,345 to 5,568 lbs / GVWR 6,900 to 7,100 lbs
2022 RAM 1500 parked near golf course at sunset

RAM 1500 MPG

2022 Ram 1500 Front Angle

The RAM 1500 fuel economy specs vary by drivetrain, but you’ll get the most efficient performance from the RAM EcoDiesel V6. See MPG specs for each engine here:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 – 20 city / 25 highway MPG
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 – 15 city / 22 highway MPG
  • 3.6L HEMI® V8 with eTorque – 17 city / 23 highway MPG
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 – 22 city / 32 highway MPG
  • 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 – 10 city / 14 highway MPG

RAM 1500 Interior Dimensions & Features

Cargo volume inside the RAM 1500 truck bed ranges from 53.9 to 61.5 cubic feet, depending on the bed length you choose. Interior dimensions will vary between cab sizes, but you’ll have no less than 132 cubic feet, the total passenger volume for the 4×2 Crew Cab configurations.

Standard on the entry-level trim, you’ll enjoy advanced amenities like an air filtration system, ParkView® rear backup camera, and an electric park brake. Upgrading offers luxuries such as the class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System, genuine wood, leather, and metal-trimmed Interior appointments, and much more.

2022 RAM 1500 Front Cabin

RAM 1500 Color Options

2022 RAM 1500 off-roading in forest

RAM 1500 Exterior Colors

  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Atlantic Blue Pearl
  • Light Arctic Gray
  • Bright White
  • Maximum Steel Metallic
  • Gucci Black
  • Dark Garnet Red Pearl
  • Flame Red
  • Patriot Blue Pearlcoat

RAM 1500 Interior Colors

  • Black / Diesel Gray
  • Black

2022 RAM 2500 Heavy-Duty Pickup

The RAM 2500 offers powerhouse V8 and diesel engines, the capability to tow up to 20,000 pounds, and the smoothest ride you’ll ever experience in a heavy-duty pickup truck. Get the details below!


RAM 2500 Trim Levels & Pricing

  • RAM 2500 Tradesman® –$42,775 MSRP
  • RAM 2500 Big Horn® –$46,895 MSRP
  • RAM 2500 Laramie® –$46,895 MSRP
  • RAM 2500 Power Wagon® –$62,715 MSRP
  • RAM 2500 Limited Longhorn™ –$66,045 MSRP
  • RAM 2500 Limited –$70,710 MSRP
2022 Ram 2500 Longhorn

RAM 2500 Towing Capacity

2022 RAM 2500 Towing a Boat
  • 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 17,540 lbs
  • 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 – 20,000 lbs

RAM 2500 GVWR & Curb Weight

  • Curb Weight – 5,988 to 7,414 lbs
  • GVWR – 8,565 to 10,000 lbs
2022 RAM 2500

RAM 2500 Color Options

RAM 2500 Grill

Exterior RAM 2500 Colors

  • Exterior RAM 2500 Colors
  • Utility Orange
  • Case Construction Yellow
  • Light Green
  • Verde Oliva (Olive Green)
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Omaha Orange
  • Alabaster
  • Atlantic Blue Pearl
  • Light Arctic Gray
  • Bright White
  • Midnight Blue Pearl
  • School Bus Yellow
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • Detonator Yellow
  • National Fire Safety Lime Yellow
  • Maximum Steel Metallic
  • Timberline Green Pearl
  • New Holland Blue
  • Gucci Black
  • Dark Garnet Red Pearl
  • Flame Red
  • Republic Blue Clearcoat
  • Patriot Blue Pearlcoat

Interior RAM 2500 Colors

  • Black / Diesel Gray
  • Black

2022 RAM 3500 Heavy-Duty Pickup

If it’s time to grow your business in Tinley Park, a new RAM 3500 is the step you need to take! Contact us to explore upfit options for industries like agriculture, construction, landscaping, electrical, and more.


RAM 3500 Trim Levels & Pricing

  • RAM 3500 Tradesman® –$44,520 MSRP
  • RAM 3500 Big Horn® –$48,740 MSRP
  • RAM 3500 Laramie® –$60,135 MSRP
  • RAM 3500 Laramie Longhorn™ –$67,710 MSRP
  • RAM 3500 Limited –$72,275 MSRP
2021 Ram 3500 Laramie

RAM 3500 Towing Capacity

2022 RAM 3500 towing a trailer
  • 6.4L HEMI® V8 – 18,210 lbs
  • 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 – 22,670 lbs 
  • 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 – 37,090 lbs

RAM 3500 GVWR & Curb Weight

  • Curb Weight – 6,056 to 7,536 lbs
  • GVWR – 10,700 to 11,400 lbs
2021 RAM 3500

RAM 3500 Interior Dimensions & Features

Ram 3500 Cab

Inside the cabin, RAM 3500 trucks have a lot in common with 2500 models. Specialized features will make your North Aurora jobs go more smoothly, like Work Grade Vinyl Bench Seats. You’ll also have plenty of room for organizing your tools and supplies:

  • Cargo Volume– 74.7 cubic feet
  • Overall Height –77.8 inches
  • Overall Length – 232 inches

RAM 3500 Color Options

RAM 3500 models are available in the same exterior paint colors and interior upholstery options as RAM 2500 models.

2022 RAM 3500

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