Three-Quarter-Ton Trucks vs. Half-Ton Trucks

2018 Ram 1500

When you’re looking for the best pickup truck, one thing you might do is compare quarter-ton trucks vs. half-ton trucks, which might lead you to compare:

  • Ram 1500
  • Ram 2500

But what exactly is meant by “half-ton” and “quarter ton”? Read our overview and truck comparison to see how those ratings impact everything from performance to truck towing capacity.

The Quarter-Ton / Half-Ton Truck Comparison

At first, designating trucks by tonnage might sound a little odd, but that’s just how it used to be done. A truck’s class would come down to the amount it could tow in tons. Advances in automotive engineering mean that those labels don’t quite describe the performance of modern trucks, but you’ll still hear them used. Here’s how it breaks down with Ram trucks:

  • The Ram 1500 is a half-ton truck.
  • The Ram 2500 is a three-quarter ton truck.
  • The Ram 3500 is a full ton truck.

You’re more likely to hear the Ram 1500 referred to as a light-duty truck and the 2500 and 3500 referred to as heavy duty trucks.

The 2018 Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 boasts the highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup — it’s a true standout for drivers who want something that can haul tremendous cargo between Austin and Round Rock while still functioning as an everyday driver. The 2018 Ram 1500 offers:

  • Up to 396 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 10,640 pounds of towing
  • Up to 1,900 pounds of maximum gas payload.

The 2018 Ram 2500

As a heavy-duty truck, the Ram 2500 is more likely to be used for commercial needs or by drivers who need extreme capability across Cedar Park. That’s reflected in options such as class-exclusive Five-Link Coil Rear Suspension and Snow Chief Package. Named 2018 Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas, the new Ram 2500 offers:

  • Up to 410 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 17,890 pounds of towing
  • Up to 3,990 pounds of maximum payload

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Whether you want to arrange a test drive in the Ram 2500 or explore Ram 1500 lease and finance deals, turn to the team here at Nyle Maxwell CDJR. Contact us today to find out more.

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