We at Great West Chrysler know how important it is to have a powerful truck. One that handles all the difficult heavy duty tasks you put yourself and your vehicle through. As one of the top Jeep, Dodge, and RAM dealers in the province, we know our customers expect peak performance from their vehicles, especially from our RAM trucks. One of the most important elements in the performance of the truck is of course, the driving force underneath—your engine. Luckily, we at Great West Chrysler compiled a comparison between each RAM truck available. This will help you make the decision when choosing the truck you want, along with the engine that works best for you!
Instead of looking at the literal size of each RAM engine, we’ll be making our comparisons based on each RAM model’s performance configurations. For each truck, we only looked the baseline ST model trim with 4X4 drivetrain and Crew Cab 6.3’ box. In addition, each RAM truck is also packed with eight cylinders to compare and measure maximum performance.
|Engine litres (L)||5.7||6.4||5.7|
|Horsepower/RPM||395 @ 5600 RPM||410 @ 5600 RPM||383 @ 5600 RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft. @ rpm)||410 @ 3950 RPM||429 @ 3950 RPM||400 @ 3950 RPM|
Looking at the table above, it’s clear to see that the latest RAM 2500 truck takes the lead in all the performance aspects of its engine. It’s heavy-duty 6.4L V8 engine pushes out an overwhelming 410 hp and 429 lb-ft. worth of torque. While both the RAM 1500 and 3500 have a 5.7L V8 engine under the hood, the 1500 still gives more horsepower and torque compared to the 3500 despite both of them running at the same RPM.
Despite engine size being a contributing factor to a truck’s performance, having the biggest one isn’t as important as we initially thought. There are other factors to consider such as its fuel efficiency and capacity. Both of these can also be affected by the weight and the materials of the truck. This often leads manufacturers to package different models with different engines as its standard. For example, the RAM 1500 initially comes packaged with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, but the RAM 2500 already includes the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine standard. Don’t forget: each RAM truck is 100% upgradeable so come to Great West Chrysler when you want to build and price yours!
We hope you found this engine size comparison helpful in your truck-buying decision. If you still have questions about any of our RAM engines you’re always welcome at our dealership for more information. We at Great West Chrysler are always here to help! And when you’ve got one in mind, you can even book a test drive ahead of time. Let’s get you started on driving your new RAM truck, today!