What’s the Difference Between the Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic?


2022-ram-1500dtYou may wonder why Ram continues to offer the Ram 1500 pickup truck alongside its ‘Classic’ counterpart, and not be fully aware of the differences between each different model. While the differences are minimal, there is still some level of variation between the new Ram truck and the Ram Classic truck. See the differences between the two at Mac Lang Orillia, and test drive each truck for yourself at our Highway 11 dealership.

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Exterior Styling

The most obvious difference between the Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic is the exterior design. The Ram 1500 boasts the most recent facelift design with a newer front grille and body design, while the 1500 Classic maintains the same iconic Dodge Ram design originally debuted in 2009. 

Interior Styling

The Ram 1500 Classic offers a more simple, rugged, and straightforward design on the inside when compared to the Ram 1500. The Ram 1500 offers the most modern amenities you expect in 2023, with premium materials, a spacious and comfortable cabin, and a range of convenient features like heated and cooled front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a panoramic sunroof.

Towing Capacity & Payload

  • 2023 Ram 1500: 12,750 lb (5,783 kg) max payload of 2,300 lb (1,043 kg)
  • 2023 Ram 1500 Classic: 10,610 lb (4,813 kg), max. payload of 1,930 lb (875 kg)


The Ram 1500 Classic is far more affordable than the Ram 1500. The Ram 1500 Classic starts at $40,344, while the Ram 1500 reflects the upscaled amenities, starting at $52,740.

Find the Ram 1500 & Ram 1500 Classic at Mac Lang Orillia

Test drive both the Ram 1500 and Classic truck iterations at Mac Lang Orillia, your Ram truck dealership just off Highway 11 in Orillia, Ontario. Visit our location, today, for all your Ram truck needs.