New Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic for Sale in Opelousas LA

What's the difference between the Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic?

That's a question we're asked a lot here at our Ram truck dealership near Breaux Bridge. At the surface level, there's little to differentiate these two models besides some nominal stylistic elements, and the fact that the Ram 1500 Classic has a more affordable starting MSRP than the new Ram 1500. However, if you're deciding between the two, you'd do well to delve into the deeper differences, and we can help with that here at our Ram dealership in Louisiana.

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On the performance front, the new Ram 1500 is truly top of its class. With four distinct engine options, including the brawny supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 engine and stout 3.0-liter EcoDiesel® engine. When properly equipped, the new Ram 1500 can move up to 12,750 pounds.

However, don't count the Ram 1500 Classic out off-hand. While it only offers two available engine options, it'll still deliver up to 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque when properly equipped, making it capable of moving up to 10,610 pounds with ease.


Commanding and comfortable cabins have always been a hallmark of Ram trucks for sale here in Louisiana, and the new Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic are no exception. Both leverage high-quality materials and ergonomic design to ensure that the most popular features available to you are always at your fingertips. However, the new Ram 1500 has a slightly more tech-centric cabin than that of the Ram 1500 Classic, offering an available UConnect 12.0 infotainment system that's slightly larger than the UConnect 8.4 unit on the Ram 1500 Classic.

Trim Levels

If you're looking to customize your truck, the Ram 1500 offers a bevy of different trims, including…

  • Ram 1500 Tradesman
  • Ram 1500 Big Horn
  • Ram 1500 Laramie
  • Ram 1500 Rebel
  • Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn
  • Ram 1500 Limited

On the other hand, the Ram 1500 Classic offers three well-equipped trims, including…

  • Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman
  • Ram 1500 Classic Express
  • Ram 1500 Classic Warlock

Ready to learn more about the new Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic? Contact us online or visit our new Ram showroom near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana to take one or both of these new pickup trucks for a test drive today!

  1. Sterling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

    5504 I-49 North Service Road
    Opelousas, LA 70570-0768

    • Sales: 3374045291
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