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RAM 2500 vs. Chevy Silverado 2500

RAM 2500 vs. Chevy Silverado 2500

For the Ram 2500 and the Chevy 2500, the only thing the same about them is the number attached to their name. These two heavy duty trucks have a lot of benefits for someone on the job site, and they can tow quite a lot while still handling the roughest terrain out there. If you find yourself asking which one is better, you only have to pick from the narrowest of differences.

Let’s take a look at each truck and see how they compare with one another, and which one will be the best for you.

The Ram Heavy Duty Truck

The Ram 2500 is a very sophisticated truck, often confusing people who were expecting a simple heavy vehicle. If you are looking for a truck that can tow, haul and carry everything you need it to carry, then this is the truck for you. The Ram 2500 has a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 engine that is more powerful than the Chevy 2500. The engine is slightly more powerful for both fuel and diesel than the Silverado’s engine.

The diesel towing capacity is around 19,780 pounds for the RAM 2500, while the Chevy Silverado comes up to around 15,000 pounds, giving the truck a much better improvement in power. If you are looking for a powerful truck that can take care of anything you throw at it, the RAM 2500 is your vehicle!

Going Inside

Along with the engine being souped up and powerful, you also have a vastly improved interior when compared to the Chevy Silverado. First, it comes with a 12 inch display screen to show off everything you could want. From the powerful rearview camera to seeing all the information you could want about the song playing on the radio, the RAM’s interior is designed for comfort and functionality.

Some of the features that the RAM 2500 offers include an Active Noise Cancellation system,, 17 speakers and a 750 watt amplifier. If you love listening to music or podcasts while you drive, this car meets your every auditory need. If you decide to purchase the RAM 2500 limited, then you get leather seats and wood accents, along with reclinable rear seats for even more comfort.

It also comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and various safety technology pieces to make sure that you remain safe while in the car.

The Chevy Silverado

The Chevy Silverado is a very powerful truck in its own right, coming with a Vortec 6.0 liter V8 engine which produces around 370 horsepower. It can also tow up to 7,150 pounds, which is often more than enough to handle different jobs. It’s still a little less power than the engine and towing capability of the RAM 2500, but if you don't mind the truck being a little weaker than it is still a good buy.

The Silverado also has more room in its cab and bed, and also keeps up a commitment for functionality by having corner and side steps to allow you to enter the side bed. Instead of having to clamber over everything in the front of the bed to get to the back, you can easily get into the back and find everything that you need.

The bed is a bit shorter than the RAM counterpart, but makes up for it with a bed that is much wider and has more volume. It’s much better at fulfilling the function of a truck, which is to carry large things in the back, and to have those things be accessible.

Looking At The Interior

The interior of the Chevy Silverado isn’t as stylish as the interior of the RAM, with only an 8-inch screen and a ulitaliarnan setup. The Bose premium sound system has seven speakers to its name, and there aren’t any other special features. It’s a good interior, but it isn’t one that you will want to stay in once the job is done.

However, it does come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Wi-Fi connectivity, and several standard safety features. These include a rearview camera, blindspot monitoring, and lane assist, perfect for when you are towing a large item on a busy highway.

The Cost Of The Different Trucks

The RAM 2500 is going to cost you far more than the Chevy Silverado with a difference of about $2,000 dollars. If you purchase a specialized version of the RAM 2500, such as the RAM Laramie, you might see over $5,000 as the difference.

While the difference might seem able to be handwaved, especially if you don’t need to worry about money, you should still take that into account when purchasing one of the trucks.

Which One Do You Choose?

It all depends on what you are looking for out of the truck, do you want one that is going to help with function and give you a much wider bed? Or you do want one with style and elegance that has a lot more horsepower? The Silverado is the cheaper choice that comes with a lot of function for the back of the truck, at the expense of everywhere else.

The RAM 2500 is a more expensive truck that is just a little bit better than the Chevy Silverado 2500 in the horsepower department. It has a much stronger engine, better towing capacity, and an upgraded interior to boot.

If you are looking for a truck that has the best of everything, then the RAM 2500 is the vehicle that you should purchase. However, if you want a cheaper truck with better function and less features you should buy the Chevy Silverado. No matter which one you end up picking, the truck will meet your needs.

Each truck is powerful in it’s own way, and the differences are very small since they are neck and neck in terms of quality. Once you pick one, you will have a great truck that will last you through all of your jobs.


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