Head to Head: Ram 2500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Let's get something out of the way upfront, the Ram 2500 is one fantastic truck. It is a vehicle that is built to be as reliable and hardworking as the men and women who drive it around the great state of Texas and depend on it every day for work. Of course, the new Ram 2500 is not the only pickup truck on the market, and it is always a good idea to compare different vehicles to make sure you are truly getting the best that's out there. That's why we are going to do a direct comparison to one of the Ram 2500's closest competitors, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD.

Performance and Capabilities

Beginning with towing capacity and hauling ability, the Ram 2500 beats the Chevy Silverado 2500HD by over 1,000 pounds with a max towing capacity of 19,680 pounds when equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, compared to 18,500 pounds from the Silverado 2500HD. Allowing you to move heavier loads without stressing out the vehicle. The Ram also beats out the Silverado in bed payload capacity, with a max hauling weight of 4,010 pounds compared to the 3,751-pound limit of the Silverado 2500HD. While that may not seem like too significant of a difference, the increased payload capabilities will allow for far fewer trips, and thus lower mileage, over the life of the vehicle.

The Ram 2500 beats the Chevy truck in these categories because of the impressive power that it is packing under the hood. Featuring a powerful 6.2-liter V8 as standard, or the legendary 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, the engines both produce over 400 horsepower. The standard V8 comes in at just under 1,000 pound-feet of torque, while the Cummins Turbo Diesel reaches that mythical 1,000-pound mark. The Chevy model comes close to matching the Ram truck in horsepower with just over 400, but it offers only half of the available torque found in similar packages in the Ram 2500, making it by far the better option for those with hauling or towing needs in and around Texas.

Efficiency Ratings

Getting to the job site safely and with everything you need is the bare minimum to expect from a truck, but one should also consider the efficiency of the vehicle. Gas can get quite expensive, and any advantage that can be found in that area means extra money in the owner's pocket. While the V8 gasoline engines in both vehicles offer very similar mpg numbers, between 10-15 mpg city/highway respectively, with closer to 10 mpg being the more realistic number while towing, it is the Ram 2500 with the Cummins Turbo Diesel that really stands above Silverado in terms of fuel efficiency. Getting nearly 16 mpg, your fuel savings could potentially be 40 to 50 percent greater than the Silverado V8 model, saving you significant amounts of money in fuel costs. Diesel engine's efficiency ratings are also impacted less by towing payloads, potentially saving you even more fuel.

Comfort, Convenience, and Connectivity Features

No longer are pickup trucks built with only work in mind, with the comfort of the driver now being a design priority for the Ram. Starting with active noise cancellation technology that helps turn the cabin into its own onsite breakroom, you can relax in comfort with the 12-inch touchscreen display, listening to your favorite tunes through the top of the line stereo system. With a cutting edge, automatically adjusted air-suspension system, you will be riding in comfort over some of the bumpiest terrain. While it can be difficult to compare something subjective like ride comfort between two vehicles; when you have a chance to test-drive the new Ram 2500 you will immediately notice it's impressively smooth ride quality.

There are many more qualities one should look for when comparing vehicles, and the ones mentioned here are just the beginning. To see and experience for yourself all the ways that the Ram 2500 is superior to the Chevy Silverado 2500HD you will want to take the new Ram model for a test drive in person. Join us at your earliest convenience to do so!


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