RAM 2500 vs Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
If you’re looking for a truck that can haul tons of freight or equipment without breaking a sweat, or serve as an engine for your next road-trip vacation, you need a heavy-duty pickup truck like the 2021 RAM 2500 or the 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500. Both trucks are more than capable for any but the very heaviest towing jobs, and they’re both comfortable, safe rides that are sure to get you where you want to go.
However, there are differences between the two trucks, and only one can reign supreme. Let’s compare the two to find out which is the ultimate three-quarter-ton pickup.
Towing Power & Capability
The Chevy Silverado 2500 has a maximum towing capability of up to 18,510 pounds using its Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8. While that’s about a thousand pounds more than the RAM 2500’s standard 6.4L HEMI® V8, the RAM also offers a 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine that’s max-rated for a whopping 20,000 pounds of towing capacity and 3,160 pounds maximum payload. Both RAM engines are coupled with specially tuned transmissions to ensure the truck gets the most power out of these monstrous motors, so the RAM roars with power while staying efficient.
Of course, raw towing capability is only half of the equation. The RAM 2500 also includes factory-installed towing hardware for a goose-neck for fifth wheel, a Class-Exclusive available Auto-Level Rear Air Suspension, and available trailer monitoring and 360° Surround View Camera to help you see all the way around your trailer. While the Silverado has a Technology Package on offer featuring up to 15 camera views, that’s all it provides to help with towing.
Interior Comfort & Style
For a long time, manufacturers only really considered the raw power of these work trucks and had little regard for their interior comfort. That’s starting to change, and the Silverado 2500 and RAM 2500 both understand that your work truck serves as your office when you’re at a job site.
To that end, the Chevy heavy-duty provides best-in-class front head and legroom, and available rear in-seatback storage, and a large 24-liter compartment under the rear seat, along with available upscale leather appointments, dual-zone climate control, and more. The RAM 2500 is no slouch either: the Limited trim features 100% leather seats with real wood accents and the MegaCab features fold-down rear seating for extra cargo space inside the cab.
Active Safety Features
Both of these trucks have the available active safety features you’ve come to expect: forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and more. The RAM’s blind spot monitor automatically accounts for and tells you about, the length of your trailer, as well.
And the Winner is…
While both of these trucks are more than capable for pretty much every job, only one can win this showdown. And while the Chevy Silverado is a fine truck, the 2021 RAM 2500 trounces it in pretty much every category that matters. Plus, since RAMs are among America’s longest-lasting heavy-duty pickups, when you get RAM, you won’t have to worry about replacing it for some time.
Here at Seiner Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Casa Grande, we’ve got plenty of reliable new and used RAM 2500s on our lot, waiting for you to come take them for a test drive! If you live in Casa Grande, Eloy, Blackwater, Chandler, or anywhere else in the Phoenix area, you owe it to yourself to come talk to our friendly sales staff about your next truck in Seiner!