Ram 2500 vs Silverado 2500
The Ram 2500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 are both gritty, capable pickup trucks. With the myriad of options and features available on these trucks, it can be beneficial to do a side-by-side comparison to truly weigh the pros and cons on each vehicle and how it can serve you on your trips around Ontario, Wayne County, and Sodus.
For more information on the 2017 Ram 2500 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500, keep reading this detailed review from the team of experts at Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT.
Interior Features: Ram vs Chevy
2017 Ram 2500 Interior.jpgIn terms of the standard and optional features available on these vehicles, each of the trucks have a few similarities-such as seating up to six passengers-yet their differences in standard features are the real deciding factor.
The Ram 2500 comes with standard satellite radio and iPhone connectivity. These features are optional on the Chevy 2500; however, it also offers the option to add a Roadside Assistance package. Heated seats and HD radio, two very popular features, are available optionally on the Ram 2500 and are unavailable on the Chevy 2500.
Ram 2500 vs Silverado 2500: Exterior and Safety Features
Both the Chevy 2500 and the Ram 2500 are sturdy vehicles with a strong accompaniment of exterior and safety features. Both vehicles come standard with all-season tires, anti-lock braking, and traction control.
In addition to these standard features, the Ram 2500 also comes standard with side and curtain airbags; these are optional features on the Chevy 2500, so you’ll have to pay a bit more to have them added to your pickup. Both vehicles offer optional, stolen vehicle assistance and anti-theft systems. In addition to these safety and security features, however, the Ram 2500 also comes with a few exterior attributes, such as a power-glass sunroof that the Chevy 2500 lacks.
Engine and Mechanical Features
The engine and mechanical features of the Chevy 2500 and the Ram 2500 are an area of striking difference. The Ram 2500 has a 5.7L V8 that is capable of 383 horsepower at 5600 RPM and 400 lb-ft of torque at 4000 RPM.
2017 Ram 2500.jpgThe Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is equipped with a 6.0L V8 engine that can put out 360 horsepower at 5400 RPM and 380 lb-ft of torque at 4200 RPM. If more muscle in a work truck is required, you’ll want to consider opting for a little extra power that might be necessary on those tough jobs.
Ram 2500 vs Chevy Silverado 2500: Technical Specifications
These two vehicles share some technical similarities. The Chevy 2500 and the Ram 2500 are solid trucks that handle the sturdiness expected of trucks this size. Both vehicles have six-speed automatic transmissions, rear wheel drive, and curb weights a little over 6000 pounds.
Similarities aside, the major difference between these two vehicles is their capability. The Ram 2500 dwarfs the Chevy 2500 in terms of towing capacity. When properly equipped, the Ram can tow up to 17,570 pounds-over 4,000 pounds more than the Chevy’s 13,000-pound towing capacity.
Test Drive Your New Pickup
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and the Ram 2500 are fine trucks. Both come with the exterior and safety features expected of vehicles in this class. Our team at Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT believe that drivers in Ontario, Wayne County, and Sodus will appreciate the extra power and towing capacity offered by the 2017 Ram 2500.
Its 17,570 pounds of towing capacity are a major benefit that can save a lot of time and money on the job. Those seemingly modest increases in the Ram 2500’s horsepower and torque output pay huge dividends that allow for this serious increase in towing. If you’re ready to take the next step towards driving home in a sturdy and new work truck, contact us to schedule a test drive.