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2013 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2014 RAM 2500 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 2500 than in the Chevrolet Avalanche. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Avalanche and the RAM 2500.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Avalanche or the RAM 2500, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Avalanche carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 2500.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Avalanche is about the same width as the RAM 2500. If you go with the Chevrolet Avalanche, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 2500.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Avalanche doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the RAM 2500.

Handling
The Chevrolet Avalanche has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 2500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 2500 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Avalanche for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Avalanche is clearly outclassed by the RAM 2500.

Utility
The Chevrolet Avalanche has less seating than the RAM 2500, making the RAM 2500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The RAM 2500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Chevrolet Avalanche.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Avalanche comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 2500.

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2013 Chevrolet
Avalanche

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MSRP*: $35,980 - $47,885
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2014 RAM
2500

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MSRP*: $30,115 - $53,715
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $2,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.39%
City MPG: 15 --
Highway MPG: 21 --
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,461 - $44,533 $28,091 - $49,327

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