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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2016 RAM 3500 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 3500 than in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 3500.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 3500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the RAM 3500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is about the same width as the RAM 3500. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 3500.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers much less torque than the RAM 3500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a little less horsepower than the RAM 3500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as you will the RAM 3500. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the RAM 3500.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 3500.

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2017 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

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MSRP*: $27,485 - $54,775

2016 RAM
3500

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MSRP*: $32,285 - $58,275
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.76% As low as 4.39%
City MPG: 15 - 18 --
Highway MPG: 20 - 24 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $26,248 - $51,215 $30,786 - $54,406

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.