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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs. 2017 RAM 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab may find themselves a little more squished in the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD than the RAM 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

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). The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is somewhat more expensive than the RAM 1500. 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 Silverado 2500HD carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 1500.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is a little wider than the RAM 1500, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and the RAM 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD as you will the RAM 1500. You'll be able to haul more material in the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.

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2016 Chevrolet
Silverado 2500HD

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MSRP*: $32,955 - $56,935

2017 RAM
1500

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MSRP*: $26,295 - $53,095
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.61% As low as 0.05%
City MPG: -- 15 - 21
Highway MPG: -- 21 - 29
Engine(s): V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 2 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,978 - $52,950 $25,339 - $48,449

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.