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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD vs. 2015 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 3500HD. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD or the RAM 3500, 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 Silverado 3500HD costs less to deliver to the dealership than the RAM 3500.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is a little wider than the RAM 3500, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 3500.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the RAM 3500.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 3500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has a little more 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 3500HD as you will the RAM 3500. You'll be able to haul more material in the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD than the RAM 3500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

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

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2015 Chevrolet
Silverado 3500HD

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MSRP*: $33,265 - $55,665

2015 RAM
3500

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MSRP*: $31,210 - $55,980
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.39%
City MPG: -- --
Highway MPG: -- --
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $31,269 - $51,768 $29,400 - $51,687

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