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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Silverado 2500HD

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2021 RAM
1500

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MSRP*
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$35,300 to $63,300
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$32,795 to $70,325
Invoice* $33,394 to $59,249 $31,407 to $65,436
MPG - City N/A 10 - 23
MPG - Hwy N/A 14 - 33
Engine(s) V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 5 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. Both the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and the RAM 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is about the same width as the RAM 1500. 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. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has a little more horsepower than the RAM 1500.

Utility
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD offers a little more seating capacity than the RAM 1500, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. 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.