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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs. 2020 RAM 1500 Classic Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

2020 Chevrolet
Silverado 2500HD

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New 2020 RAM 1500 Classic

2020 RAM
1500 Classic

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MSRP*
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$34,600 to $61,800
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$28,200 to $42,395
Invoice* $32,732 to $57,845 $27,024 to $39,875
MPG - City N/A 15 - 17
MPG - Hwy N/A 21 - 25
Engine(s) V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 3 - 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 will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD than the RAM 1500 Classic. 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 Classic.

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 Classic. 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 costs less to deliver to the dealership than the RAM 1500 Classic.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is much wider than the RAM 1500 Classic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Classic.

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 Classic.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500 Classic, 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 Classic for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and the RAM 1500 Classic.

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 Classic. You'll be able to haul more material in the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD than the RAM 1500 Classic, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

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