2024 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 vs. 2024 RAM 1500 Review

Picture of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

2024 Chevrolet
Silverado 3500

MSRP*: $44,700 to $73,400
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Picture of the 2024 RAM 1500

2024 RAM

MSRP*: $39,420 to $96,340
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MPG - City Info not available 10 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 14 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 69.5 - 83.5 ft3 53.9 - 61.5 ft3
  • 470-hp, 6.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 702-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 401 hp 305 - 702 hp
Towing Capacity 20,000 lbs 6,180 - 8,360 lbs
Exterior Length 235.6 - 270.3 in 228.9 - 241.8 in
Exterior Width 80.8 - 81.9 in 82.1 - 88.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 - 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.6 - 45.2 in
Head Room Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.8 in

*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

Passengers in the extended cab may find themselves a little more squished in the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 than the RAM 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

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 3500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 1500.

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is about the same width as the RAM 1500. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 3500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500.

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When considering towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 has a little more horsepower than the RAM 1500.

Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 as you will the RAM 1500. You'll be able to haul more material in the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.