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2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Silverado 3500HD

MSRP*: $37,700 to $65,700
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2022 RAM

MSRP*: $34,400 to $73,380
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Invoice* $35,664 to $61,495 $31,817 to $66,164
MPG - City Info not available 10 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 14 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 83.5 ft3 53.9 - 61.5 ft3
Engine V-8 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 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 Auto Manual 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 445 hp 260 - 702 hp
Towing Capacity 20,000 lbs 6,120 - 8,280 lbs
Exterior Length 235.5 - 266.0 in 228.9 - 241.8 in
Exterior Width 96.6 in 82.1 - 88.0 in
Leg Room Front 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
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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

Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 1500 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 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 3500HD 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 3500HD and the RAM 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is much wider than the RAM 1500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500.

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM 1500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When considering towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD greatly outmuscles the RAM 1500.

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD offers much less torque than the RAM 1500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 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 3500HD than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.