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2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Classic Review

Picture of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

2022 Chevrolet
Silverado 3500HD

MSRP*: $37,700 to $65,700
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Picture of the 2021 RAM 1500 Classic

2021 RAM
1500 Classic

MSRP*: $29,510 to $46,150
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Invoice* $35,664 to $61,495 $27,663 to $40,829
MPG - City Info not available 15 - 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 21 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 83.5 ft3 50.3 - 74.7 ft3
Engine V-8 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 395-hp, 5.7-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 305 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 20,000 lbs 4,350 - 8,240 lbs
Exterior Length 235.5 - 266.0 in 209.0 - 237.9 in
Exterior Width 96.6 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 34.7 - 40.3 in
Head Room Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Front 39.9 - 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 - 39.9 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the RAM 1500 Classic. 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 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 3500HD 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. Both the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD and the RAM 1500 Classic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 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 3500HD, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500 Classic.

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

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

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

Utility
The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD offers a little more seating capacity than the RAM 1500 Classic, 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 Classic, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

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