2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD vs RAM 2500

Specs at a Glance

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Fuel Capacity

  36.0 gal.

Max Payload

  3,233 lbs.


2018 RAM 2500

2018 RAM 2500

Fuel Capacity

  31.0 gal.

Max Payload

  3,060 lbs.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD vs 2018 RAM 2500

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Both the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and the Ram 2500 were designed to move seriously heavy loads. But which is the right heavy-duty pickup truck for you? Our comparison guide is here to help you find the pickup truck that can tackle your daily workloads.

Power & Performance

Both the Silverado 2500HD and the Ram 2500 offer a gasoline V8 and a turbocharged diesel engine, the latter of which provides extra torque for towing and hauling heavy loads. However, the Silverado supplies the most output with its turbocharged 6.6-liter diesel V8. This engine pumps out 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque for some serious action, on-road and off. The Ram’s diesel counterpart is a turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel six-cylinder, which is rated for 350 horses and 660 pound-feet of torque. It’s powerful, but not quite as powerful as what’s under the Silverado hood.

Towing Capabilities

With greater power comes better towing and hauling capabilities. The Silverado 2500HD is rated to move the heaviest equipment. With a conventional tow hitch, this heavy-duty truck tows max loads of up to 14,500 pounds. Add a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer and you can tow up to 18,100 pounds. By contrast, the Ram 2500 can only tow up to 17,980 pounds.

Modern Technology

This was a close competition, but the 2018 Silverado 2500HD pulls ahead with its long list of standard features. With this truck, you get the most technological bang for your buck. New models come standard with a rearview camera to help you back out of a tight spot with maximum visibility. The newly standard 7-inch touchscreen makes it easy to stay connected. The standard MyLink infotainment system includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, so you can even access your favorite smartphone apps directly on the MyLink touchscreen. By comparison, the Ram 2500 doesn’t offer standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. To get this technology, you must upgrade to the Uconnect system with the 8.4-inch touchscreen.

When it comes down to it, the 2018 Silverado 2500HD has the overall edge. To see what all the fuss is about, stop by Edwards Chevrolet Co Inc. and test-drive yours today. Bring any questions you might have. Our friendly staff will help you pick out the right trim model to suit your unique driving habits and payload requirements.


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