Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 2500

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VS
 Gray

Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.73 / 5
22 Reviews
3.67 / 5
3 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 - 355 hp
370 - 410 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.3L EcoTec3 V6 (285 hp [212 kW] @ 5300 rpm 305 lb
4.3L ECOTEC3 V6
5.3L ECOTEC3 V8
E85 FLEXFUEL
6.4L Heavy Duty V8 HEMI w/MDS
6.7L I6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.53 in.
40.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
43.03 - 43.11 in.
39.8 - 40.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.24 - 43.4 in.
40.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.88 - 40.12 in.
39.8 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
62.9 - 89.1 cu. ft.
57.5 - 74.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 6
3 - 6

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
255/70R17 - LT275/65R18C
LT245/70SR17 - LT285/70SR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
139.56 - 156.95 in.
140.5 - 169 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
44.6 - 50.2 ft.
45.4 - 53.5 ft.

Length

Length
229.5 - 241.21 in.
232 - 260.8 in.

Width

Width
81.14 - 81.24 in.
79.4 - 79.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 - 355 hp
370 - 410 hp

Torque

Torque
305 - 383 ft. lbs.
429 - 850 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
9500 - 10100 lbs.
10620 - 19780 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 lbs.
1062 - 1978 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
24 - 28.3 gal.
28 - 32 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 - 21 mpg
Unknown mpg

City

City
14 - 19 mpg
Unknown mpg

Highway

Highway
19 - 22 mpg
Unknown mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Ram 2500

Body Style

Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup, Double Cab Pickup, Regular Cab Chassis Cab, Regular Cab Pickup
Crew Cab - Regular Cab

Body Code

Body Code
E63 - ZW9
T

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
3 - 6
3 - 6

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
3700 - 3800 lbs.
5500 lbs.

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
3800 lbs.
6000 lbs.

Curb Weight - Front

Curb Weight - Front
2662 - 2918 lbs.
3398 - 3989 lbs.

Curb Weight - Rear

Curb Weight - Rear
1707 - 1976 lbs.
2555 - 2816 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap
6800 - 7100 lbs.
8565 - 10000 lbs.

Gross Combined Wt Rating

Gross Combined Wt Rating
12000 - 15000 lbs.
18000 - 27000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs.
10620 - 19780 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs.
1062 - 1978 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
6700 - 10100 lbs.
10620 - 19780 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
670 - 1010 lbs.
1062 - 1978 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
9500 - 10100 lbs.
10620 - 19780 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas V6
Gas V8
Gas/Ethanol V8
Turbocharged Gas I4
Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6 - Premium Unleaded V-8

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
Diesel Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
L3B, L82, LV3
ESA - ETL

Displacement

Displacement
2.7L/166, 4.3L/262, 5.3L/325
6.4 L/392 - 6.7 L/408

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MQE - MYC
DFX - DG7

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 8
6 - 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 - 4.56
3.23 - 4.71

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 - 2.97
1.84 - 3.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 - 2.08
1.41 - 2.11

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 - 1.69
1.00 - 1.67

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - 1.27
0.82 - 1.28

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 - 1.00
0.62 - 1.00

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85
0.84

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 - 3.82
3.29 - 4.44

Transfer Case Model

Transfer Case Model
Magna - Magna MP3023/4
Electronic, Manual, None

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
720 - 730
730 - 1460

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - 220
180 - 220

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Independent
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle
Air Ride - Multi-Link

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.42
3.73 - 4.10

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42
3.73 - 4.10

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
QBN, QDV, R3O, RC5
TCN, TCP, TW2, TWD

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
QBN, QDV, R3O, RC5
TCN, TCP, TW2, TWD

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
QBR, RHM, XCQ
TBE

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
255/70R17, 265/70R17, LT265/70R17C, LT275/65R18C
LT245/70SR17, LT275/70SR18, LT285/70SR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
255/70R17, 265/70R17, LT265/70R17C, LT275/65R18C
LT245/70SR17, LT275/70SR18, LT285/70SR17

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
255/70R17, 265/70R17SL, LT265/70R17
Full-Size

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17" x 8" - 18" x 8.5" in.
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17" x 8" - 18" x 8.5" in.
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
17" in.
Full-Size in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Forged Aluminum - Styled Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Forged Aluminum - Styled Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
Re-Circulating Ball

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
44.6 - 49.5 ft.
45.4 - 53.5 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.5 x 1.18 in.
14.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 x 0.79 in.
14.1 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
24 - 28.3 gal.
28 - 32 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
43.03 - 43.11 in.
39.8 - 40.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.53 in.
40.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
66.02 - 66.06 in.
65.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
60.9 - 61.18 in.
62.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.88 - 40.12 in.
39.8 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.24 - 43.4 in.
40.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
64.88 - 65.16 in.
65.6 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
60.24 in.
62.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
139.56 - 156.95 in.
140.5 - 169 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
229.5 - 241.21 in.
232 - 260.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
81.14 - 81.24 in.
79.4 - 79.5 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
75.35 - 75.63 in.
78 - 80.2 in.

Ground Clearance, Front

Ground Clearance, Front
7.75 - 8.22 in.
7.3 - 8.6 in.

Ground Clearance, Rear

Ground Clearance, Rear
7.75 - 8.22 in.
7.3 - 8.6 in.

Cargo Box Length @ Floor

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
69.92 - 98.18 in.
76.3 - 98.3 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Floor

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
71.4 in.
50 - 66.4 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
50.63 in.
48.1 - 51 in.

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
22.4 in.
20.2 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
62.9 - 89.1 ft³.
57.5 - 74.7 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Silverado
Ram Pickups

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Large Pick-up
Large Pick-up

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Crew Cab, Double Cab, Regular Cab
Crew Cab - Regular Cab

Body Cab Style

Body Cab Style
Crew Cab - Standard Cab
Crew Cab - Standard Cab

Bed Style

Bed Style
regular
regular

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
4.3 - 5.3
6.4 - 6.7

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
OHV
OHV

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6 - 8
6 - 8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
2
2 - 4