Chevy Silverado 2500 vs. RAM 1500

November 17th, 2021 by

You can’t just go with any model if you’re looking for a heavy-duty truck. Some pickups are great as daily drivers, but they often shrink when real work needs to be done. Here we take a look at two models you may want to think about – the Chevy Silverado 2500 and RAM 1500 – and how they compare to one another in some essential categories:


There is certainly no shortage of power with the Chevy Silverado 2500. It comes with a 6.6-liter V8 engine that pumps out 401 horsepower and 464 lbs.-ft. of torque. The other engine option is a Duramax diesel 6.6-liter V8, that generates 445 horsepower and 910 lbs.-ft. of torque. The base engine in the RAM 1500 can’t come close to what the Chevy Silverado 2500 offers: It’s a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 lbs.-ft. of torque. You would have to go with the top-of-the-line engine to beat the numbers offered by the base Chevy Silverado 2500.

Towing and Hauling

Few pickup trucks can do what the Chevy Silverado 2500 can do in terms of towing and hauling. When it is properly equipped, you will be able to tow up to 14,500 pounds and haul up to 3,900 pounds. The best the RAM 1500 can do is tow up to 13,000 pounds, and its maximum payload tops out at around 2,000 pounds.

Try Out the Chevy Silverado 2500 at Carlen Motors

As you can plainly see, in these areas, the Chevy Silverado 2500 is the superior truck. If you want to check it out in person and take it for a ride around Cookeville, just come down to Carlen Motors.

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