Compare 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD vs 2006 Dodge Ram 2500

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
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Crew Cab 153.0" WB 2WD LT1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crew Cab 153.0" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $26,759 $29,245
Crew Cab 153.0" WB 2WD LT2 N/A N/A $28,442 $31,085
Crew Cab 153.0" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $29,842 $32,615
Crew Cab 153.0" WB 2WD LT3 N/A N/A $30,167 $32,970
Crew Cab 153.0" WB 4WD LT2 N/A N/A $31,366 $34,280
Crew Cab 153.0" WB 4WD LT3 N/A N/A $33,090 $36,165
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2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 ST N/A N/A $22,540 $25,535
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 SLT N/A N/A $23,920 $27,140
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 ST N/A N/A $24,998 $28,335
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 ST N/A N/A $25,162 $28,525
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $25,346 $28,740
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 Laramie N/A N/A $25,916 $29,460
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SLT N/A N/A $26,546 $30,135
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 SLT N/A N/A $26,710 $30,325
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $26,727 $30,345
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,702 $31,450
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,865 $31,640
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $28,722 $32,665
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 Laramie N/A N/A $28,722 $32,665
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 Laramie N/A N/A $28,885 $32,855
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $29,250 $33,250
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $29,413 $33,440
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 SLT N/A N/A $30,319 $34,365
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $31,426 $35,780
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $31,589 $35,970
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $33,033 $37,480
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 Laramie N/A N/A $34,701 $39,460
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $37,415 $42,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,759
$22,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,245
$25,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 67.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 65.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 -
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
62.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
148.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
239.7 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.4 7.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
77.0 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
52.2 49.9
Wheelbase (in)
153.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 8.4
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.7 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 36.2
Overhang, Front (in)
37.0 39.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.8 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.5 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
56.9 74.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
61.9 60.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.7 98.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.5 13.9 x 1.26
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 1.4 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 35
Fuel Tank Location
LH Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
49.6 44.6
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2205 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QIZ TWD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2205 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT245/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT245/70R17E
Front Tire Order Code
QIZ TWD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3042 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
QIZ TWD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT245/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1245 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8300 9400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1245 940
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6000 6000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2213 2340
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4410 4410
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 15000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3131 3127
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8600 8650
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 18.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 4400 330 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 4000 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LQ4 EZA
Displacement
6.0L/364 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.08 5.74
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 3.48
Trans Order Code
MT1 DEG
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
HD Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.48 6.29
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 2.10
Trans Type
4 6
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab 6.5' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code
E63 140.5" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.25 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6000 6150
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 5200
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.38 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6000 NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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