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
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 -
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.2
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Second Hip Room (in)
62.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 67.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 35
Fuel Tank Location
LH Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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 -
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6000 6000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2213 2340
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 18.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 136
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 4400 330 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code
E63 140.5" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab 6.5' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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