Compare 2006 Chevrolet Silverado SS vs 2006 Dodge Ram 2500

2006 Chevrolet Silverado SS
2006 Dodge Ram 2500
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Ext Cab 143.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 14 19 $30,130 $32,930
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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
$30,130
$22,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,930
$25,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
19 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
66.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 65.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 -
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
61.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 67.0
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
138.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
227.7 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.3 7.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.9 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.0 49.9
Wheelbase (in)
143.5 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.0 8.4
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.9 36.2
Overhang, Front (in)
36.9 39.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
63.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
63.8 60.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.6 98.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 x 1.1 13.9 x 1.26
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 35
Fuel Tank Location
LH Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
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)
- TBD - 44.6
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P275/55R20 LT245/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 LT245/70R17E
Front Tire Order Code
QSS TWD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TWD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P275/55R20 LT245/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QSS TWD
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7500 9400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1125 940
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1844 2340
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3600 4410
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13000 15000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2654 3127
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6200 8650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 6000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 18.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 136
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
345 @ 5200 330 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 4000 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LQ9 EZA
Displacement
6.0L/394 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 NA
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 5.74
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 3.48
Trans Order Code
M32 DEG
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic HD w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 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
N/A NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado SS Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code
E63 140.5" WB
Body Style
Ext Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 8' Box
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4000 6150
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 5200
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4000 NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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