Compare 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs 2018 Ram 2500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
2018 Ram 2500
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2WD Crew Cab 153.7" High Country
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153.7" High Country N/A N/A $51,801 $55,700
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153.7" LT N/A N/A $40,455 $43,500
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153.7" LTZ N/A N/A $45,849 $49,300
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $35,908 $38,200
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 167.7" High Country N/A N/A $51,987 $55,900
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 167.7" LT N/A N/A $40,641 $43,700
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 167.7" LTZ N/A N/A $46,035 $49,500
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 167.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $36,096 $38,400
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 144.2" LT N/A N/A $38,409 $41,300
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 144.2" LTZ N/A N/A $43,431 $46,700
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 144.2" Work Truck N/A N/A $34,404 $36,600
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 158.1" LT N/A N/A $38,595 $41,500
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 158.1" LTZ N/A N/A $43,617 $46,900
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 158.1" Work Truck N/A N/A $34,592 $36,800
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Reg Cab 133.6" LT N/A N/A $36,084 $38,800
Silverado 2500HD 2WD Reg Cab 133.6" Work Truck N/A N/A $32,336 $34,400
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 153.7" High Country N/A N/A $54,684 $58,800
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 153.7" LT N/A N/A $43,524 $46,800
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 153.7" LTZ N/A N/A $48,825 $52,500
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 153.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $38,634 $41,100
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 167.7" High Country N/A N/A $54,870 $59,000
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 167.7" LT N/A N/A $43,710 $47,000
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 167.7" LTZ N/A N/A $49,011 $52,700
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 167.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $38,822 $41,300
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 144.2" LT N/A N/A $41,571 $44,700
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 144.2" LTZ N/A N/A $46,407 $49,900
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 144.2" Work Truck N/A N/A $37,130 $39,500
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 158.1" LT N/A N/A $41,757 $44,900
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 158.1" LTZ N/A N/A $46,593 $50,100
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 158.1" Work Truck N/A N/A $37,318 $39,700
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Reg Cab 133.6" LT N/A N/A $38,967 $41,900
Silverado 2500HD 4WD Reg Cab 133.6" Work Truck N/A N/A $35,156 $37,400
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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $45,037 $48,445
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $45,216 $48,645
2500 Laramie 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $46,655 $49,945
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $48,031 $51,645
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $48,210 $51,845
2500 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,519 $53,145
2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
2500 Limited 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
2500 Limited 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
2500 Power Wagon 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,105 $52,845
2500 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 SLT 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 SLT 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,104 $37,395
2500 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 SLT 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 SLT 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,610 $40,195
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,476 $36,645
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $34,655 $36,845
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $31,209 $33,045
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $37,112 $39,445
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,291 $39,645
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $33,715 $35,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,801
$39,176
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,700
$41,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$928 / month
$698 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD stakes its claim on a workaday pickup that won’t look dated in 10 years. The 2018 Ram 2500 balances style, comfort, and capability very well.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.93 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
42.80 41
Second Hip Room (in)
60.24 63.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
64.84 66
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Head Room (in)
40.50 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.33 65.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.27 41
Front Hip Room (in)
60.73 63.2
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to Axle (in)
41.26 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.51 79.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 39.5
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
150.10 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
239.50 237.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.68 7.2
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
78.27 78
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.4
Wheelbase (in)
153.70 149
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.68 7.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.86 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.10 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
61.0 57.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.02 51
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.98 x 1.57 14.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.17 x 1.34 14.1
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
36.0 31
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
51.5 47.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 628
Rear Tire Size
LT265/60R20E LT275/70SR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
5200 7280
Rear Tire Order Code
QFC TCN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
LT265/60R20E LT275/70SR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 628
Spare Tire Size
LT245/75R17E Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QFC TCN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
6200 7280
Spare Tire Order Code
ZHQ NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1300 1140
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
3575 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 11400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
13000 11400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
14300 11220
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
13000 11400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 1140
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3580
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9500 9000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6200 6000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
21100 18300
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2861
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4400 5000
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
720 730
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Regular Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 4200 400 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L96 EZC
Displacement
6.0L/366 5.7 L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
360 @ 5400 383 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA -
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.62
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.23
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.41
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 1.84
Trans Order Code
MYD DFP
Summary
Body Code
E63 T
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Ram 2500
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.73
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
51.0 -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi Floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.31 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
4400 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Non-Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
51.0 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4400 5000
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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