Compare 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 vs 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

2008 Dodge Ram 2500
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
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2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $23,775 $26,855
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $26,162 $29,630
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $26,238 $29,655
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST N/A N/A $26,402 $29,845
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $26,587 $30,060
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $28,977 $32,770
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $29,055 $32,930
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $29,076 $32,955
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST N/A N/A $29,141 $32,960
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $29,218 $33,120
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $31,933 $36,155
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $31,918 $36,190
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $32,082 $36,380
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $32,753 $37,230
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $32,916 $37,420
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $34,663 $39,300
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $35,545 $40,355
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $35,616 $40,490
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $35,780 $40,680
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $38,189 $43,400
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2WD Reg Cab 133" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 133" Work Truck N/A N/A $22,380 $24,460
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,167 $27,505
4WD Reg Cab 133" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,263 $27,610
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,441 $27,805
2WD Reg Cab 133" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $25,766 $28,160
2WD Crew Cab 153" Work Truck N/A N/A $26,493 $28,955
2WD Crew Cab 167" Work Truck N/A N/A $26,768 $29,255
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $27,953 $30,550
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $28,049 $30,655
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $28,227 $30,850
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $28,323 $30,955
4WD Reg Cab 133" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $28,648 $31,310
4WD Crew Cab 153" Work Truck N/A N/A $29,376 $32,105
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $29,609 $32,360
4WD Crew Cab 167" Work Truck N/A N/A $29,650 $32,405
2WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $29,883 $32,660
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $29,883 $32,660
2WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $30,158 $32,960
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $30,835 $33,700
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $31,110 $34,000
2WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $31,457 $34,380
2WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $31,732 $34,680
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ N/A N/A $32,299 $35,300
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $32,491 $35,510
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ N/A N/A $32,574 $35,600
4WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $32,761 $35,805
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $32,761 $35,805
4WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $33,036 $36,105
2WD Crew Cab 153" LTZ N/A N/A $34,147 $37,320
4WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $34,339 $37,530
2WD Crew Cab 167" LTZ N/A N/A $34,422 $37,620
4WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $34,614 $37,830
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ N/A N/A $35,181 $38,450
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ N/A N/A $35,456 $38,750
4WD Crew Cab 153" LTZ N/A N/A $37,030 $40,470
4WD Crew Cab 167" LTZ N/A N/A $37,304 $40,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,775
$22,380
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,855
$24,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 are serious trucks with serious capabilities. The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado HD is a focused work truck with excellent capabilities.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
67.0 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
65.0 62.5
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
122.9 116.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
229.7 224.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.1 11.3
Cab to End of Frame (in)
100.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.9 76.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
29.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
49.9 52.1
Wheelbase (in)
140.5 133.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.5 9.6
Cab to Axle (in)
56.9 55.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.6 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.0 36.9
Overhang, Front (in)
39.3 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
41.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 21.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
74.9 75.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.0 50.6
Tailgate Width (in)
60.6 61.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
98.3 97.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
16.9 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
65.1 62.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 x 1.39 13.0 x 1.8
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)
13.9 x 1.18 13.5 x 0.79
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
35 34
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
48.9 45.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
675 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
LT245/70R17E LT245/75R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3000 2205
Rear Tire Order Code
TWD QIZ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
LT245/70R17E LT245/75R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
675 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
LT245/70R17E LT245/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
TWD QIZ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3000 3042
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB ZIZ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
945 1560
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
2350 2600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
9450 10400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
9400 10400
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8650 9200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6000 6084
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2388 2189
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4410 4200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15000 18500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3031 2931
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 16.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1904 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
5.7L/345 6.0L/366
Engine Oil Cooler
NA Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
330 @ 4800 353 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
375 @ 4200 373 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EZA LY6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.74 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.48 2.36
Trans Order Code
DEG MYD
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD HD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
6.29 4.03
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Box Reg Cab 8' Fleetside
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 2500 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Body Code
140.5" WB E63
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
NA 6084
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 35
Axle Type - Rear
Full-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 6900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
NA 4800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Hypoid Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
5200 4800
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Hydroformed

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