Compare 2018 Ram 2500 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

2018 Ram 2500
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
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4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box Tradesman
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box Tradesman N/A N/A $31,209 $33,045
4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box Tradesman N/A N/A $33,715 $35,845
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Tradesman N/A N/A $34,476 $36,645
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Tradesman N/A N/A $34,655 $36,845
4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box SLT N/A N/A $35,104 $37,395
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Tradesman N/A N/A $37,112 $39,445
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Tradesman N/A N/A $37,291 $39,645
4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box SLT N/A N/A $37,610 $40,195
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box SLT N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Big Horn N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Lone Star N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box SLT N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box SLT N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box SLT N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Big Horn N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Lone Star N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box SLT N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box SLT N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Laramie N/A N/A $45,037 $48,445
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Laramie N/A N/A $45,216 $48,645
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Laramie N/A N/A $46,655 $49,945
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Laramie N/A N/A $48,031 $51,645
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Laramie N/A N/A $48,210 $51,845
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Power Wagon N/A N/A $49,105 $52,845
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Laramie N/A N/A $49,519 $53,145
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Laramie Longhorn N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Limited N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Laramie Longhorn N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Limited N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Limited N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Longhorn N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Limited N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Longhorn N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Limited N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Longhorn N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Limited N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Longhorn N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
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2WD Reg Cab 133.6" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 133.6" Work Truck N/A N/A $32,336 $34,400
2WD Double Cab 144.2" Work Truck N/A N/A $34,404 $36,600
2WD Double Cab 158.1" Work Truck N/A N/A $34,592 $36,800
4WD Reg Cab 133.6" Work Truck N/A N/A $35,156 $37,400
2WD Crew Cab 153.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $35,908 $38,200
2WD Crew Cab 167.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $36,096 $38,400
2WD Reg Cab 133.6" LT N/A N/A $36,084 $38,800
4WD Double Cab 144.2" Work Truck N/A N/A $37,130 $39,500
4WD Double Cab 158.1" Work Truck N/A N/A $37,318 $39,700
4WD Crew Cab 153.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $38,634 $41,100
2WD Double Cab 144.2" LT N/A N/A $38,409 $41,300
4WD Crew Cab 167.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $38,822 $41,300
2WD Double Cab 158.1" LT N/A N/A $38,595 $41,500
4WD Reg Cab 133.6" LT N/A N/A $38,967 $41,900
2WD Crew Cab 153.7" LT N/A N/A $40,455 $43,500
2WD Crew Cab 167.7" LT N/A N/A $40,641 $43,700
4WD Double Cab 144.2" LT N/A N/A $41,571 $44,700
4WD Double Cab 158.1" LT N/A N/A $41,757 $44,900
2WD Double Cab 144.2" LTZ N/A N/A $43,431 $46,700
4WD Crew Cab 153.7" LT N/A N/A $43,524 $46,800
2WD Double Cab 158.1" LTZ N/A N/A $43,617 $46,900
4WD Crew Cab 167.7" LT N/A N/A $43,710 $47,000
2WD Crew Cab 153.7" LTZ N/A N/A $45,849 $49,300
2WD Crew Cab 167.7" LTZ N/A N/A $46,035 $49,500
4WD Double Cab 144.2" LTZ N/A N/A $46,407 $49,900
4WD Double Cab 158.1" LTZ N/A N/A $46,593 $50,100
4WD Crew Cab 153.7" LTZ N/A N/A $48,825 $52,500
4WD Crew Cab 167.7" LTZ N/A N/A $49,011 $52,700
2WD Crew Cab 153.7" High Country N/A N/A $51,801 $55,700
2WD Crew Cab 167.7" High Country N/A N/A $51,987 $55,900
4WD Crew Cab 153.7" High Country N/A N/A $54,684 $58,800
4WD Crew Cab 167.7" High Country N/A N/A $54,870 $59,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,209
$32,336
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,045
$34,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$573 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ram 2500 balances style, comfort, and capability very well. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD stakes its claim on a workaday pickup that won’t look dated in 10 years.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41 45.27
Front Hip Room (in)
62.9 61.22
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 42.80
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66 66.03
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
50.4 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
140.5 133.60
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
36.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 80.12
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.1 8.78
Overhang, Front (in)
40 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
56.9 55.16
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
230.4 224.43
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.1 8.78
Height, Overall (in)
76.2 77.80
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- 117.10
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
74.7 76.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
98.3 97.76
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 21.22
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51 51.03
Tailgate Width (in)
- - TBD -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.1 14.17 x 1.34
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)
14.2 13.98 x 1.57
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
32 36.0
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45 45.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size LT245/75R17E
Front Tire Order Code
TWD QHQ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
6000 6200
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZHQ
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
675 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
LT245/70SR17 LT245/75R17E
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
6000 4800
Rear Tire Order Code
TWD QHQ
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
675 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
LT245/70SR17 LT245/75R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11890 14500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11710 14800
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1189 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1189 1450
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
11890 14500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11890 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 3700
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6000 6200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2582 2469
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
18300 21100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
5000 4400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3359 3272
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9000 9300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 720
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730 NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 4000 380 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
EZC L96
Displacement
5.7 L/345 6.0L/366
Engine Oil Cooler
None Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
383 @ 5600 360 @ 5400
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.36
Trans Order Code
DFP MYD
Trans PTO Access
No NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.03
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Model
None NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Regular Cab Regular Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
Ram 2500 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Body Code
T E63
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Semi Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 6200
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.10
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
5000 4400
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.31
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 4400
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- 51.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 6200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- 51.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA
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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