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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs. Its Competition

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Detroit Three all have heavy duty trucks that compete for attention in different ways.

The Ford F-250 Super Duty is the newest among the three and tech-heavy—it has more cameras than a football stadium and enough power to unseat the grandstands from the optional turbodiesel.

The Silverado HD has a kissing cousin in the GMC Sierra 2500, but the GMC model gets higher specs and a higher price tag in Denali trims.

The Ram 2500 is perhaps the most outward in its style and has a likeable character that shows through, despite its relative age.

The Nissan Titan XD offers tweener power between light- and heavy-duty ranges, but lacks the polish of the others.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD stakes its claim on a workaday pickup that won’t look dated in 10 years.
7.3
The 2018 Ford Super Duty range combines maximum capability with the latest tech and conveniences—it’s no wonder they’re called “Cowboy Cadillacs” now.
7.5
The 2018 GMC Sierra HD would be at home at any jobsite. Likely found in the foreman’s lot, we suspect.
5.5
The 2018 Nissan Titan and Titan XD fill in the gaps left by others with a reasonable price, reasonable performance, and better warranty.
6.3
The 2018 Ram 2500 balances style, comfort, and capability very well.
MSRP From    
$34,400$33,150$35,000$30,030$33,045
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
2WD Reg Cab 133.6" Work TruckXL 2WD Reg Cab 8' Box2WD Reg Cab 133.6"4x2 Single Cab STradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
33333
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Regular Cab PickupSD Regular CabReg Cab PickupSingle CabRegular Cab
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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