The Ram 2500 vs Chevy Silverado 2500

As two of the three major domestic pickup truck manufacturers, Ram and Chevy both provide exceptionally capable heavy-duty trucks for drivers who require massive towing, hauling and payload capabilities from their vehicles. With the 2018 Ram 2500 boasting a variety of class-exclusive features for optimal performance and utility, the Chevy Silverado, despite its strengths, fails to outshine the Ram 2500's impressive specifications.

For drivers throughout Mineral Wells and Del Rio, the Chevrolet name carries a reputation of dependability from its previous decades of capable trucks - however, with recent years revealing the impressive longevity of Ram trucks, in conjunction with Ram's innovative and advanced design that has since revolutionized the pickup truck segment, drivers have begun to recognize the impressive capability imbued within Ram trucks such as the 2500. Boasting a community of exceptionally loyal drivers, many Ram drivers opt to turn in their previous Ram truck for a new Ram model. When requiring the utmost from your vehicle for work throughout Eagle Pass, consider the Ram 2500 at Ram Country, and discover the vehicle that confidently outstrips the Chevy Silverado 2500.

Power, Performance, and Capability

The Ram 2500 offers Fort Stockton drivers three robust engine options, a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine with 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet, a Heavy-Duty 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 with best-in-class (gas) 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet, and an impressive 6.7-liter Cummins® inline-six turbocharged diesel engine exerting 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet. Amended with either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission, drivers can confidently control the performance and output of their selected engine to optimize towing capabilities.

The 5.7-liter engine boasts a maximum towing capacity of 13,890 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 3,060 pounds - impressive specifications for the standard-equipped, base model. When equipped with the Cummins® turbo diesel engine, the Ram 2500 can tow up to 17,980 pounds - enough to confidently tow your large boat to the Diablo east boat ramp and back with ease. The Cummins® turbo diesel also offers a class-exclusive smart diesel exhaust brake system, and a best-in-class 15,000-mile oil change interval for drivers who prefer to spend more time driving and working than changing oil as frequently as shopping for groceries.

The Chevy Silverado 2500 provides drivers with two engine options: a 6.0-liter Vortec™ V8 engine and Duramax® 6.6-liter V8 turbocharged diesel engine. These engines produce comparable quantities of power, but ultimately falls short of the Ram 2500's specifications. The standard-equipped Vortec® 6.0-liter, despite its larger displacement, exerts 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet - nearly twenty units of measurement less for both torque and horsepower output. While offering ample towing and payload capacities, the Chevy Silverado 2500 does not offer the same class-exclusive rear auto-level air suspension system found available on the Ram 2500 that alters ride height and optimizes weight distribution of your payload. Thus, the Ram 2500 stands atop the Chevy Silverado 2500 as the more capable and powerful heavy-duty truck.


Interior, Safety and Technology

Seamlessly conjoining modern technology and comfortable interior upholstery with its brawny and robust capability and exterior styling, the Ram 2500 boasts the largest-in-class available 8.4-inch touchscreen, equipped with the advanced and intuitive available Uconnect® 4C NAV with SiriusXM Guardian™, HD Radio™, 4G LTE, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility, and a variety of other convenience amenities and security features.

With models such as the Laramie Longhorn® and Limited boasting plush leather seating with unique styling and accent tubing providing superior comfort and style, the Ram 2500 outstrips the competition with attentive, ergonomic interior design to keep Del Rio and Eagle Pass drivers comfortable as they tow, haul, and off-road.

The Chevy Silverado 2500 offers drivers the Chevrolet MyLink® system with its accompanying seven or eight-inch touchscreen, allowing for hands-free phone calls and other convenient features. However, its lack of an intuitive layout ultimately falls short of the advanced Uconnect® systems available in the Ram 2500. Additionally, while comfortable, the firm foam seats within the Chevy Silverado 2500 are neither as stylish nor as comfortable as those found in the upper trim levels of the Ram 2500.

Ram Country - Exclusive Ram 2500 Inventory

When seeking a pickup truck capable of surpassing expectations with both a comfortable interior and powerful performance capabilities, stop by Ram Country to discover the class-defining Ram 2500 and its seven available trim levels. Committed to the satisfaction of drivers from Mineral Wells to Fort Stockton, we strive to assist drivers in getting behind the wheel of the truck they prefer, quickly and efficiently. Either stop by our dealership to speak with a sales professional about our inventory of the Ram 2500, or give us a call to schedule a test drive today! If you can't make it one of our Texas truck dealerships, remember that Ram Country offers delivery services to bring a new Ram right to your doorstep! Contact our delivery specialists today to learn more:

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