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2019 RAM 2500

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2019 Chevy 2500

2019 RAM 2500 vs. 2019 Chevy 2500

When you’re searching for a new heavy-duty truck for your Fort Pierce job sites, or just to drive down to Fort Pierce beaches, the 2019 RAM 2500 and 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 are usually two top contenders. This is understandable, as both trucks have made a name for themselves through many years of high sales numbers. However, when you get into the nitty-gritty and compare the new RAM 2500 vs. Chevy 2500 in detail, you’ll see how quickly the RAM bests the Chevy in terms of performance. Explore the specs that matter most with Vatland CDJR, below!

2019 RAM 2500

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2019 Chevy Silverado 2500

$33,395

MSRP

$37,600
410 hp

Base Horsepower

360 hp
19,780 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

14,500 pounds
4,050 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

3,276 pounds
Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Not Available

RAM vs. Chevy: Towing Capabilities

RAM has truly pulled out all the stops for this year’s RAM 2500 towing capacity. Sure, the Silverado 2500 isn’t bringing small potatoes to the table, but when you compare their towing capacities side-by-side, we think it’ll be pretty obvious which heavy-duty pickup truck is the optimal choice for hauling all your equipment from Palm Bay to Sebastian in one go:

2019 RAM 2500: When properly equipped, the RAM 2500 is capable of towing up to 19,780 pounds, earning the accolade of Best-in-Class diesel towing for the 250/2500 truck segment.

2019 Chevy Silverado 2500: The Chevy Silverado 2500, on the other hand, is only able to tow up to 14,500 pounds when properly equipped.

RAM vs. Chevy: Gas Engines

The RAM 2500 will be powering right past the Silverado 2500 on Melbourne streets! At their base level, the RAM engine has significantly more horsepower and torque than the Chevy. Have a look:

2019 RAM 2500:

  • 6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 HEMI® with MDS
    • 410 hp
    • 429 lb-ft of torque

2019 Chevy Silverado 2500:

  • Vortec® 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI
    • 360 hp
    • 380 lb-ft of torque

RAM 2500 vs. Chevy 2500: Diesel Engines

Whether you need it for work or just prefer the performance of a diesel engine, many drivers tend to consider trucks with this type of engine in a class of their own, so we’re dedicating a separate section to the Chevy 2500 vs. RAM 2500 diesel. Let’s compare their specs:

2019 RAM 2500:

  • 6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine
    • 370 hp
    • 19,780-pound max towing capacity

2019 Chevy Silverado 2500:

  • Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8
    • 445 hp
    • 14,500-pound max towing capacity

It’s true that the Silverado has a pretty decent edge on the RAM 2500 in terms of horsepower. However, most drivers choose a diesel engine for its towing power, not for its horsepower. The RAM outclasses the Chevy here, towing 5,280 pounds more than the Silverado.

Explore the 2019 RAM 2500 Capabilities at Vatland CDJR!

So, what’s the main takeaway today? If you’re looking to get the greatest towing power possible, the RAM 2500 is a clear choice! Contact us to schedule a test drive when you’re ready to get behind the wheel. While you’re here, we’ll also show you how to use convenient features like Uconnect® and adaptive cruise control, which are not available on the Silverado. Before you stop in, be sure to browse our new vehicle specials! Or, if you’re on a budget and you’re trying to decide between the RAM 2500 and RAM 1500, take a look at our used RAM 1500 inventory.

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