2017 Ram 3500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500HD

When a normal truck just can't meet a person's towing and hauling needs, maybe one of the heavy duty trucks in this 2017 Ram 3500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500HD comparison can fit the bill. Both of these vehicles offer massive towing ability (assisted by the availability of dual rear wheels) as well as solid interior comforts. Each one also offers a diesel engine that can deliver impressive versatility.

In spite of having a lower starting price, the 2017 Ram 3500 offers 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque with its base engine. In comparison, the standard 6.0-liter V8 on the 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500HD offers just 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. This output disparity means significantly more towing and hauling on the base 2017 Ram 3500, which can handle up to 13,910 pounds with this base V8 engine. Both of these trucks also are available with diesel engine options. However, only the Ram truck is also available with a more powerful gasoline V8.

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Performance vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
$33,345 Starting MSRP $35,190
5.7-L V8 (383 hp) Base Engine 6.0-L V8 (360 hp)
Ram Uconnect Infotainment Chevy MyLink
31,210 pounds Max. Towing 23,300 pounds

Features Advantages of the 2017 Ram 3500

The Ram truck has several advantages in this 2017 Ram 3500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500HD comparison. The available Uconnect infotainment system is one of the most user-friendly options on the road today, and the available rear air suspension can provide smooth driving whether the bed is empty or fully loaded. This truck is also available with the RamBox storage system.

Truck owners who opt for the 2017 Ram 3500 also have the option of a 6.4-liter V8 gasoline engine rated for 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque or a 6.7-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder that offers 350 horsepower and a stunning 660 pound-feet of torque. The only engine option on the 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500HD is a 6.6-liter diesel V8 rated for 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.

To learn more about this comparison, or to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Ram 3500 in Lake Elmo MN, contact a member of the Fury Ram Truck Center sales team today.

front seats of the 2017 Ram 3500
2017 Ram 3500 towing machinery
black 2017 Ram 3500 standing against the sky
rear tailgate of the 2017 Ram 3500

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