2019 Ram 2500 vs 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

2019 Ram 2500 vs 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

Other automakers may dally around with their own light-duty pickups, but Ram, Chevrolet and Ford are the three hounds of hell of the heavy-duty truck industry. For generations, the trio has fought viciously to claim the spot at the top of the market. This rivalry has brought us a long list of competing models, among which you’ll find the 2019 RAM 2500 and the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. Both trucks promise more towing and hauling capability than their corresponding lighter-duty models. See which of these heavy-duty pickups prevails when we sift through the specs in this comparison.

2019 Ram 2500


2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

$33,395  Starting MSRP $37,600 
410 hp / 429 lb.-ft. Max. Gas Horsepower / Torque  360 hp / 380 lb.-ft. 
19,780 lbs.  Max. Towing Capacity (Diesel)  15,400 lbs. 
4,530 lbs.  Max. Payload Capacity (Diesel)  3,276 lbs. 

Comparing the Power and Tow Ratings of the 2019 Ram 2500 and the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

Equipped with the standard 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine, the Ram 2500 delivers much more power than the Chevy Silverado 2500HD and its Vortec 6.0-liter V8. The model secures a substantial lead of 40 horsepower (410 hp vs 360 hp) and 49 lb.-ft. of torque (429 lb.-ft. vs 380 lb.-ft.). The Ram 2500 also scores a 7,730-lb. max. gas towing capacity, putting it ahead of the Chevy Silverado 2500HD’s 7,153-lb. max. gas towing capacity.

Switching over to diesel, the Ram 2500 gets upgraded to the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, while the Silverado 2500HD gets a Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8. The Silverado 2500HD manages to take a lead in horsepower (445 hp vs 370 hp) and torque (910 lb.-ft. vs 850 lb.-ft.), but this doesn’t mean much if you’re actually looking to do some heavy-duty hauling. The Ram 2500 still comes out on top in towing power with a best-in-class max. diesel towing capacity of 19,780 lbs. The Silverado 2500HD falls over 4,000 lbs. short with a max. diesel towing capacity of just 15,400 lbs.

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