2017 RAM 2500 vs. 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Posted on July 30, 2020
Finding a tough, stylish, and affordable pickup can be a challenge even for the savviest car buyer. At North York Chrysler, we always want you to drive away from our dealership in Thornhill, ON with a vehicle that perfectly fits your needs and lifestyle. That's why we try to compare and contrast our outstanding selection of RAM Trucks with those of our competitors. This time around, we thought we would stack our 2017 RAM 2500 up against the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. Let's see which one comes out on top.
2017 RAM 2500
There are few full-sized trucks available in North America as long-lasting and powerful as the 2017 RAM 2500. This heavy-duty truck features a 50,000-PSI steel frame and comes in eight trim levels, up to twelve exterior colors, 4x2 and 4x4, three cab sizes, and two box sizes. The 2017 RAM 2500 has a respectable starting price of $39,695. When it comes to production, there are three engine choices including
- 5.7-liter Sequential MPI V-8 engine that produces 383 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque
- 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 engine that can give you up to 370 horsepower and a staggering 800 lb.-ft. or torque.
- 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 with a best-in-class 410 horsepower
Because many 2017 RAM 2500 drivers use their trucks for work, you'll be pleased to know you get best-in-class ¾-ton gas engine towing of up to 7,403 kg (16,320 pounds) and a standard segment-exclusive multilink coil spring rear suspension. As far as technology and safety, the 2017 RAM 2500 comes equipped with a wonderful selection of standard and available features such as:
- Uconnect 8.4 with largest-in-class 8.4-inch touchscreen
- Class-leading 7-inch In-Cluster Display
- Hands-free communication with Bluetooth streaming audio
- Available Centre High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) Camera
- ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is a popular truck that has some benefits. With a starting price of $41,560, right off the bat, it is more expensive than the 2017 RAM 2500. This heavy-duty pickup truck is available in four trim levels and three box sizes. There are two engine choices including a 6.0-liter VVT V8 engine that produces 360 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. All trims come with a standard suspension package, though for more money you can add an off-road package. If you go with the 6.0-liter VVT engine, you get up to 6,713 kg (14,800 lb.) with standard towing. As far as technology you can get an available rear vision camera, Lane Departure Warning, and Chevrolet MyLink with an 8-inch touchscreen.
While both trucks have their unique features, we firmly believe that the 2017 RAM 2500 is superior. When you combine the lower starting price with the greater choice of trims, as well as the outstanding selection of standard features, the 2017 RAM 2500 gives you more for less. The only way to truly decide is by getting behind the wheel of both. The experts at North York Chrysler are available Monday-Friday 9-9 and Saturday 9-6 and can help you easily schedule a test-drive today.