2017 Ram 2500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

A heavy duty truck is a great option for drivers with regular large towing and hauling needs. Whether that means a small business owner or an individual who regularly needs to tow a boat or a horse trailer, one of the heavy-duty trucks in this 2017 Ram 2500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD comparison might perfectly fit the bill. Each of these models comes in a variety of body styles and with multiple feature options. The attractive 2017 Ram 2500 is available in a practical two-door model (ideal for the worksite) and other models with four doors and more seating that can do double duty as a daily driver. It also offers truck shoppers up to seven different trim levels, as well as multiple feature options. The 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is available in several body styles as well, but only has four trim levels.

For adventurous drivers, the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon may be a very attractive option. This model not only delivers the towing and hauling power of a traditional heavy-duty Ram pickup, but it also comes with elite off-roading features that make it equally at home on the trail as on the highway. Some practical performance advantages on this model include Bilstein shock absorbers, tow hooks, skid plates, an integrated front winch and electronically locking front and rear differentials. The 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is available with a Z71 off-road package, but does not come with a dedicated off-roading model.

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2017 Ram 2500 VS 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
$32,145 Starting MSRP $33,610
5.7-L V-8 (383 hp) Base Engine 6.0-L V-8 (360 hp)
410 hp Top Gas Horsepower 360 hp
7 Trim Options 4

Engine options on the heavy-duty 2017 Ram 2500

Power, affordability and features are three of the key things any truck buyer looks for in a new vehicle. In this 2017 Ram 2500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD comparison, the Ram heavy-duty truck has the lowest starting MSRP. However, its base 5.7-liter V-8 engine also offers the larger power output of the starting engines in this comparison. While the Ram base engine delivers 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, the 6.0-liter V-8 standard on the Chevy model offers just 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.

Both of these models is available with a fuel-efficient diesel engine, and in this comparison the diesel on the 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD offers the most power. However, drivers interested in premium gasoline power will once again find their match with the 2017 Ram 2500. Its elite 6.4-liter V-8 (which comes standard on upper trims) cranks out a breathtaking 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.

We also like the available features on the 2017 Ram 2500, like the RamBox Cargo Management System, a sunroof, a load-leveling suspension, and a rear camera that gives drivers a clear view of the Ram 2500's cargo bed. For more information on this heavy duty model available here at Fury Motors South St. Paul, contact a member of our sales team.

side view of a black 2017 Ram 2500 against a mountain backdrop
clear view of the Ram-branded steering wheel of the 2017 Ram 2500
silver grille close-up of the 2017 Ram 2500
side view of a red 2017 Ram 2500 parked in an intersection of a city

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