The 2018 Ram 2500

vs. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

When you have heavy equipment to haul and big toys to tow, you need a reliable pickup truck with the power and performance to get the job done. Heavy-duty trucks like the 2018 Ram 2500 make it easy to tackle your toughest work whether you're towing loaded trailers or hauling heavy payloads. The 2018 Ram 2500 also features a dizzying array of configurations that allows you to choose whether you want a basic work truck geared towards conquering your most intense jobs, a luxurious vehicle that can carry more than its fair share of weight, or something in between

Dive into our comparison to see how the 2018 Ram 2500 overcomes its rival, the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500.

Highlighted Features


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  • Powertrain Options - When it comes to sheer strength, the 2018 Ram 2500 gains an edge over the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 right out of the gate with its potent base engine. This standard 5.7L V8 engine produces up to 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, outperforming the Chevy engine. Of course, if you need even more brawn to take on your heavy lifting, the Ram 2500 offers two other optional engines including a 410-horsepower 6.4L V8 engine and a 6.7L diesel engine that is sure to please torque-seekers with its astounding 660 pound-feet of torque.
  • Towing Capacity - Stronger engines and better capability lead to more towing capacity. Properly equipped, a diesel-powered Ram 2500 can tow up to 17,980 pounds, which is plenty of the power you need to pull tractors, trailers packed with building equipment, boats, campers, and more. The Chevy Silverado 2500 puts up a fight with a max towing capacity that can break 14,000 pounds, but it still falls short. So, if you're looking for a heavy-duty truck that won't balk at your more intense work, the 2018 Ram 2500 is ready to step up to the task.
  • Cargo Storage - The available RamBox Cargo Management System is exclusive to Ram, giving the Ram 2500 a point towards effective and convenient storage. This storage system is built into the side rails of the truck bed, and it allows you to securely store tools, gear, and even cool drinks when you fill one of the drainable cargo boxes with ice. The RamBox Cargo Management System is even lit with LED lights so that you can see what you're doing when you work in the dark.
  • Uconnect® - The Ram 2500 features the Uconnect system, an intuitive infotainment system that offers an available 8.4-inch touchscreen along with Apple CarPlay integration. This system features large and easy-to-find buttons alongside quick response times from inputs, making Uconnect a simple and easygoing system to use on the go. The Chevy Silverado 2500's MyLink system is a bit finicky due to voice control issues and less sophisticated device integration, making it the more frustrating of the two infotainment systems.

2018 RAM 2500 Trim Levels & Features


  • Interior- Vinyl seating surfaces, and a six-speaker stereo. 
  • Audio & Uconnect® Multimedia-Optional Uconnect® 3 with 5-inch display and six-speaker system.
  • Additional Features- In-Floor Rear Cargo Compartment (Crew Cab Models Only), Automatic Quad-Halogen Headlamps, and ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera.


  • Interior- Heated and ventilated leather-trimmed 40/20/40 split-bench front seats, 10-way power driver seat with memory, and woodgrain instrument panel accent.
  • Audio & Uconnect® Multimedia-Standard 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, and nine-Alpine® speakers and subwoofers.
  • Additional Features- Premium 7-inch customizable driver information digital display, ParkSense® front and rear park assist system, and available five-year SiriusXM® Traffic™ Service

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  • Interior- Premium heated and ventilated leather-trimmed Natura Plus Leather bucket seats, premium leather heated rear seats, and leather-wrapped steering wheel with real wood accents.
  • Audio & Uconnect® Multimedia-Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-inch Touchscreen and nine-Alpine® speakers and subwoofer.
  • Additional Features- GPS navigation, media hub, and available Cargo-View Camera.


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