Compare 2018 Ram 3500 vs Chevy Silverado 3500

Specs at a Glance

2018 Ram 3500

2018 Ram 3500


  383 hp


  400 lb-ft.

2018 Chevy Silverado 3500

2018 Chevy Silverado 3500


  360 hp


  380 lb-ft.

2018 Ram 3500 vs 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500

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Those who enjoy hauling equipment or traveling in a spacious vehicle often prefer to drive a pickup truck. The 2018 Ram 3500 and Chevy Silverado 3500 are two popular models that are favored for their value but have a few differences.


The 2018 Ram 3500 is impressive with its performance and is capable of towing 30,000 pounds when a fifth-wheel trailer is used. It comes with 930 pound-feet of torque, 30 more than its predecessors, and has a fuel-efficient diesel engine. It has the best body control of its competitors and includes auto-leveling rear air suspension.

The Chevy Silverado 3500 can tow 22,000 pounds and has 910 lb-ft of torque, which is less than the 2018 Ram. The car is constructed with a hood scoop, which allows dry and cool air to reach the engine to prevent it from overheating. Its diesel engine is mated to a six-speed Allison transmission, which offers a smooth ride and doesn’t jolt when shifted into a different gear.

Standard Vehicle Options

The 2018 Ram 3500 includes a Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A backup camera is now included, making it easy to reduce the risk of an accident or a fender bender while behind the wheel. The vehicle is also constructed with a security alarm, a limited-slip differential, remote start, automatic dual-zone climate control, and rear park assist. The LED lighting on the exterior of the truck allows the model to look sleek and high-end.

The latest Chevy Silverado 3500 is built with Digital Steering Assist to make hauling easier. Its Trailering Camera System is effective at eliminating blind spots and allows you to quickly line up the trailer to the hitch. Assist steps make it easier to step into the truck and under seat storage provides a place to keep your electronics or tools. Teen Driver technology also assists with visual and audible warnings.


For a pickup truck, the 2018 Ram 3500 offers a comfortable ride due to its segment-exclusive air suspension. Premium leather seating is available with a faux-suede headliner. Genuine wood accents add a masculine touch to the interior setting for plenty of warmth. Although some of its competitors offer a few extra inches of legroom, the Ram 3500 doesn’t feel cramped in the front and back seats. 10 cupholders are included inside.

There are low interior sound levels when driving at high speeds, making for a cozy and quiet cabin that is relaxing. Air suspension that is provided also makes it easier to get in and out of the truck.

The Chevy Silverado 3500 is built with top trip grade and full leather seats that can be heated. The sound quality is favorable with a Bose premium audio system that is included. A wi-fi hotspot, 8.0-inch touchscreen with Chevrolet MyLink, and LTE connectivity are additional features. The screen is easy to reach from the driver’s seat and doesn’t feature too many apps or controls, making it easy to adjust the settings while driving.

Schedule an appointment to test drive the 2018 Ram 3500 and see how it compares to the Chevy Silverado 3500 at our dealership. We’ll provide you with more information on the model, as well as other Ram options, and we can discuss the financing options that are available.