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2019 Ram 2500 vs. 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Have you been hunting down the perfect heavy-duty truck for your Cypress job sites? Both the 2019 RAM 2500 and 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 have been top choices for decades, so choosing between them can be a tall order. That’s why the team at Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram near Houston have compared the new RAM 2500 vs. Chevy 2500 in detail!

2019 RAM 2500


2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500


Starting Price

410 hp

Base Horsepower

360 hp
19,780 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

14,500 pounds
4,050 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

3,276 pounds

Adaptive Cruise Control

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RAM 2500 vs. Chevy Silverado 2500: Towing Capabilities

When you’re looking at the RAM 2500 vs. Chevy Silverado 2500, towing is a key factor in your decision. RAM 2500 towing capacity outshines the Silverado 2500 by a considerable margin. Sure, the Silverado 2500 offers substantial towing power, but it’s clear that the RAM 2500 is better suited for towing from Tomball to Jersey Village with ease:

  • 2019 RAM 2500: When properly equipped, the RAM 2500 can tow up to 19,780 pounds, making it Best-in-Class diesel towing for its segment.
  • 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500: The Chevy Silverado 2500 is capable of towing up to 14,500 pounds when properly equipped. When you compare Chevy 2500 vs. RAM 2500 towing, the RAM easily comes out on top.
2018 RAM 2500 towing boat over bridge


RAM 2500 vs. Chevy Silverado 2500: Gas Engines

Even in their base configurations, the RAM engine has significantly more horsepower and torque than the Chevy. Gas specs for each truck are as follows:

2019 RAM 2500

6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 HEMI® with MDS:

  • 410 hp
  • 429 lb-ft of torque

2019 Chevy Silverado 2500

Vortec® 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI:

  • 360 hp
  • 380 lb-ft of torque
2018 RAM 2500 towing trailer in open country


RAM 2500 vs. Chevy Silverado 2500: Diesel Engines

If you need the utmost in towing capability, you need to compare RAM 2500 vs. Chevy 2500 diesel engines. Let’s compare their specs:

2019 RAM 2500

6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine:

  • 370 hp
  • 19,780-pound max towing capacity

2019 Chevy Silverado 2500

Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8:

  • 445 hp
  • 14,500-pound max towing capacity

When comparing the Chevy 2500 vs. RAM 2500 diesel, you may note that the SIlverado edges out the RAM 2500 on power. However, the Silverado 2500 just doesn’t offer the towing prowess of the RAM 2500.

Three 2019 RAM 2500 on desert valley road

Explore the 2019 RAM 2500 Capabilities at Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

If you want a truck that you can rely on to take care of the toughest jobs from Houston to Spring, then you need a RAM 2500. Contact us to schedule a test drive when you’re ready to get behind the wheel! Before you stop in, be sure to browse our special offers and incentives.


*Class based on Light-Duty pickups.

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