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2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs Ram 2500 near Kansas City, MO

See All the Ways the 2016 Silverado 2500HD Beats the Ram 2500

If a tough truck is what you desire, you can feel bogged down by all of the options on the market. While all truck manufacturers claim to produce tough trucks, only one is the most dependable, longest-lasting heavy-duty truck on the road1 – the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD in Kansas City, MO. To prove the Silverado 2500HD is the right truck for you, we at Molle Chevrolet have saved you some time and have compared the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs Ram 2500 near Kansas City, MO, so you can see why the Silverado 2500HD is the better choice.

When behind the wheel of a heavy-duty truck, you need it to have a heavy-duty performance. Both the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and the 2016 Ram 2500 give drivers the option of a gasoline V8 engine and a diesel V8 engine, and both options in the Silverado 2500HD come out on top. First, we compared the gasoline options: the gasoline Vortec™ V8 in the Silverado 2500HD can tow up to 14,800-lbs.2, while the HEMI® V8 engine in the Ram 2500 only has a towing power of 13,890-lbs3. Next, we looked at both diesel options: the Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine in the Chevy Silverado 2500HD boasts 397 horsepower and has a maximum towing capacity of 18,000 lbs.4, but the CUMMINS® Turbo Diesel in the Ram 2500 only produces 370 horsepower and can tow 17,890 lbs3. Better yet, the Silverado 2500HD has a maximum payload of 3,534-lbs.5, but the Ram 2500 only has a payload capacity of 3,160-lbs3.

In addition to showing which truck gives you the better performance, our 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs Ram 2500 near Kansas City, MO, comparison also shows which option gives you more of the features you want most. In terms of technology, the Silverado 2500HD comes standard with a full-color 7-inch touchscreen, while the Ram 2500 only offers a standard 5-inch touchscreen. Not only is the standard touchscreen larger in the Silverado 2500HD, but it also has standard Bluetooth® technology via the Chevrolet MyLink6 infotainment system, while Bluetooth® is only standard in higher trims of the Ram 2500. The touchscreen in the Silverado 2500HD also provides the latest in smartphone integration – Apple CarPlay™7. This system makes it easy to use your favorite iPhone® apps directly from the touchscreen; such feature isn’t available at all in the Ram 2500.

While it’s clear the 2016 Silverado 2500HD provides you with more exciting technology, the same can be said with innovative safety features8. For starters, the Silverado 2500HD comes standard with a Rear Vision Camera, which is only available in higher trims of the Ram 2500. To be aware of your surroundings, the Silverado 2500HD has Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert, which aren’t offered in the Ram 2500. And for the ultimate in peace of mind, the 2016 Silverado 2500HD has OnStar® Automatic Crash Response9 standard for the first six months of driving. If your airbags10 deploy in the event of a collision, you will immediately be put in contact with an OnStar® Advisor, who can send emergency help to your exact location. The 2016 Ram 2500 can’t offer such peace of mind.

When you compare the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs Ram 2500 near Kansas City, MO, you’ll easily see which one offers more power and more of the features you want most. To see all of this, and more, visit Molle Chevrolet to take the 2016 Silverado 2500HD for a test drive.


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1 Dependability based on longevity: 1987-April 2013 full-size pickup registrations.

2 Requires Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab 2WD with fifth-wheel hitch and VortecTM6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

3 When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

4 Requires Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab 2WD with fifth-wheel hitch and available Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner's Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

5 Rating is for Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab Long Box 2WD with Vortec™ 6.0L V8 engine. Maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the Vehicle Loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

6 Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

7 Vehicle user interfaces are products of Apple and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply.

8 Safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety information.

9 Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.

10 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.

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