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2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs 2016 Ram 2500 near Washington, DC

And the Winner is... the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD!

You take your work seriously, and you need a truck that works as hard as you do. It needs to exude intense power, while also having exciting features designed to make your day stress-free. It may not be easy to find a heavy-duty pickup truck that checks all of your boxes, but here at Pohanka Auto Group, we want to help! We have compared the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs 2016 Ram 2500 near Washington, DC, so you can see which truck option is right for you.

Starting under the hood, both of the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and the 2016 Ram 2500 offer powerful gasoline V8 and tough diesel engine options, but the similarities stop there. As far as towing goes in the gasoline-powered V8 engines, the Silverado 2500HD has a 14,800-lb. towing capacity1, while the Ram 2500 only has a 13,890-lb. towing capacity2. The same can be said for diesel options, as the Turbo Diesel V8 in the Silverado 2500HD generates a massive 397 horsepower, an 18,000-lb. towing capacity3, and a 3,275-lb. payload capacity4. The Turbo Diesel V8 in the Ram 2500 falls short with 370 horsepower, a 17,980-lb. towing capacity2, and a 3,160-lb. payload capacity2. And while we know you aren’t driving a heavy-duty truck for its fuel efficiency, the tank in the Silverado 2500 can hold 36 gallons of fuel, while the Ram 2500 can only hold 31 gallons.

In addition to clearly showing you which heavy-duty truck produces the most power, our look at the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs 2016 Ram 2500 near Washington, DC, also shows which option has more fun technology. For instance, when you drive the base trim level of the Ram 2500, there is no available touchscreen, in fact, you will have to drive the second trim level SLT. Even when you do, you’ll only have a 5-inch touchscreen at your disposal. In the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, its base Work Truck trim level does offer a touchscreen, and it’s a much larger 7-inch display. Not only is this touchscreen bigger, but it gives you support for Apple CarPlay™5, the innovative way to access your favorite iPhone® apps right from the touchscreen. Such innovation isn’t available at all in the Ram 2500.

It’s also easy to keep your smartphone at full-charge in the 2016 Silverado 2500HD, so you never miss an important work phone call again, thanks to the wireless charging station6 and various USB ports7 throughout the cabin. The 2016 Ram 2500 doesn’t offer wireless charging, and only has one USB port7. Both heavy-duty trucks bring you an available Wi-Fi8 connection, but the connection in the Silverado 2500HD is powered by OnStar®, so once the engine is turned on, the signal is immediately activated, and you can connect up to seven devices at once. In the Ram 2500, you’ll have to download an app for it to be active. And since the Silverado 2500HD’s connection is through OnStar®, you’ll also have access to the ultimate in safety – OnStar® Automatic Crash Response9coming standard for the first six months of driving. Such peace of mind isn’t available in the Ram 2500.

We hope this head-to-head between the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs 2016 Ram 2500 near Washington, DC, has made your choice of which heavy-duty truck to make your own. If you have any questions about how to get behind the wheel of the Silverado 2500HD, visit Pohanka Auto Group today!


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1 Requires Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab 2WD with fifth-wheel hitch and VortecTM 6.0L 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.

2 When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

3 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.

4 Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab Long Box 2WD with available Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. Maximum payload ratings are 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 door jamb.

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

6 The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some devices require an adaptor or back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, visit my.chevrolet.com/learn for details.

7 Not compatible with all devices.

8 Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.

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

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