|2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD||2015 RAM 2500|
|3560 lbs.||Payload||3040 lbs.|
|13,000 lbs.||Towing Capacity||11,870 lbs.|
|24,500 lbs.||Maximum GCWR||19,800 lbs.|
|136 L||Fuel Tank Capacity||121 L|
2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs 2015 RAM 2500
There are tons of trucks in all shapes and sizes out there, but when you want true power and capability its time you take a look at heavy duty, and its hard to look past the Silverado 2500HD as one of the best in that segment. We wanted to we just how this hard-working truck would measure up to one of the other big three in the classification, so we took a look at the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD vs 2015 RAM 2500. If you live a heavy duty lifestyle or work a heavy duty job, then you shouldnt settle for anything less than one of the best heavy duty trucks on the market, so take a look at our comparison and decide for yourself which one is better.
Capability of the Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Obviously the most important area of a heavy duty truck, is just what exactly it can do. When it comes to capability, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD has a pretty big leg up on its competitor the RAM 2500. While the RAM truck may have a slightly more powerful standard engine, the standard engine beneath the hood of the Silverado 2500HD happens to be much more capable than its rival. In the bed of the truck alone, the Silverado can carry north of 500 lbs. more than the RAM.
Behind the truck, the Silverado can trailer over 1,000 lbs. more than the RAM truck can, and in terms of max GCWR the Chevy is capable of nearly 5,000 more lbs. What is GCWR? Its the gross combined weight rating. This number represents the maximum combined weight of what both the vehicle and trailer can handle, so it adds together numbers like the towing capacity and payload. To be able to hold nearly 5,000 lbs. more is quite the advantage in favor of the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD.