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Compare: 2018 Ram 3500 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD in Athens

2018 Ram 3500 Hauling Exterior

2018 Ram 3500 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Comparison in Athens, TX

In our comparison of the 2018 Ram 3500 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD we find two outstanding pickups with lots of muscle and ruggedly handsome exteriors. For our differentiation we’ll pit the 2018 Ram 3500 Limited against the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD High Country as they both reflect the finer trims in the line. Since both of these trucks are offered in a number of cab/bed configurations, we’ll go head-to-head with crew cab models and standard box lengths. Whether you’re near Alto, Corsicana, or near Tyler, come test drive the 2018 Ram 3500 for sale in Athens, TX, at Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and put this great pickup to work for your business.

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2018 Ram 3500 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Performance Comparison

Under the hood of the 2018 Ram 3500 in Athens, TX, is a choice of a Heavy-Duty 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine or the proven and legendary 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel engine. These engines can be matched with either a 6-speed manual with the diesel or a choice of two 6-speed automatic transmissions with the V8. In terms of performance, the HEMI® delivers 410 best-in-class horsepower, 429 lb.-ft. of torque and max towing of up to 16,480 pounds while the Cummins® cranks out 385 horsepower, Best-in-Class 930 lb.-ft. of torque and allows towing up to 30,000 pounds. With the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado you have a choice of a Vortec® 6.0-liter V8 or Duramax® 6.6-liter turbo diesel V8. The gas motor gives you 380 horsepower, 380 lb.-ft. of torque and provides towing of up to 13,000 pounds while the diesel churns out 445 horsepower, 910 lb.-ft. of torque with max towing of 17,200 pounds.

2018 Ram 3500 Dashboard Interior

2018 Ram 3500 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Interior Comparison

Inside the cabin of these hard working trucks you’ll find sumptuous appointments like heated leather-trimmed front bucket seats, leather-wrapped steering wheels with mounted controls, dual-zone automatic temperature control, 60/40 split folding rear seats and rear backup cameras. Where they differ: the 2018 Ram 3500 Limited features a power 10-way driver seat with memory where the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country does not. The Ram utilizes Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-inch display and comes standard with a 9-speaker Alpine® audio system. In the Silverado there’s the Chevrolet MyLink® system with 8-inch touch-screen with navigation and a Bose® sound system for entertainment.

The Verdict

When we compare the 2018 Ram 3500 near Tyler, TX, with the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, the gold medal definitely goes to the 2018 Ram 3500. With it’s massive capabilities of towing up to 30,000 pounds with the Cummins® diesel engine, an interior that features lavish appointments, a larger selection of models from which to choose, it’s easy to see why Ram trucks always win by a mile. Come check out the 2018 Ram 3500 inventory near Tyler, TX, at Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and test drive this impressive truck for yourself. We believe once you experience the power and dependability of the 2018 Ram 3500, you’ll be sold.

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