2021 RAM 2500 vs. 2021 Chevy 2500

Ram 2500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Comparison
2021 RAM 2500


2021 Chevy Silverado 2500


410 hp

Base Horsepower

401 hp
15,040 pounds

Maximum Conventional Trailering Capacity

14,500 pounds
4,010 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

3,760 pounds

100% Leather Seating

Not available

If you’re searching for a new heavy-duty truck to help with Dallas jobs, you’ve probably thought about one tantalizing comparison: the 2021 RAM 2500 vs. Silverado 2500. It’s no secret that these trucks are powerful, but it’s the RAM 2500 that impresses the most upon close inspection. Bob Moore Auto Group details the 2021 RAM 2500 vs. Silverado 2500 comparison below.

2021 RAM 2500 vs. Silverado 2500: Gas Engines

The RAM 2500 starts at a slightly lower price than the Silverado 2500, but how does its gas engine compare? Most Edmond drivers are measuring the worth of these vehicles by their engine power, so let’s see how they stack up: 

2021 RAM 2500 Best Gas Engine Option: 

  • 6.4L V8 HEMI® Engine 
  • Horsepower: 410 hp
  • Torque: 429 lb-ft of torque

2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 Best Gas Engine Option: 

  • 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 
  • Horsepower: 401 hp
  • Torque: 464 lb-ft of torque

As you can see, the base horsepower on the RAM is better than its competitor. The makers of the RAM 2500 have also accommodated those who want luxury along with their powerful truck. Available leather seating inside an impressive, amenity-heavy interior (Uconnect® and adaptive cruise control are among the other perks), is one thing the RAM offers that Chevy does not! Use a local finance center to see which upgrades you can get on the RAM.

RAM 2500 vs. Silverado 2500: Diesel Options 

Diesel truck options are increasingly popular around Tulsa, as these new diesel engines offer both power and efficiency. Here are the diesel engine options that you have on these trucks:

2021 RAM 2500 Diesel Engine

  • 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine
  • 370 hp

2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 Engine: 

  • Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8
  • 445 hp

RAM vs. Chevy: Towing Capabilities

Finally, let’s look at towing, one of the major reasons why people buy these heavy-duty trucks. The RAM 2500 boats Best-in-Class conventional trailering.

  • 2021 RAM 2500 Towing: The RAM 2500 has a towing capacity of 15,040 pounds when it’s properly equipped for conventional trailering. 
  • 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 Towing: The Chevy Silverado 2500 conventional trailering capacity is 14,500 pounds, which is impressive, just not as good as the RAM 2500. . 

And it’s not just power that the RAM 2500 provides. Edmunds praises the rear coil springs on this truck for the stability they add to the towing experience.

Test Drive the 2021 RAM 2500 at Bob Moore Auto Group!

The dealerships under the Bob Moore Auto Group umbrella are excited to have the RAM 2500 and other great trucks in our inventory of new vehicles. We also have dedicated service centers to help Dallas drivers keep their trucks in optimal shape no matter how tough the job. Contact us today to schedule a test drive on the RAM 2500 and see if it’s right for you.

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