Date Posted: November 26, 2018

The 2019 Chevy 2500 in Las Cruces is a promising heavy-duty truck, equipped with some of the most reliable features in its class. It gains points for adaptability, especially in winter, but pitted against the RAM, results show that the Chevy 2500 could not compete with the 2019 RAM 2500 in key areas like engine performance, reliability, and overall safety.


Safety Comparison

Even with tough structures and exteriors, heavy-duty pickup trucks are still sticklers for safety. The standard safety airbag systems of both the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 2019 RAM 2500 are placed at ideal points in the cabin to lessen the risk of injury. Both also have a standard rear vision camera- which is accessible through the infotainment screen-to both monitor cargo and assist in backing up/parking the vehicle. 

The RAM 2500, however, is a better vehicle when it comes to its frame. The 2500's 50,000-PSU hydroformed steel frame pulled all the stops for safety, as it incorporates additional cross members to ensure added strength and security. Not only is it more effective for hauling and towing, but it also gives the needed boost to the truck safety. While the Chevy also has a high strength steel frame, the RAM 2500 comes out ahead.

Passenger Space Comparison

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 2019 RAM 2500's exteriors are both solid and their interiors are equally as stunning.  With heavy-duty pickup trucks customizing their cabins to keep up with the quality of SUVs, Chevy and RAM trucks are also well within the trend.

The cabins of both vehicles offer spacious interiors, with almost equal amounts of headroom and legroom for both front and rear passengers. The Chevrolet Infotainment System offers impeccable technologies like smartphone connectivity and driver assists; so does the RAM's uConnect. What sets them apart from each other, however, is the interior trim designs.

While both offer quality cloth and leather seat trim and cabin interiors, the RAM 2500 holds the advantage of having more aesthetically pleasing designs. Since it has more models (Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited), it offers more variability with built-in wood panels and engraved details. Overall, it is clear that the 2019 RAM 2500 dominates this category.

Reliability Comparison

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and 2019 RAM 2500 are two of the most durable trucks around, setting high expectations when it comes to reliability. Both have employed advanced technologies for what they do best - trailering. 

The Silverado's StabiliTrak technology is one of the best for trailering; it detects swaying trailers and applies brakes for both the truck and trailer to get them in line again. On the other hand, the RAM 2500 impresses with its Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection, which helps the truck maneuver smoothly while accounting for the trailer.

For both the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and RAM 2500, basic warranties are the same, offering three years or 36,000 miles. However, the powertrain warranty spells the difference. While the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD offers five years or 60,000 miles for powertrain, the RAM 2500 has five years for 100,000 miles. With a longer mileage warranty for the RAM truck, the 2019 RAM 2500 is the top choice for a more reliable vehicle.

Engine Comparison

As heavy-duty pickups, the engine performance is one of the most crucial areas of auto-evaluation, holding all the vehicle's performance factors in place.  

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 's engine options include the Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel V8 and the Vortec 6.0L V8. The average engine specs are pretty impressive, generating a max of 445 horsepower at 2800 rpm, and 910 lb-ft. of torque at 1600 rpm. As a result, it can tow up to 15,400 lbs and have a payload of 2,356 lbs.In contrast, the 2019 RAM 2500 gives up to three engine options: the 6.7 Cummins turbo diesel I6, the 6.4 HEMI V8, and the 5.7 HEMI V8 with variable valve timing. On average, it has lower engine specs; it can generate up to 410 horsepower and up to 800 lb-ft of torque. Though the RAM has slightly less impressive specs than the Chevy engine, it makes up for it with the strength it gives the truck. Towing capability is 17,980 lbs with a payload of 3,900 lbs, which is significantly higher than what the 2500HD is capable of. Therefore, in this round, the RAM 2500 takes it all.

All in all, the 2019 Chevy 2500 in Las Cru4ces is a respectable heavy-duty pickup. But when it comes to handling the tough jobs and having unparalleled comfort and safety, the 2019 RAM 2500 is the superior truck. Our team would be happy to introduce you to the 2019 RAM 2500.  Click here for more information.


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