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2017 RAM 3500 vs. 2017 Silverado 3500HD

2017 RAM 3500 vs. 2017 Silverado 3500HD

At Caledon Chrysler, we want to give you all the facts necessary to make an informed car or truck purchase. In the case of a heavy-duty truck, there are many factors involved including power, performance, strength, and connectivity. We thought it would be beneficial for our customers, if we compared our favorite, the 2017 RAM 3500, to the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD. Let's take a closer look at both.



2017 RAM 3500

The RAM 3500, which is available in six trim levels as well as 4x2 and 4x4 drive, is an impressive heavy-duty pickup truck that is packed with power and an impressive level of style and luxury. Depending on the trim, you have a choice of five gas and diesel engines including the 6.7-liter Cummins I-6 turbo diesel engine that, when combined with the AISIN six-speed automatic transmission, produces 385 horsepower and 900 lb.-ft. of torque. As far as handling your work and play needs the 2017 RAM 3500 can tow up to 17,735 kg (39,100 lb.) and 6,350 kg (14,000 lb.) in payload. Other standard and available performance and interior features of this outstanding RAM truck include:

  • Electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case (4x4)
  • 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels
  • Auto high-beam headlamp control
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Body constructed from eight separate cross-members made of 50,000 PSI steel
  • Electronic Stability Control with Trailer Sway Control
  • Auto-Level Rear Air Suspension
  • Segment-Exclusive RAM Active Air

As far as tech features, the 2017 RAM 3500 excels, thanks to the connect 8.4-inch Touch/SXM/Hands-free/NAV, SiriusXM satellite radio with one-year subscription, Park-Sense Front and Rear Park Assist, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, and the Centre High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) Camera. As if all this power and technology wasn't enough, you also get unmatched comfort thanks to the available:

  • Leather-faced heated and ventilated 40/20/40 front bench seat
  • Luxury door-trim panel with Argento wood accent
  • Premium leather front bucket seats
  • Premium leather heated 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Luxury Berber front/rear floor mats



2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is a heavy-duty truck that starts at an MSRP slightly over $1,000 more than the 2017 RAM 3500. It is available with two engine choices as well as 4x2 and 4x4, four trims, and regular, crew, and double cab. As far as towing and payload, you can get a maximum of 10,569 kg (23,300 lb.) and 3,245 kg (7,153 lb.). Other standard benefits of the Silverado 3500HD include:

  • Standard Suspension package
  • Six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission
  • LT265/70R18E all-season, blackwall tires
  • 18" painted steel wheels
  • Frontal driver and right-front passenger single stage air bags
  • 3.5-inch diagonal monochromatic display
  • Single-zone manual air conditioning
  • Front 40/20/40 vinyl or cloth split-bench seat



And the Winner is…

While both of these heavy-duty trucks are extremely capable, we firmly believe that the 2017 RAM 3500 is the superior vehicle. When you buy a 2017 RAM 3500, you get more choices and more for your money. Whether it's the superior towing and payload maximums, more trim levels, or the extensive standard and available tech and luxury features, it is hard to not see the benefits of the RAM 3500. To decide for yourself, the experts at Caledon Chrysler suggest that you take one for a test-drive. To make that happen, just contact us today or visit Caledon Chrysler at 12435 Highway 50 in Bolton, ON.

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