2018 Ram 3500 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Finding the right truck for your daily demands can become a bit frustrating as you bounce between a multitude of webpages in search of all of the specs and features of the available options. Two of the most powerful pickups on the market today are the 2018 Ram 3500 and the 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500. Both of these trucks offer engine options that deliver hearty horsepower as well as a heavy-duty towing capacity while still providing a comfortable and connected cockpit. Find out all of the similarities and differences between the 2018 Ram 3500 and the 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 below with our side-by-side comparison.

2018 Ram 3500


2018 Chevy Silverado 3500

5.7L HEMI® V8 Standard Engine 6.0L Vortec® V8
383 HP/ 400 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 360 HP/ 380 LB-FT
11,910 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity* 10,100 Pounds
YES Diesel Engine Option? YES
*When equipped with a Regular Cab, Single Rear Wheel, and a 3.73 Axle Ratio.

Compare the 2018 Ram 3500 & the 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500

Both the 2018 Ram 3500 and the 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 offer engine upgrades to their standard engines. The Ram 3500 makes available a 6.4L HEMI® V8 as well as a 6.7L Cummins® Turbo-Diesel while the Chevy Silverado 3500 only has a 6.6L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel. The Cummins® turbo-diesel of the 2018 Ram 3500 and the Duramax® turbo-diesel of the Silverado 3500 provide similar horsepower and torque but the Cummins® diesel engine has a 30,000-pound 5th-wheel towing capacity while the Duramax® diesel only can tow 22,900 pounds. The Cummins® diesel engine also provides a 31,210 conventional max tow rating while the Duramax diesel maxes out at 20,000 pounds.

Both the 2018 Ram 3500 and the 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 have the option of a Single Rear Wheel or a Dual Rear Wheel along with All-Wheel Drive for grip and traction no matter where you take them. They both also offer three cabin size options as well as a standard cargo box or a long cargo box for load lugging convenience. No matter which cabin size you choose the 2018 Ram 3500 and Chevy Silverado 3500 have large standard color touchscreen displays but the Ram 3500 receives an 8.4” display while the standard screen of the 2018 Silverado 3500 is only 8”

Thanks to its better overall towing capacities, more engine options, and better standard tech equipment the 2018 Ram 3500 wins a knock-down drag-out battle against the 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 and you can take the Ram 3500 for a test drive today at Cowboy Ram in Clinton, AR.