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Here's how the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2016 RAM 1500 measure up.
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
$27,195
Starting MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman
$26,145
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
2-door 2-door -
Seats
3 3 -
Engine

285.0-hp, 4.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Flex Fuel Capability)

355.0-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

305.0-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Flex Fuel Capability)

240.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Diesel Fuel)

395.0-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
20 20 -
Size
205.57" length, 73.97" height 229" length, 77.2" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Jet Black / Dark Ash

Jet Black

Black / Diesel Gray Interior

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Transmissions

Transmissions

6-Speed A/T

A/T

6-Speed A/T

8-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel -
Spare Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in Full-Size in -
Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in 17 X 7 in -
Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in 17 X 7 in -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730 -

Engine

Engine Oil Cooler
Yes Regular Duty -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 5300 305 @ 6400 -
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 -
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.6 L/220 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 3900 269 @ 4175 -

Mileage

Cruising Range - City
468.00 mi 544.00 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG 25 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG 17 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
624.00 mi 800.00 mi -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG 20 MPG -

Suspension

Axle Type - Rear
N/A Rigid Axle -
Axle Type - Front
N/A Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short And Long Arm -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Link -

Frame

Frame Type
Hydroformed N/A -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A 4-Wheel -
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 1.18 in 13.2 in -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 x 0.79 in 13.8 in -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26 gal 32 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.0 ft 45.1 ft -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A -

Tires

Spare Tire Size
P255/70R17 Full-Size -
Front Tire Size
P255/70R17 P265/70SR17 -
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R17 P265/70SR17 -

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity
8900 lbs 4840 lbs -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs 4840 lbs -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
6000 lbs 4840 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs 484 lbs -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
600 lbs 484 lbs -

Weight Information

Curb Weight
N/A 4702.00 lbs -
Base Curb Weight
N/A 4702 lbs -
Gross Combined Wt Rating
11000 lbs 9850 lbs -
Maximum Payload Capacity
N/A 1898.00 lbs -
Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs -
As Spec'd Curb Weight
N/A 4702.00 lbs -
Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs -
Gross Axle Weight Rating
7000.00 lbs 7600.00 lbs -
Curb Weight - Front
N/A 2654 lbs -
As Spec'd Payload
N/A 1898.00 lbs -
Curb Weight - Rear
N/A 2048 lbs -
Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6500.00 lbs 6600.00 lbs -

Dimensions

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
N/A 50.4 in -
Passenger Capacity
3 3 -
Height, Overall
73.97 in 74.4 in -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper
N/A N/A -
Cargo Volume
61.0 ft³ 74.7 ft³ -
Front Hip Room
60.73 in 62.9 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Length, Overall
N/A 231 in -
Ground to Top of Load Floor
36.3 in 34.6 in -
Front Shoulder Room
66.03 in 66 in -
Cab to End of Frame
N/A N/A -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
51.03 in 51 in -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
N/A 66.4 in -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor
78.87 in 98.3 in -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
21.23 in 20.2 in -
Overhang, Front
N/A N/A -
Front Leg Room
45.27 in 41 in -
Second Head Room
N/A N/A -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor
64.6 in 66.4 in -
Front Head Room
42.40 in 39.9 in -
Tailgate Width
62.2 in 60.4 in -
Wheelbase
119.0 in 140 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
80.0 in 79.4 in -
Second Leg Room
N/A N/A -
Ground Clearance, Front
8.23 in 8.7 in -
Ground Clearance, Rear
8.23 in 8.7 in -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume
N/A N/A -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
205.57 in N/A -
Second Shoulder Room
N/A N/A -

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