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Here's how the 2016 RAM 1500, 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 and the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 measure up.
Tradesman
$26,145
Starting MSRP
$21,520
Starting MSRP
$27,195
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
2-door 2-door 2-door -
Seats
3 5 3 -
Engine

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

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

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Combined MPG
20 20 -
Size
229" length, 77.2" height 209.0" length, - TBD -" height 205.57" length, 73.97" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Black / Diesel Gray Interior

Dark slate gray

Jet Black / Dark Ash

Jet Black

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Transmissions

Transmissions

6-Speed A/T

8-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

A/T

5-Speed A/T

4-Speed A/T

6-Speed A/T

A/T

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Wheels

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 625 730 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 160 150 -

Engine

Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.7L/226 4.3L/262 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 4175 235 @ 4000 305 @ 3900 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 6400 210 @ 5200 285 @ 5300 -
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty - Yes -

Mileage

Cruising Range - City
544.00 mi 364.00 mi 468.00 mi -
Cruising Range - Hwy
800.00 mi 520.00 mi 624.00 mi -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG N/A 20 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG 14 MPG 18 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG 20 MPG 24 MPG -

Suspension

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

Frame

Frame Type
N/A Hydroformed Hydroformed -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 in 13.9 x 0.86 in 13.6 x 0.79 in -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A - N/A -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr Pwr -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 in 13.2 x 1.10 in 13.0 x 1.18 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel - N/A -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

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

Tires

Front Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P245/70R17 P255/70R17 -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P245/70R17 P255/70R17 -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size P255/70R17 -

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Maximum Payload Capacity
1898.00 lbs N/A N/A -
Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs -
Curb Weight - Front
2654 lbs N/A N/A -
Gross Axle Weight Rating
7600.00 lbs 7600.00 lbs 7000.00 lbs -
Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6600.00 lbs 6025.00 lbs 6500.00 lbs -
As Spec'd Curb Weight
4702.00 lbs N/A N/A -
Gross Combined Wt Rating
9850 lbs N/A 11000 lbs -
Curb Weight
4702.00 lbs N/A N/A -
Curb Weight - Rear
2048 lbs N/A N/A -
Base Curb Weight
N/A N/A N/A -
As Spec'd Payload
1898.00 lbs N/A N/A -
Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs -

Dimensions

Front Leg Room
41 in 41.0 in 45.27 in -
Front Hip Room
62.9 in 63.6 in 60.73 in -
Height, Overall
74.4 in N/A 73.97 in -
Length, Overall
231 in N/A N/A -
Ground to Top of Load Floor
34.6 in N/A 36.3 in -
Overhang, Front
N/A 40.0 in N/A -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
N/A 209.0 in 205.57 in -
Second Shoulder Room
N/A N/A N/A -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A N/A -
Ground Clearance, Front
8.7 in 9.7 in 8.23 in -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor
98.3 in 76.3 in 78.87 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
79.4 in 79.4 in 80.0 in -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
51 in 51.0 in 51.03 in -
Front Head Room
39.9 in 40.3 in 42.40 in -
Front Shoulder Room
66 in 66.0 in 66.03 in -
Wheelbase
140 in 120.5 in 119.0 in -
Second Leg Room
N/A N/A N/A -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor
66.4 in 66.4 in 64.6 in -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
50.4 in 48.4 in N/A -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
20.2 in 20.1 in 21.23 in -
Passenger Capacity
3 3 3 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
66.4 in 66.4 in N/A -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper
N/A N/A N/A -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume
N/A - N/A -
Tailgate Width
60.4 in 60.4 in 62.2 in -
Ground Clearance, Rear
8.7 in 9.0 in 8.23 in -
Second Head Room
N/A N/A N/A -
Cargo Volume
74.7 ft³ 57.5 ft³ 61.0 ft³ -
Cab to End of Frame
N/A N/A N/A -

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