2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 vs. 2016 RAM 3500

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

2016 RAM 3500

2016 RAM 3500

When drivers are looking for a truck that can handle the biggest jobs, only a heavy-duty pickup will do. There are only a few models in this segment that are truly worth considering, including the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and the 2016 RAM 3500. Both of these trucks can get a lot done, but when it comes to many features and specs, the 2016 Silverado 3500 has the edge. Find out how these models compare, and drive home the new Silverado 3500 from Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Florence Chevrolet dealership near Cincinnati.

Maximum Towing and Payload

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and the 2016 RAM 3500 are both sold with a standard V8 engine and an available turbo-diesel V8 engine, and you’ll get confident performance out either. However, when it comes to what you can haul and tow, the Silverado 3500 beats out the competition.

A properly equipped version of the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with a fifth-wheel setup is capable of handling a payload of up to 7,153 pounds and has a maximum towing capacity of a staggering 23,200 pounds. There’s no version of the RAM 3500 that has a bigger payload than 6,720 pounds or a larger towing capacity than 22,550 pounds.

Natural Gas Option

As mentioned above, both of these vehicles are offered with a standard V8 and available turbo-diesel V8 engine. However, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 also has an available bi-fuel 6.0L V8 engine that can run on either gasoline or compressed natural gas. There’s no alternatively fueled engine like this on the 2016 RAM 3500.


Drivers have come to expect that work trucks won’t necessarily come with a lot of flare inside the cabin, but that’s changed in recent years. Both the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and the 2016 RAM 3500 base models come with standard features like power door locks, an auxiliary input so you can play your MP3s, a six-speaker stereo system, and a tilting steering wheel for added comfort.

Still, the Silverado 3500 pulls ahead with available features on the base trim that include a Chevrolet MyLInk touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and the OnStar telematics system with automatic crash notification, emergency roadside assistance, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. While you can get some of these features on more expensive trim levels of the RAM 3500, no version comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

Get More Done in the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

With greater maximum towing, maximum payload capacity, an available bi-fuel engine, , and high-tech features, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is a true standout. Find the newest version of this heavy-duty pickup truck at Tom Gill Chevrolet, located at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Our dealership is just a short distance from Cincinnati, and you can reach us whenever you’d like.