At Chevrolet Buckley we recognize that we sell the unsurpassed heavy duty truck on the market, no doubt about it. The Dodge HD just can’t fight the Silverado HD in any scenario. The Silverado HD has greater power, performance, handling, safety and functionality. Below is a short sampling of some of the ways the Chevrolet Silverado HD outperforms the Dodge HD:
Safety: For increased protection, the rear seats have child car seat anchors, and the front shoulder belts of the Chevrolet Silverado HD are height-adjustable. The Dodge HD has only front height-adjustable seat belts and child safety anchors. The Silverado HD’s standard pretensioning seatbelts sense rear collisions and tighten the front seatbelts accordingly to protect passengers from injuries including whiplash. The HD doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system, yet another example of how we at Chevrolet go the extra mile. The Chevrolet Silverado HD has Daytime Running Lights that keep it evident under all conditions. The HD doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights. These are just a few of he better-quality safety features in the Silverado HD that the Super Duty decided not to provide.
The Silverado HD has available OnStar, which utilizes global positioning and cellular systems to remotely unlock your doors, track your truck if it’s stolen and even send emergency personnel to the scene in case of a collision. Your mind will consistently be at ease, knowing your car will have security even when you’re nowhere near it. The Ram HD doesn’t offer a comparable system, leaving you vulnerable if you’re incapacitated.
Warranty: There are over 40 percent more Chevrolet dealers than there are Dodge dealers, which makes it easier to get service under the Silverado HD’s warranty.
Power and Performance: The Silverado HD’s 6.6L turbo V8 diesel delivers 47 more horsepower than the Ram HD’s diesel engine. The Silverado HD’s 6.6 turbo V8 diesel produces 47 more horsepower than the Ram HD’s optional 6.7 turbo diesel engine. The Silverado HD also has greater towing capacity than the Ram HD and the Silverado has a much larger payload capacity than the Ram. The Silverado HD 3500 Crew Cab 4×4 has a hauling capacity of 4,190 pounds compared to the Ram HD 4×4’s payload capacity of only 2,590 pounds!
To make the Silverado HD more economical it has the option to use regular unleaded gasoline. The Ram HD requires mid-grade gas to operate properly, costing you significantly more money over time. The Silverado HD also has 2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Ram HD Short Bed’s standard fuel tank. The Chevrolet Silverado HD comes standard issue with an automatic transmission, for the convenience of the driver. An automatic transmission costs extra on the Ram HD. The Silverado HD also offers a manual transmission with tap-up tap-down shifting (paddle shifters). The Ram HD once again, fails to offer an equivalent transmission option.
Suspension and Handling: The Chevrolet Silverado HD’s independent front suspension is lighter than the HD 4×4’s solid front axle. This gives the Silverado HD greater capacity to react to the road. This makes both the ride and handling of the Chevy better than the Dodge. For an even smoother ride and better handling the Silverado HD’s wheelbase is longer than the HD’s. The Silverado HD’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower profile than the Ram HD’s tires. The Silverado also offers available 20-inch wheels—which allow for better handling. The Ram HD’s largest wheels are only 17 inches.
Interior: The Silverado HD Regular Cab has more front headroom and more front legroom than the Ram HD Regular Cab. The Silverado HD Extended Cab also has more front head and leg room well as more rear head and leg room than the HD SuperCab. The Silverado HD Crew Cab has more front room than the Ram HD Crew Cab. Thus, the Chevy Silverado HD is the more specious and comfortable choice than the Dodge Super Duty. The Silverado HD also offers a larger cargo box than the Ram HD.
Awards: The Silverado was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Five Trucks” for 4 of the last 11 years. The Ram HD has never been a Car and Driver “Top Five Truck” pick. Motor Trend selected the Silverado as their 2011 Truck of the Year. The Ram HD was Truck of the Year in 2010.
At Art Gamblin Motors, we know that the Chevy Silverado HD is simply unparalleled in its segment. So we invite you to come test drive a new Chevrolet Silverado HD with us here in Enumclaw Washington and experience the Silverado HD’s high level of power and performance for yourself. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. Most importantly though, we have been family owned and operated for over 40 years, which is why we have always treated all our customers as family. Come and see why your Auburn Chevrolet Dealership is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!