Chevy Duramax® Compared to the Ram Cummins® Engine near Des Plaines, IL


Are you ready to take the leap to a diesel engine, but aren’t sure which one has the specs and capabilities you’re looking for? Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago has important information on two popular options: the Chevy Duramax® and Ram Cummins®. These diesel engines provide exceptional capability, but only one is right for your exact needs.

Continue reading to learn more, or contact our Chevy dealership near Des Plaines, IL, for additional information by using our online form or calling (773) 465-2000. We also recommend you browse the new vehicle inventory for available Chevy Duramax® models.

Duramax® vs. Cummins®

What are the differences between the Chevy Duramax® vs. Ram Cummins® diesel engines? For one, the Durmax® is available in two different sizes, while the Cummins® is only offered as a V8. Learn more about Duramax® and Cummins® engine specs below.

Pickup Truck Diesel Performance Specs

2019/2020 Chevy Colorado

  • 2.8L Duramax® turbo-diesel I4 engine
  • 181 HP
  • 369 lb.-ft. torque
  • Best-in-class 7,700-lb. towing capability
  • Best-in-class 30 MPG highway

2019/2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 & 3500 HD

  • 6.6L Duramax® V8 turbo-diesel engine
  • 445 HP
  • 910 lb.-ft. torque
  • 35,500-lb. maximum towing capability (2020 model, when properly equipped)
  • 23,100-lb. maximum towing capability (2019 model, when properly equipped)

2019 Ram 2500 & 3500

  • 6.7L Cummins® turbo-diesel I6 engine
  • 370 HP
  • 850 lb.-ft. torque
  • 35,00-lb. maximum towing capability (when properly equipped)

Available Models

Which models are equipped with the Duramax® engine? The 6.6L Duramax® V8 diesel engine is available on the following Chevy models:

2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD


2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD


2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD


2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD


You will find the 2.8L Duramax® I4 turbo-diesel engine on 2019 Chevy Colorado and 2020 Chevy Colorado.

2019 Chevy Colorado


2020 Chevy Colorado


Which Engine Should You Choose?

While the Ram Cummins® engine certainly provides excellent power and capability, you simply have more options when it comes to Duramax® engines. The Duramax® is available on smaller and larger models so you can choose one based on your daily driving or work needs.

Hear it Roar

Certain the Duramax® diesel engine is perfect model for your needs? Schedule a test drive with your favorite Duramax®-equipped vehicle at our Chevy dealership near Des Plaines, IL, today! Learn more about the Chevy Colorado and Silverado HD by viewing our model hub pages. Should you need more information, contact Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago online or by calling (773) 465-2000.