Comparing the Ram 1500 vs the Chevy Silverado 1500

February 17th, 2020 by

When you’re looking to buy a new truck, you’re sure to come across two popular rivals, the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado. These two trucks are both powerful options among the countless work trucks for sale in the market. They both include many features and add-ons that could make either one a good choice for shoppers. So, which truck is better?

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The Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado are priced very similarly, with the most basic version of the Silverado starting at $28,300 and the Ram 1500 starting at $32,145. The base trim level price is reflected in the MSRP of the Ram 1500, while the equivalent Chevy model has a starting MSRP of around $33,990. The difference of less than $2000 makes these competitors neck and neck in terms of pricing. That being said, let’s find out if the pricing differences are related to how each truck performs.


The Chevy Silverado proves its power with a horsepower of 355 @ 5600 with a V8 engine. Meanwhile, the Ram 1500 boasts a max HP at 395, all with a slightly smaller and less powerful V6 engine. The V6 engine does bring some additional efficiency, as the Ram 1500 also boasts a fuel efficiency of EPA est. MPG 20 city/25 hwy, with the Chevy Silverado following closely behind at MPG 15 city/20 hwy. The max trailering capacity for the Silverado is 9500 lbs, while the towing capacity of the Ram 1500 is 12,750 at the maximum. Both trucks offer plenty of cargo space for all of your gear.

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Safety and Technology

Safety features are packed into the body of the Ram 1500, with over 100 safety and security features available for drivers, like 360° Surround View Camera and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection. The Chevy Silverado includes many safety features as well, like front pedestrian braking and rear cross-traffic alerts. However, the sheer amount of safety features gives Ram the upper hand here.

As for technology, the Chevy Silverado is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also available is a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and an Infotainment 3 system. The Ram 1500 includes many of these features in addition to UConnect, which allows you to stay in touch with all of the features you need when you’re on the go.

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Who’s The Winner?

Overall, it seems that the Ram 1500 has more features that make this truck a better buy. The Chevy Silverado is a great truck option, but the Ram 1500 beats it in many categories. Whether you’re using it for work or other daily activities, this Ram truck is more than capable of handling all that you throw at it.

Buying Options at CDJR Crestview

You can find the Ram 1500 in Crestview at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Crestview, along with all of our other trucks for sale at our Florida dealership. Our team is more than willing to assist you in the car buying process and to help you get the best financing option for your situation. Come see for yourself why our customers love us when you visit us for a test drive. Don’t have time? You can apply for financing online today. We promise to work with you to the best of our ability. We look forward to serving you!

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