Why the Silverado 1500 is miles ahead of the RAM 1500
When you need to get the job done, you buy a pickup truck.
But with so many options out there to choose from, which truck is the best one to pick? Well, that all depends on many factors but some models are a great choice no matter what your needs are.
Today we’ll compare two of the best trucks on the market, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the RAM 1500, to see if either one can edge its competitor and claim the Best Truck award.
Let’s begin naturally, with exterior looks.
The Silverado got a complete remodeling for 2020 and it thoroughly shows. It sports modern, sexy lines and has a commanding presence on the road or on the construction site. A machine that looks stylish and brutish at the same time, you’ll feel your heart fill with pride as you drive it down the street.
The RAM 1500 isn't a bad-looking truck but it's aging and it shows visible signs of it. In desperate need of a redesign, it might get one soon, and then it can rejoin the Silverado as one of the best-looking trucks on the market. For now, the RAM is visibly out of its league when standing next to the Chevrolet.
Under the hood, the match becomes too tight that we have to call it a draw as both pickups offer some killer engine choices.
The RAM 1500 can be equipped with one of three powertrains: the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine that will deliver 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, the 5.7-liter mighty V8 that will produce 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, plus the new addition, the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that’s light on horsepower at 260 but packs plenty of torque at 480 pound-feet.
The diesel will tow upwards of 12,560 pounds while the V8 will go as high as 12,750 pounds. Which are almost identical numbers to Silverado’s 12,500 pounds towing power when equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine that will belt out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. All the while still delivering an impressive 21 miles per gallon on the highway.
The Silverado 1500 also comes with two other engine options, the 4.3-liter V6 that will get future owners 24 miles per gallon on the highway and 285 horsepower plus 305 pound-feet of torque, and the 5.3-liter V-8 that will churn out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.
Both cars also tie when it comes to safety features with RAM and Chevrolet making the latest active safety features such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, or Side Blind Zone Alert available.
The Silverado wins again, though, when we look at the list of standard features, especially those that have to do with connectivity and entertainment.
The RAM 1500, for all its enormous dimensions, comes with a measly 5.0-inch color touch. That’s something you won’t find on an entry-level sedan where most if not all start with a 7.0-inch touch these days.
You also don’t get standard Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Considering that even the most basic Silverado 1500 is equipped with a 7.0-inch color touch, both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay plus a wireless charging dock, the Chevrolet is miles ahead of its competitor.
If you’re in the market for a truck, you can’t do better than Chevrolet’s Silverado 1500. Visit us here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, CT , and you can see the model in all trim levels and most available colors on our showroom floor.
Our dedicated sales team can answer all your questions and they can arrange for you to take the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 out for a test drive.