Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500
When it comes to comparing full size pickup trucks on the market, many drivers have the choice between the Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500. While both are great options, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes out on top when it comes to power, comfort, and towing capabilities.
At Lee Motor Company, it’s our duty to help drivers in Atmore, Evergreen, and Monroeville find the very best pickup truck for their needs. Make an informed buying decision with our helpful comparison below and contact us to test-drive the Chevrolet Silverado today!
Silverado vs. Ram 1500 Power
When looking for a powerful pickup truck, the Silverado 1500 simply can’t be beat. While both the Chevy and Ram pickup trucks offer standard V6 engines and V8 engine options, the Silverado offers a 420 horsepower 6.2-liter V8 that can go zero-to-60 in 5.5 second. In fact, the Silverado offers best-in-class V8 horsepower. In comparison, the Ram 1500 offers a 295 horsepower 5.7-liter V8, not nearly as powerful as the Chevy. If you're going to be hauling heavy loads or simply want a bit more pickup, the Silverado is exactly what you need.
Which Pickup Truck Tows Heavier Loads?
When properly equipped, the Silverado 1500 can tow heavier loads than the Ram 1500. The Silverado can carry up to 2,250 pounds, while the Ram 1500 can only carry up to 1,880 pounds. Plus, the Silverado has a maximum 12,500 pound towing capability, which is almost 2,000 pounds more than the Ram 1500!
Compare Interior Features of The Silverado 1500 and The Ram 1500
While you’ll find that the Silverado and Ram both offer comfortable interior, the Silverado 1500 comes with a few more standard features, giving it a leg up on the Ram 1500.
Inside the Silverado 1500, you’ll find a six-speaker audio system with a USB port and intuitive Chevrolet MyLink system. For a more premium audio system, opt for the Bose speakers. We love the wireless device charging, which keeps gadgets like tablets and phones charged at all times, plus the 4G LTE connection and Wi-Fi hot spot, which is perfect for keeping your technology connected for work or play.
In comparison to the Ram 1500, the Silverado has a much easier to use infotainment system, while the Ram’s infotainment system can be a bit clunky to use. You’ll also notice that the Silverado has a much more modern interior when compared to the Ram 1500.
Safety Features of The Silverado 1500 and The Ram 1500
Both pickup trucks offer an array of advanced safety features, however, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 earns higher ratings in crash testing from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Some of the available safety features in the Silverado 1500 include low-speed forward automatic braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and safety alert driver seat.
Test Drive the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Lee Motor Company Near Monroeville
See why the Silverado 1500 is better than the Ram 1500 at Lee Motor Company near Atmore, Evergreen, and Monroeville! We have an extensive lineup of Chevrolet Silverado 1500s, including all 8 trim levels. Browse our inventory of new Chevrolet Silverado’s online, then visit our dealership for a test drive. Contact us at (251) 575-3200 if you have any questions.