See how the Ram 1500 beats the Chevy Silverado 1500

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The Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 have been rivals for as long as we can remember, and we know that if you're in the market for a truck that you're probably looking at these two options. Here's how our top pick compares to competition from Chevrolet on the following fronts:

  • Performance
  • Technology
  • Safety

Performance

The Ram 1500 has three engines to choose from:

  • 3.6L V6 with 305 horsepower
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 and a V8 with eTorque technology. Both have 395 horsepower

The Silverado 1500 has a 4.3L V6 with 285 horsepower and a 355-horsepower 5.3L V8, so in both cases you're going to get more horses under the hood with the Ram 1500. You'll also get better towing with a Ram. The Silverado tow ranges go for 6,700 pounds to 9,900 pounds, and the Ram 1500 tops out at 12,750 pounds, which is a significant difference. Now's a good time to mention that the V8 engine with eTorque technology has a slightly higher tow rating than the standard V8, even though they have the same horsepower. You can thank fancy engineering with mild-hybrid technology for that trick!

Technology

The Silverado 1500 has an available 8-inch touchscreen, and by normal standards that's not a bad size. However, if you get one of the top trims for the Ram 1500 you can get an available 12-inch (massive) Uconnect touchscreen! It's so big that you can even do split-screen settings, and that blows the Silverado 1500's screen out of the water.

While we're talking about interior amenities, we'd like to point out that the Ram 1500 has more leather in its eligible cabins than the Silverado 1500! It's not technology, but it's comfortable and that still counts.

Safety

Both trucks have a solid range of advanced safety technologies, but here are some features you can get on the Ram 1500 that you won't find on Chevy's flagship truck:

  • Park assist for parallel and perpendicular maneuvers
  • Surround-view camera with a bird's eye view
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Largest in-class brakes

The Silverado 1500 is still a tough rival, but the Ram 1500 is the winner when it comes to performance, premium technology, and advanced safety. Stop into our showroom for a test drive!

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