Chevy Silverado Truck Vs RAM 1500 Truck
Consumers have more choices when it comes to getting a quality modern pickup at an exceptional value. Two of those trucks that are impressing first-time buyers and seasoned pickup owners alike are the RAM 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado.

People are not only praising the list of convenient features that come standard in each but the towing capacity, payload capabilities, engine power, and more. With two great choices, you might think that you can't really go wrong. But before you decide on which new truck is better, we are going to do a side-by-side comparison of each.

Keep reading to learn more on the design, performance, technology, and safety offered in the RAM 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado so you can make an informed decision on which truck is ultimately the best buy.

RAM 1500 Pickup Truck Quick Look

RAM 1500 Pros
  • Motor Trend's Truck of the Year!*
  • Base Model has HEMI V8 Engine
  • Smooth, Quiet Ride
  • Upscale, Spacious, & Modern Interior
  • Recently redesigned
RAM 1500 Cons
  • Common Driver Assist Features are Limited to Higher Trims
  • Base Model is a Little Pricier than Competition
New 2022 RAM 1500 Pickup Truck

Chevy Silverado Pickup Truck Quick Look

Chevy Silverado Pros
  • Several Engine Options for Various Towing Requirements
  • Recently redesigned
  • Lots of Tie-Down Points and Good Bed Size
Chevy Silverado Cons
  • Despite Re-Design, Interior Controls & Design Seems Old
  • Some Cabin Materials are Subpar Quality
  • Base Engine Can't Compete with the RAM's HEMI

RAM 1500 Tradesman


Chevy Silverado Work Truck

410 lb-ftTorque305 lb-ft
5.7L V8 HEMIEngine4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine 
5 yr/60,000 miPower-train Warranty5 yr/60,000 mi
11,610 lbsMax Towing Capacity9,800 lbs
2,100 lbsPayload Capacity2,076 lbs


When it comes to the design of the Silverado, Chevrolet continues to build a solid pickup truck from a high-strength steel frame to a wide stance to large features, this truck exudes strength. Those who are resistant to change will be happy to learn that that there are no major changes to the newest available Silverado models but who says you can't make a great thing even better?

That is the exact mentality RAM took when it comes to the all-new 1500 seeing as this year's edition went on a diet by shaving off a total of 225 pounds from its frame without sacrificing any of its power. This allows the RAM 1500 to be more agile and it also helps a lot when it comes to improved fuel economy. RAM really did its homework when it came to making the newest 1500 a truck built for the modern age without straying too far from its blueprint.

Powerful RAM 1500 Towing a Boat


Outside of the improved fuel economy, the RAM 1500 has a lot going for it from a performance perspective. With a Best-in-Class V8 engine towing capable of towing 12,570 pounds or hauling a 2,300-pound payload, there is no doubt that you will have everything you need to get the job done right. Similarly, the Chevrolet Silverado can tow 13,400 pounds and carry a max payload of 2,250 pounds.

The Silverado comes with a choice of engines including an available 6.2-L V8 engine that you will have to upgrade to get. Furthermore, the Silverado fails to live up to the remarkable fuel efficiency of the 1500. For this reason, the 1500 has the edge over the Silverado since both trucks can get heavy-duty jobs done., but only the 1500 is capable of limiting the number of trips you will take to the gas pump.

RAM 1500 Vs Chevy Silverado Interior
2019 RAM 1500 Interior2019 Chevy Silverado Interior


Chevrolet does a great job of loading up the Silverado with helpful technology but you have to upgrade to the higher-level trims in order to get it. Still, it might be worth it if you want to take advantage of the available Advanced Trailering System, Heads Up Display, and 4G LTE Hotspot.

The RAM 1500 has similar upgrades available but offers features like a large infotainment screen, push-to-start button, and auxiliary input with the base model. Trucks are notorious for being light when it comes to decking out the cabin with helpful tech but RAM understands that it needs to be included for the sake of modernizing its vehicles. Ultimately, you can outfit each truck with a suite of helpful tech; the RAM 1500 simply offers more at the base level.

RAM 1500 Interior Seating Cutaway


While truck manufacturers can take liberties when it comes to including tech features like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto support, they can't skimp on safety technology if they want to be considered elite vehicles. Chevy and RAM each know this so it may come as no surprise that the RAM 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado are packed with driver-friendly tech that helps make every ride a safe one.

Some of these features include lane departure warning, smart cruise control, and a 360-degree surround view camera. As far as examining the safety of each vehicle, the 1500 and Silverado both received high marks from the IIHS in collision testing and crash prevention. When you consider the significant amount of safety features and how both trucks performed in crash tests, drivers should feel secure behind the wheel of either one of these trucks.

Which Pickup Are You Going With?

While both trucks are great, only one was named the 2019 Motor Trend Pickup of the Year - the RAM 1500. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a new truck but the awards don't stop there. Consumer Guide Automotive appointed the RAM 1500 as a "Best Buy" for the eighth consecutive year, continuing a tradition of sustained excellence. And the Detroit Auto Show named the RAM 1500 "Best In Show" considering the new design has "made a great truck even better." Get started right now by shopping the selection of new RAM 1500 models available at River Oaks CDJR. You are welcome to visit any time during normal business hours to take one for a test drive.

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*The 2019 RAM 1500 Pickup Truck was awarded Motor Trend's Truck of the Year award. For additional details visit

**Estimated HWY MPG Rating is provided by the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. For more information about the RAM 1500's Fuel-Efficiency please visit For more information about the 2019 Chevy Silverado's fuel-efficiency please visit

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