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Ram 1500 vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Now, we’d like to glance at some differences between two popular truck models, the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500. If you’re after a reliable light-duty truck that can still tow plenty, these are two solid choices. Here’s how they break down when we pit them against each other.

This head-to-head analysis comprises three important variables: towing power, interior features, and functionality.

Towing Power

  • Both of these trucks tow really well, but the Ram 1500 edges the Chevy Silverado 1500 with a maximum capacity of 2,300 pounds contrasted with 1,440 pounds. They operate with similar torque potential (480-lb-ft for the Ram 1500, and 460-lb-ft for the Silverado), but horsepower is a different story.
  • With five engine options, the Ram 1500 has nearly double the horsepower of the Silverado (702 hp versus 420 hp). This means you can expect more rugged power from one of Ram’s best models.

Interior Features

  • What about the inside of these vehicles? Silverado’s High Country trim has a few excellent color schemes, especially Nightshift Blue or Jet Black. The Ram 1500 Big Horn will also impress you with outstanding interior colors like Light Frost Beige or Light Mountain Brown.
  • We believe the interior cabin features give the Ram 1500 another advantage, though. It offers a 12-inch touchscreen option for certain trims, which is large even for today’s trucks. That makes it large enough to accommodate an effective split-screen system where you can use multiple navigational features all at once.


  • The Ram 1500 is the best in its class for storage space, largely because of its awesome tailgate. You can open them vertically like most tailgates, but they also have horizontal openings. This is great news for drivers who prefer not to lean against an extended tailgate to reach things.
  • Then there’s the unique RamBox Cargo Management System, which gives you additional space to store equipment. You can even store ice and drinks in its weatherproof, drainable storage containers. You’ll find these on either side of the cabin, in front of the tailgate.

These are a few of the reasons to choose the Ram 1500 over the Chevy Silverado 1500, but we’re happy to help you research any truck at Island Auto Group.

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