Light Duty Truck Comparison: Ram 1500 v. Chevy Silverado
With all the different options of trucks out there, it’s could be hard for buyers to find the one that fits their lifestyle perfectly. Two of the best light duty truck options available are the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500, here’s a look at their differences.
Buyers have the option between eleven trim levels when shopping for a 2017 Ram 1500, so whether they’re looking for all the bell’s and whistle’s or just a standard model, there’s a model for them. The standard model comes equipped with a USB and auxiliary input, 6-speaker audio system, air conditioning, locking tailgate, automatic headlights, LED bed lights, and tilting steering wheel. Available features include a 10-way power adjustable steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, and the Uconnect Access infotainment system with 8.4-inch touchscreen display.
Chevy Silverado 1500
The Silverado 1500 is available in five trim levels – unfortunately it’s not as much as the Ram 1500. The standard model comes equipped with AM/FM radio, 4.2-inch display, USB and auxiliary inputs, air conditioning and power windows. Optional features include leather seating, navigation and smartphone integration.
Buyers will have plenty of space to move around the Ram 1500’s cabin. Regular Cab models come equipped with two to three seats, while quad- and crew-cab can comfortably seat five to six passengers. The Crew Cab models have the most space, with 41 inches of legroom and 76 cubic feet of interior volume. The Quad Cab give buyers versatility, with reverse rear door hinges for easy loading and 116 cubic feet of interior space. The Regular Cab comes with either 6’4 or 8’ bed and 62.5 cubic feet of interior volume.
The Silverado allows buyers to choose between a regular cab, crew cab, or double cab. Similar to the Ram 1500, only the regular cab comes with an extended bed. The regular cab seats up to three passengers, while the double and crew accommodate up to six people. Unfortunately, the manufacturer’s website does not list total passenger volume.
The standard base engine is a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Buyers also have the option to upgrade to a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine that churns out 240 horses and 420 lb-ft of torque. Interested in ultimate power? Choose the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine that makes 395 horses and 410 lb-ft of torque.
The standard engine on the Silverado comes equipped with a 4.3-liter flex-fuel V6 engine that makes 285 horses and 305 lb-ft of torque. For ultimate power, upgrade to the 5.3-liter V8 with 3585 horses and 383 of torque, or a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft torque.
Ram 1500 starting $26,495 MSRP
Chevy Silverado starting $27,585 MSRP
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