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Are you ready to take control of the roads in your next new pickup truck? If so, then let’s look at two popular choices in the light-duty segment: the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500. Both models are icons of their class, known for their ability to—figuratively, at least—move mountains.
In this comparison, we want to show Brighton, Howell, and Swartz Creek, MI, drivers why these trucks draw so much attention. Reach out to us at LaFontaine CDJR of Fenton when you’re ready to learn more!
If you’re looking for a true luxury truck, the Ram and the Chevy pickups offer cabin amenities worthy of the title. These models feature refined touches, such as ergonomic controls and premium material seating, which elevate the cabin and your ride experience. Plus, with modern technologies on board, you’ll stay connected to your loved ones and to your entertainment, even when you’re off the grid.
The Silverado 1500 High Country looks sharp in Jet Black or Nightshift Blue. Meanwhile, the interior of the Ram 1500 can take on adventurous tones like Black and Ruby Red or Cattle Tan.
If you’re looking for the more roomy truck, you’ll want to go with the Ram 1500. It boasts a spacious 45.2 inches of rear legroom in its Crew Cab. In the Crew Cab of the Chevy Silverado, your squad will only have 43.4 inches of legroom to work with.
Another valuable cabin feature that both trucks share? Their innovative infotainment systems. Both models come with an expansive display that provides access to all your favorite apps and music. They’ll give you command of similar features such as:
When adventure calls and you need to hitch up that boat or travel trailer, the Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are more than game. Both trucks offer a maximum towing capacity over 12,000 pounds when properly, so expect your excursion to go off without—or, actually, with—a hitch!
Both trucks are available with a variety of engines, so you’ll get to choose exactly how much power you’ll have at your disposal. At the base level, the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 of the Ram 1500 and the 2.7L Turbo of the Silverado 1500 crank out just over 300 horsepower.
The Ram 1500 will make your life easier when it’s time to hitch up your trailer, though. It's available with an Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension, so you can raise and lower the suspension as needed. The Silverado 1500 doesn’t offer a similar feature.
If you’re looking to leave the trailer in the garage, toss your gear in the truck bed instead. Both vehicles are capable of carrying heavy loads, and you’ll find the Ram 1500 has a slight payload advantage. It can haul up to 2,300 pounds, while the Silverado pickup can only manage up to 2,260 pounds.
What do trucks have that’s unique? Yep, you guessed it—a utility bed! This handy storage feature on the back end of a truck is convenient in many scenarios. It can house your fifth-wheel hitch, hold your camping gear, tote around your home renovation supplies, or function as your go-to hangout.
The Ram 1500 is well-known for its available multifunction tailgate, making loading and unloading so convenient. The Chevy Silverado has a similar tailgate; however, only that of the Ram 1500 features 60/40-split swing-away doors. They open to 88 degrees, so loading and cleaning out the bed will be a breeze.
Do you need space for small tools, emergency first aid kits, bungee cords, or the kids’ tiny toys? If so, both trucks can easily house your essentials in their utility beds. What if they get lost among the larger items on board? The Ram 1500 has a solution!
Flanking both sides of the Ram 1500 truck bed is the available RamBox® Cargo Management System. These lockable, weatherproof, and drainable storage boxes can be loaded with small gear—or filled with ice to chill drinks for the tailgate. The Chevy Silverado 1500 goes without a comparable feature.
We hope Brighton, Howell, and Swartz Creek, MI, shoppers have found this comparison useful! The Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500 have the brawn you need to complete the toughest tasks. However, the Ram pickup stands out for its cabin luxury and versatile cargo-bed features.
If those features appeal to you, schedule your test drive of this light-duty truck at LaFontaine CDJR of Fenton . Get behind the wheel today!
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