2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2021 RAM 1500


2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
3.6L V6 Engine

Base Engine

4.3L V6 Engine
2,320 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

2,280 pounds
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

13,300 pounds
Up to 20 mpg

Base City MPG

Up to 19 mpg
Up to 25 mpg

Base Highway MPG

Up to 22 mpg

Are you looking for a truck that is capable of almost any task, from hauling heavy loads at the job site to powering your weekend adventures around Tyler? Then it’s worth comparing the RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado, as both include some impressive features that will elevate your drives around Longview. Learn more about these two class-leading trucks with the experts at Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat! For more information, feel free to contact us anytime!

Performance & Capability: RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500

Regardless of whether you choose the Silverado or RAM 1500, you’ll experience best-in-class performance and towing capacity. However, when comparing the two, the RAM 1500 has some slightly better performance for Longview drivers:

  • RAM 1500: Comes standard with a V6 engine, providing 305 hp, and an impressive maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. Furthermore, it provides a maximum payload capacity of 2,320 pounds.
  • Silverado 1500: Comes with a V6 engine standard, providing up to 285 hp, and a slightly higher maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pounds, and a maximum payload capacity of 2,280 pounds.

Although the RAM 1500 has a slightly lower towing capacity than the Silverado, the RAM is far superior in terms of fuel economy. It gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. In comparison, the Silverado only achieves 19 mpg in the city, and 22 mpg on the highway.

Cargo Management: RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500

Towing capacity is important when purchasing a truck, but cargo management is just as, if not more important. When comparing the RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500, you’ll see that the RAM is far superior thanks to its signature RAMBox® Cargo Management System. Let’s check out a few more impressive features you’ll receive when you opt for the RAM:

  • RAMBox® Cargo Management System: The RAMBox is a RAM exclusive, and keeps all your belongings safe and secure. This system includes two storage compartments on the side of the bed, which were updated for the 2020 model year providing even more storage space.
  • Multifunction Tailgate: The impressive multifunction tailgate has two doors that swing open 88°, providing for easier cargo access.
  • In-Floor Storage: In the cab of your RAM 1500, you’ll have even more storage space in the form of in-floor storage bins.

When considering either the Silverado or RAM, the RAM provides more overall versatility than the Silverado, making it easier to tow or transport anything around Marshall.

Interior Features: RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500

When deciding between the Silverado or RAM, interior features are one of the most important aspects to consider. Both vehicles have the latest tech and safety features, providing for a connected experience on the road. However, when it comes to features, the RAM is far superior:

  • Uconnect® 4C NAV: This intuitive system provides support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It also provides a split-screen view, supporting multiple apps at once. You’ll also receive full-screen navigation and SiriusXM with 360L.
  • 12-inch touchscreen: Perhaps the most impressive feature is the best-in-class 12-inch touchscreen with pinch and zoom technology.
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System: This concert-quality 900-watt sound system provides an immersive experience with a class-leading 19 speakers.

In our RAM 1500 vs. Silverado comparison, you can see that the RAM offers both class-leading performance and, and all the interior features and comfort you need for your drives around Longview!

Come See the 2021 RAM 1500 for Yourself in Longview!

Now that you’ve compared the RAM 1500 vs. Silverado, it’s clear that the RAM 1500 is the better choice! So, come visit us at Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat to see this impressive vehicle for yourself! You can check out our new vehicle inventory, or our selection of used RAM 1500 for sale, and meet with our finance center to start the buying process!

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