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Compare Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to the RAM Competition in Peoria, IL

Chevy Silverado 1500 Pulls Ahead of RAM 1500 Head-to-Head -- Check Out How at Green Chevrolet in Peoria, IL

You've got a full slate of deliveries to make over in East Peoria. There's that construction job to take care of down in Pekin. You have to pick up the crew out in Morton, not to mention that boatload of building materials, power tools, and outboard equipment in Washington, IL. Needless to say, your work orders of the day are piling up. It takes the right kind of light-duty truck to shoulder that weight. Look no further than a new Chevy Silverado.

Our automaker's 1500 series has been and remains a standout in the full-size segment, one of the most capable pickups around, taking care of business like no other since 1998, when it replaced 40 years of Chevrolet C/K excellence. However, it's got a few serious rivals, and they're just as long-lived. RAM 1500, under the highly recognizable Dodge nameplate from its debut in the 1930s until its 1981 redesign, stands out prominently among them. So, why buy a new truck like Silverado 1500 over RAM 1500? Check out a matchup between them, and you'll see it's the right choice for working hard and playing harder.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. RAM 1500

  • With six different powertrains to choose from, including an available 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine that's turbocharged to balance power and efficiency, Silverado 1500 is better suited to a wider range of applications. RAM 1500 offers only two engine options, and neither one is diesel.
  • Silverado 1500 offers better acceleration, and it works harder where it matters most. The Silverado 1500 WT base trim incorporates a 4.3-liter V6 capable of shelling out 305 pound-feet of torque and 285 horsepower. Midrange trims such as Silverado 1500 LTZ make available a 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 ready to put out 460 pound-feet. RAM 1500 might offer a similarly capable 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, but it's only rated at 269 pound-feet of torque. What's more, the RAM light-duty line's V8 option, a 395-horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI, can only dish out 410 pound-feet.
  • Opt for a Silverado 1500 in short box configuration, and you gain a high-strength steel Durabed that offers a ton of cargo volume -- as much as 62.9 cubic feet. A comparable RAM bed, on the other hand, weighs in at only up to 61.5 cubic feet.
  • By the numbers, a new Silverado 1500 brings with it the option to equip many more active safety and smart driver-assistance features than a new RAM 1500. They range from alert systems for lane changes, traffic approaching in your side blind zone and cross-wise behind you, and front-end collisions to situational awareness enhancements like lane-keep assist and lane departure warning, a following distance indicator, and more. Silverado even offers low-speed forward auto and front pedestrian brake options to help you avoid accidents as well as an available park assist system to simplify settling in at your destination. That's not to mention trailer safety features like trailer sway control, a hitch guidance system with hitch view, hitch-area lighting, and auto electric parking brake assist.

Take a look at the latest reviews on Kelley Blue Book, Autotrader, or US News & World Report. Check out what Motor Trend has to say, or the experts at Car and Driver. You'll probably come to find that other close and fierce competitors out there, too, from Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan to GMC Sierra and Toyota Tundra. But at the end of the day, it's new Chevy trucks like Silverado 1500 that stay on top. Browse our new Chevy inventory here on the Web, then give us a call here on North Knoxville Ave or drop by our showroom. We'll schedule you for some time in the driver's seat to check out all you have to look forward to!