Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500 Comparison

The current generation of full-size Chevy pickups offers three attractive engine choices, great towing capability, and a pleasingly quiet cabin. A combination of affordable prices and an extensive lineup of engines, trim levels, and special-edition models has made the Silverado the most popular pickup truck in America. Once you decide a full-size truck is right for your lifestyle, you will no doubt want to look at the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the Ram 1500, both offering plenty of utility and comfort within the class.

Chevy Silverado 1500
Chevy Silverado 1500

Like the Chevy Silverado 1500, the Ram 1500 for the 2022 model year also offers advanced features such as electronic stability control, trailer sway control, and hill start assist to ensure optimal handling and control while towing. Chevy and Ram 1500 know it all, so perhaps it is not surprising that both Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado are loaded with driver-friendly technologies to make each drive safer.

Some of those features include Lane Departure Warning, Smart Cruise Control, and 360-degree Surround View Camera. Feature-wise, both are similar equipped, but the new Chevy Silverado 1500, being the newest model, takes the apparent lead in safety gear, as it comes equipped with Forward Collision Warning with Low-Speed Auto Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning, and adaptive cruise control, neither of which is available in the Ram 1500

Ram 1500
Ram 1500

While both the 2022 Chevy Silverado LTZ Premium and latest-generation models are equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB), six airbags, and a rearview camera, the Silverado has the biggest edge when it comes to the other driver-assistance systems as standard.

Ram 1500 Vs. Chevy Silverado Interior Technologies Chevrolet has done an excellent job loading the Silverado up with useful tech, but you will need to bump up to a higher-level trim level to get that. Trucks are known for being lightweight when it comes to outfitting their interiors with useful technology, but the RAM 1500 realizes it needs to include this in the interest of updating their vehicles.

The stitched leather trim on the RAM 1500 Laramie feels and looks slicker, has better seats, better storage including an enormous, stacked center console bin, and the best infotainment interface thanks to that massive touchscreen. Upgrades may be worthwhile if you want to benefit from the available advanced trailering system, heads-up display, and 4G LTE hotspot.

The RAM 1500 has similar upgrades available, but offers features such as the larger infotainment screen, push-to-start button, and aux-inputs with the base model. It looks like 2022s Chevy Silverado 1500 lines up well with the rest of the segment, however, there are some key new features that cannot show up on the graph, such as Fords available Pro Power Onboard, which functions like a generator to provide on-the-go power export, and Silverados new available Super Cruise hands-free riding assistant.

In terms of trailering, features, and Cruise tech, it is undeniable the 2022 Silverado 1500 is ahead of the 2022 Ram 1500, which may make it a bit easier to choose between if you are looking for a off-road warrior that delivers on the promise to operate smarter as well as hard. Chevy, though, believes in working smarter as well as harder, and it has equipped the Silverado 1500 with an array of advanced trailering technologies that accomplish just that. Chevy, doing that, offers up cutting-edge tech in order to develop a Silverado that works smarter, not harder.

For years, Silverado has scored highly in our tests, and 2014s revised model is its best yet. At an overall fuel economy of 16 miles per gallon, the Silverado gets the best fuel economy out of all of the full-size trucks we tested. The Ford F-150 gives you EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 23 mpg combined, whereas the Chevy Silverado gives you just up to 19 mpg combined in base trims from those best truck competitors.

In contrast, the Chevy Silverado nets you up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque in its Limited models. For its faults, the RAM 1500 has an advantage over the Chevy Silverado, as both trucks are able to handle the tough jobs. But only the 1500 is capable of limiting how many trips you make to the pump. These three full-size pickup trucks are all full-size pickup trucks, and whether you think of them as family cars or work trucks, anything that the 2021 Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-150 can do well, the Ram 1500 does even better.

I excluded The Ford F-150 Raptor, the Ram 1500 Rebel and TRX, Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, and The Chevy Silverado Trail Boss and the Ram 1500 Rebel and ZR2 in those numbers, because the Ford F-150 Raptor is truly an entirely different truck, in terms of design and pricing. Many Bill Brown Ford customers have been comparing the Ford F-150 with top models from Chevy and Ram. If you are looking to purchase a truck that checks all of the boxes, but also gives you great bang for your buck, then Bill Brown Ford suggests considering the Ford F-150 over a Chevy Silverado for your excursion in Farmington, Michigan.

With any of its V8s, the Crew Cab Ram is capable of hauling more than 11,000 pounds (11,900 with the 6.2-liter) when equipped with Chevys Max Trailering Package. If you choose a standard bed (mid-length) in crew or extended cab, Chevy Silverado 1500 offers 71.7 cubic feet, while the Ram offers 61.5. Offering best-in-class cargo capacity at 89.1 cubic feet, the Chevy Silverado 1500s bed comes equipped with 12 standard tie-downs, as well as additional upgrades such as the first-ever industry-first powered lift-up/lowering rear gate.

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