Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 Near Tifton, GA

Chevy vs. Ram Truck Comparison Near Tifton, GA

Ram 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Learn How Our Ram 1500 Compares to its Fitzgerald Rival

When you're looking for a half-ton pickup truck, you'll find that there are multiple options out there from which to choose. However, if you want a hard-working truck that you can count on day after day, your choices quickly get limited. Two of the top pickups in this segment -- the Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 -- have recently received makeovers for the 2019 model year, so we thought it a good idea to take a look at how they fare in a head-to-head comparison. Read on to see how things turned out.

Which Truck is a Better Value for Georgia Drivers?

We took a look at the introductory model of each truck, with two-wheel drive as the standard set-up. The Ram 1500 has a significantly lower Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price than does the base Chevrolet Silverado 1500, allowing you to either direct the savings towards other household expenses or equipping the Ram 1500 to a more well-appointed trim.

You'll save over the long term with the Ram 1500 as well. Both pickups feature a 3-year/36,000-mile basic limited new vehicle warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty, and a 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance program, but the Ram 1500 delivers a longer corrosion protection plan to Tifton GA owners -- at no extra charge.


Performance

As you would expect of two stalwarts of the American workforce, both trucks come with the powerful engine you need for the tough jobs. However, the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine at the heart of the Ram 1500 features eTorque mild hybrid technology and outperforms the Chevy Silverado's 4.3-liter V6 -- which lacks the added boost of torque that the Ram 1500 gets from the eTorque system.

The Ram 1500 pairs that innovative new engine with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, while the Chevy Silverado's engine has to work harder while going through each of the six gears in its automatic transmission. Then there's the fact that the Ram 1500 boasts a best-in-class maximum towing capability of 12,750 pounds, while the Silverado falls short at 12,500 pounds.

If you need top performance for your daily Douglas, GA drive, the Ram 1500 once again delivers the best engine. It can be equipped with an available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine that manufactures 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, while the Chevrolet Silverado and it's 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 max out at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.

 

Features

These aren't the boring boxy pickups of old, either. Even base models of each come well equipped with the modern touches you want as standard features, like power steering, power windows, keyless entry, cruise control, a tilting steering wheel, and a folding back seat. However, the Ram 1500 includes push-button start, aux audio pint, and an MP3 player -- features you'll have to pay more to get on the Chevy.

Then there are the class-exclusive features that make life in Cordele GA easier, and can only be found on the Ram 1500. For instance, the Rambox® Cargo Management System makes for a secure, lighted, lockable storage locker for tools and supplies, and it even features a plug so you can fill it with ice and use it as a cooler for the next family reunion!

Safety

Each pickup comes with multiple standard airbags, as well as daytime running lights, electronic stability control, and traction control. Once again, though, the Ram 1500 includes standard safety and driver assistance features that will cost you even more to add to the already more-expensive Chevy Silverado 1500. These include child safety locks, a backup camera, brake assist, and wireless cell phone connectivity.

Explore the 2019 Ram 1500 at Fitzgerald Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Now that you've seen how the Ram 1500 bests the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in terms of performance, features, and safety, we invite you to make the quick 10-minute drive north from Ocilla GA to our showroom and check this standout pickup out in person. We're here to help in any way, whether it's answering questions, sending you out on a test drive, or arranging for the loan or Ram lease you want and need.

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