2019 RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500 | Decatur, IN
If you’re in the market for a new full-size, light-duty truck, the 2019 RAM 1500 is an ideal option thanks to its capable, sporty design. But how does it stack up against the Silverado 1500?
Standard Power and Performance
Both the RAM 1500 and the Silverado 1500 come with an eight-speed transmission, but that’s where the similarities end.
On the base Tradesmen trim level, the RAM 1500 has a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower or a 5.7-liter V8 with 395 horsepower. The Work Truck trim of the Silverado 1500 has a 285-horsepower 4.3-liter V6 or a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8. On these standard engines, the RAM 1500 gives more power.
Additionally, the RAM 1500 has best-in-class V8 towing of up to 12,750 pounds, which means the RAM is better for those who want more capabilities.
Standard Fuel Economy
The RAM 1500 beats the Silverado when it comes to standard fuel economy. The RAM 1500 averages 20 mog city/25 mpg highway, while the Silverado only manages 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway.* These figures vary depending on the trim levels you select, but you’ll find that the RAM will typically conserve and use fuel better than the Silverado.
The RAM 1500 is the most-awarded light-duty truck in America. You’ll find available features exclusive to this model, like the RamBox® Cargo Management System to provide weatherproof, illuminated, and lockable storage. Uconnect® improves media and infotainment, while available Mopar® accessories let you customize your ride. You won’t find these enhancements on the Silverado 1500.
The RAM offers more power, better fuel economy, and added features on the base trim. Test drive the 2019 RAM 1500 at Tom Kelley CDJR to see what sets this truck apart from other trucks.
*Actual mileage may vary. For more information, please visit www.ramtrucks.com/fuelefficiency