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2021 RAM 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado

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

Whether heading to the worksite or the campsite in Overland Park, there’s nothing like a reliable pickup to conquer any challenge. But, should you choose a Silverado or RAM 1500 as your next truck? We’re here to help. In this guide, we walk you through the key differences between the 2021 RAM 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado. Find out which pickup dominates the competition!

RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500: Performance

Does the Silverado or RAM 1500 have the more impressive performance? While both trucks are mainstays of the Gardner roads, you’ll find that the RAM 1500 has the more powerful performance and greater capabilities.

RAM 1500

  • Engine: 3.6L V6
  • Horsepower: 305 hp
  • Towing: 12,750 pounds
  • Payload: 2,320 pounds
  • Fuel Economy: 20 city mpg and 25 highway mpg

Silverado 1500

  • Engine: 4.3L V6
  • Horsepower: 285 hp
  • Towing: 13,300 pounds
  • Payload: 2,280 pounds
  • Fuel Economy: 19 city mpg and 22 highway mpg

RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500: Cargo Utility

While both trucks have similar cargo capacity, the RAM 1500 has a big advantage in its cargo management systems. Only the RAM offers the following benefits for Springhill drivers:

  • RAMBox® Cargo Management System: This class-exclusive system includes two secure storage bins to help organize and protect your cargo.
  • Multifunction Tailgate: The multifunction tailgate has two doors that swing open 88°, which creates easier access to cargo and greater convenience while loading the bed.
  • In-Floor Storage: The interior features class-exclusive, in-floor storage bins for even more precious cargo space.

RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500: Interior Features

So, does the Silverado or RAM 1500 have a nicer interior? Both models have some features in common, like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, but there are a wealth of amenities that you’ll only find on the RAM 1500:

  • Uconnect® 4C NAV: Uconnect® includes a customizable home screen that’s equipped with split-screen technology, full-screen navigation and SiriusXM® to boost your entertainment options on the road.
  • 12-inch touchscreen: The largest touchscreen in its class, this handy display includes pinch-and-zoom technology to help you navigate effortlessly.
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Audio: This premium 900-watt sound system has the most speakers in its class with 19 spread throughout the cabin.

Find Your Next Pickup at Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

Between the Silverado or RAM 1500, we think the RAM 1500 has tons of undeniable advantages over the Silverado. But, you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out our new RAM 1500 inventory at Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and take a test drive through Olathe. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

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