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2021 RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 1500
2021 RAM 1500


2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
3.6L V6 Engine

Base Engine

4.3L V6 Engine
2,300 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

2,280 pounds
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

13,300 pounds
Up to 19 mpg

Base City MPG

Up to 19 mpg
Up to 24 mpg

Base Highway MPG

Up to 22 mpg

When it comes to choosing the right truck for your Lexington work site or for daily driving in Georgetown, many drivers find themselves asking, Chevy Silverado or RAM 1500. Both trucks are long-time driver favorites, but only one is part of the family of trucks that have won Motortrend’s Truck of the Year three years in a row. That’s the RAM 1500. How does the Chevy Silverado compete? Take a look with Dan Cummins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, then contact us to arrange a test drive. 


RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500: Performance and Capability

Starting with the base trim levels Georgetown drivers will find more power and capability when they opt for the RAM 1500. Just like when we compared the RAM 1500 to the Ford F-150, you get more horsepower from the RAM when you compare Silverado or RAM 1500:

  • RAM 1500: Equipped with a V6 engine that generates 305 hp, a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, and a maximum payload capacity of 2,300 pounds.
  • Silverado 1500: Equipped with a V6 engine that generates 285 hp, a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pounds, and a maximum payload capacity of 2,280 pounds.

While the RAM 1500 towing capacity is marginally lower than the Chevy Silverado, it makes up for that small difference with best-in-class V6 gas mileage. You’ll get up to 19 mpg on Nicholasville streets at 24 mpg on the highway compared to 19 mpg city / 22 mpg highway in the Chevy Silverado. 

RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500: Cargo Management

If you’re using the similar payload and towing numbers to decide between Chevy Silverado or RAM 1500, it’s going to be a difficult decision, so let’s take a look at the cargo management options you get with the RAM 1500 that aren’t offered by Chevy:

  • RAMBox® Cargo Management System: The secure, class-exclusive compartment houses two storage bins built into the sides of the truck bed to provide even more space for your equipment.
  • In-Floor Storage: The interior features class-exclusive, in-floor storage bins for even more precious cargo space.
  • Multifunction Tailgate: The tailgate is engineered with two doors that swing open 88° for easier cargo access.

RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500: Technology and Connectivity

You’ll find both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in both the Chevy Silverado and RAM 1500, but RAM takes connectivity technology to the next level with these features: 

  • 12-inch touchscreen: largest in its class, features pinch and zoom
  • Uconnect® 4C NAV: Enjoy a customizable home screen with split-screen technology, physical controls for key features, full-screen navigation, and SiriusXM® with 360L for plenty of entertainment on Paris-area drives.
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System: This 900-watt sound system includes 19 speakers, the most in its class.

Choose Your Winning Truck at in Paris

Now that you’ve seen how the RAM 1500 bests the Chevy Silverado, shop the inventory at Dan Cummins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to choose the best RAM 1500 option for you!


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