2019 RAM 1500 vs Chevy Silverado

Specs at a Glance

2019 RAM 1500

2019 RAM 1500

Standard Towing Capcity

  6,280 lbs.

Max Towing Capacity

  12, 750 lbs.


2019 Chevrolet Silverado

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Standard Towing Capcity

  5,500 lbs.

Max Towing Capacity

  12, 500 lbs.

2019 RAM 1500 vs 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

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Considered rivals in the light-duty class, the 2019 RAM 1500 and Chevy Silverado are pickup trucks that have full-size cabins. Three signature engines are available under the hood of the RAM 1500, but the Silverado comes with only one standard engine. A 12.0-inch infotainment system surely gives this RAM model an undisputed advantage in digital technology.

Capabilities

After years of success on the automotive market, the Pentastar engine still retains a spot in the 2019 RAM 1500's powertrain lineup. You could extract up to 305 horsepower from this acclaimed V6 engine. If you want a traditional V8 engine that's also based on a legendary platform, then choose the 5.7 L HEMI option. You'll get up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque from this eight-cylinder unit. Inspired by the latest hybrid technology, the all-new eTorque feature dramatically improves the efficiency of the HEMI powertrain. You can tow a maximum of 12,750 pounds with this smart engine that runs on gasoline. Powered by the updated EcoTec3 technology, the 2019 Chevy Silverado comes equipped with a 5.3 L V8 engine has a rating of 355 hp and just above 383 lb-ft of torque. The Active Fuel Management enhances efficiency, but it still falls short of the innovative eTorque system. Additionally, the 2019 Silverado has a towing capacity of only 9,400 pounds.

Handling

The eight-speed automatic transmission in the 2019 RAM 1500 wears the iconic TorqueFlite label. This highly dynamic transmission is available in the 850RE and 8HP75 versions. A transfer case with a shift-on-the-fly mechanism smoothly sends torque to the front and rear axles of this robust RAM pickup truck. Some of the modes that are available for the 4x4 drive system include 4LO and 2HI. If you're planning to navigate rugged terrains, you better have the Four Corner Active Level Air Suspension System. The ground clearance is automatically calibrated by this responsive suspension system. For example, the chassis will be lowered to minimize drag forces at fast speeds. An active air dam is another feature that contributes to good aerodynamic performance at various velocities. Based on extensive testing in wind tunnels and outdoor settings, the 2019 RAM 1500 has a coefficient of drag of only .357. The 2019 Chevy Silverado has a relatively bulky and wide geometry that contributes to some waste of fuel on the highway. This pickup truck only has six fixed ratios in its traditional automatic transmission system.

Technology

For the very first time, RAM offers a 12.0-inch display for the RAM 1500's Uconnect infotainment system. This all-new monitor is a major upgrade to the conventional 8.4-inch touch screen. A split-screen view is available for the innovative 12.0-inch display. Of course, the latest GPS navigation technology is installed in the Uconnect 4C NAV platform. A subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link is also available in select trims. If you'd like to enjoy concert-quality acoustics in the cabin, then select the award-winning Harman Kardon audio system that includes 19 speakers with stainless steel grilles. This class-leading sound system producing an astonishing 900 acoustic watts. A 7.0-inch TFT instrument cluster is another visual aide that's available in this RAM pickup truck. The 2019 Chevy Silverado's MyLink multimedia system has a maximum screen size of 8.0 inches. Some of the console's top features include Android Auto, 4G Wi-Fi and iHeartRadio.

Take a tour of our dealership and discover the 2019 RAM 1500 pickup truck. Some of the trims that you'll find in our inventory include the Laramie, Tradesman and Rebel. These RAM models surely beat the 2019 Chevy Silverado in performance, handling and technology.


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