2020 Ram 1500 in red

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in grey

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

RAM 1500


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

13,400 pounds
Up to 19 mpg

Base City MPG

Up to 19 mpg
Up to 24 mpg

Base Highway MPG

Up to 22 mpg

Now more than ever before, Springfield drivers are choosing the RAM 1500 over the Chevy Silverado when they need a tough and reliable truck. When it comes to the Silverado or RAM 1500, the RAM 1500 matches powerful performance with comfortable amenities, making it one of the best pick-up trucks in its class. However, the Chevy Silverado is also a very strong and dependable pick-up with specs that can challenge the RAM 1500’s capabilities. Today we’re going to compare these two titans to see which dominates in performance, cargo management, and interior features at Green Dodge.

RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado: Performance and Capability

Both the RAM 1500 and the Silverado 1500 offer exceptional performance for Chatham drivers, but the RAM edges out ahead of the Silverado when you compare their base trim levels:

Silverado or RAM 1500

  • RAM 1500: Comes 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: Comes equipped with a V6 engine that generates 285 hp, a maximum towing capacity of 13,400 pounds, and a maximum payload capacity of 2,280 pounds.

What the RAM 1500 lacks in towing capacity, it makes up for it in base gas mileage by achieving the best-in-class standard V6 fuel economy. The RAM 1500 can get up to 19 mpg fuel economy in the city and 24 mpg fuel economy on the highway; the base Silverado matches that 19 city mpg fuel economy, but falls short on the highway at 22 mpg fuel economy.

2020 Ram 1500 exterior towing and cargo for family

RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado: Cargo Management

Since the RAM 1500 and the Silverado have similar cargo-hauling specs, it’s important to consider cargo management specs when deciding which truck is best for you. The 2020 RAM 1500 shines in this area by offering innovative features that will assist with cargo management:

  • RAMBox® Cargo Management System: The secure, class-exclusive compartment houses two storage bins and is upgraded for 2020 to provide even more space for your equipment.
  • Multifunction Tailgate: The tailgate is engineered with two doors that swing open 88° for easier cargo access
  • In-Floor Storage: The interior features class-exclusive, in-floor storage bins for even more precious cargo space.

The RAM 1500 is incredibly versatile when it comes to organizing and transporting cargo in Rochester.

RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado: Interior Features

Both the RAM 1500 and Silverado 1500 offer popular tech features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, but the RAM takes its in-cabin experience to a whole other level:

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

The RAM 1500 doesn’t only bring the power you need when working in Decatur, it also brings the intelligence you expect from a pickup at the top of it’s class. When it’s between the Silverado or RAM 1500, the choice is clear for Litchfield drivers.

2020 Ram 1500 interior passenger room

Test Drive The 2020 RAM 1500 in Springfield

Ready to experience the RAM 1500 for yourself? Explore our inventory and schedule a test drive to check out all the available features and trim levels at Green Dodge. Not sure whether you need a light-duty or heavy-duty pickup? Compare the 2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2500. We look forward to showing you just how capable this RAM truck is! Still doing research? Compare Cummins vs. Powerstroke vs. Duramax with our team.

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