Ram 1500 vs Chevy Silverado
With their unique shape and robust power, trucks are capable of helping you get the job done. Which model has the strength as well as features needed to help you with your tasks around Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland?
Two great options are the 2019 Ram 1500 and the 2019 Chevy Silverado. To help you select between the two models, our team at Wilsonville CDJR compared the Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado to show you what each truck brings to the table.
Towing and Payload Capabilities
An obvious factor whenever deciding on which truck you should get is how much weight it can safely tow and carry. The 2019 Silverado has an available 6.2L V8 engine that gives the truck the ability to tow up to 12,200 pounds.
In the Ram 1500, you’ll also be able to get a V8 engine to help boast its towing capacity. With its available 5.7 HEMI® V8 engine, the 2019 Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds. That kind of towing capacity will let you pull along larger equipment you need for work or a DIY project at your home.
The Ram 1500 also has a payload capacity of 2,300 pounds, which allows you to carry slightly more weight than the Chevy Silverado, which has a maximum payload capacity of 2,250 pounds.
Helping You Safely Drive and Tow
With the 2019 Silverado and new Ram 1500, there are a variety of safety features that can help you when towing, as well as when you are just cruising around town. They each have a variety of camera options you can get to help you check your surroundings and hitch up to your trailer more easily.
The 2019 Ram 1500 also comes standard with the Trailer Sway Damping system that can adjust the throttle and apply brake pressure to keep your trailer and truck under control.
They also both have available Blind Spot Monitoring systems that will help you safely maneuver when trying to change lanes or merge onto the highway. In the Ram 1500, you’ll get Trailer Detection, which will scan the blind spot behind your vehicle to account for the length of your trailer when you are trying to change lanes while towing.
Efficient Driving to Balance Out its Robust Power
As the engineering of trucks gets better and better, thanks to developments in technology, they also continue to do a better job at conserving fuel consumption. The 2019 Chevy Silverado has a fuel economy of 15 city/20 highway MPG. The 2019 Ram 1500 gets 20 city/25 MPG, giving you more miles in between fuel stops.*
Interested in Learning More About the Ram 1500?
The Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado shows that this Ram truck comes with strong capabilities compared to its competition, along with technology to keep you safe no matter the situation. Drivers in Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland can stop by Wilsonville CDJR to get a closer look at the 2019 Ram 1500. Contact us today to learn more about this truck’s various trim levels and to schedule a test drive!
*EPA-estimated mileage with 2.6L Pentastar® V6 eTorque engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, 4×2. Actual mileage will vary.