|2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500||vs.||2019 RAM 1500|
|6,700 lbs||Towing Capacity||6,280 lbs|
|355 hp||Horsepower||305 hp|
|383 lb-ft||Torque||269 lb-ft|
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The big competitor of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the RAM 1500. This is also a well-built machine that outpaces most other models in its segment when it comes to durability, materials quality, and total horsepower. However, there are a few drawbacks that set it a bit behind the Silverado 1500. These include the pricey diesel option, a difficult to maintain and rather cluttered cabin, and less trailering capacity than that of the Silverado 1500. Learn more to see how these performance truck compare.
There’s a new base engine on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. It’s a turbo 2.7L four-cylinder, and it can be fitted under the hood of the base trims instead of the standard 4.3L engine. This new engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Total output is 310 horsepower, and there’s plenty of torque to go with it. The 4.3L engine will still be a popular choice on the Silverado 1500, however. The larger 5.3L V8 has been updated and now comes with a stop-start feature and a cylinder deactivation system. The big 6.2L V8 is also still available on the LTZ and High Country trims. With either of the V8 engines powering the vehicle, trailering capacity is better than that on the 2019 RAM 1500. The 2019 RAM 1500 models have been completely redesigned, and there’s a new hybrid version, but total power output is less than what is experienced on the Silverado 1500. The standard 3.6L V6 provides less torque than its competing engine on the Silverado 1500.
The coolest thing about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is its nicely designed, functional interior. Whether it’s the three-seat regular cab or the larger, four-door versions, the interior of this pickup is quite appealing. Triple-seal inlaid doors, an aerodynamic windshield, and special noise-reduction measures result in a very quiet ride for driver and passengers. The dual-density foam seats are very comfortable, making this truck a great choice for long trips. Air conditioning, power door locks, cruise control, and a 40/20/40-split front bench seat are standard even on the base trim. The 2019 RAM 1500 is pretty nice looking on the inside, but some of the materials are quite soft and difficult to keep clean. In fact, the mix of materials is rather distracting to some owners, and the contrasting materials and tones are a bit too flashy in the eyes of some who take this model for a test drive.
Standard on all 2019 RAM 1500 versions is a driver information display, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, USB ports on the extended cab configurations, and a 5-inch screen display. The more goodies the buyer wants, the more expensive the package. In fact, the Big Horn trim must be purchased in order to get the Uconnect infotainment system and smartphone app integration. The 2019 Silverado 1500 comes with all of the features listed above on the RAM models but adds on the Chevy MyLink interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a superior six-speaker audio system. These are standard even on the base model. Uplevel versions also come with a Wi-Fi hotspot, something that’s lacking on the RAM 1500.
See the newly redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Mtn. View Chevrolet, and be sure to ask about the new turbo-4 engine. Take this model for a test drive to see how it compares to the RAM 1500 model trims. You’ll like the towing capacity, interior design, high-tech features, and more, and you’ll like the base sticker price as well.Schedule Test Drive