2021 RAM 1500 vs 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500

2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Silverado 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

Looking for the best new full-size pickup money can buy? We’d be wrong to say that there’s one truck that works best for every single Corpus Christi or Kingsville shopper, but the 2021 RAM 1500 comes pretty close! But, just how does this tough RAM truck compare to the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, one of its main rivals? Quite favorably, as it turns out! Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass has all the detail below. Read on to learn more, or contact us any time with questions.

RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Performance 

Whether you choose the Silverado or RAM 1500, you’ll have plenty of power under-the-hood and towing capability. While the Silverado has a slight edge compared to the RAM 1500 with regard to towing capacity, the RAM 1500 has the Silverado beat with regard to standard horsepower:

  • RAM 1500: Standard V6 engine generates 305 hp. Maximum towing capacity is 12,750 pounds. Maximum payload capacity is 2,300 pounds.
  • Silverado 1500: Standard V6 engine generates 285 hp. Maximum towing capacity is 13,300 pounds. Maximum payload capacity is 2,280 pounds.

Whatever reservations you may have about the RAM 1500 towing capacity, throw them away now. Why? It more than makes up for its slightly-lower towing capacity vs. the Silverado 1500 with its superior fuel economy. The base RAM 1500, in fact, can travel up to 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway; the base Silverado matches that 19 city mpg, but falls short on the highway at 22 mpg. Want even better fuel-efficiency? Choose the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel!

RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Cargo Management

Insofar as cargo-hauling goes, the RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 fare similarly. But when you start getting into cargo management, that’s where the RAM 1500 really shakes things up. The 2021 RAM 1500 provides these innovative cargo management features:

  • RAMBox® Cargo Management System: This class-exclusive feature gives you access to two storage bins that are lockable and waterproof to store tools-of-the-trade on-the-job or even valuables during a night out. Want to go tailgating? RAMBox® even boasts drain plugs for ice to keep your beverage-of-choice cool. 
  • Multifunction Tailgate: Two doors that swing open 88° for easy cargo access make the RAM 1500 Multifunction Tailgate a favorite feature of many Port Lavaca truck shoppers.
  • In-Floor Storage: The interior of the new 2021 RAM 1500 features class-exclusive, in-floor storage bins for added storage space.

RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Interior Amenities

From Apple CarPlay® to Android Auto™ and more, the RAM 1500 and Silverado 1500 both offer plenty of modern technologies. But the RAM 1500 takes tech specs to a whole new level with the following features:

  • Uconnect® 4C NAV: Boasting a configurable home screen with split-screen technology plus redundant physical controls for easy access in-a-pinch,the available full-screen navigation and infotainment system in the RAM 1500 is one-of-a-kind. It even boasts SiriusXM® with 360L for endless hours of on-road entertainment.
  • 12-inch touchscreen: The available RAM 1500 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system is the largest in its class. It also utilizes pinch-and-zoom technology to make finding a destination easier than ever. 
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System: A 900-watt audio system from Harman Kardon® kicks out rich lows and clear highs from a grand total of 19 speakers.

As it’s easy to see, when you compare the RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you’ll find that the RAM 1500 is so much more than just a brute workhorse. It’s a truly refined truck for the most discerning of Beeville drivers.

Find Your Next RAM 1500 for Sale at Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass

Looking to upgrade your ride? Now that you’ve asked yourself, “Silverado or RAM 1500: which is right for me,” and decided on the latter, we can help! Browse our new RAM 1500 inventory now! Then, visit us when safe to test-drive an incomparable RAM 1500 at our Aransas Pass RAM dealership.

*2020 Model

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