Can’t decide which pickup truck to choose this year? Then you’ve come to the right place. Check out this guide that pits the 2021 RAM 1500 against the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 to see how they compare in three key areas.
The RAM 1500 comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which creates a smooth, well-rounded ride.
A notable feature of this RAM pickup is its 48-volt mild hybrid system called eTorque that works in tandem with the engine. In addition to increasing power while at a stop, this also improves fuel economy.
By contrast, the Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with a 4.3-liter V6 engine that only offers 285 horsepower, and it does not feature eTorque technology.
Pickup trucks may be thought of as workhorses, but that doesn’t mean they can’t come with advanced tech features.
Inside every RAM 1500, you will find a very user-friendly Uconnect® infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. You can also get a 12.0-inch touchscreen on all models except the base trim. Other standard features include Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ integration and a mobile hot spot.
In the Chevy Silverado 1500, you’ll only find a seven-inch touchscreen for its infotainment system. The only other option is an eight-inch touchscreen, but that costs extra.
If safety is one of the things you’ll be looking at closely during your car search, you’ll be happy to know that the 2021 RAM 1500 received a perfect five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Chevy Silverado 1500, on the other hand, only got a rating of four stars from the NHTSA.
If you’re still not sure which truck to go with, a test drive can settle the matter. Visit our RAM dealership near Cincinnati to get behind the wheel of the new RAM 1500 today.