Poll: Ram 1500 or Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

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Poll: Ram 1500 or Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

Which hard-working pickup truck would YOU rather own, the stylish Ram 1500 or Chevrolet’s ready-for-anything Silverado 1500? Vote in our latest poll!

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, though why you’d want to abuse felines is beyond us. In any event, both FCA and GM think they have the right solution for customers that need a truck, though there are some important differences between their offerings.

Starting with the Ram, this “half-ton” model offers a range of powertrains and some intriguing features. Underhood, several excellent engines are offered including a base 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 305 horses and 269 lb-ft of torque. Stepping up from there you can also get a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that’s good for 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of twist.

These gasoline options are rock solid, but the most intriguing option is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine. It delivers a rather meager 240 horses but it packs a wallop in the form of 420 units of twist. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard with some engines and trims but an economical eight-speed self-shifting gearbox is paired with other models.

Aside from its available diesel engine, one of the Ram’s other signature features is optional air suspension.

Focusing on the Silverado 1500 now, it offers three engines, all of which consume gasoline. The base unit is a 4.3-liter V6. It puts out 285 horsepower and 297 lb-ft of torque. Stepping up from there, you can get a 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horses and 383 units of twist. The top offering is a 6.2-liter V8 that’s good for 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft.

All of these engines feature aluminum construction and direct fuel injection for weight savings and greater efficiency. As for transmissions, two automatics are offered in the Silverado, one with six speeds and another with eight ratios.

Signature features in the Chevy include available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Duralife brake rotors for extended performance and trailer sway control for towing confidence.

For more information on these trucks, please compare them here. And don’t forget to vote for a favorite!

  • Frank Yoster

    Wow americans are stupid…ram is everyway superior to this outdated pos!

  • grandpatimbo

    Sure they are, but only those who succumb to the. “Ram, Guts and Glory” advertising and likely to suffer from a certain shortage somewhere in your anatomy. Go ahead and buy your re-badged Fiat and maybe you will not any more of those sexual enhancement meds.

  • nauticalone

    I’d go with the F-150

  • tech

    I too would go with the f150 both gm and ram have cheap interiors and tons of electrical issues not to mention the camshafts are weak in the rams and the oiling system in the gms are plauged with problems

  • tech

    Besides the fact that ford still out sells gm and dodge or ram combined just look at the sales numbers posted in automotive news

  • tech

    On a lighter note driving a ram is like dating a terrorist its all good til someone finds out about it

  • Manawits

    You can stick with your made in Mexico ford with all of their recalls I will stay with Ram.

  • Danieazy

    I’m lucky to drive the 2016 Lt Chevy (company truck) and I own a 2013 Ram Big Horn. I enjoy the Ram over the Chevy. Both great trucks.