Though these two half-ton pickup trucks were different model years, they were similar in that they were both four-wheel-drive crew cabs with optional V-8 engines, so I thought they would make for an interesting comparison. In the versions we tested—four-door crew cabs with V8 engines and four-wheel drive—both get decent gas mileage and are as quiet inside as a good luxury car. Both were quiet on smooth roads, but I thought the Chevrolet Silverado had more wind noise through the A- and B-pillars. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is longer and taller this year – and lighter as well.
The Max Torque
Max Torque: The Silverado’s 6.2L V8 delivers 460 lb-ft of torque. When Chevrolet announced that the 2019 Silverado 1500 is coming back with the 5.3L and 6.2L V8 engines, they said that the truck can deactivate up to seven cylinders. The Dodge Ram 1500 is brand new for the 2019 model year and while GM has the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 coming down the pipes, the 2019 model still has a lot to offer. A large perk of the 2019 Ram 1500 is the model lineup. An eight-speed automatic transmission is now standard throughout the lineup. The 2019 Chevy Silverado has a lineup of powerful, fuel-efficient engines to choose from ensuring that you can save fuel without sacrificing power.
When equipped with a regular cab configuration, the Ram 1500 dominates the competition. But with diesel engines, it’s torque that matters most of all, and the Ram 1500 takes the cake here, with 480 pound-feet. The first engine is a 4.3-liter V6, pumping out 305 lb-ft of torque and 285 horsepower, and matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2009 Ram has an improved engine lineup, beginning with a 3.7L V6 making 210 horsepower, followed by a 310 horsepower 4.7L V8, and the premium engine is the 390 horsepower Hemi.
The Fuel Efficiency
Is the Chevy advantage in MPG enough for you to consider a new Silverado over a Ram? You want to make sure that your truck has the perfect balance of capability, dependability, fuel efficiency, affordability, safety, style, and technology. The principal advantage of diesel is fuel economy. Is the Chevy advantage in MPG enough for you to consider a new Silverado over a Ram? The bed length of the Ram 1500 with the crew cab is just under 6.5 feet, the Silverado’s is slightly over 6.5 feet. Also, keep in mind these are 4×4, V8, crew cab configurations. The 2009 Silverado offers a bedrail system with a handful of customizable, lockable configurations including a cargo box divider, a sliding toolbox, and side storage boxes. The Chevy Silverado once again displays its versatility in the selection of trim configurations. That’s a 1 mpg improvement for the Silverado and 2 mpg better for the Ram over the previous generations. The Chevrolet registered slightly more distance on its odometer over the drive route.
The 2019 Ram 1500, unlike its competition, only gets a maximum 395 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. In earlier generations, the Ram 1500 had a clear one-up over the other two because of its lockable ‘Rambox’ storage on the bedsides. Interior: For a brief time through 2017, Ford had a clear advantage in terms of interior quality. However, only Ford has officially revealed the output of their new Power stroke 3.0-liter mill, and it produces 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Ram 1500, unlike its competition, only gets a maximum 395 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft.
It is comparable in size, shape, and overall durability to the Dodge Ram 1500. But there are some differences between the two and you need to know these in order to make your choice. Although most pickup trucks score well in crash tests due to their durability and size, the Chevy Silverado raises the bar when it comes to the long list of safety features that are offered. After testing these trucks extensively both on-road and off, it’s time for me to pick a favorite and in the process, make most of you hate me… if you don’t already. Stretching more than 18 minutes, the company comes courtesy of testing director Dan Edmunds, staff writer Travis Langness, and special correspondent Elana Scherr. Even though the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 posted EPA ratings of 1 mpg higher across the board, the Ram 1500 edged it out in real-world testing. That’s a 1 mpg improvement for the Silverado and 2 mpg better for the Ram over the previous generations.