2018 Chevy Silverado

2018 Chevy

Silverado 1500

Engine

4.3L

Front Leg Room

45.3 in.

2018 Ram 1500

2018 Ram

1500

Engine

3.6L

Front Leg Room

41.0 in.

The 2018 Chevy Silverado and the Ram 1500 are two pickup trucks that pack plenty of power and stand out in the auto industry. For most people who are want to own a truck, it's essential to purchase a vehicle that can tow and also provides a comfortable ride, whether it's used for business or pleasure. When you want to know the differences between each truck, there are a few main factors to evaluate.

Specs at a Glance

Technology/Gadgets

One of the highlights of the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the wi-fi connectivity that is offered, which allows drivers to stay connected to the Internet on their smartphone or tablet while on the go. It also allows construction workers to continue working at the job site and maintain their productivity while away from the office. Standard tech tools and gadgets include a rearview camera, a tire-fill alert, and a seven-inch display. USB inserts, a Teen Driver safe-driving system, LED accents, and a premium audio system causes the Silverado to resemble a luxury vehicle despite its price tag.

Some of the tech features that are included in the Ram 1500 range from a Longhorn Uconnect touchscreen to a USB Flip. It's also built with a backup camera, HD radio, roadside assistance, SOS Call, Vehicle finder, automatic dual-zone climate control, and remote start. Unfortunately, many of the features are add-ons and don't come standard in the vehicle, which can cause the Silverado 1500 to have more value for its price.

Consumer Ratings

Consumers favor the 2018 Chevy Silverado for the three different bed lengths that are available with steps mounted on the rear bumper for ease of use. An ample amount of storage space is provided due to the number of small cubbies that are offered on each door panel, which prevents the cabin from becoming cluttered with items that are stored inside. The ride and handling have also improved because the vehicle now feels similar to riding in a crossover SUV rather than a heavy-duty truck. Drivers also have more control of the car with improved handling and acceleration.

Although the Ram 1500 is favored for its attractive exterior and power, it has received negative reviews for its 3.6-liter V6 engine due to the limited amount of weight that can be towed.

Interior Features

The Silverado 1500 is constructed with upscale features and materials in the cabin that is considered to be an upgrade from its predecessor. The dash, seats, and gauges feel more regal for elegant simplicity that isn't overly flashy. Drives can take advantage of LATCH connectors that make it easy to install car seats, along with heated and ventilated front seats that are available. A heated steering wheel also offers extra comfort on cold days. Adjustable lumbar support allows the car to be more comfortable for long drives and trips.

The Ram 1500 offers a redesigned interior that features advanced technology and a 12-inch touchscreen, but many of the different controls and knobs can be difficult to use and make the dashboard look cluttered compared to the Silverado's seamless interior. A panoramic sunroof that is available offers better views of the outdoors compared to its previous model. It can also be difficult to climb into the vehicle due to the lack of steps that are available. An assist system is also not provided, which makes the tailgate difficult to open and close without plenty of strength.

When you're ready to become the owner of a new car, contact our dealership to learn more about how the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 compares to the Ram 1500.

All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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