2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2019 Ram 1500
Compare 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2019 RAM 1500
Full-size pickups are in demand today, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one of the best-selling models on the market. The Silverado gets a redesign for 2019 that includes a new engine lineup and many other updates. Buyers can choose powerful V8 engines that have excellent towing and hauling capacity. There are eight models, three cab styles and three different bed sizes, so buyers at dealerships like the Idaho Chevrolet dealer can buy a Silverado for just about every purpose.
The 2019 RAM 1500 is a popular full-size pickup that competes with the Silverado 1500. The 2019 Ram 1500 is offered in seven models, with just two cab styles and two bed sizes.
A vehicle’s price is an important factor for most buyers. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado costs less than the 2019 Ram 1500. According to Idaho Chevrolet, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado starts at $28,300. Meanwhile, the 2019 Ram 1500 has a starting MSRP of $31, 795. While the MSRP isn’t the price you’ll pay at the dealer, we use this figure to compare the two vehicles.
The Silverado 1500 comes with a choice of six engines, while the Ram 1500 has just two powerplants to choose from. The Silverado’s base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 that develops 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ram 1500 has a base 3.6-liter V6 that makes 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. While the Ram 1500’s V6 has slightly more horsepower, the Silverado 1500’s base engine has more torque, which means more power is available to send to the wheels.
The Ram 1500 has an optional 5.7-liter V8 that puts out 395 hp and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. The Silverado 1500 has three V8 engines. The Silverado’s 6.2-liter V8 with Direct Fuel Management generates 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ram 1500’s V8 doesn’t include Direct Fuel Management and is only mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the Silverado’s 6.2-liter V8 is connected to a 10-speed automatic.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 passengers will stay more comfortable than those riding in the Ram 1500. Taller passengers will enjoy the Silverado’s ample front and rear headroom, which beat the figures of the Ram 1500. The Silverado also has more front legroom and front shoulder room.
Truck buyers want the peace of mind that comes from knowing their pickup is safe, particularly if they’re transporting the family. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 received the highest rating of five stars from the NHTSA in overall crash testing. While the 2019 Ram 1500 hasn’t been tested as of this writing, the 2018 model only received a four-star overall safety rating.
The 2019 RAM 1500 is a worthy contender in the full-size pickup segment, but it falls short compared to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado when you look at important variables like price, the engine, comfort and safety. That’s the reason we declare the Silverado the winner of this head-to-head competition.