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 1500 and the Ram 1500 are known to be two of the top-selling pickup trucks in the industry. Both vehicles are considered to be heavy duty trucks for their ability to haul thousands of pounds and also provide a comfortable ride. When you're ready to drive a powerful and sturdy vehicle, there are are a few factors to compare when narrowing down your options.

Specs at a Glance

Comfort

Although you want to look sleek while driving a new pickup truck, the level of comfort that is provided is important to ensure that you enjoy the ride and have the freedom to take trips in the vehicle. The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 offers comfortable seats that don't compromise on the amount of support that is provided. Leather seats are available with dark materials, creating a cozy interior setting that is luxe. The cabin also has built-in wifi, which will allow you to stay connected to the Internet without going over your data limit with your smartphone or tablet.

The Ram 1500 has a high level of refinement in the cabin, which is classy and quiet considering the power of the engine. Excellent visibility is available with heated and ventilated front seats that come standard. An ample amount of legroom is available for adult passengers. The LATCH child-seat connectors can be difficult to find for those who try to install a car seat in the back.

Safety

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. The pickup truck comes with Forward Collision Alert, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, a rear vision camera, Front and Rear Park Assist, Safety Alert Driver Seat, and Forward Collision Alert. The features are designed to compensate for the driver's mistakes on the road to reduce the risk of an accident and offer a bit of accountability. Six standard airbags and a high-strength steel safety cage are also included. Drivers can even take advantage of the OnStar Automatic Crash Response feature that is an add-on and will allow you to receive immediate help if you're involved in a collision.

The 2018 Ram 1500 received both good and marginal ratings by the IIHS and the NHTSA for its crash tests and does not include as many safety features as the Silverado. It can reduce the risk of an accident with its Brake Assist, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors, and 4-Wheel ABS.

Performance

The performance of each truck is often considered to be the deal-breaker for consumers. The Silverado 1500 glides along the highway and proves that a heavy-duty vehicle doesn't have to be built with a noisy engine. The steering is nicely weighted with just enough angle available. The V6 engine has good fuel economy without feeling sluggish, and the V8 is an option for added power.

The Ram 1500 is constructed with a 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine, but its strong suit is its torque. The vehicle offers 240 horsepower and is ideal for daily driving, but upgrading to a more powerful engine is recommended if you plan to haul or tow.

When you want to take a closer look at how the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 compares to the 2018 Ram 1500, contact our dealership to schedule a test drive. One of our representatives can provide you with more facts and also discuss financing options that are available.

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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