Compare the RAM 1500 to the Competition

at David Taylor Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Mayfield

When you're on the hunt for a new full-size truck that can do it all, you don't want to settle for any model. Here at our Seattle dealership, we take pride in the research we put into our lineup, which includes the powerful and well-equipped RAM 1500. The full-size truck market is filled with plenty of options, like the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado, but neither offers the same impressive performance, capability, and comfort that the RAM 1500 exhibits at every turn. We're happy to help you compare the RAM 1500 to its competition and explore why the RAM truck is the one that's right for you. Check out a comparison of the models down below!


RAM 1500 vs Chevy Silverado 1500

  • The RAM lineup offers four different engine options to the Chevy's six-engine lineup. However, the RAM 1500's 480 pound-feet torque output from the diesel engine outstrips any of the Chevy's engine capabilities, providing you with more capability.
  • If the diesel engine is what works best for you, the RAM 1500 will provide a maximum towing capacity of 12,560 pounds. The Chevy Silverado 1500 can't even top 10,000 pounds, so you won't be able to tow as much.
  • With the base RAM 1500 trim engine, you'll find you can go longer in between trips to the gas pump than the Chevy Silverado 1500's base engine. The mild-hybrid 3.6-liter V6 offers 20/25 mpg city/highway while the Chevy's 4.3-liter V6 only provides 16/21 mpg city/highway.
  • The RAM's rugged style and hardy exterior is well-equipped to conquer off-road adventures as easily as it does the rigors of the worksite. The Chevy Silverado is also suitable, especially if you upgrade to the Trail Boss trim levels, but these will cost you quite a bit more than the base RAM 1500.
  • Climbing inside of the RAM 1500, you'll find plenty of available luxuries in models like the Laramie Longhorn and Limited trim levels. They mix leather, matte wood trim, and metallic highlights, while the Silverado lacks features like these, giving an impression of a simple work truck.
  • When the mornings are a bit cool for your taste, front and second-row passengers can enjoy heated seats in the RAM 1500. Owners of the Chevy Silverado won't find second-row heated seats on any model.
  • The available 12.0-inch touchscreen on the RAM 1500 is far and away larger than anything the Silverado 1500 offers. You can settle for the eight-inch touchscreen, but it won't give you the same experience available in the RAM 1500.
  • The RAM 1500 earns high marks in IIHS tests, earning Good marks in every single test, including the effectiveness of its headlights and driver assistance safety features. By comparison, the Chevy Silverado only managed a Marginal rating in front passenger crash tests and a Poor score for its headlights.

RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150

  • Each truck provides options for drivers who prefer V6, V8, and diesel powertrains to choose from, but when you need true diesel performance, only the RAM 1500 offers the best. It offers up to 480 pound-feet of torque, surpassing Ford's engine output.
  • Sticking with the diesel engine option, the RAM 1500 tows a maximum of 12,560 pounds, which far surpasses the capability of the F-150's diesel engine; it only tows up to 11,500 pounds.
  • Both the RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150 offer tough, sturdy exteriors that are ideal for on the job performance or around the house chores. The RAM's available multifunction tailgate transforms to match your needs, with 60/40 split swing-away doors that can open to 88-degrees or can swing down like a traditional tailgate. The Ford F-150 isn't as multifunctional as what the RAM offers.
  • Inside, you'll find plenty of comfort and space to stretch out with the RAM 1500. It offers a best-in-class 45.1 inches of legroom, so even second-row passengers won't feel cramped at all. The Ford F-150 doesn't lack for space, but it can't quite match the comfort in the RAM 1500.
  • A class-exclusive reconfigurable center console offers a place to store your phone, gum or other smaller items as you drive around in a new RAM 1500. It can also charge up to five phones at once, so everyone can stay juiced up while on the go. The Ford F-150 truck offers storage, but nothing that achieves the same luxury as the RAM 1500.
  • Love listening to your music through Spotify? Why not do it with an intuitive touchscreen, which is standard in the RAM 1500 but only optional on the base F-150 model. The same goes for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, which will cost you more to unlock with the Ford lineup.
  • The RAM truck offers an optional 12.0-inch touchscreen, largest in its class. You won't have the same easy access with Ford's eight-inch optional touchscreen.
  • Both models offer Blind Spot Monitoring systems, but only the RAM 1500 includes it with every truck in the lineup. Ford will make you pay more to unlock its system.

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