Compare the 2018 RAM 1500 VS 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Offering the Regular, Quad and Crew cabs, the 2018 Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup truck that’s ready to handle light-duty tasks. The Ram 1500 is also a robust pickup truck that has a light-duty design. Powered by the available 5.7-Liter V8 HEMI® MDS VVT gas engine, the Ram 1500 has more advanced standard features under the hood. The UConnect® infotainment system also offers more digital amenities than the Chevrolet MyLink® audio system platform.

Price And Specs Comparison

Specs2018 RAM 1500 Crew Cab2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
Starting MSRP*$27,095$28,285
Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**20/2715/23
Standard Engine3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine4.3L EcoTec3 V6 Engine
Max Towing Capacity10,620 lbs.12,500 lbs.
Transmission8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic


Having a class-exclusive standard TorqueFlite® 8 Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission, the Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine reaches a peak output of 395 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. With the Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine, you won’t get more than 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Even the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine still doesn’t produce as much torque as the Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. In addition, the Ram includes Class-Exclusive Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension designed to improve and maintain load leveling to stabilize this pickup truck on rugged terrain as well as sensors to automatically increase fuel efficiency when driving at highway speeds.

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Though the Chevrolet comes standard with the MyLink® infotainment system with 7-inch touch screen, which includes a built-in WiFi hot spot, the Ram has a leg up with the Uconnect® system which has more digital amenities than the MyLink® system. Both trucks come available with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and GPS navigation for hands-free capabilities, but the Ram includes the voice activated capability with the Uconnect® infotainment system. Where the Silverado comes equipped with a 7-speaker system and 7-inch touch screen device, the Ram has a 10-speaker audio system, and an 8.4-inch touch screen for easier navigation. It’s not only about the technology for the Ram, the amount of additional interior storage including in-floor as well as extra dashboard storage gives the Ram plenty of space for personal cargo.

RAM 1500 Technology


Designed to last, the Ram 1500 is equipped with four-wheel antilock brake system and dynamic front crumple zones engineered to keep passengers safe. Along with these features, the Ram 1500 includes a sophisticated Electronic Stability Control system which features Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control as well as Rain Break Support. Though both trucks are equipped with Rear Vision Camera systems, ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist systems, and high-strength steel safety frames, Chevrolet lacks the side-impact door beams that Ram has as extra protection. Chevrolet only has Low-speed Automatic braking capabilities where the Ram features both Brake Assist and Ready Alert Breaking to aid in any job load. The Silverado has the myChevrolet Mobile app as an option to connect to the command center of the vehicle, but the Ram has AllSecure® Central Locking System to lock/unlock and start your vehicle without the possibility of being hacked.

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Are you interested in test driving the 2018 Ram 1500? Then visit us at our Hayes Lawrenceville location. You’ll see what makes this Ram pickup truck top out the Chevrolet Silverado in performance, safety and technology.

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*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.