Chevy Silverado 1500 Goes Head-to-Head with RAM 1500 -- See Which Full-Size Pickup is Right for You

If you're shopping the highly competitive light-duty trucks segment, looking at those best suited for the tough jobs in and around greater Philadelphia PA, the chances are that you've considered both Chevy Silverado 1500 and RAM 1500. After all, they're two of the most capable new pickups around. So, why buy a new Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. RAM 1500? Chevy has advantages for both work and play that RAM doesn't. See for yourself -- our experts have put together a matchup to make comparing both models easier.


Chevy Silverado 1500 accelerates better and can handle a broader range of work around Camden NJ than RAM 1500. It offers six powertrains to choose from, with engine and transmission combos that include an available turbocharged 3.0-liter Duramax diesel for the height of efficiency on long hauls to Cherry Hill NJ. The WT trim features a 305-horsepower, 4.3-liter V6 that produces 305 pound-feet of torque, while the midrange LTZ trim offers an available 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 capable of 460 pound-feet.

RAM 1500 offers only two engines to choose from. Neither is diesel, its similarly powered 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is only rated at 269 pound-feet of torque, and its available 395-horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI V8 can only put out 410 pound-feet.

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Chevy Silverado 1500 has a bigger bed capacity than RAM 1500. It's ultra-rugged high-strength steel Durabed measures 62.9 cubic feet in its short box configuration. That means more box volume for taking on everything from pallets and tool chests to power tools and outboard equipment -- all that you need for a Langhorne PA job roster. The bed in RAM 1500 measures only up to 61.5 cubic feet.


Chevy Silverado 1500 builds in many more smart driver aids and active safety features for navigating Bensalem PA traffic than RAM 1500. They span the gamut from situational awareness improvements like lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, and a following distance indicator to systems that alert you of lane changes, approaching vehicles, and impending front-end collisions. Of course, there aren't to mention low-speed forward auto and front pedestrian brakes, park assist, and trailer security features such as sway control, hitch view, a hitch guidance system, hitch-area lights, and more.

Where Can I Find a Chevy Silverado Near Me?

What else does Chevy Silverado 1500 have to offer? Call, e-mail, or visit us here at Hessert Chevrolet, 6301 E Roosevelt Blvd in Philadelphia PA, and we'll put you down for some time behind the wheel to learn more. You can find us easily -- just key where you're coming from into our Get Directions tool or ask a virtual assistant like Google or Siri to bring you here. We'll be looking forward to introducing you!