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2020 Silverado 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Ram 1500

2020 Ram 1500

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 1500

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500


2020 RAM 1500
4.3L V6

Base Engine

3.6L V6
13,400 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

12,750 pounds
2,250 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

2,300 pounds
19 mpg city/22 mpg highway

MPG Rating

19 mpg city/24 mpg highway

Looking into new pickup trucks in Glendale Heights? The new 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2020 RAM 1500 are long-time competitors with cult-like followings, leading many Chicago shoppers to wonder: “Silverado or RAM 1500, which is right for me?” In this RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado comparison, Sunrise Chevrolet illuminates some important key differences between these two powerhouse pickups. Check out the Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. RAM 1500 towing power and interior features, below!

RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado: Performance and Towing

Will the Silverado or RAM 1500 provide the engine performance and towing power your Carol Stream job site demands? The Silverado 1500 boasts a larger 4.3L V6 base engine, while the RAM 1500 is equipped with a 3.6L V6 base engine. We’ll take a closer look at each engine’s output details, below:

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500: 4.3L V6

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 13,400 pounds
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,250 pounds
  • Horsepower: 285 hp
  • Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/22 mpg highway

2020 RAM 1500: 3.6L V6

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 12,750 pounds
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 2,300 pounds
  • Horsepower: 305 hp
  • Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway

While the RAM 1500 does have a slight edge in terms of payload power, horsepower, and fuel economy, it’s easy to see that the Silverado 1500 follows very close behind in all three categories. However, when you inspect their maximum towing capacities, the difference is significant. The Silverado 1500 is capable of towing 650 pounds more than the RAM 1500. When you need to haul equipment from one site to another in one trip, that extra 650 pounds can make all the difference.

Silverado or RAM 1500: Interior Amenities

Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility is a standard feature inside both the Silverado 1500 and the RAM 1500. Both trucks also boast their own brand-specific infotainment systems and a color touchscreen display. But when you compare the RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado interiors at their base-level, you’ll find it’s the Silverado that offers a few more advanced features:

  • Chevy Teen Driver Technology: This innovative system provides peace of mind for Addison parents who will be letting their new teen driver borrow the truck from time to time. You can set volume limits, limit the top speed to 85 mph, view a driving report card at the end of their trip, and much more. Such a feature is not available from the RAM 1500.
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability: Only available in the Silverado 1500 is the convenience of 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability. This feature makes it easier to access your email, view work documents, and more when you’re out on remote job sites.
  • 40/20/40 Split-Bench Front Seat: Need some extra interior room for cargo? It’s only with the Silverado 1500 that you can fold down the front passenger seatback to create more versatile space.

Learn More About the 2020 Silverado 1500 With Sunrise Chevrolet

Silverado or RAM 1500: which truck better suits your needs in Glendale Heights? After comparing the RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado in greater depth, we hope the answer is pretty simple! If you would like to continue your online research for the Silverado 1500, we invite you to compare it to other top competitors like the GMC Sierra 1500. Then, take a moment to check out your pickup truck customization options with Silverado 1500 accessories.

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