2020 Ram 1500 vs Chevrolet Silverado Thomson GA
2020 Ram 1500 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado
Ram or Chevrolet is a question that goes back years, and today we’re going to try and help answer that question by comparing the 2020 Ram 1500 to the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. Both trucks saw a complete redesign last year, and both trucks just introduced a diesel engine to the lineup this year, but which is really better for you? Find out down below?
2020 Ram 1500 Power & Handling
The powerful engine lineup of the Ram 1500 includes a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with eTorque technology that can tow up to 12,750 pounds when properly equipped. There is also a V8 without eTorque that makes 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The new third-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is also a powerful tower with a capability of 12,560 pounds thanks to 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. Any of these engines can be paired with any Ram 1500 model, including the Rebel. The standard engine for the lineup though, is a 3.6-liter V6 that makes 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling
There are several engines available to the Chevrolet Silverado, but they are tied down to specific models. The base engine for the Silverado Work Truck is a 4.3-liter V6 that outputs 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Under the hood of the LT is the 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that outputs 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. The LT Trail Boss and the LTZ use a 5.3-liter V8 that cranks out 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Optional for the lineup is a 3.0-liter inline-six turbocharged diesel engine and a 6.2-liter V8 engine. Both these engines use a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Ram 1500 Features & Design
Over half a dozen models make up the Ram 1500 lineup, which starts off with the Tradesman and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, second-row in-floor storage, and trailer sway damping. The Big Horn model upgrades to 18-inch wheels, foglights, and is available with a 12-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen. With the Rebel, you’ll find a highly capable off-roader thanks to all-terrain tires and an electronic locking rear axle. On the higher trim levels you will find heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, power side steps, four-corner air suspension, and forward-collision warning.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design
The base Work Truck starts the lineup off with smartphone integration, a six-speaker sound system, steel wheels, and Bluetooth. The Custom adds on heated mirrors, cruise control, and front tow hooks. LED headlights, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a tailgate damper come with the LT. On the higher trim levels, you can find ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, navigation, leather upholstery, a dual-zone automatic climate control, and rear parking sensors.
We’re really not a fan of the way Chevrolet set up the engine lineup for the Silverado. We appreciate the fact that with the Ram 1500, you can pair any engine to any trim levels so you can get exactly what you’re looking for like a basic work truck with a highly powerful engine. We have an extensive collection of new Ram 1500 models on our lot here at Speedway CDJR of Lansing, and we can’t wait to show you around and help you into the truck of your dreams!