2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2019 Ram 1500
Everyone in Purcell knows that a light-duty truck is just the ticket for the roads of Oklahoma. But if you’re in the enviable position of looking to buy a new 2019 light-duty truck, how do you choose which the best fit is for you?
The easiest way to find the ideal truck is to narrow down the search to two options and compare them in detail.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2019 Ram 1500 are two of the leading American trucks today, no doubt — but which is best?
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is part of the fourth generation of Silverados. It has several powertrain options from which to choose. Decide on the kind of towing or hauling you will require from it and take your pick.
There are five different engine configurations for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500:
- 2.7L Turbo I-4
- 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6
- 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 with Active Fuel Management
- 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management
- 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 also comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with four-wheel drive.
The 2019 Ram 1500, on the other hand, comes in just three different engine configurations: a 3.6L V6 24V eTorque engine, a 5.7L V8 Hemi MDS VVT engine, and a 5.7L V8 Hemi MDS VVT eTorque engine.
Right away, the wider range of engines is apparent with the Chevrolet offering much more choice than the Dodge.
The maximum horsepower of the 2019 Ram 1500 is just 395 while the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 boasts a maximum of 420 horsepower.
When comparing the maximum towing possible, the 2019 Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,200 pounds, making them virtually identical in this regard.
The newly redesigned 2019 line of Chevrolet Silverado 1500s comes in eight different models compared to the six different models of the 2019 Ram 1500.
The 2019 Ram 1500 comes in six different models including the Tradesman, the Big Horn/Lone Star, the Laramie, the Rebel, the Laramie Longhorn, and the 2019 Limited.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has more options to choose from than the 2019 Ram 1500 does. The 2019 Ram 1500 offers 18-inch to 20-inch aluminum wheels and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers 17-inch to 18-inch wheels.
Another important feature to consider when choosing a new truck is the configuration of the cab. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a crew cab with a short bed, a crew cab with a standard bed, and a double cab with a standard bed. The 2019 Ram 1500 offers a crew cab with a 5’7” bed, a crew cab with a 6’4” bed, and a quad cab with a 6’4” bed.
Both the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2019 Ram 1500 are loaded with useful features.
Starting with the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, available options include a power sunroof, leather package, iridescent pearl tri-coat, jet black leather-appointed front seat trim, four-inch black round assist steps, front and rear chrome bumpers, two cargo tie downs rated at 500 pounds each, corner step on rear bumper, deep-tinted glass, LED signature daytime running lamps, chrome mirror caps, heated power-adjustable mirrors, a bed rail protection cap, incandescent tail, stop and reverse lights, six-speaker audio system, eight-inch color touchscreen, 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, compass, cruise control, six-gauge instrument cluster, dual-stage frontal airbags, head-curtain airbags for both front and rear, and a passenger sensing system for the front passenger airbag.
Now let’s compare that with the available options of the 2019 Ram 1500, which has auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind-spot with cross-path detection, daytime running headlamps, electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, hill start assist, ParkSense front and rear park assist with rear back-up camera, remote start, security alarm, tire pressure monitoring, tire-fill alert, traction control, trailer sway damping, side airbags, side-curtain airbags, front airbags, and supplemental front side airbags.
On the whole, the 2019 Silverado 1500 price gets you more for your money in the interior.
To truly get an idea of which truck is better value and will best suit your needs, it can be helpful to compare features side by side to assess things such as the safety of the vehicles.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was given a five-star frontal crash safety rating by the NHTSA whereas the 2019 Ram 1500 received only a four-star frontal crash safety rating.
The NHTSA also rated the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with a four-star rollover safety rating whereas the 2019 Ram 1500 was only rated three stars for rollover safety.
It’s starting to become clear which the better choice is. With more available features and a better safety rating, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 scores better than the 2019 Ram 1500 in almost all aspects.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers up to 20 city and 23 highway miles per gallon while the 2019 Ram 1500 offers up to 20 city miles and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
So far, the only two categories where the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 didn’t fare as well as the 2019 Ram 1500 is available wheel size and a two-mile-per-gallon difference in highway miles.
Since the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a wider selection of features, it is safe to say the average new truck buyer will have a better time customizing it. The 2019 Ram 1500 offers substantially less customization and is not rated as highly in crash safety.
Most notably, the 2019 Ram 1500 is significantly more likely to experience a rollover in the event of an accident. This is likely due in part to the taller wheels of the 2019 Ram 1500. When you test drive the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 you’ll notice it feels significantly steadier than the Ram.
It is important to take all factors into account when comparing the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for sale in Purcell, Oklahoma and the 2019 Ram 1500. Hopefully, you’ve now got a better understanding of what both these trucks have to offer and can see why the 2019 Chevy Silverado is the top choice.