2019 Ram 1500 vs 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Both the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500 have seen a complete redesign for the 2019 model year — but which one is better? Here, we compare and contrast the 2019 RAM 1500 and 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 to see which one comes out on top.

Performance and Capability

Under the hood of each of these pickup trucks you will find three engine options, which means both models give you plenty of choice. The powertrain options for both trucks are as follows:

2019 Ram 1500


  • 6-liter Pentastar® V6 with eTorque
    • 305 horsepower
    • 269 lb-ft of torque
    • Maximum towing capacity of 7,730 pounds
  • 7-liter HEMI® V8
    • 395 horsepower
    • 410 lb-ft of torque
    • Maximum towing capacity of 11,610 pounds
  • 7-liter HEMI® V8 with eTorque
    • 395 horsepower
    • 410 lb-ft of torque with supplemental 130 lb-ft of torque
    • Maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • 3-liter V6
    • 285 horsepower
    • 305 lb-ft of torque
    • Maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds
  • 3-liter V8
    • 355 horsepower
    • 383 lb-ft of torque
    • Maximum towing capacity of 11,100 pounds
  • 2-liter V8
    • 420 horsepower
    • 460 lb-ft of torque
    • Maximum towing capacity of 12,500 pounds

As you can see in the above specs, when comparing the two trucks the Ram comes out on top. Two of the Ram engines beat out the Silverado’s offerings in terms of power. The Ram truck also offers best-in-class maximum V8 towing capacity with its V8 engine with eTorque and has best-in-class horsepower on its base V6 engine, which means you will get exceptional performance, no matter the trim level you choose.

The eTorque technology is also a way that Ram differs from its Chevy competitor. This technology is a mild hybrid system that helps engines offer more power without reducing the truck’s fuel efficiency. So really, you get the best of both worlds when you’re behind the wheel of the 2019 Ram 1500.

Technology and Interior

Neither the Ram nor the Chevy pickup truck are weak when it comes to offering ample technology options. For instance, they both come standard with a touch-screen display and their respective brand’s infotainment system. While the Chevy offers an 8-inch touch screen, though, the Ram offers the largest touch screen in its class on higher trim levels — 12 inches.

The Ram also happens to have one of the most luxurious cabins in its class. While the Chevy strives to offer a luxurious style on its higher trim levels, the Ram manages to do so, even on its base model. This is because it uses high-quality materials throughout.

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