2020 Ram 1500 vs Chevrolet Silverado Louisville KY

 

2020 Ram 1500

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado

 


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Features & Specs

2020 Ram 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado

Standard engine power

305 hp

285 hp

Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

Fuel economy

19 / 24 / 21 mpg

16 / 21 / 17 mpg

Range

437 / 552 miles

384 / 504 miles

2020 Ram 1500 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado near Louisville, KY

So you’re considering upgrading to the latest full-size pickup truck but you’re unsure which model is right for you? Well, you have come to the right place. Shopping for a new vehicle can be overwhelming especially when there are so many great trucks on the market right now, but to make the process easier for you we’ve compared two trucks that are sitting at the top of the class. On one side we have the new 2020 Ram 1500 with a rugged exterior look, a comfortable interior made of the highest quality materials, a slew of driver assistance features, and high towing numbers. On the other side, we have the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado which comes in several different variations, is available with several driver assistance features, and more.

2020 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

Ram has introduced a brand new diesel engine for the 2020 model year. The new third-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine pumps out 260 horsepower, 480 lb-ft of torque, and can tow up to 12,560 pounds. The diesel engine is also available across the entire model lineup, which includes for the first time ever the Ram 1500 Rebel. Ram also offers the 1500 with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine with eTorque that is capable of towing up to 12,750 pounds thanks in part to the 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque outputted by the engine. A 5.7-liter Hemi V8 without eTorque is also available and makes the same amount of horsepower and torque. The standard engine for the Ram 1500 is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque. This engine produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

The 2020 Silverado is available with a variety of engine options that are all tied down to specific trim levels. The standard engine on the first three trim levels is a 4.3-liter Eco-Tec3 V6 with active fuel management. The engine pumps out 305 lb-ft of torque and 285 horsepower. A 2.7-liter Turbo engine with active fuel management is available for the first three trim levels but comes standard on the LT and RST trim levels. While a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 with dynamic fuel management comes standard on the top-level trims. This engine produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The top-level trims can also be had with a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 with dynamic fuel management and 420 horsepower. The last engine available is a Duramax 3.0-liter turbo-diesel I-6 and is only available for the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country.

2020 Ram 1500 Features & Design

Ram offers the 1500 in six incredibly well-equipped trim levels. The Tradesman comes standard with trailer sway damping, 4G LTW Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system. While the Big Horn or Lone Star in Texas is available with either an 8.4-inch or a 12-inch touchscreen capable of pinch and zoom and split-screen. The off-road-ready Rebel comes with a tough exterior look, skid plates, and an electronic locking rear axle. Heated, ventilated, and power-adjustable front seats come standard on the Laramie trim along with leather upholstery and 20-inch wheels. The Longhorn than kicks things up a notch and adds a spray-in bed liner, a leather-wrapped wood steering wheel, and premium-leather bucket seats. The top of the line Limited oozes luxury and adds four-corner air suspension and chrome trim.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

The Chevrolet Silverado is available in a total of eight different trim levels. While each trim comes with specific engine options, they are also tied to particular features. The base model is the Work Truck or WT and comes standard with smartphone integration, a six-speaker sound system, and a 7-inch touchscreen. The Custom adds heated mirrors, remote entry, and cruise control while the Custom Trail Boss adds a trailering package. The LT upgrades to an 8-inch touchscreen along with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi. Remote start is added to the RST. Any luxurious features are locked away with the top two trim levels, the LTZ and High Country. Navigation, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and leather upholstery come with the LTZ. While the top-tier High Country rounds out the features list with ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and a spray-in bed liner.

Conclusions

The winner between these two full-size pickup truck is clearly the 2020 Ram 1500. While the Silverado may have more trim levels, the additional features are sparse, and items like heated seats can only be had in the very top level model. Each engine is also tied to specific trims that force you into a higher trim level if you’re looking for more power. While each and every trim level of the Ram 1500 is flushed out with loads of high-tech and creature comfort-oriented features. Ram also allows you to pair whichever engine with the trim level of your choice. If you’re looking for further information on a Ram or Jeep truck, simply check out the links below to read our full reviews.

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