2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2021 RAM 1500


2021 Chevy Silverado 1500
3.6L V6 Engine

Base Engine

4.3L V6 Engine
2,300 pounds

Maximum Payload Capacity

2,280 pounds
12,750 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

13,300 pounds
Up to 19 mpg

Base City MPG

Up to 19 mpg
Up to 24 mpg

Base Highway MPG

Up to 22 mpg

Searching for a durable new work truck in the Apex area? If you’re having trouble deciding between the Silverado or RAM 1500, Hendrick Dodge Cary can help! Our RAM truck experts are well-versed in the features and capabilities of these models, and we’d be glad to help you find your perfect fit in Cary. Compare the RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado with us below to get started!

RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado: Towing & Engine Output

It’s tough to outperform a RAM, as you’ll see exemplified when you compare the base engine performance for the RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado:

  • 2021 RAM 1500: Base 3.6L V6 engine achieves 305 hp. Maximum towing capacity reaches 12,750 pounds when properly equipped, while payload maxes out at 2,300 pounds.
  • 2021 Silverado 1500: Base 4.3L V6 engine achieves 285 hp. Towing capacity maxes out at 13,300 pounds and payload capacity reaches 2,280 pounds maximum.

True, the Silverado 1500 can tow more in Carrboro. But if you don’t do much towing, the RAM 1500 provides greater payload capacity and more standard horsepower, all while earning superior fuel economy specs! You’ll earn 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway in the RAM 1500, meanwhile, the Silverado earns 19 mpg city and only 22 mpg highway.

Silverado or RAM 1500: Cargo Box Features

Not only can you haul more cargo in the bed of a RAM 1500, but you’ll also have access to innovative storage solutions not found in the Silverado 1500. Such features include:

  • RAMBox® Cargo Management System: A Class-Exclusive feature, the RAMBox® provides two secured storage bins built into both sides of the truck bed. You can store smaller equipment without enduring the hassle of securing everything with tie-downs.
  • Multifunction Tailgate: When you fold down the tailgate, it can get in the way of leaning into the bed to grab your cargo. The RAM Multifunction Tailgate solves this problem by swinging open 88°!
  • In-Floor Storage: In addition to the RAMBox® side storage, you’ll also get Class-Exclusive in-floor storage for even more options.

RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado: Interior Tech

Whether you take the wheel of a Silverado or RAM 1500, there’s plenty of interior tech to support journeys near and far. This includes Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® in both trucks. However, the RAM 1500 surpasses the Silverado 1500 with these made-to-impress features:

  • Uconnect® 4C NAV: Customize your infotainment home screen with 4C NAV split-screen technology. Full-screen navigation gets you from point A to point B with ease, while SiriusXM™ with 360L keeps you entertained at every turn.
  • 12-inch touchscreen: The RAM 1500 12-inch touchscreen is the largest in its class! It even includes pinch-and-zoom technology.
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System: Enjoy a listening experience like no other with an upgrade to the 900-watt sound system with 19 speakers – yet another class-leading achievement for the RAM 1500.

Find a RAM 1500 for Sale at Hendrick Dodge Cary

You can explore the full 2021 RAM 1500 lineup at Hendrick Dodge Cary, a quick trip from Chapel Hill! Contact us to arrange a test drive before you get here, and don’t forget to search for the RAM 1500 among our ongoing new vehicle specials.

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