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

Fuel Range

437 / 552 miles

384 / 504 miles

2020 Ram 1500 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado near Victoria, TX

If you're in the market for a new vehicle that is capable of towing all your biggest toy and comes loaded with high-end features than a pickup truck is going to be the vehicle for you. Trucks are no longer your basic workhorses they are now also luxurious family haulers. Today we've compared two of the top pickup trucks currently on the market so you can decide which one is right for you. On the left, we have the 2020 Ram 1500 with a new EcoDiesel engine, a plethora of creature comfort features including heated and ventilated front and rear seats, and impressive towing capability. On the right, we have the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado with several different engine options and eight different trim levels.

2020 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

Brand new for the 2020 model year is a third-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that produces 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with this engine, the Ram 1500 is capable of towing up to 12,560 pounds. If you're looking to tow even more than the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine with eTorque is for you with a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. Both of these engines are available across the entire model lineup. The standard engine for the Ram 1500, however, is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque that produces a best-in-class V6 horsepower of 305 and 269 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

Chevrolet offers several different engine options for the Silverado, including a new Duramax 3.0-liter turbo diesel. The diesel engine pumps out 460 lb-ft of torque, 277 horsepower, and can tow up to 9,300 pounds. The 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 with active fuel management comes standard on the WT, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trim levels. While the 2.7-liter turbo with active fuel management comes standard on the LT and RST and makes 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine on the LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country is a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 with dynamic fuel management. The upper trim levels are also available with a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 with dynamic fuel management.

2020 Ram 1500 Features & Design

Ram offers the 1500 in a variety of abundantly equipped trim levels. The base level Tradesman gets you a Class III hitch receiver, trailer sway control, heated side mirrors, and a backup camera. While the Big Horn upgrades to an 8.4-inch touchscreen, side steps, LED headlights and taillights, air suspension, and dual-zone climate control. The Laramie tacks on heated and ventilated front outboard seats, leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, and a heated steering wheel. Heated ventilated reclining rear seats, navigation, power tailgate release, and automatic high beams come standard with the Longhorn. The Limited comes fully loaded with everything listed above plus power-retractable side steps, adjustable air suspension, and premium -leather bucket seats. Optional features for the Ram 1500 include a 12-inch touchscreen, a multifunctioning tailgate, RamBox bed storage, and a self-parking system.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

Chevrolet offers the Silverado in an array of different trim levels, which includes the Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and the High Country. The higher you go in the model lineup unlocks not only more powerful engines but also more creature comfort-oriented features. The basic Work Truck gets you vinyl upholstery, smartphone integration, and air condition. The Custom only adds on front tow hooks, remote entry, and cruise control. While the Custom Trail Boss simply adds 18-inch black wheels, the Z71 off-road suspension package, and a trailering package. You'll find you'll get a larger 8-inch touchscreen with the LT along with alloy wheels and LED headlights. Features like a navigation system, heated front seats, and a spray-on bedliner are locked away with the highest level trims.

Conclusions

It's clear to see that the winner between these two pickup trucks is the 2020 Ram 1500! The Ram 1500 pulls far ahead from the competition due to the ability to pair any trim level with any of the engine options. The Ram 1500 is also capable of towing an impressive 12,750 pounds. Each trim level of the Ram 1500 also comes with substantially more features than the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. If you'd like to learn more about the 2020 Ram 1500, then please feel free to check out our full review linked up below.

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