2021 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2021 Chevrolet Silverado
650 lb-ft
Max Torque
460 lb-ft
2,320 lbs
2,280 lbs
22 MPG
Combined Fuel Economy
21 MPG

2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Chevy Silverado

Trucks are more capable and more technologically advanced than ever. A modern pickup truck has to be a workhorse but also offers the newest technology. The Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado have taken two different approaches to find the perfect balance between the two. Both trucks offer trim levels that range from base to luxury, and all provide off-road capability. So which truck is right for you? The team at Cuero Dodge Jeep Ram has pitted these two trucks in a head-to-head comparison.

2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

The big news for Ram is the debut of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. This outstanding truck is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 702 horsepower. This rumbly Hellcat engine propels the TRX to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 118 mph. The standard engine for the Ram 1500 is the 305-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that employs the eTorque mild-hybrid electric-assist system. Buyers can also choose from two 5.7-liter V8, one with Ram's eTorque system and one without. The optional eTorque system uses a 48-volt battery pack and a motor-generator to add torque when specific driving situations call for it while also improving the truck's fuel economy. Finally, the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 will deliver 260 horsepower and 480 foot-pounds of torque for those drivers requiring diesel. All other Ram 1500s also have an 8-speed automatic transmission, and they're available in two and four wheel-drive configurations.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

There are several engines available for the Chevrolet Silverado, offering a powertrain for a variety of tastes. The base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can upgrade to the 5.3-liter V8, which comes with various available transmissions; there is a six, eight, or 10-speed automatic transmission. There is also an available turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder with 285 horsepower. Also available is a powerful yet efficient turbodiesel inline-6. The engine is packed with a ton of torque, 460 lb-ft! Plus, it offers a fuel economy of up to 33 mpg. Many Silverado models use a start/stop system that cuts engine power idle to save fuel, as with most other new vehicles. The system can be disabled with the press of a button. Finally, Chevy's powerhouse engine is a 6.2 liter V8 that delivers 420 horsepower, respectable but nothing compared to Ram 6.2-liter V8 with 702 horsepower.

2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design

The Ram 1500 is the most luxurious truck in its class. Drivers can keep their eyes on the road with the Heads-Up display. Ram HUD system allows you to be aware of your gear with the new reconfigurable display that shows stats like MPH, incoming calls, turn-by-turn navigation, and which gear the vehicle is in. The advanced Uconnect system is displayed on a massive 12-inch touchscreen. The Uconnect 12 with Navigation system boasts a customizable home screen with split-screen capability, pinch-and-zoom technology, and physical controls for key features. The state-of-the-art Uconnect system allows both iPhone and Android users to stay in touch on the go.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

Chevy offers a variety of configurations. On one end, you have a fundamental work truck with vinyl seats, manual door locks, and crank windows. On the other end, you have the High Country edition that offers leather upholstery, heated and cooled seats, and premium amenities. You can configure the cab with either a 3-person bench to a more comfortable 5-passenger setup. The Silverado comes with a 7 inches or 8 inches touchscreen, which is minuscule compared to Ram's 12-inch touchscreen. You have to jump up to the LT model to get a tilt and telescoping steering wheel and 10-way power-adjust seats.


As you can see, the Ram 1500 offers far more power and technology than the Chevy Silverado. If you would like to test drive the 2021 Ram 1500, then head over to Cuero Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM! We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. If you would like to schedule a test drive, please give us a call at 888-430-3931.

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