Dependable trucks, including the Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado, are always great options when you need to get the job done or move lots of gear around Mount Pocono, Scranton, and East Stroudsburg.

So, what can the latest versions of these classic American pickups do for you? Ray Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram put this 2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 Chevy Silverado comparison together to help you decide which one is right for you. To find out which truck is the best partner for your drives around Tobyhanna and Stroudsburg, read on!

2019 Ram 1500 vs Chevy Silverado Towing

The 2019 Ram 1500 has lots of power to help you move your cargo. With three strong engines, including a pair of HEMI® V8s, it's capable of towing up to 12,750 pounds when properly configured.

You can tow with more confidence with Trailer Swap Damping. With this system, it'll keep whatever you're hauling in line with your truck. The available Blind Spot Monitoring system comes armed with Trailer Detection, too. With this upgraded system, you'll know when it's safe to change lanes on the highway while you're towing. It's also easy to hook up your trailer thanks to the Rear Back-Up Camera.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado also features a series of powerful engines, including a pair of V8 engines. However, it's not able to pull as much weight behind it. In fact, it can only tow up to 12,200 pounds.

Performance & Efficiency All at Once

Certainly, the capability and overall power of your truck is important, but it doesn't hurt to have an efficient engine that helps you save at the fuel pump. While each truck is fairly efficient, the Ram 1500 has a slight edge.

For instance, when equipped with the 3.6L Pentastar® V6, the Ram 1500 achieves an EPA-estimated 20 city/25 highway MPG-impressive for a truck of its size!

Although the Chevy Silverado comes close to the Ram 1500's efficiency, it can't quite beat it-even while it tows less weight. Specifically, the Silverado receives an EPA-estimated 20 city/23 highway MPG with the 2.7L Turbo engine. Even with Dynamic Fuel Management, the 5.3L V8 on the Silverado puts out an EPA-estimated 17 city/23 highway MPG.

Exterior that Will Conform to Your Needs and Wants

To improve both the effectiveness and appeal of your truck, the Ram 1500 has introduced some exterior features that help it maintain its appeal for drivers.

For 2019, the Ram 1500 has sleek LED Headlamps that mesh beautifully with the intricate grille design and active grille shutter. The body of the truck itself is designed to improve aerodynamics by introducing an active air dam, which will automatically deploy at higher speeds.

While the Chevrolet Silverado has a lengthy list of exterior features to choose from, the active air dam system isn't one of them.

Ram 1500 vs Silverado 1500 Truck Bed

When you're moving cargo that doesn't require a trailer, the 2019 Ram 1500 has you covered with a durable truck bed. It can carry a payload of up to 2,300 pounds when properly configured and has a convenient spray-in bedliner to prevent dents and scrapes. With a lightweight frame, the available Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension System has been modified to further increase the Ram 1500's capabilities.

The 2019 Chevy Silverado also features a tough truck bed but falls short when it comes to max payload. When properly equipped, the Silverado has a maximum payload capacity of 2,250 pounds.

While both truck beds offer features tie-down cleats, power liftgates, and steps for easier access, the Ram 1500 separates itself by offering more room than meets the eye. The RamBox® Cargo Management System features storage compartments along the sides of your truck bed. Featuring the latest upgrades, this system now has two lockable and drainable storage bins to store your tools, equipment, or other items. To help you see your cargo no matter the time of day, use the LED lighting!

Ram 1500 vs Chevy 1500 Interior

In addition to their engine power and towing capabilities, both the 2019 Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500 feature a comfortable interior. Both trucks have seating for up to six people, ample legroom, and stylish leather seats.

However, the real difference comes down to the infotainment system. The Ram 1500 has a veritable command center at your fingertips with the available Uconnect® 12.0 with Navigation infotainment system. Along with a 12-inch touchscreen, it features easy-to-read maps for navigation as well as pinch-to-zoom technology.

In fact, the refined touchscreen has such clear graphics that you'll be able to easily notice what's behind you when using the Rear Back-Up Camera. Want to see your navigation directions and pull up a playlist to listen to? Well, use the split-screen function on the Uconnect® 12.0 system and you can bring up two features at the same time!

The Chevy Silverado and its Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system comes with an 8-inch touchscreen to access your various apps and navigation. However, with the smaller display, the graphics won't be as vivid, and the controls won't be as easy to click on and use.

Trim Level Breakdown

     

2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman

2019 Chevy Silverado Work Truck

5.7L V8:

395 horsepower & 410 lb-ft of torque

4.3L V6:

285 horsepower & 305 lb-ft of torque

Maximum towing capacity:

  • 11,610 pounds with 5.7L V8
  • 12,750 pounds with 5.7L V8 with eTorque

Maximum towing capacity:

  • 7,900 pounds with 4.3L V6

EPA-estimated fuel economy:

17 city/23 highway MPG with 5.7L V8 with eTorque

EPA-estimated fuel economy:

16 city/21 highway MPG with 4.3L V6

8-speed automatic transmission

6-speed automatic transmission

18-inch aluminum painted wheels

17-inch painted steel wheels

Test Drive a Tough Truck

Visit Ray Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to test drive the powerful and accommodating Ram 1500. It offers you easy-to-use technology along with the towing power to get all your cargo around Mount Pocono, Scranton, and East Stroudsburg.

To learn more about this 2019 Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado comparison, contact us or visit our dealership. We're proud to serve our customers from Tobyhanna, Stroudsburg, and beyond!

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