2020 Ram 1500 vs Chevrolet Silverado Cleveland TX
2020 Ram 1500 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado
Two trucks that have recently undergone a complete redesign include the 2020 Ram 1500 and the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. Both trucks were totally redesigned last year, but that doesn’t mean the respective manufacturers didn’t make any changes this year. The Ram 1500 is now available with a third-generation EcoDiesel engine, new appearance packages, and more. The Chevrolet Silverado, on the other hand, is also now available with a turbodiesel engine, has a new Advanced Trailering Package, and more. Find out which truck is the right fit for you by continuing on down below.
2020 Ram 1500 Power & Handling
We mentioned the new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine for the Ram 1500, but just how capable is it? Well, the engine can tow up 12,560 pounds thanks to 480 lb-ft of torque. The highest capable engine in the lineup, however, is the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with eTorque technology that can tow up to 12,750 pounds with the help of 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine for the lineup is the award-winning 3.6-liter V6 that makes 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The Rebel comes standard with four-wheel-drive, which is optional for the rest of the lineup.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling
The Silverado is also available with several different engines, but unlike the Ram 1500, the Silverado’s engines are tied to specific trim levels, which can make things confusing when you’re trying to figure out which model of the Silverado is best for you. The base Work Truck is powered by a 4.3-liter V6 engine the outputs 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. The LT Trail Boss and LTZ come with a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Other optional engines include the 3.0-liter inline-six turbocharged diesel engine and the 6.2-liter V8 engine. The standard drivetrain for the Silverado is rear-wheel-drive, but four-wheel-drive is optional.
2020 Ram 1500 Features & Design
Each trim level of the Ram 1500 comes decently equipped with loads of features. The Tradesman starts things off with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, trail sway damping, and second-row in-floor storage. The Rebel comes fully prepared for the trails with ruby red tow hooks, skid plates, and an electronic locking rear axle. The Laramie is outfitted with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, heated and ventilated seats, and 20-inch wheels. The Longhorn adds a spray-in bedliner, real Barnwood accents, and premium leather upholstery. On the Limited, you’ll get four-corner air suspension, chrome trim, and a 12-inch touchscreen.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design
The first couple models in the Chevrolet Silverado lineup come with pretty bare-bones features. The Work Truck comes with steel wheels, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system, while the Custom adds cruise control, heated mirrors, and front tow hooks. The LT then adds LED headlights, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a tailgate damper. The second-highest trim level, the LTZ comes with navigation, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The High Country then finishes the lineup off with second-row heated seats, a Bose sound system, blind-spot monitoring, and ventilated front seats.
The Silverado simply can’t compete with the Ram 1500. We love all the features that come jam-packed into each and every trim level of the Ram 1500, and we love how you can pair any engine with any model. If you’re looking to take the Ram 1500 Tradesman, Limited, or Rebel out for a test drive we hope you will come on down and see us here at Martin CDJR!