Dare to Compare 2017 RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Palm Coast, FL

The 2017 Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have proven themselves to be some of the most utility-driven vehicles in the industry. Both are bestselling models, landing in the top three in the entire automotive industry.

Neither truck adds any industry-topping features for the 2017 model year. Even so, they're both impressive pickups and deserve the attention of every driver. Let's take a look at how the 2017 Ram 1500 compares to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.


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When it comes to affordability, the Ram 1500 takes first place with ease. The base model comes in at more than $1,000 less than the Silverado 1500. The top-of-the-line Ram 1500 model will cost thousands less than a fully loaded Silverado 1500 too.


There's no room for compromise when it comes to performance. The base Ram 1500 stocks a V6 engine that delivers 305 hp. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a V6 engine that delivers just 285 hp.

As though that isn't enough, the Ram 1500 is also available with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine that boasts 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado 1500 lacks a comparable diesel engine altogether.

All Ram 1500 engines come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmissions, a feature that will cost extra in the Silverado 1500.


The Ram 1500 arrives with exceptional fuel economy in tow. While the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 tops out at an EPA-estimated 24 hwy mpg, the Ram 1500 does it one better*. The standard V6 engine earns up to 25 hwy mpg*. The available turbodiesel V6 engine tops the segment as a whole with an EPA-estimated 29 hwy mpg*.

When it comes to affordability, performance, and efficiency, few trucks can compete with the likes of the 2017 Ram 1500. Test drive the Ram 1500 today at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

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