2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 Silverado 1500
2020 RAM 1500vs.2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
3.6L V6 EngineBase Engine 4.3L V6 Engine 
2,300 poundsMaximum Payload Capacity2,250 pounds
12,750 poundsMaximum Towing Capacity13,400 pounds
 Up to 19 mpgBase City MPG  Up to 19 mpg
 Up to 24 mpg Base Highway MPG Up to 22 mpg

Searching for a comfortable, capable, and powerful new light-duty truck for sale in Appleton or beyond? Your search stops with the new 2020 RAM 1500. What if you're comparing the RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500, though? Here at Kolosso CDJR, we're here to tell you that though the Silverado is a worthy contender, the RAM 1500 offers some features and benefits that make it stand out. Learn more by reading on or contacting us today for additional information on how the RAM brand compares to other popular trucks!

RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500: Performance and Capability

Not only does the RAM provide impressive towing and hauling capabilities, but it also offers higher horsepower than the Silverado when comparing the RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado entry-level trims. In fact, here's what the standard engines provide you in the RAM and Chevy, respectively:

  • RAM 1500: Standard V6 engine generates 305 hp. Provides max towing of up to 12,750 pounds and max payload capacity of 2,300 pounds.
  • Silverado 1500: Standard V6 makes 285 hp. Max towing capacity is 13,400 pounds. Max payload capacity is 2,250 pounds.

You'll also note that while both the Silverado 1500 and RAM 1500 can travel up to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city, the RAM truck has the Chevy beat with its 24 mpg highway rating (22 mpg is the Silverado highway rating).

RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500: Cargo Management

There's cargo capacity, and then there's cargo management. Comparing one to the other is like comparing apples and oranges. Considering the Silverado or RAM 1500, you may have found similar info for cargo capacity, bed size, and more. However, the reality is that the RAM 1500 has cargo management features you just won't find in the Silverado 1500, including:

  • RAMBox® Cargo Management System: With two storage bins and added space for the new model year in each bin, RAMBox® lets you securely store extra items that you don't want to keep inside the cabin or in the pickup bed.
  • Multifunction Tailgate: Two doors swing open up to 88° for easier cargo access with the multifunction tailgate. 
  • In-Floor Storage: In-floor storage combines with RAMBox® storage to give the RAM 1500 an unprecedented amount of unique storage space. 

RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500: Interior & Tech Features

Though you'll find smartphone integration including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in both the RAM 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500, you'll only find the following features in the former pickup:

  • Uconnect® 4C NAV: From SiriusXM® with 360L to full-screen navigation, Uconnect® 4C NAV technology makes the ride from Green Bay to Manitowoc and beyond easier and more enjoyable. 
  • 12-inch touchscreen: No other light-duty truck offers as large or as unique a touchscreen infotainment system as the RAM 1500. Period. This is a system best experienced in person. 
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System: This 900-watt sound system includes 19 speakers, the most in its class! If you're an audiophile, you'll want to hear this Harman Kardon® sound system for yourself on the streets of Neenah or nearby.

In sum, you'll find that when thinking about whether the Silverado or RAM 1500 is right for you, it's easy to see that with its blend of intelligence and raw power, the RAM 1500 pulls ahead of the competition.

The 2020 RAM 1500 Delivers More in Appleton

Want to find the perfect new RAM for your unique needs in or around Oshkosh? Explore our new RAM inventory or certified-pre-owned vehicle selection and then contact us to learn more. Alternately, get approved for financing today online. We'll work hard to get you a loan that ticks all the right boxes without overextending your budget. Here at Kolosso CDJR, we work hard to offer Waupaca drivers like you the best selection of vehicles and financing, so you can have a more pleasant car or truck-buying experience.