Compare 2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Silverado near Savannah and Hilton Head


2016 Make Model in GEO1
2016 Make Model in GEO1
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2016 Make Model in GEO1

Ram 1500 is the Right Choice Against the Chevy Silverado Competition in In Hardeeville, SC

The Hardeeville area offers prospects aplenty not only for the daily grind's big-time hauling jobs from Savannah to Beaufort. It's a great place for some weekend adventuring into the outback, whether you head off to Hilton Head Island, out to Bluffton, beyond to Garden City, or wherever the open road may take you. For that, one of America's longest-lasting pickups, the Ram 1500, is up to the challenge, whether it's transporting a work site crew or packing a trailerful for some R &R. Take a look at how the Ram compares to Chevy Silverado 1500, and you'll see what we mean.

2016 Make Model in GEO1

Trim Levels

Ram 1500 offers a range of trims numerically comparable to Chevy Silverado 1500, to be sure. The Ram light-duty truck kicks off with base Tradesman and Ram 1500 Express offerings, rising through mid-level Big Horn and athletic Rebel and Sport trims, all the way to aesthetically striking options like Ram 1500 Night and the fully loaded Laramie, Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, and Limited. Each trim, build-wise, remains unique and host to distinctive style and performance elements.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT and LS base offerings ascend to Silverado 1500 LT, LT Z71, Custom, and Silverado 1500 LTZ, reaching line crowns in trims like LTZ Z71 and High Country. Much exterior styling remains comparable in Silverado 1500 to its Ram 1500 segment sibling.

2016 Make Model in GEO1

Power, Towing, and Performance

Both Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 model hard-working builds. Ram 1500 offers engine options from 240 to 395 horsepower, offering 269 to 420 pound-feet of torque for pulling power, while Silverado 1500 delivers 285 to 420 horsepower depending upon engine option, with torque between 305 and 460 pound-feet. Ram 1500 shells out more torque, 420 pound-feet in its base 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 to Silverado's 4.3-liter ECOTEC3 V6 and its 305 pound-feet, even with Silverado 1500 offering the higher horsepower rating. What's more, to get that horsepower, Silverado 1500 engine requires about 1.3 extra liters of capacity. The same for each Chevy engine offering. That makes Ram 1500 and its diesel engine the more efficient, and thus more cost-effective, choice. Ram 1500 packs the power to take up to 10,620 pounds max in tow, as well as a max payload of 1,880 pounds depending on trim. Chevy Silverado 1500 might offer an edge, supporting up to 12,500 pounds and 2,250 pounds respectively, but it cuts into its own lead in fuel consumption. Ram 1500 remains the economical choice for trailers and crew.

2016 Make Model in GEO1

Technology and Safety

As pertains advanced tech to create a mobile office, you'll find in Ram 1500 plenty of options. They include an available 8.4-inch touchscreen-equipped Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system, offering Voice Command support and hands-free capability. Opt for a Ram 1500 trim with an available Uconnect 8.4 NAV navigation system, and take advantage of 3-D terrain mapping and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link to travel reliably between venues. Ram 1500 even features an available 7-inch color Driver Information Digital Cluster, customizable for truck performance level review at a glance while you keep your eye on the road. Chevy Silverado 1500 offers its own accouterments, including an available, hands-free-capable Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with optional navigation, but its touchscreen ranges from 7 to 8 inches, depending on selection. Plus, Silverado 1500 and its 6-gauge cluster make available a Driver Information Center only 3.5 inches in diagonal size, and it's only monochromatic.

Take a Spin Around Hardeeville in a Ram 1500, and See for Yourself How It Bucks the Chevy Contenders

You'll find plenty of Ram 1500 trims from which to choose in the extensive lineup on hand here at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM FIAT Hilton Head. We're just a short drive from the Savannah, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Garden City, and Beaufort areas, here at 265 Drivers Way!

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