2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2021 Ram 1500
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size truck popular with Chevrolet Cottonwood customers, thanks to a lineup of potent engines, a large cargo bed, innovative trailering technology and more. Buyers also appreciate the Silverado’s outstanding towing capacity.
Full-size truck pickup buyers considering the Silverado 1500 may also be thinking about buying the 2021 Ram 1500, which competes with the Silverado 1500. Read our comparison review as we examine both models to discover which one is best.
Most buyers must pay attention to a truck’s price to decide which one to buy. The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is more affordable than the 2021 Ram 1500. The Silverado has a starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,300. Buyers who choose the Ram 1500 will have to pay a bit more, as the Ram’s MSRP starts at $32,795. You won’t pay the MSRP at a dealership like Cottonwood Chevrolet. We use this figure as a way to compare the relative prices of these two trucks.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gives buyers a choice of five engines. The 2021 Ram 1500 only has four engines on offer. The Silverado’s base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 that develops 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. The Ram 1500’s base 3.6-liter V6 produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft. While the Ram 1500’s base V6 generates slightly more horsepower, the Silverado 1500’s base engine puts out more torque. Torque is the more significant figure, as it’s a measure of the amount of power the engine has available to send to the wheels. Silverado drivers will experience more powerful acceleration.
The Silverado 1500’s cargo beds are larger than the beds on the Ram 1500. The Silverado has a short bed (5 foot 10 inches), a standard bed (6 foot 7 inches), and a long bed (8 foot 2 inches). The Ram 1500 is only offered with a short cargo bed (5 foot 7 inches) and a standard cargo box (6 foot 4 inches).
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado and 2021 Ram 1500 both offer state-of-the-art tech features. But only the Silverado comes with a versatile Multi-Flex tailgate, which can be configured in several practical ways. The Silverado also has an optional multi-camera trailering system that displays up to 15 trailer views. Drivers can see around, inside, and even through the trailer.
Tall passengers will enjoy riding in the Chevy Silverado 1500 more than the Ram 1500. The Silverado has more front head room, front leg room, front shoulder room and rear head room.
In the End
We believe the Ram 1500 is a nice truck, and many buyers will like driving it. But there can only be one winner of this head-to-head competition, and that’s the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado. The Silverado 1500 has a lower price tag, a more powerful base engine, larger cargo beds, more interior space, and exclusive tailgate and trailering features not found in the Ram 1500.
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