2021 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2021 Chevrolet Silverado
305 HP
Standard Engine Horsepower
285 HP
26.0 Gallons
Fuel Capacity
24.0 Gallons
45.2 Inches
Rear Leg Room
43.4 Inches
8-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic

2021 Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado

If you're looking for a comfortable, stylish, and capable truck, you're probably looking at the two best ones in the class. The Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado have been in a neck-and-neck competition for many years. However, only one of them has won the MotorTrend Truck of the Year Award three years in a Row! The 2021 Ram 1500 has gotten some exciting new upgrades in recent years and is the only truck that can handle everything you throw at it and keep you comfortable wherever your travels take you. At Newark Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we want to help make your decision on your next new truck easy on you, which is why we've taken the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado and put them in a head-to-head comparison. Continue reading to see how these two remarkable trucks stack up against each other!

2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

There are four available engines for the 2021 Ram 1500. The base engine is a 3.6-Liter V6 that kicks out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Next up 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 providing 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. The third engine is a 5.7L V8 that kicks out an impressive 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Last up is exclusively under the hood of the Ram 1500 TRX and kicks out 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque with a 6.2L supercharged V8! All Ram 1500 engines pair nicely with a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission and come standard with two-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive is optional on all trims but standard on the Rebel and TRX trims.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

We'll give it to you straight; the Ram 1500 comes with more powerful engines. The 2021 Silverado engine lineup starts off with a 4.3L V6 that provides drivers with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Next in line is a 2.7L turbocharged Inline-4 cylinder engine that pushes out 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. Also available is a 5.3L V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The diesel option is a 3.0L turbodiesel with 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful Silverado engine is a 6.2L V8 that can't compare to the TRX's Hellcat engine with only 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design

While the engine lineup alone makes the Ram 1500 the pickup to beat, it doesn't stop there! Standard features include but are not limited to a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen, keyless entry, push-button start, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, and 18-inch wheels. Available features on higher trims include an 8.4-inch or 12-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, a 19-speaker Harman-Kardon sound system, leather upholstery, heated seats, LED exterior lighting, a surround-view camera, 22-inch wheels, and a dual-pane panoramic moonroof.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

If the engine lineup wasn't enough to help make your decision, let's dig into the features of the 2021 Silverado. It comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone connectivity, 17-inch wheels, manual windows/door locks, and a tilt-only steering wheel. Features on the upper trims tack on things like power windows/doors, heated seats, leather interior, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, and 20-inch wheels. The largest infotainment touchscreen the Silverado offers is 8 inches.


We understand that buying a new truck can be stressful! But we hope that this comparison has helped put your mind at ease so you can be more confident in your decision. If you want the most capable truck on the market without sacrificing comfort and convenience, look no further than the Ram 1500. If you're ready to step up your truck game, come on down to Newark Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and speak with a member of our sales professionals. If you're not quite ready for that, you can find our full inventory right here on our website. However you choose to shop, we look forward to serving you!

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