2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Chevy Silverado

2018 ram 1500 and 2018 chevy silverado both off-roading

The Ram 1500 is legendary for its performance and capability. The 2018 Ram 1500 continues the impressive legacy of the Ram. With eleven trim levels and multiple engine options - including a diesel option - the Ram 1500 is built for work!

The 2018 Ram 1500 can tow up to 9,160 pounds and offers a maximum payload capacity of 1,500 pounds.

Additionally, the Ram 1500 offers drivers and passengers a comfortable and high-tech interior with an available 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen and Media Hub. The Driver Information Digital Cluster features a 7-inch color display.

Check out how the 2018 Ram 1500 compares to one of the most popular trucks on the market, the 2018 Chevy Silverado.

2018 Ram 1500


2018 Chevy Silverado

305-hp, 3.6-liter V6 Base Model Engine (Gasoline) 285-hp, 4.3-liter V6
11 Trim Levels 8
8-speed automatic Transmission  6-speed automatic
$27,095 Starting MSRP $28,285

2018 Ram 1500 Features and Specs

When configured with the base model gasoline engine, both the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado offer drivers an EPA-estimated 21 combined miles per gallon. 

For those looking for a bigger truck, the Ram 1500 is the right pick. The 1500 features a length of 231.0 inches and a wheelbase of 140.0 inches, compared to the Silverado's length of 205.6 inches and wheelbase of 119 inches. The 1500 is a bit taller at 74.4 inches, compared to the Silverado's height of 74 inches.

Both the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado are available in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations, and both offer multiple cab sizes.

Perhaps the biggest difference, the 2018 Ram 1500 offers an available diesel engine, while the 2018 Chevy Silverado does not.  In addition to the 3.6-liter base model engine and the diesel option, the Ram also offers a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 Engine. In addition to the base model 4.3-liter engine of the Chevy Silverado, it also offers a 5.3-liter V8 and a 6.2-liter V8 engine.

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Ram 1500 at Renfrew Chrysler of Calgary, AB.

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