2019 Ram 1500 Classic vs 2019 Silverado 1500

2019 Ram 1500 Classic vs 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The competition for the best half-ton pickup would be woefully incomplete without a direct examination of both the Ram 1500 and Silverado 1500. Although they are both classic American truck brands, both fit the needs of truck owners differently. Brand loyalty among truck owners is a big deal, so much so that many don’t pay attention to how another truck may perform, especially as new model years come and go.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic made a unique mark on the pickup industry by continuing the fourth generation of the Ram while the redesigned Ram 1500 was built and sold at the same time. The Silverado 1500 comes redesigned for the 2019 model year, which also brings it into its fourth generation.

2019 Ram 1500 Classic 


2019 Chevrolet Silverado 

5.7L V8 HEMI®  Engine 6.2L V8 
$27,645  Starting MSRP  $28,300 
17/25/20  Fuel Efficiency (MPG, city/highway/combined)  16/21/17 
442/650  Fuel Range (miles, city/highway)  448/588 

Comparing Sound Systems

If a good sound system is important to you, the two 1500 trucks offer very different premium audio equipment. The Ram 1500 Classic uses 9 Alpine® brand speakers compared to 7 Bose® brand speakers in the Silverado 1500. The Ram has more speakers, but the Silverado has a more recognizable name. And audio competition between them may just come up to a draw.

Other Features of the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic

The following are other reasons to choose the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic:

  • On-demand 4WD
  • Available diesel engine
  • Front fog/driving lights
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • 12-months provided satellite radio
  • Climate control
  • Heated leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Remote keyless power door locks
  • And More!
Sitting in the cabin of both 1500 trucks will give drivers a sense of two distinct vehicles. As far as interior design is concerned, the Silverado feels older despite being recently redesigned. The Ram Classic simply looks fresh, even though it is intentionally carrying on design choices from the last few years of Ram 1500 trucks.