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Light duty trucks are handy vehicles to have, whether you need one for work or just want to be able to take that family camping trip. If you think you’re ready to upgrade to one of these incredible vehicles, you’ll have to find the right one. While pickup trucks aren’t as diverse as sedans or crossovers, finding the best one for your needs can be challenging.
To make your choice easier, we’ve taken two of the best pickup trucks on the market and pitted them against each other. The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the 2018 Ram 1500 are two of the greatest in their class, but only one can be best for you. Find out which is better suited for your needs in our Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500 comparison.
When it comes to pickup trucks, they need to be capable. Without the power to pull or carry heavy loads, they lose their purpose. While both these trucks can pull quite a bit, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a significant advantage. Properly equipped, the Silverado can tow up to 12,500 pounds while the Ram 1500 maxes out at 10,640 pounds. Nearly a 2,000-pound difference puts the Silverado leagues ahead.
Payload capacity for the Ram 1500 is also lacking. It can carry up to 1,880 pounds, but that pales in comparison to the Silverado’s maximum 2,250-pound payload capacity. Fortunately, however, both trucks feature hill start assist which makes it easier to accelerate from a complete stop on hills when you have a big payload or trailer.
Don’t neglect the interior when shopping for a new pickup. When you own a truck, you’ll see the interior more than anything else. The 2018 Ram 1500 is surprisingly roomy, but the 2018 Silverado has much more interior space. You can truly relax behind the wheel of a Silverado with its incredible 45.3 inches of legroom. The Ram 1500 can only offer 41 inches.
Rear passengers can also enjoy more space in the Silverado. They can enjoy 40.5 inches of headroom and 40.9 inches of legroom in the back while the Ram 1500 can only provide 39.9 inches and 40.3 inches respectively.
Just because these vehicles are tough and sturdy doesn’t mean they can’t have some of the latest tech. Inside either truck you’ll find an advanced infotainment system complete with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, so you can always stay connected. You can even turn your truck into a mobile office with the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi capabilities.
The Silverado, however, includes the myChevrolet mobile app connectivity capabilities. Simply download the app to your phone, and you’ll have remote control over several aspects of your truck. You can get live updates on your truck’s diagnostics, set parking reminders, map routes to destinations, lock and unlock your doors, and even start and stop your engine.
At the end of our Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500 comparison, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 reigns supreme. With its superior capabilities, interior, and tech, the Silverado stands to be one of the best trucks on the market available for all Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte area drivers. If you want to experience the power for yourself, come down to The Lake Dealerships where our team will help you discover if the Silverado is right for you.