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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 1500 Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

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New 2020 RAM 1500

2020 RAM
1500

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MSRP*
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$28,500 to $57,100
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$32,145 to $57,515
Invoice* $27,389 to $53,731 $30,798 to $52,624
MPG - City 15 - 20 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 20 - 24 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 5 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab may find themselves a little more squished in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 than the RAM 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 1500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 costs less to deliver to the dealership than the RAM 1500.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a little narrower than the RAM 1500, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is slightly shorter than the RAM 1500, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 1500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the RAM 1500, due to its slightly better towing capacity. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a little more horsepower than the RAM 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as you will the RAM 1500. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of lumber or gardening supplies into the bed of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as you will with the RAM 1500.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.