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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Classic Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

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2021 RAM
1500 Classic

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MSRP*
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$29,300 to $57,700
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$28,855 to $43,445
Invoice* $28,157 to $54,296 $27,663 to $40,829
MPG - City 14 - 20 15 - 17
MPG - Hwy 20 - 23 21 - 25
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 3 - 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 will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 than the RAM 1500 Classic. 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 Classic.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 Classic 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). The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is somewhat more expensive than the RAM 1500 Classic. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the RAM 1500 Classic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is much wider than the RAM 1500 Classic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 1500 Classic.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a larger turning radius than the RAM 1500 Classic, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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 Classic. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the RAM 1500 Classic.

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