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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 3500 Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

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New 2020 RAM 3500

2020 RAM
3500

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MSRP*
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$28,500 to $57,100
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$35,345 to $67,500
Invoice* $27,389 to $53,731 $33,427 to $62,968
MPG - City 15 - 20 N/A
MPG - Hwy 20 - 24 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 3500. 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 3500.

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). Clearly, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a better financial choice over the RAM 3500, when considering MSRP. 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 3500.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is much wider than the RAM 3500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 3500.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers much less torque than the RAM 3500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the RAM 3500.

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 3500. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a little less cargo capacity than the RAM 3500 for hauling material.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 3500.