2017 Ram 1500 vs Chevy Silverado 1500

It can be a struggle to find the right pickup truck to handle your workloads. While there are many options available, many local drivers have expressed their preference for the 2017 Ram 1500 given its history of strong performance. However, other drivers consider the Chevy Silverado 1500 to be the superior truck. But of these two vehicles, which would you prefer to take on the roads around Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens?

To help drivers like you, we're going to take a closer look at these two pickups. In our comparison of the�2017 Ram 1500�and the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500, we focus on the engine power and options, as well as the trucks' capacities and entertainment and technology features. By reading this comparison, you'll figure out which is right for you.

2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Power & Options

Looking at the base versions, the Ram 1500 features a 3.6-liter V6 engine and the Chevy Silverado comes with a 4.3-liter V6. Regarding each engine's abilities, the Ram 1500's engine can deliver 305 horsepower, while the Chevy Silverado 1500's falls short by maxing out at 285 horsepower.

In terms of engine upgrades, the Ram 1500 offers a 5.7-liter HEMI� V8 and the Chevy Silverado 1500 offers a 5.2-liter V8. The Ram upgrade delivers 395 horsepower with 410 lb-ft of torque, while the Chevy upgrade only reaches 355 horsepower with 383 lb-ft of torque.

Truck Capacities

When you're�considering different pickup trucks, you should assess their abilities to determine which one can really handle your jobs. While the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500 both feature impressive abilities, it's the Ram 1500 that offers more payload capacity with 1,900 lbs, compared to the Chevy Silverado 1500 that can't surpass 1,840 lbs. When properly equipped with the V8 engine option, the Ram can tow 8,300 lbs, which is 2,000 lbs more than what the Chevy can tow.

Entertainment & Technology Features

The Ram 1500 comes with a 6-speaker sound system for audio entertainment. The Chevy Silverado 1500, on the other hand, has only a 4-speaker sound system.

Both trucks feature AM/FM radios, as well as USB ports and auxiliary inputs for external media devices. Each truck offers the option for a trial of SiriusXM� Satellite Radio, which adds more than 150 stations to the mix. The Chevy Silverado 1500 offers a 3-month trial subscription, but the Ram 1500 offers a full year of SiriusXM�.

Making Your Decision

In this article, you learned a lot about the 2017 Ram 1500 and the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500. You saw what they each offer in terms of power, abilities, and features. But you learned that overall the Ram 1500 offers you more.

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