Ram 1500 vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Baton Rouge

Explore How the Ram 1500 Proves Itself Dominant to the Chevy Silverado 1500 in this Baton Rouge Pickup Truck Showdown

Within the crowded and competitive world of tough pickup trucks in the Baton Rouge area, there are a few key competitors that are constantly battling it out to determine which one is superior. Certainly two of these industry-leading leading truck manufacturers would include both Ram and Chevy, as the new Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are two excellent options for any pickup shopper to choose from.

However, upon closer examination, there are many significant areas where the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 fails to impress and the Ram 1500 excels, and some of them just may surprise you.

2018 Ram 1500 - Rugged, yet Refined

There is very good reason why Ram 1500 truck-drivers  are proudly the Most Loyal Half-Ton Pickup Owners of any brand within the industry, including Chevrolet. There is no mystery whatsoever surrounding the increasing popularity of this compelling model from Ram!

On the outside, the 2018 Ram 1500 certainly makes a commanding first impression when you catch a glimpse of it, thanks to an eye-catching exterior style that is bold and aggressive, accurately reflecting its athletic abilities. Under the hood, buyers can take their favorite pick between an enticing lineup of class-leading ferocious V6 and V8 engines, one of which is a diesel. Offering tremendous horsepower, torque and towing capabilities, you will be amazed with what the rugged new Ram 1500 pickup truck can do for you. And on the inside, the cabin is remarkably refined and seamlessly combines practicality with sophistication to deliver an excellent driving experience.

The simple fact of the matter is that there is not a pickup model quite like the Ram 1500, and it proves itself to be the superior truck when compared to the Chevy Silverado 1500 in more than just a couple of ways.

Ram 1500 vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Ram 1500 is Miles Ahead of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Value

Let's begin this comparison by first taking a quick look at prices of these two, as any truck shopper most likely has a budget that they ideally would like to stick to regarding their upcoming vehicle purchase.

Starting price for the 2018 Ram 1500 begins at a very attractive $27,095, while the price tag for the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 begins at a slightly more expensive $28,085. Let's now dive into the features that sets these two apart.

Power & Efficiency

Equipped with the PENTASTAR® V6 engine, your new Ram 1500 will have the best-in-class entry V6 horsepower ready to be unleashed! The V6 belonging to the Silverado 1500 fails to keep pace with the whopping 305 horsepower that the Ram 1500 possesses.

Those that opt for the advanced EcoDiesel engine of the 2018 Ram 1500 will enjoy the best-in-class fuel efficiency of 29 highway mpg, notably more efficient than all of the engines belonging to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. In addition, the Ram 1500's V6 that provides 420 pound-feet of torque leaves the Silverado 1500's V6 with a mere 305 pound-feet of torque in its dust.

Additional Key Considerations

  • The 2018 Ram 1500 offers a class-exclusive Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension, as well as another class-exclusive Torqueflight®8 eight-speed automatic transmission. These desirable features are nowhere to be found for the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500.
  • The Ram 1500 is officially the only half-ton truck that consists of an available diesel engine, providing appealing fuel efficiency that Chevrolet is unable to keep up with in this race.
  • Speaking to exterior design, the Ram 1500 is dramatically more stylish and exciting when compared to the rival Silverado 1500. While Ram is known to stand out with its good looks, many find the Chevy design to be conservative and even somewhat dull in contrast.
  • Again a class-exclusive, the 2018 Ram 1500 has an available AllSecure® Central Locking System to better protect your vehicle. Again, the Silverado 1500 falls short.

Visit Salsbury's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for a Test Drive!

If we have sufficiently sparked your interest in the rugged and refined Ram 1500 pickup truck, please feel free to stop by our showroom soon to take this exciting new model out for a spin around Baton Rouge.

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