2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500

Both trucks are offered at Iverson Auto Group in Mitchell, SD. The 2021 Ram 1500 boasts a luxurious cabin with plenty of upscale features, making it one of the luxurious trucks offered, unlike the 2021 Chevy Silverado, which doesn't boast a luxurious cabin. Another good thing about the Ram 1500 is that it has an accolade of the best pickup truck in its class. A good, predicted reliability rating and a high overall ranking score accompany both trucks, only that the 2021 Ram 1500 rating and ranking score slightly higher than th e 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500.


These trucks also bring along some changes. Changes offered in the Ram 1500 include a head-up display, some standard new tech features, and driver assistant features. On the other side, the Silverado 1500 gains a jackknife alert, an increased towing capacity, and adaptive dampers.

Additionally, they also carry some packages for themselves. Some are similar, while others differ. The Silverado 1500 offers more off-road packages, such as the Advanced Trailering package (hitch guidance, temperature monitoring system, and a trailer tire pressure) and a Z71 package (a two-speed transfer case, hill descent control, and a heavy-duty air filter).

Unlike the Silverado 1500, the Ram 1500 brings luxurious packages like the Sport Appearance package that carries black interior accents, power-folding side mirrors, body-color bumpers, and door handles. The Night Edition package adds black exterior badging, 20-inch aluminum black wheels, and dual exhaust with black tips. The only similar package they offer is the Chrome Appearance package.

On the trim levels, they both offer a variety. The Ram 1500 trims include Ram 1500 Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, Limited, and TRX. In comparison, the Silverado 1500 trims are WT, Custom, LT, Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country. Here at Iverson Auto Group, we highly endorse the Ram 1500, not only because of its luxurious looks but also some of the off-road capability features it carries.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with several powertrains. They include a V-6 engine with 285 horsepower(standard), a turbocharged four-cylinder that pumps out 310 horsepower, two V-8 engines producing 355 horsepower and 420 horsepower, lastly, a six-cylinder turbocharged diesel that churns out 277 horsepower. All engines mentioned above can either be bolted to six, eight or 10-speed automatic transmission.

With the Ram 1500, it also carries several powertrains. They are a V-6 engine with 305 horsepower, a 260 horsepower V-6 diesel engine, and two V-8 powertrains with 395 horsepower and 702 horsepower. The engines offered in the Ram 1500 are bolted to one transmission, which is the eight-speed automatic transmission, unlike the Silverado 1500, which offers different transmissions.

Both trucks offer good performance in rocky places since they are equipped with off-road features, resulting in a smooth ride. Even during towing and hauling, these trucks don't disappoint, but they differ with the tow ratings. The Silverado 1500 can tow a maximum of 13,300 pounds, while the Ram records 12,750 pounds tops.

Interior Features

The interior of the Ram 1500 is more upscale when compared to the Silverado 1500. The similar interior features they offer are heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat.

Some interior features are included in the Ram 1500 but not in the Silverado 1500, such as a power-adjustable passenger seat, a height-adjustable driver's seat, ventilated rear seats, and a power-sliding rear window.

Exterior Features

On the exterior part, they both boast a variety of similar high-end features. To mention a few, they are 20-inch wheels, black front grille, power door locks, front and rear bumper, galvanized steel, black door handles, deep-tinted glass, side steps, power-folding side mirrors, LED cargo area lighting, and automatic high-beam headlights.

Infotainment System

Both trucks carry an infotainment system with some high-tech features such as satellite radio, remote start (Silverado 1500), wireless device charging, Bluetooth connection, USB ports, push-button start, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay, an 8-inch touch screen (Ram 1500), Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 7-inch touch screen (Silverado 1500).

Safety Features

These trucks ensure safety for the driver by offering various safety and driver assistant features. Below is a list of the features:

  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Pedestrian detection
  • A surround-view parking camera system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control

Visit Iverson Auto Group Today!

To learn more about the 2021 Ram 1500 and 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500, contact Iverson Auto Group in Mitchell, SD. You can also pass by our showroom in your free time.