Discover How the Ram 1500 Tops its Michell, SD Competitor

In South Dakota, pickups are almost essential equipment when you're looking to take on the tough tasks. That's why it's important that you do your due diligence and make sure that you're taking ownership of a truck that's ready to go to work, day in and day out. Two of the most durable, trustworthy pickups on the American roads happen to have both received refreshing makeovers for the 2019 model year, so we thought we'd take a look at how the Ram 1500 compares to the Chevy Silverado 1500 in the area's that matter most to our customers. Let's see what happened.


Both of these pickups boast an array of engine options to meet your needs, but the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine found in the Ram 1500 outperforms the Silverado's 4.3-liter V6 engine -- thanks in no small part to an added dose of torque that the Ram 1500 gets from its eTorque mild hybrid technology. The Ram 1500 teams its engine to a swift-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, while the Chevy Silverado 1500 places more strain on its engine as its six-speed automatic runs through the gears to reach highway speeds.

If you're looking for maximum power, then the Ram 1500 once again is the best option. It has an available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine that generates 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque; the Silverado 1500 and its 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 top out at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to towing, the Ram 1500 offers a best-in-class max towing capability of 12,750 pounds, with the Silverado coming in right behind that at 12,500 pounds.


Nobody wants to overpay for a pickup, nor do they want to wind up missing out on the essential features they need or their daily drive. When we looked at introductory models of each pickup, the Ram 1500 begins with a much lower Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price than that of the Silverado 1500, so you can use those savings to upgrade your Ram 1500 -- or spend them on something else your household needs.

When it comes to cost-of-ownership, the Ram 1500 is the more economical option. Warranties, for the most part, are similar between the two, but the Ram 1500 covers you with a longer corrosion protection plan than the Silverado 1500 offers -- so you're responsible for costly body work that much sooner with the Chevy.


Today's pickups have come a long way from a bench seat with three on the tree and not much else in the way of amenities. While both trucks are well-equipped, even at the base level, the Ram 1500 includes standard features like auxiliary audio input and push-button start that cost you more to add as features to a Silverado 1500.

The Ram 1500 also offers class-exclusive features to distinguish it even more from its Chevrolet rival. These include a Rambox® Cargo Management System that provides a secure, lockable, lighted storage locker for your essential tools and supplies. The Rambox is capable of performing double duty as well, since it has a plug so that you can load it with ice and use it as a cooler to hold your favorite beverages!

Test Drive the 2019 Ram 1500 Today

Now that you've seen that the Ram 1500 is clearly the better option of the two, don't you think you owe it to yourself to visit our showroom and check this standout pickup out in person? Our team is here to help in any way, from answering questions, arranging for your test drive, or helping you get the loan or Ram lease you need.



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