2019 Ram 1500 VS 2019 Silverado 1500!
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 and the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks made their world debuts at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS). They are the best sellers and leaders of their respective manufacturers. Both offering more choice, space, cargo volume, efficiency and capability.
Both trucks also offer more distinctive off-road versions with more options than ever before. So how do they compare?
Weight Savings & Powertrain
Using high-strength steel, aluminum hoods and new tailgates; the Ram dropped about 225 lbs from last years 2018 model. Ram kept the V6 and V8 engines, but added an optional eTorque mild-hybrid system for additional performance boost off-the-line, smoother operation, and better efficiency. The Ram uses the next generation of the air suspension as well as an active front air dam and roof design for improved aerodynamics. With more distinct interior design options and more high-tech and comfort features than ever before, the Ram is the most luxurious pickup you can drive.
Chevrolet also took an aggressive approach with their weight reduction. They dropped about 450 lbs from last year’s model following the same changes as the Ram. The Silverado keeps the two V8 gas engines, but they offer new Dynamic Fire Skip (DFS) cylinder deactivation technology for more efficiency and smoother operation. Using a unique front-end and roof design for improved aerodynamics. The company is offering more trim levels of the Silverado than before.
The Ram and Chevy powertrains diverge with the lower-end gas engines. Ram offers a 3.6-liter V6 making 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, and it comes standard with the 48-volt hybrid system. While Chevy has two entry-level engines now. One of which the 4.3-liter V6 effectively carries over, featuring the same 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque.
For the 2019 model year, Chevrolet has created a tough off-road variant to attempt to match the Ram Rebel. It’s called the Trailboss. It goes a step beyond the regular Z71 off-road package, but includes that package’s features. It comes with a locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, a two-inch lift, and off-road tires. And of course, the Trailboss tries to look more aggressive with a black front fascia.
As the Ram 1500 Rebel continues into 2019. In contrast to the Chevy Trailboss, the Rebel even though it only gets a one-inch suspension lift, it also has a locking rear differential, skid plates and off-road tires. The Rebel also additionally gets hill-descent control and upgraded shocks. The Rebel can come with air suspension, too. And the Rebel will continue to get a unique black grille and bold that pronounced Rebel badging.
Ram has held a death grip on the lockable in-bed storage market with its RamBox, and that feature continues on the new model. The RamBox continues to work the same as it always has, fitting storage containers into the bed sides with lockable lids on the tops of the bed sides. On the Silverado, there are now available in-bed cargo boxes. They sit above the wheel arches and seem to take up similar space as the RamBox, but they appear to be removable and not require a special bed. And as far as cargo space there is not much difference between to two models than a few inches.
Both trucks feature spacious, well-appointed interiors. For 2019, the Ram and Silverado appear to be an evolution of what came before. The design is clean and rugged, with large controls that should be easy to use while wearing work gloves. There are plenty of small pockets and cargo bins throughout the cabins. The Ram in particular stands out with a truly massive center console.
Once again Ram takes the cake on size and use of space. Upper trim models get a new 12-inch infotainment display that would give Tesla a run for its money. Responsive touch controls in the 12-inch with Uconnect offers the best in class experience. As for lower trims also offering a great responsive and easy to use Uconnect 5-inch display. Still, the new Silverado runs on the latest iterations of Chevy MyLink. Both the Ram and Silverado offering a number of USB ports for both charging and connectivity sprinkled throughout.
As far as fun to drive the Ram continues to lead the market offering a quieter ride, luxurious interior and a smoother experience than the Silverado overall. To get the full experience, give the new 2019 Ram a test drive and see why the Ram is leading the market in class!
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