2020 Ram 1500 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Akron OH

2020 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2020 Chevrolet Silverado
305 Horsepower
Standard Engine Power
285 Horsepower
25 mpg
Highway Fuel Economy
21 mpg
26 Gallons
Fuel Capacity
24 Gallons
Ground Clearance

2020 Ram 1500 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado

Pickup trucks can serve a variety of purposes from hauling supplies to and from the worksite to hauling the boat to the lake for the summer, it’s important that you find the one that best suits your lifestyle. At Fred Martin Superstore, we understand that can be difficult to do when there are so many options on the market to sift through and that is we are doing all the work for you! Pitting two of the most popular models, the 2020 Ram 1500 and the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, against each other to see just what they have to offer. Read on to see what we find and to learn which model we recommend.

2020 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

Ram offers three incredible engine options for the 1500. The base engine is the trusty 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that generates up to 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. This engine has been enhanced with eTorque mild-hybrid technology that was first introduced in 2019. Utilizing a motor-generator and 48-volt battery pack to boost torque when the situation calls for it and improve fuel economy. A 5.7-liter V8 engine, creating 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, is also offered, with or without the eTorque technology. The final engine offered is new for the 2020 model year. This 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 delivers up to 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.All engines are available for all trim levels and come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. RWD is standard but 4WD is offered.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

There are so many engines offered for the 2020 Chevrolet, it can quickly get overwhelming. Not all engines are available for every trim level and there are a lot of different transmissions as well, furthering the confusion and frustration. The base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, creating 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. Other engine options include three versions of a 5.3-liter V8, a 2.7-liter turbo inline-4, a 6.2-liter V8, and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6. RWD is the standard drivetrain configuration but four-wheel-drive is offered for every engine.

2020 Ram 1500 Features & Design

The Ram 1500 is offered in six trim levels in the 2020 model year. The base model, called the Tradesman, is ready to get the job done with standard features like trailer-sway damping, a 5-inch touchscreen, push-button start, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, and more. The upper trims build on the Tradesman with larger wheels, smartphone integration, an 8.4-inch or 12-inch touchscreen interface, leather upholstery, an electronic locking rear axle, skid plates, heated/ventilated seats, spray-in bedliner, and so much more! There are a variety of packages available to outfit the Ram 1500 to meet all your needs from exterior appearance to off-roading prowess and more!

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

In the 2020 model year, there are eight Silverado trim levels to choose from. The entry-level trim is known as the Work Truck, or WT, and it comes outfitted with standard features like Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, air conditioning, and steel wheels. The upper trim levels expand on that with tow hooks, power windows, a tilting and telescoping steering wheel, a Bose sound system, trailer brake controller, leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, and wireless phone charging.


We have reviewed what both of these full-size pickup trucks have to offer and even though the Silverado tried to keep up with a well-outfitted base trim, we believe that the 2020 Ram 1500 is superior! The 1500’s engine lineup is simple yet powerful and the trim lineup is loaded with great features and packages that make it easy to find the model that best suits your needs! Come on down to Fred Martin Superstore to get your hands on the steering wheel of a 2020 Ram 1500 today!