2019 RAM 1500

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


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Features & Specs

2019 RAM 1500

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Base MSRP

$34,495

$37,695

Powertrain

3.6L V6

4.3L V6

Transmission

8-Speed shiftable automatic

6-Speed shiftable automatic

Tow Capacity

Best-in-class 12,750lbs

12,200lbs

2019 RAM 1500 vs 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 near Philadelphia, PA

The competition between some of America's most popular trucks has never been higher than the 2019 year, where we see all new redesigns for both the RAM 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500.  These new trucks are bringing all new power, flair, and performance to the light-duty pickup market, and Reedman-Toll wants you to make the most informed choice when it comes to picking out which truck will suit your job and personal workloads best.  We put these two Crew Cabs head-to-head in terms of power, performance, and modernity so you're guaranteed to be happy with your next truck purchase with us!

2019 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

You'll find even the standard 3.6L V6 Pentastar makes the 1500 Tradesman well equipped to handle a wide variety of tasks, from having a heightened efficiency to being able to handle a maximum of 7,730 pounds of towed weight.  The engine comes with a base level 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, but that's far from the limits of the Pentastar's capabilities.  New in 2019 is a standardly equipped mild-hybrid eTorque system, adding 90 extra lb-ft upon demand to reach that great standard towing ability.  Amazingly, RAM offers the upgradable 5.7L V8 HEMI engine as available equipment throughout the 1500's seven trims so that greater power doesn't come at the additional cost of a higher trim selection.  This engine generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, on its own able to tow up to 11,600lbs.  Not enough?  Another version of this great V8 engine comes equipped with thee same eTorque system found within the Pentastar, now providing upwards of 130 extra lb-ft to maximize the 1500's towing capabilities to the best-in-class 12,750lb pinnacle of the light-duty truck segment.  All 1500s come with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, and all trims are offered in either 4x2 or 4x4 configurations. 

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Power & Handling

The base 4.3L V6 that's found within the Silverado 1500 Work Truck is a comparable choice to RAM's Pentastar, providing drivers with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque for a hair greater standard towing ability rated for 8,000lbs.  This comes at the cost of efficiency, the thirstier engine and smaller 24 gallon gas tank meaning more stops to fuel up.  There are five other powertrains available in the Chevy's eight trim levels, but many of them are locked behind trim-exclusive price points.  Available for upgrade for the base and next two trims is a 5.3L V8, this engine equipped with Automatic Fuel Management for some better economy numbers.  It lags compared to the RAM's HEMI, however, offering just 355 horsepower and just 11,000lbs of towing capability.  You won't compete with the 5.7L HEMI unless you move up two more trims in the Chevy, powered by the 5.3L V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management.  None of the Chevy's engines come to match the eTorque's fantastic performance boost.  The highest engine, the 420hp 6.2L V8 found only within the top two Silverado trims, offers just a 12,200lb capacity.  That's not friendly for those larger jobs nor your pocket.


2019 RAM 1500 Features & Design

While we focus on the Crew Cab for a comparable features list, it's worth mentioning that the RAM also comes in Regular and Quad Cab designs to suit your truck needs.  If you need the seating for six, the Crew Cab and Quad Cab have been engineered this year with four extra inches built into the cabin space, all dedicated to supremely comfortable rear-seat legroom.  The 2019 model also features a wholly flat rear floor to better accommodate middle passengers, which families will be all the happier for.  There's also three bed lengths.  The 6'4" design comes standard on all three cabin models; the Regular Cab features an 8' Long Bed for better hauling and the Crew Cab a 5'7" Short Bed for a more comparable overall length to the other two cabins.  Providing further stylized personalization, the 1500 comes in seven trim levels that each tote their own clear personality and style inside and out thanks to unique trim-specific grille and headlight designs, as well as interior upholstery and detailing.  Go for the off-road specialized Rebel if you want a bold, commanding presence and daring capabilities with blacked out exterior elements and striking red interior highlights.  Maybe the Big Horn/Lone Star or Longhorn will better suit your tastes, taylored with backcountry browns and tans and upscale leather and real wood accents within the latter.  RAM is here to prove that a work truck needs not be uncomfortable or only built to suit the job.  Standard cruise control, air conditioning, heated/power-adjustable mirrors, and a full Uconnect infotainment system with standard Bluetooth enhance your ride into luxuriousness with great quality-of-life touches for you and your family.  A wide variety of affordable packages further individualize your ride into exactly what you need at the price bracket that suits your budget!

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Features & Design

Chevrolet may have more trims, offering eight for its 2019 Silverado 1500, but in this comparison, RAM proves less is more when it comes to shopping for your perfect truck.  Where the 1500 allows for personalized touches and packaged equipment to fully flesh out your truck for exactly what you need, Silverado has been designed into specific bracket package sets based upon "High Value", "High Volume", or "High Feature" shoppers.  Individual trims fit nichely into one of these three categories, with little crossover in capabilities or available features to provide flexibility in price or standards and performance (as described above).  Similar to RAM, though, the Silverado is offered in three cabin designs with three bed lengths, the 6'6" long standard throughout the three cabs.  Regular Cabs also feature a 8' design, while Crew Cabs offer a 5'8" Short Bed.  There are some small drawbacks to the Silverado.  It may come with similar air conditioning, vinyl upholstery, Bluetooth, and multimedia touchscreen, but its mirrors are only manual adjustment, and the base model doesn't come with keyless entry.  The Silverado rides on standard 17" wheels while the RAM comes with 18" models.


Conclusions

RAM knows a truck should be multi-purposed and flexible to suit your life both on and off the job, whether the pickup is just for you or should accommodate more passengers for your everyday life.  The 1500 provides a budget friendly build that stresses options, performance, and power hand-in-hand to truly give you your perfect truck in the 2019 year.  For further information, we've provided you with links to our model review, as well as our trim review for the RAM 1500, to give you further information about this new truck's safety, power, and features standards available throughout its seven great trims.  Want to start shopping?  Check out our latest 2019 inventory too, and find your exact future truck today!

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