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2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

How Does the 2018 Ram 1500 Stack Up Against the Competition in Del Rio, TX?

If you're in the market for a new pickup, you know that there are several quality choices out there. So, how do you determine with is the best one for you and your specific needs? You could spend hours researching various websites of dubious authority, or weeks test-driving the variety of makes and trims offered. Or, you could let us do the hard work for you and pit two of the most-popular choices against each other. Let's see how these two compare, shall we?

Performance and Affordability

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From the start, the Ram 1500 outperforms the Chevy option with an MSRP of $27,095 that's lower than the Silverado's $28,675. Fuel efficiency is basically a wash, with the Silverado offering slightly better city efficiency and the Ram 1500 delivering the better highway mpg numbers.

Even the bare-boned Ram 1500 Tradesman offers a more powerful engine than the Silverado can manage, as the Ram's 3.6-liter V6 generates 305 horsepower and the Chevy's 4.3-liter V6 engine manages only 285 horsepower. While the Silverado can also be equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 and a 6.2-liter V8, the Ram offers both an available 5.7-liter V8 and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that offers both the segment's best fuel efficiency and 420 pound-feet of torque.

Exterior Features

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Both trucks offer an abundance of choices, as the Ram 1500 is available in 11 trim levels and the Silverado offers a total of eight. Of course, one major asset in favor of the Ram 1500 is the available RamBox® Cargo Management System. This feature, which is built into the walls of the truck bed, offers owners a multitude of cargo and organizing options; in fact, it even features a drain plug, so it can be filled with ice if you want to press it into service for tailgating.

The Ram boasts a lighter curb weight than the Silverado, and features a tighter turning radius -- which makes it easier to navigate through both traffic and tight spaces.

Interior Features

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Both trucks offer similar standard features such as driver information center, 12V DC power outlets and tilt-adjust steering wheel, but the Ram 1500 includes some that the Chevy doesn't, such as an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an available compass. Both also feature AM/FM/satellite-ready radios, but we're personally big fans of the available Uconnect® touchscreen system that can only be found in the Ram 1500.

Safety Features

The two are pretty even regarding safety features, with both offering Anti-lock Brake System, low tire pressure warning and multiple airbags. However, the Ram 1500 offers available ParkSense® front and rear parking assistance -- a feature the Silverado doesn't even offer.

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The Ram 1500 is the True Workhorse

While the two trucks are quite similar, we believe that the Ram 1500 is the better option for our customers from the Mineral Wells, Fort Stockton and Eagle Pass areas. After all, it offers more chances for customization, a diesel engine and amenities that the Chevrolet can't quite match -- and it even starts at a lower price.