2019 RAM 1500 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado l Chicago IL for Sale in Antioch IL l Chicago area

2019 RAM 1500 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado near Chicago Illinois

2019 RAM 1500 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado | Chicago Illinois
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2019 RAM 1500 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado

The Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado are among the most popular American pickup trucks on the market. For many years, both trucks have provided drives with impressive performance and capability. However, when you are shopping for a new pickup truck, it is important to understand what each vehicle that you have in mind has to offer. If the new Ram 1500 and the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado are on your list of potential choices, you should read our comparison of both models below. If you are impressed with the Ram 1500, we invite you to visit an authorized Ram dealership, such and Antioch, serving the Chicago area.

Chicago Illinois - 2019 RAM 1500's Overview

Performance Features

The Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado both offer several engine options. The standard engine that is offered with the new Ram 1500 is a 3.6-liter V6 that can produce an impressive 269-pounds-per-feet of torque. This engine is more powerful than the base engine of the Chevrolet Silverado. The Silverado’s standard engine is a 4.3-liter V6. In addition, the Ram 1500 is the only pickup truck in its class to offer a responsive diesel engine that comes with impressive towing and hauling capability, and the EcoDiesel V6 engine offers superior torque and reduced CO2 emissions.

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Interior Features

The interior features that come with the new Ram 1500 are notable with some of the nicest materials in its class. The cabin is insulated to provide passengers and drivers with a quiet ride, and both rows of seats provide more space than most pickup trucks on the market. The Ram truck comes with a USB port, a rearview camera, a six-speaker premium audio system, power windows, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The infotainment system is powered by the innovative Uconnect system that is paired with a 5-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen. The infotainment system supports Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. To take the new Ram 1500 for a test drive, visit us at Antioch RAM serving Antioch Gurnee Chicago Illinois.

Chicago Illinois - 2019 RAM 1500's Interior

The Chevrolet Silverado doesn’t include many standard interior features, but it does come with an available MyLink infotainment system that can support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The seats are available in cloth material with a 40/20/40 front split-bench that can seat three passengers. The front driver seat also includes a manual adjustable lumbar feature and a storage compartment that is located in the cushion of the seat. The Silverado trims that come with rear seats offer LATCH connectors that are used to install infant and toddler seats. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the LATCH connectors a low usability rating.

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Models and Features

Although both pickup trucks come with numerous features, the 2018 Ram 1500 has more to offer consumers in this 2019 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado comparison. If you decide to go with the Ram 1500, you have up to 11 trim levels to choose from, which range from the Tradesman to the Limited Tungsten. In addition, the truck comes with 12 standard exterior color options and several special edition trims. The Ram 1500 also comes with three bed lengths, which are 8-foot, 6-foot 4-inches, or 5-foot 7-inches. The 8-foot bed length is offered on the regular cab, the 6-foot 4-inch bed is offered on the regular, quad or crew cabs, and the 5-foot 7-inch bed is only offered on the crew cab.


The Ram 1500 offers an available Class-Exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System, available remote keyless entry, and a Class-Exclusive AllSecure®Central Locking System. The RamBox is a secure and sturdy drainage system that is built in the side rails of the truck. Other available exterior features that come with the Ram 1500 are a tonneau cover, a spray-in bed-liner, and a drop-in bed-liner for increased functionality. The tonneau cover works by facilitating air flow over the body of the truck, which significantly reduces aerodynamic drag. In addition, there is also wheel-to-wheel side steps that are durable, improve performance, and make it easy to access the truck bed. To test drive the Ram 1500, visit Antioch Ram serving Antioch Gurnee Chicago Illinois.

The Chevrolet Silverado includes a tire carrier lock, recovery hooks, and corner steps. The Chevrolet Silverado adds two exterior colors to the lineup that are Cajun Red and Havana. There is also a Centennial Edition of the Silverado that commemorates 100 years of Chevrolet trucks. This edition comes with Centennial badges, a chrome exterior trim, and a spray-in bed-liner. The Centennial Edition’s exterior color is Centennial Blue. This special edition trim is only offer on the LTZ Z71 model.

After our comparison of the new RAM 1500 vs Chevrolet Silverado, it appears that the Ram has more features than the Silverado. Although both pickup trucks are suitable options, consumers will get more out of the new Ram 1500. If you are in search of an authorized Ram dealership, visit us at Antioch Ram serving the Chicago area. Our professional and friendly staff can provide you with any assistance that you may need.

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