2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Compare the Differences
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Available with three patented engines, the 2021 Ram 1500 truck is ready for any light-duty job. Up to five signature engines are available under the hood of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck. The Ram model boasts a 12-inch infotainment display, but the Chevy model only offers an 8-inch infotainment monitor.
2021 Ram 1500
$32,795 – $70,425*
Horsepower, 3.6-Liter V-6 Engine
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$30,995 – $59,395
Horsepower, 4.3-Liter V6 Engine
Built on the legendary HEMI architecture, the 2021 Ram 1500’s 5.7-liter engine block whips out 395 total horsepower. Assembled into a V-8 formation, this gasoline-burning powerhouse dishes out 410 pound-feet of torque. Built on General Motor’s EcoTec3 foundation, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500’s 5.3-L V-8 engine has maximum ratings of only 355 hp and 383 lb-ft. However, the Active Fuel Management helps this eight-cylinder powerplant achieve good fuel economy. Likewise, the Multi-Displacement System significantly boosts the gas mileage of the HEMI engine. Using the latest mild-hybrid technology, the eTorque system supplements the 5.7-L powertrain with up to 130 lb-ft of instant torque. Craning out 480 lb-ft of net torque, a 3.0-L engine from the exclusive EcoDiesel family is optional for the 2021 Ram 1500. Burning biodiesel fuel, this V-6 propulsion system includes a single turbocharger. By contrast, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 can’t get more than 460 lb-ft from an optional diesel engine that displaces 3.0 liters. Having the GM-patented Duramax label, this I-6 powertrain comes with an exhaust brake. This light-duty Chevy pickup truck is also available with a 4.3-L V-6 engine that yields 285 hp. Also having a V-6 design, the Ram 1500’s 3.6-L Pentastar engine beats the EcoTec3 engine by up to 20 hp.
Occupying a large section of the 2021 Ram 1500’s center stack, the Uconnect 12.0 multimedia center has a 12.0-inch touch screen with split views and full-screen images of the GPS navigation system. In dramatic contrast, the 2021 Silverado 1500’s Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System has a display that’s 4.0 inches smaller. Both light-duty pickup trucks offer seamless smartphone integrations via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. These large vehicles also have SiriusXM 360L services with an array of premium music channels. However, the Chevy model’s best sound system only has a total of seven speakers. The Ram model boasts up to 19 speakers that are designed by Harman Kardon. Select trims are also available with a 10-speaker audio system from Alpine. This popular Ram pickup truck is compatible with the SiriusXM Guardian suite that’s managed on the Uconnect mobile application. GM’s OnStar suite doesn’t provide as many security and remote services as the signature SiriusXM Guardian package.
Offering side-to-side and vertical openings, the Multifunction Tailgate emphasizes the cutting-edge design of the 2021 Ram 1500. A spray-in bedliner is paired with this all-new tailgate that has a 60-40 split for enhanced versatility. Similarly, GM’s Multi-Flex Tailgate is an exciting new feature on the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500. As expected, both full-size pickup trucks offer side steps for safe entry and exits. However, the Chevy model lacks options that provide the same utility as the RamBox Cargo Management System.
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*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.