Compare 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2008 Dodge Ram

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2008 Dodge Ram
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2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $27,937 $30,040
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $28,964 $31,145
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 14 20 $35,530 $38,205
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $27,602 $29,055
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 21 $30,601 $32,905
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 134.0" LT 14 19 $26,509 $28,505
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 134.0" LTZ 14 20 $31,954 $34,360
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 134.0" Work Truck 15 20 $23,265 $24,490
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $25,872 $27,820
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $26,788 $28,805
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 14 20 $32,233 $34,660
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $23,550 $24,790
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 14 20 $27,634 $29,715
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 14 20 $32,512 $34,960
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 14 20 $25,569 $26,915
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 14 19 $24,635 $26,490
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 20 $18,600 $19,375
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 14 19 $24,751 $26,615
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $18,974 $19,765
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 14 18 $30,866 $33,190
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 14 18 $31,894 $34,295
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 14 20 $38,460 $41,355
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 18 $30,594 $32,205
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 134.0" LT 14 18 $29,439 $31,655
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 134.0" LTZ 14 19 $34,884 $37,510
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 134.0" Work Truck 14 18 $27,412 $28,855
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 14 18 $28,802 $30,970
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 14 18 $29,718 $31,955
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 14 19 $35,163 $37,810
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 18 $27,697 $29,155
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 14 19 $30,559 $32,860
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 14 19 $35,442 $38,110
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,561 $30,065
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 14 18 $27,402 $29,465
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $21,710 $22,615
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 14 18 $27,681 $29,765
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $21,998 $22,915
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" 1HY 21 22 $35,928 $38,020
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" 2HY 21 22 $41,726 $44,155
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 1HY 20 20 $38,905 $41,170
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 2HY 20 20 $44,703 $47,305
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2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ram 1500 2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 18 $33,606 $38,100
Ram 1500 2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 18 $29,848 $33,730
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $31,893 $36,230
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $27,202 $30,775
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $23,370 $26,320
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $27,778 $31,445
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 13 17 $25,464 $28,755
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 17 $22,554 $25,435
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 16 19 $19,729 $22,150
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $22,799 $25,720
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $19,974 $22,435
Ram 1500 4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 17 $36,426 $41,350
Ram 1500 4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $32,668 $36,980
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 17 $35,006 $39,780
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $30,272 $34,275
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $27,158 $30,655
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 12 16 $30,779 $34,865
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 12 16 $28,448 $32,155
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 12 16 $25,722 $29,055
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 12 16 $23,701 $26,705
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $26,015 $29,395
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $23,994 $27,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,937
$33,606
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,040
$38,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$501 / month
$635 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Drivers of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid will burn hundreds fewer gallons of gas a year than drivers of standard V-8 trucks. The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is a solid truck due for its 2009 model makeover, but it's good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
62.5 64.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 44.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
65.4 64.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 67.0
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 66.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.2 47.9
Wheelbase (in)
143.5 160.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.0 7.8
Cab to Axle (in)
32.0 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 80.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.9 33.2
Overhang, Front (in)
39.4 39.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 41.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
148.9 163.1
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
230.2 247.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
12.3 7.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.8 75.0
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.6 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
61.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
69.3 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
62.4 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.0 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
53.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.5 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 13.9 x 0.86
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.61 x 2.36 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.99 x 1.18 13.2 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Driver Side Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 34
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.73 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.2 44.1
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2004 3195
Spare Tire Order Code
QPR TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 657
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 LT265/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2004 3195
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR TT3
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 LT265/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 657
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QPR TT3
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 7850
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6700 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
470 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
705 785
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 8510
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 4750
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2979 3209
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3950 6010
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2248 2766
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.4 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 136
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 4600 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LY2 EZA
Displacement
4.8L/293 5.7L/345
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 5600 345 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
M30 DGQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Drivetrain
REAR WHEEL DRIVE Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code
E63 160.5" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside Mega Cab 6.3' Bed
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-stage multi-leaf Leaf spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.73
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - NA
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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