Compare 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Ram 1500

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2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 18 24 $26,107 $27,195
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 18 24 $26,481 $27,585
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LS 18 24 $28,051 $29,220
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LS 18 24 $28,425 $29,610
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 17 22 $29,889 $31,135
2WD Double Cab 143.5" Work Truck 18 24 $29,659 $31,220
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 17 22 $30,177 $31,435
2WD Double Cab 143.5" LS 18 24 $31,321 $32,970
2WD Double Cab 143.5" Custom 18 24 $31,402 $33,055
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LS 17 22 $31,833 $33,160
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 18 24 $30,941 $33,270
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 18 24 $31,057 $33,395
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LS 17 22 $32,121 $33,460
4WD Double Cab 143.5" Work Truck 17 22 $33,440 $35,200
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 18 24 $33,862 $35,645
2WD Double Cab 143.5" LT 18 24 $33,410 $35,925
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 17 22 $34,205 $36,780
4WD Double Cab 143.5" LS 17 22 $35,102 $36,950
4WD Double Cab 143.5" Custom 17 22 $35,183 $37,035
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" Work Truck 16 23 $35,188 $37,040
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 17 22 $34,484 $37,080
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Custom 18 24 $35,368 $37,230
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 18 24 $35,572 $37,445
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 18 24 $35,702 $38,390
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" Custom 16 23 $36,693 $38,625
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 17 22 $36,855 $38,795
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LS 16 23 $36,898 $38,840
4WD Double Cab 143.5" LT 17 22 $36,618 $39,375
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LT 16 23 $37,000 $39,785
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" Work Truck 16 22 $38,180 $40,190
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Custom 17 22 $38,361 $40,380
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 17 22 $38,565 $40,595
2WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ 16 23 $38,455 $41,350
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" Custom 16 22 $39,686 $41,775
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 17 22 $39,027 $41,965
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LS 16 22 $39,890 $41,990
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LT 16 22 $40,324 $43,360
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 16 23 $40,743 $43,810
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LTZ 16 23 $41,022 $44,110
4WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ 16 22 $41,454 $44,575
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 16 22 $43,649 $46,935
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LTZ 16 22 $43,928 $47,235
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" High Country 16 22 $46,351 $49,840
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" High Country 16 22 $46,630 $50,140
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" High Country 15 21 $49,396 $53,115
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" High Country 15 21 $49,675 $53,415
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2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 17 25 $25,152 $26,145
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 17 25 $25,152 $26,145
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 17 25 $25,152 $26,145
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 17 25 $29,106 $30,380
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 17 25 $29,106 $30,380
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 16 23 $29,320 $30,615
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 16 23 $29,320 $30,615
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 16 23 $29,320 $30,615
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" HFE 18 25 $29,393 $30,805
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Big Horn 17 25 $29,706 $31,495
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Lone Star 17 25 $29,706 $31,495
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 17 25 $29,706 $31,495
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Big Horn 17 25 $29,976 $31,795
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Lone Star 17 25 $29,976 $31,795
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $29,976 $31,795
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 17 25 $31,574 $32,960
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 17 25 $31,574 $32,960
2WD Crew Cab 149" Tradesman 15 22 $32,129 $33,570
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 16 23 $32,568 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 16 23 $32,568 $34,085
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 17 25 $32,960 $35,000
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 17 25 $32,960 $35,000
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 17 25 $32,960 $35,000
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $32,960 $35,000
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Big Horn 16 23 $33,658 $35,775
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Lone Star 16 23 $33,658 $35,775
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 16 23 $33,658 $35,775
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 15 22 $33,027 $35,985
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Big Horn 16 23 $33,928 $36,075
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Lone Star 16 23 $33,928 $36,075
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $33,928 $36,075
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 16 23 $34,926 $36,540
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 16 23 $34,926 $36,540
4WD Crew Cab 149" Tradesman 15 21 $35,482 $37,150
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 17 25 $35,222 $37,380
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 17 25 $35,222 $37,380
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $35,222 $37,380
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" HFE Express 21 29 $35,754 $37,685
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" HFE Tradesman 21 29 $35,754 $37,685
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 16 23 $36,384 $38,705
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 16 23 $36,384 $38,705
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 16 23 $36,384 $38,705
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $36,384 $38,705
2WD Crew Cab 149" Big Horn 15 22 $36,977 $39,330
2WD Crew Cab 149" Lone Star 15 22 $36,977 $39,330
2WD Crew Cab 149" SLT 15 22 $36,977 $39,330
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 15 22 $36,106 $39,370
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 15 21 $36,321 $39,615
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 17 25 $36,357 $39,655
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 16 23 $38,539 $40,960
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 16 23 $38,539 $40,960
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 16 23 $38,539 $40,960
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $38,539 $40,960
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 15 22 $38,145 $41,550
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 17 25 $38,197 $41,610
2WD Crew Cab 149" Sport 15 22 $38,409 $41,850
4WD Crew Cab 149" Big Horn 15 21 $40,294 $42,910
4WD Crew Cab 149" Lone Star 15 21 $40,294 $42,910
4WD Crew Cab 149" Outdoorsman 15 21 $40,294 $42,910
4WD Crew Cab 149" SLT 15 21 $40,294 $42,910
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 15 21 $39,347 $42,950
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 16 23 $39,596 $43,235
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Rebel 15 22 $40,523 $43,270
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie 15 22 $39,913 $43,560
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 15 21 $41,389 $45,130
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 16 23 $41,442 $45,190
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Rebel 16 23 $42,355 $45,200
4WD Crew Cab 149" Sport 15 21 $41,653 $45,430
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie 15 21 $43,158 $47,140
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Longhorn 15 22 $44,511 $48,785
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Longhorn Limited 15 22 $44,511 $48,785
2WD Crew Cab 149" Longhorn 15 22 $44,775 $49,085
2WD Crew Cab 149" Longhorn Limited 15 22 $44,775 $49,085
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Longhorn 15 21 $47,757 $52,365
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Longhorn Limited 15 21 $47,757 $52,365
4WD Crew Cab 149" Longhorn 15 21 $48,021 $52,665
4WD Crew Cab 149" Longhorn Limited 15 21 $48,021 $52,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,107
$25,152
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,195
$26,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$436 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado takes a traditional truck path but counters that with a comfortable, refined interior and a mother lode of technology. The 2016 Ram 1500 will win over full-size truck buyers looking for a diesel offering and an opulent interior, but safety scores need improvement.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.03 66
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.27 41
Front Hip Room (in)
60.73 62.9
Front Head Room (in)
42.40 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.23 8.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
73.97 74.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 50.4
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 140
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.23 8.7
Cab to Axle (in)
41.40 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
36.3 34.6
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
116.90 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.57 231
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.23 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
61.0 74.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.03 51
Tailgate Width (in)
62.2 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.87 98.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.6 66.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.18 13.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.79 13.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 32
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 45.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.4 -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 4608
Rear Tire Order Code
RBZ TTM
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P255/70R17 P265/70SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 656
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
RBZ TTM
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 4608
Spare Tire Order Code
ZBZ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 656
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R17 P265/70SR17
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4840
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 4840
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
8900 4840
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 484
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 484
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 6600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 3900
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 9850
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2048
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2654
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes Regular Duty
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 3900 269 @ 4175
Engine Order Code
LV3 ERB
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 5300 305 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.71
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.28
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 3.14
Trans Order Code
MYC DFL
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Code
E63 T
Body Style
Regular Cab Pickup Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ram 1500
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.21
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short And Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.35 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.21
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 3700
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Link
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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