Compare 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2018 Ram 1500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 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 $27,026 $28,300
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 18 24 $27,408 $28,700
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LS 18 24 $29,032 $30,400
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LS 18 24 $29,318 $30,700
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 17 22 $30,846 $32,300
2WD Double Cab 143.5" Work Truck 18 24 $30,942 $32,400
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 17 22 $31,133 $32,600
2WD Double Cab 143.5" LS 18 24 $32,565 $34,100
2WD Double Cab 143.5" Custom 18 24 $32,661 $34,200
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LS 17 22 $32,756 $34,300
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 18 24 $32,351 $34,600
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LS 17 22 $33,043 $34,600
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 18 24 $32,444 $34,700
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 18 24 $33,234 $34,800
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" Work Truck 16 23 $34,571 $36,200
4WD Double Cab 143.5" Work Truck 17 22 $34,666 $36,300
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 18 24 $34,953 $36,600
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Custom 18 24 $35,048 $36,700
2WD Double Cab 143.5" LT 18 24 $34,782 $37,200
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LS 16 23 $36,290 $38,000
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 17 22 $36,290 $38,000
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" Custom 16 23 $36,385 $38,100
4WD Double Cab 143.5" LS 17 22 $36,385 $38,100
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 17 22 $35,623 $38,100
4WD Double Cab 143.5" Custom 17 22 $36,481 $38,200
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 17 22 $35,904 $38,400
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" Work Truck 16 22 $37,627 $39,400
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 18 24 $37,119 $39,700
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 17 22 $38,009 $39,800
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Custom 17 22 $38,104 $39,900
4WD Double Cab 143.5" LT 17 22 $38,054 $40,700
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LT 16 23 $38,428 $41,100
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LS 16 22 $39,346 $41,200
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" Custom 16 22 $39,441 $41,300
2WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ 16 23 $39,550 $42,300
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 17 22 $40,485 $43,300
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LT 16 22 $41,701 $44,600
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 16 23 $41,794 $44,700
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LTZ 16 23 $42,075 $45,000
4WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ 16 22 $42,542 $45,500
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 16 22 $44,786 $47,900
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LTZ 16 22 $45,067 $48,200
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" High Country 16 22 $48,620 $52,000
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" High Country 16 22 $48,900 $52,300
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" High Country 15 20 $51,705 $55,300
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" High Country 15 20 $51,986 $55,600
Select style
4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Express 17 25 $26,249 $27,295
4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Tradesman 17 25 $26,249 $27,295
4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box Express 15 22 $26,249 $27,295
4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box Tradesman 17 25 $26,249 $27,295
4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Express 17 25 $29,792 $31,095
4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Tradesman 17 25 $29,792 $31,095
4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn 17 25 $29,666 $31,395
4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star 17 25 $29,666 $31,395
4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box Big Horn 17 25 $29,936 $31,695
4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box Lone Star 17 25 $29,936 $31,695
4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Express 16 23 $30,520 $31,895
4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Tradesman 16 23 $30,520 $31,895
4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box Express 16 23 $30,520 $31,895
4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box Tradesman 16 23 $30,520 $31,895
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Express 17 25 $32,116 $33,495
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Tradesman 17 25 $32,116 $33,495
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Express 15 22 $32,753 $34,195
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Tradesman 15 22 $32,753 $34,195
4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Express 16 23 $33,163 $34,695
4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Tradesman 16 23 $33,163 $34,695
4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn 17 25 $33,125 $35,145
4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Harvest 17 25 $33,125 $35,145
4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star 17 25 $33,125 $35,145
4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn 16 23 $33,801 $35,895
4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star 16 23 $33,801 $35,895
4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box Big Horn 16 23 $34,071 $36,195
4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box Lone Star 16 23 $34,071 $36,195
4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Night 15 22 $34,054 $37,095
4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Sport 15 22 $34,054 $37,095
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Express 16 23 $35,573 $37,195
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Tradesman 16 23 $35,573 $37,195
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Big Horn 17 25 $35,651 $37,795
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Harvest 17 25 $35,651 $37,795
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Lone Star 17 25 $35,651 $37,795
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Lone Star Silver 17 25 $35,651 $37,795
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Express 15 21 $36,119 $37,795
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Tradesman 15 21 $36,119 $37,795
4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box HFE 20 27 $35,980 $37,895
4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Night 17 25 $35,635 $38,795
4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Sport 17 25 $35,635 $38,795
4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn 16 23 $36,550 $38,845
4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Harvest 16 23 $36,550 $38,845
4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star 16 23 $36,550 $38,845
4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Night 16 23 $35,899 $39,095
4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box Sport 16 23 $35,899 $39,095
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn 15 22 $37,451 $39,795
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Harvest 15 22 $37,451 $39,795
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star 15 22 $37,451 $39,795
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star Silver 15 22 $37,451 $39,795
4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Laramie 17 25 $36,998 $40,345
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Night 17 25 $37,711 $40,995
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Sport 17 25 $37,711 $40,995
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Big Horn 16 23 $38,981 $41,395
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Harvest 16 23 $38,981 $41,395
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Lone Star 16 23 $38,981 $41,395
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Lone Star Silver 16 23 $38,981 $41,395
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Laramie 17 25 $38,898 $42,345
4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Night 16 23 $38,898 $42,395
4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Sport 16 23 $38,898 $42,395
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Night 15 22 $39,471 $42,995
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Sport 15 22 $39,471 $42,995
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn 15 21 $40,781 $43,395
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Harvest 15 21 $40,781 $43,395
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star 15 21 $40,781 $43,395
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star Silver 15 21 $40,781 $43,395
4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box Laramie 16 23 $40,173 $43,845
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Laramie 15 22 $40,570 $44,245
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Night 16 23 $40,969 $44,595
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Sport 16 23 $40,969 $44,595
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Rebel 15 22 $42,581 $45,495
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Laramie 16 23 $42,068 $45,845
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Night 15 21 $42,729 $46,595
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Sport 15 21 $42,729 $46,595
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Rebel 16 23 $44,561 $47,595
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Laramie 19 27 $43,828 $47,845
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Limited 15 22 $45,719 $50,095
4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Longhorn 15 22 $45,719 $50,095
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Limited 15 22 $45,983 $50,395
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Longhorn 15 22 $45,983 $50,395
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Limited 15 21 $48,889 $53,595
4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box Longhorn 15 21 $48,889 $53,595
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Limited 15 21 $49,241 $53,995
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Longhorn 15 21 $49,241 $53,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,026
$26,249
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,300
$27,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$472 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The suave 2018 Chevrolet Silverado does nearly all things well, even if it’s not a huge standout in one way or another. The swagger-heavy 2018 Ram 1500 is the coolest pickup around, even if competitors have eclipsed it in some ways.
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
Height, Overall (in)
73.97 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.4
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 120
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.23 8.7
Cab to Axle (in)
41.40 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
36.3 34.8
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)
205.57 209
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.23 8.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
61.0 57.5
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 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.6 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.23 20.1
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
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
N/A 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
N/A 656
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R17 P265/70SR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5020
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5020
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
8900 5020
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 502
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 502
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 3900
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 9850
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1856 2034
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2660 2484
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
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
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes Regular Duty
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
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 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Regular Cab Pickup Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ram 1500
Body Code
E63 T
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating 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
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 3700
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.21
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 -
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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