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Compare 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2018 Ram 1500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2018 Ram 1500
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2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Custom 18 24 $35,048 $36,700
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" High Country 16 22 $48,620 $52,000
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 18 24 $34,953 $36,600
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT 18 24 $37,119 $39,700
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ w/1LZ 16 23 $41,794 $44,700
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 18 24 $33,234 $34,800
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" Custom 16 23 $36,385 $38,100
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" High Country 16 22 $48,900 $52,300
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LS 16 23 $36,290 $38,000
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LT w/1LT 16 23 $38,428 $41,100
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LTZ w/1LZ 16 23 $42,075 $45,000
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" Work Truck 16 23 $34,571 $36,200
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" Custom 18 24 $32,661 $34,200
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" LS 18 24 $32,565 $34,100
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT 18 24 $34,782 $37,200
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ w/1LZ 16 23 $39,550 $42,300
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" Work Truck 18 24 $30,942 $32,400
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LS 18 24 $29,032 $30,400
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT w/1LT 18 24 $32,351 $34,600
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 18 24 $27,026 $28,300
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LS 18 24 $29,318 $30,700
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT w/1LT 18 24 $32,444 $34,700
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 18 24 $27,408 $28,700
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Custom 17 22 $38,104 $39,900
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" High Country 15 20 $51,705 $55,300
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 17 22 $38,009 $39,800
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT 17 22 $40,485 $43,300
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT 17 22 $42,262 $45,200
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ w/1LZ 16 22 $44,786 $47,900
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ w/2LZ 15 20 $46,189 $49,400
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 17 22 $36,290 $38,000
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" Custom 16 22 $39,441 $41,300
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" High Country 15 20 $51,986 $55,600
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LS 16 22 $39,346 $41,200
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LT w/1LT 16 22 $41,701 $44,600
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LT w/2LT 16 22 $43,571 $46,600
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LTZ w/1LZ 16 22 $45,067 $48,200
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LTZ w/2LZ 15 20 $46,469 $49,700
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" Work Truck 16 22 $37,627 $39,400
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" Custom 17 22 $36,481 $38,200
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LS 17 22 $36,385 $38,100
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT 17 22 $38,054 $40,700
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT 17 22 $40,018 $42,800
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ w/1LZ 16 22 $42,542 $45,500
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ w/2LZ 16 22 $43,851 $46,900
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" Work Truck 17 22 $34,666 $36,300
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LS 17 22 $32,756 $34,300
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT w/1LT 17 22 $35,623 $38,100
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT w/2LT 17 22 $37,400 $40,000
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 17 22 $30,846 $32,300
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LS 17 22 $33,043 $34,600
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT w/1LT 17 22 $35,904 $38,400
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT w/2LT 17 22 $37,680 $40,300
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 17 22 $31,133 $32,600
Select style
Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $35,651 $37,795
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $37,451 $39,795
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $33,125 $35,145
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $29,666 $31,395
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box 17 25 $29,936 $31,695
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $38,981 $41,395
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $40,781 $43,395
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $36,550 $38,845
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $33,801 $35,895
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box 16 23 $34,071 $36,195
1500 Express 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $32,116 $33,495
1500 Express 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $32,753 $34,195
1500 Express 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $29,792 $31,095
1500 Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $26,249 $27,295
1500 Express 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box 15 22 $26,249 $27,295
1500 Express 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $35,573 $37,195
1500 Express 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $36,119 $37,795
1500 Express 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $33,163 $34,695
1500 Express 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $30,520 $31,895
1500 Express 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box 16 23 $30,520 $31,895
1500 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 27 $35,980 $37,895
1500 Harvest 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $35,651 $37,795
1500 Harvest 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $37,451 $39,795
1500 Harvest 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $33,125 $35,145
1500 Harvest 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $38,981 $41,395
1500 Harvest 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $40,781 $43,395
1500 Harvest 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $36,550 $38,845
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $38,898 $42,345
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $40,570 $44,245
1500 Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $36,998 $40,345
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $42,068 $45,845
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 27 $43,828 $47,845
1500 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $40,173 $43,845
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 22 $45,719 $50,095
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $45,983 $50,395
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 21 $48,889 $53,595
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $49,241 $53,995
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $35,651 $37,795
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $37,451 $39,795
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $33,125 $35,145
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $29,666 $31,395
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box 17 25 $29,936 $31,695
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $38,981 $41,395
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $40,781 $43,395
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $36,550 $38,845
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $33,801 $35,895
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box 16 23 $34,071 $36,195
1500 Lone Star Silver 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $35,651 $37,795
1500 Lone Star Silver 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $37,451 $39,795
1500 Lone Star Silver 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $38,981 $41,395
1500 Lone Star Silver 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $40,781 $43,395
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 22 $45,719 $50,095
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $45,983 $50,395
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 21 $48,889 $53,595
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $49,241 $53,995
1500 Night 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $37,711 $40,995
1500 Night 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $39,471 $42,995
1500 Night 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $35,635 $38,795
1500 Night 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $34,054 $37,095
1500 Night 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $40,969 $44,595
1500 Night 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $42,729 $46,595
1500 Night 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $38,898 $42,395
1500 Night 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $35,899 $39,095
1500 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 22 $42,581 $45,495
1500 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $44,561 $47,595
1500 Sport 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $37,711 $40,995
1500 Sport 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $39,471 $42,995
1500 Sport 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $35,635 $38,795
1500 Sport 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $34,054 $37,095
1500 Sport 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $40,969 $44,595
1500 Sport 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $42,729 $46,595
1500 Sport 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $38,898 $42,395
1500 Sport 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $35,899 $39,095
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $32,116 $33,495
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $32,753 $34,195
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $29,792 $31,095
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $26,249 $27,295
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box 17 25 $26,249 $27,295
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $35,573 $37,195
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $36,119 $37,795
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $33,163 $34,695
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $30,520 $31,895
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box 16 23 $30,520 $31,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,048
$35,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,700
$37,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$612 / month
$630 / 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 Hip Room (in)
60.73 63.2
Second Leg Room (in)
40.93 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
42.80 41
Second Hip Room (in)
60.27 63.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.03 66
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Head Room (in)
40.50 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.73 65.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.27 41
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.4
Wheelbase (in)
143.5 140
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.81 7.6
Cab to Axle (in)
31.97 28
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
34.9 34.6
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 40
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
150.90 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
230.03 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.81 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
74.17 76.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 229
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
69.33 67.4
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.6 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.10 20
Cargo Volume (ft³)
53.4 50.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.3 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.2 45.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 4728
Spare Tire Order Code
RC4 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A 636
Rear Tire Size
P275/55R20 P275/60SR20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 4728
Rear Tire Order Code
QT0 TUB
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P275/55R20 P275/60SR20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A 636
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QT0 TUB
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
11100 4510
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 451
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 451
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4510
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 4510
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2760
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6900 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3950 3900
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 9850
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2264
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 3900 269 @ 4175
Engine Order Code
LV3 ERB
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.6 L/220
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.28
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ram 1500
Body Code
E63 T
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.21
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 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)
3950 -
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)
3950 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 -
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.9
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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