Compare 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2020 Ram 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2WD Crew Cab 147" Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" Custom 16 21 $35,187 $37,000
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" High Country 17 24 $50,155 $53,300
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" LT 20 23 $37,263 $39,600
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" LTZ 17 24 $43,003 $45,700
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" RST 20 23 $39,051 $41,500
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 147" Work Truck 16 21 $33,442 $34,800
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 157" Custom 16 21 $35,472 $37,300
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 157" High Country 17 24 $50,437 $53,600
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 157" LT 20 23 $37,545 $39,900
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 157" LTZ 17 24 $43,286 $46,000
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 157" RST 20 23 $39,333 $41,800
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 157" Work Truck 16 21 $33,731 $35,100
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" Custom 16 21 $32,904 $34,600
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" LT 20 23 $35,005 $37,200
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" LTZ 17 24 $40,745 $43,300
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" RST 20 23 $36,793 $39,100
Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" Work Truck 16 21 $31,136 $32,400
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 140" Work Truck 16 21 $27,388 $28,500
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" Custom 15 20 $38,325 $40,300
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" Custom Trail Boss 14 18 $40,037 $42,100
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" High Country 16 22 $53,448 $56,800
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" LT 19 22 $40,368 $42,900
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" LT Trail Boss 16 21 $45,920 $48,800
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" LTZ 16 22 $46,109 $49,000
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" RST 19 22 $42,156 $44,800
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 147" Work Truck 15 20 $36,614 $38,100
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" Custom 15 20 $38,610 $40,600
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" Custom Trail Boss 14 18 $40,322 $42,400
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" High Country 16 22 $53,731 $57,100
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" LT 19 22 $40,651 $43,200
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" LT Trail Boss 16 21 $46,203 $49,100
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" LTZ 16 22 $46,391 $49,300
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" RST 19 22 $42,439 $45,100
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 157" Work Truck 15 20 $36,902 $38,400
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" Custom 15 20 $36,042 $37,900
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" Custom Trail Boss 14 18 $37,754 $39,700
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" LT 19 22 $38,110 $40,500
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" LTZ 16 22 $43,850 $46,600
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" RST 19 22 $39,898 $42,400
Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 147" Work Truck 15 20 $34,307 $35,700
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 140" Work Truck 15 20 $31,809 $33,100
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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,205 $39,390
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $37,478 $39,690
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,613 $36,690
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,465 $42,890
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $40,738 $43,190
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $37,888 $40,190
1500 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 26 $32,593 $34,095
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $40,067 $43,490
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $40,334 $43,790
1500 Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $37,529 $40,790
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $43,257 $46,990
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $43,524 $47,290
1500 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $40,734 $44,290
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $49,167 $53,715
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $49,084 $53,715
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $52,357 $57,215
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $52,624 $57,515
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,205 $39,390
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $37,478 $39,690
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,613 $36,690
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,465 $42,890
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $40,738 $43,190
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $37,888 $40,190
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $46,875 $51,140
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $47,142 $51,440
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $50,065 $54,640
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $50,332 $54,940
1500 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $42,073 $44,740
1500 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $45,333 $48,240
1500 Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $42,665 $45,440
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $33,509 $34,945
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $33,785 $35,245
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $30,798 $32,145
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $36,804 $38,445
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $37,080 $38,745
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $34,108 $35,645
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $33,288 $34,775
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $30,781 $32,105
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $27,024 $28,200
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $36,627 $38,405
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $34,001 $35,605
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $31,256 $32,800
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $36,599 $38,795
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $34,137 $36,145
1500 Classic SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $39,875 $42,395
1500 Classic SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $37,413 $39,745
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $33,288 $34,775
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $33,628 $35,145
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $30,781 $32,105
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $27,024 $28,200
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box 17 25 $27,024 $28,200
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $36,627 $38,405
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $37,157 $38,980
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $34,001 $35,605
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $31,256 $32,800
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box 16 23 $31,256 $32,800
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $36,599 $38,795
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $34,137 $36,145
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $39,875 $42,395
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $37,413 $39,745

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2020 Ram 1500: Compare Trucks

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and 2020 Ram 1500 pickups are a far cry from their agrarian ancestors that were less comfortable and less fashionable than the hay bales they could haul. Now, full-size pickups are family-vehicle replacements and SUV surrogates with enough tech to not only get the job done but also to entertain when not on the job site.

Which one is right for you? Don’t make up your mind just yet. We know that pickup shoppers are loyal to their brands, an army of Calvin stickers in the rear windows around the country is proof enough. But looking at the tale of the tape indicates a clear winner—especially when their badges are irrelevant in our eyes.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,187
$37,205
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,000
$39,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$617 / month
$657 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is a strong, solid truck with the largest bed in the class, but it’s not as well done as the new Ram 1500. The 2020 Ram 1500 has its truck priorities straight, even when it’s cloaked in upscale trims.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
61.18 63.4
Second Leg Room (in)
43.4 45.2
Front Head Room (in)
43.03 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
60.24 63.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.02 66
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Head Room (in)
40.12 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.16 65.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.53 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
147.43 144.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.89 NA
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
81.24 82.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
231.7 232.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.89 NA
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
75.49 77.5
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.63 51
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 60
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
69.92 67.4
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
71.4 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.4 21.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
62.9 53.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 66.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.79 14.8
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)
13.5 x 1.18 14.9
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24 26
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.9 46.2
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
QAQ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A -
Rear Tire Size
275/60R20 P275/65SR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAB TUM
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
275/60R20 P275/65SR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A -
Spare Tire Size
255/80R17SL Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QAB TUM
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
9700 6630
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
770 663
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1900 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7700 6630
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7600 -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2713 2774
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 6900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 4100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12800 11900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1889 2135
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4878
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20" x 9" 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17" x - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20" x 9" 18 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)
170 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Electric V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
- TBD - Regular Duty
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 3900 269 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LV3 ERG
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 5300 305 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.29
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 3.14
Trans Order Code
MYC DFT
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)
0.66 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.71
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ram 1500
Body Code
E63 T
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
50.0 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.21
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
50.0 -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short And Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.21
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Box Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 8.1
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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