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The RAM 1500 and Chevy Silverado, two of the most popular and well-respected full-size pickups on the market, have been completely redesigned for 2019. This has certainly heated up the competition, and we're going to compare these two popular trucks to see which one is the best choice for Greer, South Carolina shoppers. 

While the 2019 RAM 1500 was named Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, but the Silverado received considerable updates to its aging design to keep it in the competition. So let's take a look at some important features to see who comes out on top when comparing the 2019 RAM 1500 vs Chevy Silverado for South Carolina buyers.

RAM 1500 vs Silverado: Powertrain & Towing

Whether you're shopping for a new full-size pickup as an everyday vehicle or a hard-working tool in your arsenal, knowing the ins and outs of their powertrains is key to making the right decision when comparing trucks. This section will take a look at the different powertrain options offered by the 2019 RAM 1500 and 2019 Chevy Silverado.


The 2019 RAM 1500 comes standard with a 3.6l V6 that puts out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. For many of our Carolina customers, this is plenty of power. Meanwhile, the 2019 Silverado ships with a larger 4.3l V6 at 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. However, despite its larger engine the Chevy offers less horsepower than the more efficient V6 in the base RAM. Owners will also appreciate the RAM 1500's mild hybrid eTorque system that maximizes both efficiency and real-world torque.

At the other end of the spectrum, both the 2019 RAM 1500 and 2019 Chevy Silverado offer larger V8 engine options to handle the toughest jobs and really get the pickup moving. RAM offers a 5.7l V8 with its eTorque mild hybrid technology, while the Silverado offers a 6.2l V8. However, despite offering a larger V8 than the RAM, the Silverado can't match the 2019 RAM 1500's towing numbers or fuel efficiency. That's partly due to the suspension and frame rigidity of the RAM 1500.


The RAM 1500 is still the only truck in its class to use coil spring rear suspension, which is what makes RAM the most comfortable pickup truck to drive. Its innovative design manages to improve comfort without sacrificing towing capability. RAM's unique air suspension has also received heaps of praise from reviewers and South Carolina owners as well. This adaptive suspension automatically adjusts to driving conditions, maximizing towing and also improving highway stability without sacrificing an inch of comfort.


Interior & Features

In designing the interior of the 2019 RAM 1500, RAM focused on using rugged materials that could also feel at home in a luxury vehicle. At top trim levels, the leather interior and wealth of features are downright luxurious, and have led to the 2019 RAM 1500 being called the most luxurious pickup truck ever made.

Motor Trend certainly had a lot to say about the new RAM's interior quality.

But that's not to say that the Silverado is barebones by any means. Both the 2019 RAM 1500 and Chevy Silverado are available with premium leather interior, as well as the latest in infotainment and safety tech. RAM's optional 12-inch touchscreen is the largest in its class, while Chevy's offerings are also much more impressive than anything from the previous generation. One criticism of the Silverado is that its interior materials can feel cheap, and many design elements have remained from the previous generation. 


One benefit to the feature set of the 2019 Silverado is that there are more standard features and techs at the lowest trim levels, but South Carolina buyers looking for the best pickup truck on the market will find that the new Silverado can't match the luxury of the RAM once you move into higher trim levels. After test driving both pickup trucks, it's clear that the 2019 RAM 1500 offers a more comfortable ride and higher quality interior materials. Combine that with greater capability and more efficient engines, and you have a clear winner here in Greer, SC.


Test Drive at Benson CDJ Today

Ready to test drive the award-winning 2019 RAM 1500 for yourself? Look no further than Benson Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Greer, South Carolina. We have a wide selection of 2019 RAM 1500 models. Whether you're looking for a workhorse or a truly luxury pickup to use use as a family vehicle, you'll love the experience of finding your new favorite truck at Benson CDJ. Check out our inventory, and contact us today to set up your test drive.

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