2016 Ram 1500 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado

There are so many high-quality full-size trucks on the market that it can be a challenge at times for vehicle shoppers to find the perfect model that fits their needs. To help discerning drivers find the right model, we have put together this 2016 Ram 1500 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado comparison. These are two heavy-hitting pickups in the light-duty category. Both are available with a variety of body styles and trim levels to meet the demands of different owners. Whether workers want a capable workhorse of a vehicle, or families need something that can haul the boat and the kids with equal aplomb, these models can satisfy. However, the 2016 Ram 1500 offers a slight edute when it comes to interior comfort starting at the lowest trims. Interior materials are high-quality, and its Uconnect infotainment system is on of the most user-friendly in the segment.

The 2016 Ram 1500 also offers a slightly more competitive starting price-point than its Chevrolet rival. While entry level costs are only slightly higher on the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500, that can made a big difference for families on a budget.

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2016 Ram 1500 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500
$26,145 Starting MSRP $27,195
3.6-L V6 (305 hp) Base Engine 4.3-L V6 (285 hp)
3.0-L turbodiesel V6 (240 hp) Diesel Option None
Ram Uconnect (8.4-inch Touchscreen) Top Infotainment Chevy MyLink (8-inch Touchscreen)

Base engine power on the Ram 1500

A more significant talking point in this 2016 Ram 1500 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado comparison is the engine options available on the Ram light-duty truck. While both the 2016 Ram 1500 and the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 are available with three engines, the Ram is the only truck that offers a diesel model. Equipped with the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 EcoDiesel, the 2016 Ram 1500 also offers the best fuel economy of any full-size truck.

Another engine advantage that the 2016 Ram 1500 brings to the table is its powerful base engine. The base 3.6-liter V6 gas engine on this attractive truck offers 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. This is more than available on the base 2016 Chevy Silverado. That truck comes standard with a 4.3-liter V6 engine rated for just 285 horsepower. This also gives the base Ram a slight edge on towing. The V6 tops out at 7,610 pounds, while the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 equipped with the V6 engine can tow a maximum of 7,600 pounds.

For more information on this 2016 Ram 1500 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado comparison, or to schedule a Ram truck test drive today, contact a member of the Fury Motors team in South Saint Paul.

the grey 2016 Ram 1500 from the side
steering wheel, dashboard and infotainment on the 2016 Ram 1500
black front seats of the 2016 Ram 1500
2016 Ram 1500 RamBox
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