2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado

The original light-duty, full-size pickup was designed to handle serious work, and offer practical cargo-storing options. While this capability has remained in modern incarnations, the pickups of today often also boast premium technology, multiple trim levels, and extremely attractive features. Both of the trucks in this 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado comparison offer several engine options, trim levels, and body styles, allowing them to deliver a precise and high-value driving experience.

The 2017 Ram 1500 is available with a choice of two gasoline engines and EcoDiesel option. Each of these models comes standard with a responsive eight-speed automatic transmission controlled by a knob on the instrument panel Its base 3.6-liter engine offers an attractive 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 is also available with three engine options, though it does not offer a diesel model. The 2017 Silverado 1500 has a higher starting MSRP than its Ram rival, but it offers less horsepower on its base model.

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2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado
$26,495 Starting MSRP $27,785
3.6-L V-6 (305 hp) Base Engine 3.5-L V-6 (285 hp)
8-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
8.4-inch Uconnect Top Infotainment Display 7-inch Chevy MyLink

Attractive 2017 Ram 1500 Features

While truck owners can prioritize towing and hauling capability, many are also looking for an attractive vehicle that can do double duty during the daily commute or on weekend adventures. To this end, we also want to look at available features in this 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado comparisons. Both vehicles are available with features like dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, and an advanced sound system featuring 10 speakers on the 2017 Ram 1500 and seven on the 2017 Chevy Silverado.

The elite Uconnect infotainment system standard on upper trims of the 2017 Ram 1500 is especially attractive, given that it comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. A seven-inch touchscreen is an option on the Chevy MyLink infotainment system on the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500. Smartphone connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi are available with both systems. To learn more about the 2017 Ram 1500 in the St. Paul MN area, or this comparison, contact a member of the Fury Motors South St. Paul sales team today.

2017 Ram 1500 driving on the grass of a farm with a sunset happening on the lower right hand corner
red 2017 Ram 1500 Night edition burning out dramatically, seen from the side
infotainment system and steering wheel of the 2017 Ram 1500
one of the available interior of the 2017 Ram 1500, seen from above without walls

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