2018 Ram 1500

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado


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Features & Specs

2018 Ram 1500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado

Keyless Ignition

Available

Not Available

Wheel Type

Steel Wheels

Painted Steel Wheels

Transmission

Eight-speed shiftable automatic

Six-speed shiftable automatic

Fuel Capacity

26-gallons

26-gallons




2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado near Wallingford, CT

If you have been looking for a pickup truck that has loads of strength, luxury, capability, organization, and maybe a touch of off-roading for the weekend, then you will want to read this comparison. Topping their class is the Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado. In 2018, the Ram 1500 has been labeled as the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup in America with focuses on bringing their technology completely up to date and vastly improving all safety features. The Silverado, on the other hand, has simply only looked into their engine, as in previous years it just hasn't held up to the task and is now looking to improve its fuel economy with the new mild-hybrid eAssist package.

2018 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

The base engine of the 1500 is a 3.6-liter Pentastar Flex Fuel V6 with a variable valve timing included. A 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with both fuel saver technology and variable valve timing can be found on the top two trims or as an option for the others. The HFE trim then brings in the 3-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine. The EPA gives the Ram 1500 an estimated average fuel economy of 29 miles per gallon. You can choose to have two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Each trim level comes paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission as well.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

The base engine of the Silverado is a 4.3-liter Flex Fuel V6. The other two engines are optional, these being the 5.3-liter Flex Fuel V8 and the 6.2-liter Flex Fuel V8. Each engine has the choice for a six-speed automatic or an eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as an option for two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. With the added help of the extra cost mild-hybrid eAssist package, the EPA has given this pick-up an estimated average fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon.

2018 Ram 1500 Features & Design

In 2018 the Ram 1500 has pushed to better its driving aids and make for an overall safer vehicle. In order to do this, the 1500, has increased the side of its rear window to increase the blind spot visibility and has added many new features. Some of these new features being a backup camera, automatic high beams, LED foglights, automatic windshield wipers, an SOS call and roadside assistance with the Sirius Guardian feature, and a locking tailgate for extra security.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

In 2018 the Silverado hasn't done much to improve upon the safety and security. If you wish to add more of these features the Enhanced Driver Alert package is available to some of the trim levels. This package contains a front and rear parking assist, and a lane keep assist that comes with lane departure warning.

Conclusions

At the end of the day, the Ram 1500 comes out on top with its efficient fuel economy and its enhanced standard safety features. The Chevrolet Silverado simply drags its feet in comparison.

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