2020 Ram 1500


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Features & Specs

2020 Ram 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado

Standard Engine Power

305 Horsepower

285 Horsepower

Standard Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Fuel Economy

24 mpg Highway

21 mpg Highway

Wheel Size

18 X 7.5-in

17 X 8.0-in

2020 Ram 1500 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado near Wallingford, CT

Pickup trucks have come a long way, now serving as so much more than just a workhorse, loaded with modern technology and comfortable seating for the whole family or crew. Choosing the right one for all professional and personal needs can be stressful when there are so many great contenders on the market. We have created this helpful comparison review, pitting two of the most popular models against each other to help you decide your best match. On the left-hand side, we have the 2020 Ram 1500 and to the right, we have the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. Keeping reading to learn more about these truck's powertrain options and trim level lineups.

2020 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

The Ram 1500's powertrain lineup is growing for the 2020 model year! The standard engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that creates 269 pound-feet of torque and 305 horsepower. Outfitted with eTorque mild-hybrid technology, this engine's fuel economy is boosted! More power can be had with the available 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that generates 410 pound-feet of torque and 395 horsepower. This engine can be had with or without the eTorque mild-hybrid system. The final engine option is a new addition to the lineup. This 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine is capable of creating 480 pound-feet of torque and 260 horsepower. All three engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and offer 2WD or 4WD.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

The Silverado's engine lineup is overwhelming. In total, there are 7 options and most are tied to certain trim levels which means if you are looking for more power, you have to shell out more money. The engine options include the standard 4.3-liter V6 that pails in comparison to the Ram's, a 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-4, three versions of a 5.3-liter V8, a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel inline-6, and a 6.2-liter V8. There are also many different engine-transmission combinations, making it hard to find the one that works best for your lifestyle. Most engines are outfitted with RWD while AWD is available. As we said before, overwhelming.

2020 Ram 1500 Features & Design

When picking a Ram 1500 model, there are seven trim levels to consider. Standard features include active grille shutters, trailer-sway control, a 23-gallon gas tank, power-adjustable and heated side mirrors, a backup camera, keyless entry and ignition, 5-inch touchscreen with Uconnect, electronic parking brake, cruise control, air conditioning, and more! The upper trim levels expand on that with features like a dual-pane sunroof, power-folding trailer-tow mirrors, larger wheel, damped tailgate with power release, multiple touchscreen size options (7", 8.4" and 12"), smartphone integration, leather upholstery, a surround-view camera, and a host of advanced safety equipment!

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

Eight Silverado trim levels are offered for the 2020 model year. The Silverado's standard features include vinyl seating, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, smartphone integration, a 7-inch touchscreen, 17" wheels, one USB port, and 12 cargo tie-down loops. The upper trim levels offer features like remote keyless entry, cruise control, a power tailgate, leather upholstery, premium sound system, larger wheels, and more.


It is clear to see that the 2020 Ram 1500 leaves the Silverado in its dust! The Silverado doesn't offer as many features and the powertrain lineup is hard to navigate and expensive. With seven great trim levels and three engine options available on all models, choosing the Ram 1500 is easy! Learn more about this awesome truck with our full review linked below!

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