2017 Chevy Silverado vs. 2017 Ram 1500

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Chevy Silverado

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The 2017 Chevy Silverado and the 2017 Ram 1500 are two competitive full size pickups that provide drivers with the capability and capacity necessary to take on any job. They both are offered in a wide variety of configurations, but they’re not completely equals. You’ll want to take a closer look at how they match up below for you make up you mind.

Fuel Economy

When it comes to fuel economy, you’ll find that both of these trucks can achieve up to 20 mpg combined with the base gas V6 engine and rear-wheel drive equipped.

If you’re in need of V8 power, you’ll find that the Chevy Silverado offers more fuel economy with up to 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway based on EPA estimates with a 5.3L V8. The Ram 1500 with 5.7L V8 earns up to 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway based on EPA estimates.

Power and Capacity

The same goes for power: the Silverado offers more. The 6.2L V8 in the Chevy offers a best in class 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Ram 1500 is only offered with a 5.7L V8 that delivers 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

Plus, the V8 powered Ram 1500 is rated at up 10,700 pounds of towing capacity and up to 1,720 pounds worth of payload capacity. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can pull up to 12,000 pounds when properly equipped, and can haul up to 2,140 pounds.


The Ram 1500 earned only four out of five possible stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Chevy Silverado achieved the best possible five stars out of five, with five stars in front and side crash test ratings.

Visit Chevrolet of Homewood Today

You can find the Chevrolet Silverado right now here at Chevrolet of Homewood, your local Chevy dealer serving Calumet City. Chevrolet of Homewood is located at 18033 Halsted St in Homewood, IL, so stop by soon or give us a call at 708-801-0048 to find out more about the latest Silverado.