2021 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2021 Chevrolet Silverado
8.1 inches
Minimum ground clearance
7.8 inches
26 Gallons
Fuel capacity
24 Gallons
45.2 Inches
Rear leg room
43.4 Inches
305 HP
Standard engine horsepower
285 HP

2021 Ram 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado

There are a few options that will immediately come to mind when you start your search for a new truck. Two of them will most likely be the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado. The Ram 1500 has won the MotorTrend Truck of the Year Award more times than any other truck brand, and that's not all. The 2021 Ram 1500 provides drivers with the perfect balance of capability, comfort, convenience, and safety. The Chevy Silverado certainly has its own set of appealing traits to make deciding between the two challenging. This is why we've taken both trucks and put them head-to-head so you can compare them and make the decision on which one best fits your needs. Continue reading below to learn more! Then, we invite you to check out our full Ram inventory right here on our website.

2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

Four powerful engines are available to the 2021 Ram 1500. The first of which is a 3.6 V6 capable of cranking out a hefty 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 will attract haulers with 260 horsepower and a whopping 480 lb-ft of torque, with up to 12,560lbs of towing capacity. The third engine brings more excitement with a 5.7L V8 that kicks out 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. That's enough power to satisfy the needs of most drivers. But if you seek more, the TRX is for you with an exclusive supercharged 6.2L V8 with a blazing 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The Ram TRX comes with paddle shifters and launch control to provide an exhilarating driving experience. All Ram 1500 engines are mated to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission while the TRX transmission is optimized to handle the extra torque.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

If you want the biggest difference between these two trucks, here it is: the 2021 Ram 1500 provides more powerful engines. Each Silverado comes with a 4.3L V6 that offers 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Next up is the available turbocharged 2.7L I-4 with 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. For the ones who seek diesel power, there is a 3.0L I6 turbodiesel with 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine that the Silverado can come with is a 6.2L V8 that falls short of the TRX's Hellcat engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The base engine is linked to a 6-speed automatic, while others come with an 8-speed or 10-speed automatic.

2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design

As if the Ram 1500's engine lineup wasn't impressive enough, the standard and available features will certainly add to it! The Tradesman kicks off the lineup with keyless entry, push-button start, power windows and door locks, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, 18-inch wheels, air conditioning, a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen, and more. Upper trim levels come with a seemingly endless list of available features like a dual-pane panoramic moonroof, an 8.4-inch or 12-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, a head-up display, leather seats, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, a multifunction tailgate, and much, much more. The off-road capable Rebel comes with FOX suspension components, a 1-inch factory lift, 33-inch all-terrain tires, an electronic locking rear differential, and more. The TRX comes with even more like 35-inch all-terrain tires, performance pages on a 12-inch touchscreen, 13-inches of suspension travel, Bilstein shocks, launch control, and paddle shifters.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

The Silverado comes standard with manual windows and door locks, a tilt-only steering wheel, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, smartphone connectivity, and 17-inch wheels. Moving up the Silverado you'll find more options like air conditioning, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, keyless entry, push-button start, an 8-inch touchscreen, spray-on bedliner, leather upholstery, heated seats, and more. The Trail Boss trim hits the trails with the Rebel with a 2-inch factory lift, mud tires, an electronic locking rear differential, off-road-tuned suspension, and tow hooks.


Here at Gillman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we know that being the second largest investment of your life, you want to make sure you get behind the wheel of the perfect truck to fit your needs. We hope that this in-depth look at the two leading trucks in their class has helped you make a more educated and confident decision. If you're ready to get behind the wheel of the truck that has taken more awards than any other truck brand, check out our extensive Ram inventory right here on our website! You can also come on down to our showroom to work with a member of our friendly sales team and take a test drive!

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