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|420||Horse Power (hp)||395|
|13,300||Towing Capacity (lbs)||12,750|
|13.4||Screen Size (in)||12|
If you're perusing the syllabus for a history class, you might come across a chapter or materials that detail significant battles of the 1500s. While the Italian Wars might make for excellent reading and research material, they have little bearing on the events and important decisions you'll be making in the modern world. While this is a battle of the 1500s we'll be describing, we should be more specific—it's a matter of the 2022 Ram 1500 vs 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500. The mighty empires that are clashing are titans of the automotive industry, but there can only be one champion who is crowned "king of the road."
Looking at both the Ram and the Silverado, the two appear to be evenly matched. Over the years, both have solidified their individual reputations for being workhorses that get the job done and are reliable in their sustainability. With a new year comes new additions, new promises, and new opportunities for manufacturers to perfect and fine-tune their creations. Both vehicles share similar starting MSRPs and have a variety of engine options for consumers.
The main difference between the two is the wider variety of engines that Chevrolet offers. On the lowest end of the spectrum is a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, whereas Ram's smallest offering is a six-cylinder engine. Both models offer diesel and V8 options, but only the Silverado offers a turbocharged gasoline option. This gives the customer the opportunity to opt for better fuel economy than they could have with a V6. Having more options available means having a product that can be more versatile and appeal to a much wider demographic. Not every truck owner wants or needs a larger motor, so Chevrolet certainly has their customers in mind.
Another noticeable advantage that the Silverado holds over the Ram is its transmission. While the Ram offers both a six-speed and eight-speed automatic transmission, the Silverado guarantees a smoother ride and more control over the journey with both eight-speed and ten-speed transmission options. Combined with Chevrolet's standard StabiliTrak control means your acceleration will be smoother, your control will be firmer, and towing any object will be easier than ever. Speaking of, Chevrolet continues to be the dominant force when it comes to towing ability—edging out the Ram by a substantial margin of over 1,500 lbs. While motor options and MSRP are certainly close to one another, the Silverado outshines the competition with its work ability and versatility.
A question that many have on their mind is, "what's new for 2022?" With a new model year comes competition in the form of new hands at the table. Both Ram and Silverado have a substantial number of interior additions that give their drivers more comfort and control over their work and playtime. Ram steps up their game in the form of a new infotainment center, the Uconnect 5. The newest edition to the "Mopar" brand offers users a customizable screen that makes access easier for what they want. Convenience is key, and the industry is already beaming about this new innovation.
Not to be outdone by the competition, the 2022 Silverado has a fully re-designed interior that completely reinvigorates the inner aesthetic of the vehicle. Compared to the simple interiors of previous years, the 2022 Silverado boasts a posh, sleek, spacious cabin that has all the creature comforts of a luxury vehicle. A 13.4" infotainment display places monitoring and guidance at the drivers' fingertips. While Ram attempts to outshine Chevrolet by offering an available 900-watt stereo system, the Silverado's optional Bose sound system provides incredible sound quality.
The new Silverado also introduces Super Cruise hands-free driving to make the smooth commute it offers that much easier. Available on the High Country trim, Super Cruise allows you to take your hands off the wheel and let your Silverado drive itself - even if you have a trailer in tow! Currently compatible with over 200,000 miles of highways across North America, this is one feature that has to be experienced to be believed.
As far as what the two trucks offer in terms of exterior aesthetic, Ram steps up its game by offering a new front grille that gives the 2022 model an intimidating front-end design. Much like its competitor, Silverado's front-end design is refreshed with a sharp new style, which will be guaranteed to turn quite a few heads when it rolls down the street. In the end, the exterior design of the Silverado is that much more stylish and modern, which is the perfect answer to Ram's exterior, which has remained virtually unchanged in recent years.
Having a truck with comfortable amenities and an engine that guarantees high-level performance certainly appeals to a great many. However, there is absolutely nothing more important than being safe while you're on the road. Both Ram and Chevrolet have focused a great deal of time and effort on perfecting the safety features in their vehicles. In 2022, this tireless pursuit has yielded both models an impressive number of results.
The Ram 1500 comes standard with electronic stability and traction control as well as brake assist. This is Ram's answer to Chevrolet's StabiliTrak control, which allows for added control when the road isn't as smooth as we'd like it. While Ram's standard safety features are considerable, they're very much the standard that many vehicles adhere to. Chevrolet takes the safety of its drivers a step further by offering all 2022 Silverado trims with the Chevy Safety Assist package. This set of six standard features includes forward collision alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, IntelliBeam automatic headlights, and a following distance indicator.
Both the Ram and Silverado also offer roadside assistance. However, Chevy offers OnStar, which has been voted multiple times as one of the best roadside assistance programs in the United States. Ram offers its roadside assistance through the Uconnect platform. While both the Ram and Silverado have received high rankings on crash safety tests, Chevrolet has continually produced trucks that are synonymous with reliability and possess the ability to go that necessary extra mile for their owners.
One feature that every vehicle owner wants to receive with their purchase is peace of mind. As any consumer will tell you, this is something you can't put a price tag on and market to the masses. Chevrolet and Ram both offer comprehensive warranties and coverage for the vehicles you purchase from them. When purchasing a vehicle, it's important to not just look at the coverage you'll be afforded but the reputation the make and model has in terms of reliability and general cost of upkeep. If you constantly have a vehicle in need of exclusive parts or specialty repair—it won't be worth the effort to hold on to it.
Bumper-to-Bumper: Both Chevrolet and Ram offer a bumper-to-bumper warranty that lasts for 3 years/36,000 miles. Chevrolet offers a $0 deductible for all warranty repairs during this period and will even offer two free maintenance visits up to 2 years/24,000 miles.
Powertrain: Again, both warranties of this nature are offered by Chevrolet and Ram for identical amounts of time. Both vehicles come with a warranty duration of 5 years/100,000 miles. Both warranties are virtually identical when it comes to their length. However, there's a gray area with some of the parts Ram covers. Some specific parts on any Ram require separate coverage not covered by either warranty.
While comparing both warranties is very similar to splitting hairs, in the end, we must award coverage comparison to Chevrolet. Their lack of a deductible and the free maintenance visits makes for a more customer-friendly relationship. Detailed research from Consumer Reports has also determined that the Silverado is one of the easiest and least expensive trucks to maintain. This is in stark contrast to the Ram, which costs users more every year for general upkeep.