The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. The 2017 Ram 1500

2017 Chevrolet Silverad

2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
2017 Ram 1500

2017 Ram 1500

Looking for a light-duty truck in the Council Bluffs area? While the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2017 Ram 1500 share many similar qualities, when you take a closer look at them side-by-side, the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 emerges as the better choice for Omaha drivers. Keep reading to learn about all the ways the Silverado 1500 comes out on top!

Power and Efficiency

2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD techBoth trucks offer multiple engines choices for discerning Council Bluffs drivers, but the Silverado 1500 gives you power and efficiency superior to the Ram 1500. The standard 4.3L V6 on the Silverado 1500 puts out a best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque, better than the 265 lb-ft of torque on the 3.6L V6 standard engine on the Ram 1500.

The Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 both offer multiple V8 options, but the Silverado 1500’s mid-level 5.3L V8 engine offers best-in-class V8 fuel efficiency of 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. A beefy 6.2L V8 is also available for the Silverado 1500, generating 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, trouncing the Ram 1500’s max power of 395 hp and 420 lb-ft torque. Additionally, the 6.2L V8 gives the Silverado 1500 an edge when it comes to towing, offering Omaha drivers 12,500 lbs of towing capacity and a 2,250-lb payload, compared to only 10,640 lbs max towing and a 1,900-lb max payload on the Ram 1500.

Convenience and Safety

While both trucks offer an array of trim levels to let you customize your cab and capacities to meet your needs, let’s stop and take a look at the base trim levels for just a moment. Even on the entry-level Silverado 1500, you’ll find tech and convenience features that you simply won’t find on the base Ram 1500. Keyless entry is standard on the Silverado 1500, while available only for an additional charge on the base Ram 1500. Daytime running lights enhance your visibility for increased safety on the road, another standard feature on the Silverado 1500 that’s unavailable on the Ram 1500. And for connectivity long after your phone begins to fade, only the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, allowing you to connect up to seven devices to the internet, so you can keep connected to the home office while out on a job site.

Test Drive the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Omaha Today!

Whether you want power, convenience, or connectivity, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a clear winner for Council Bluffs drivers. To get behind the wheel for a test drive and explore all of the available trims and engine choices, visit us at Gregg Young Chevrolet! You can contact us online, reach us by phone at (402) 572-8080, or simply stop by our showroom. We’re conveniently located at 17750 Burt St. in Omaha, NE, just a short 20-minute drive from Council Bluffs, IA. We look forward to seeing you soon!