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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2018 Ram 1500

Among full-size trucks that discerning shoppers will consider, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2018 Ram 1500 remain at the top of the pack. Find out how the Silverado 1500 beats the Ram 1500 in important areas of performance and efficiency, and then make your way from Waterloo to check out the superior pickup at Gregg Young Chevrolet Omaha, where we have Chevy Silverado lease deals going on now.

Towing Power & Performance Capabilities

Chevy Silverado 1500 Performance

Ram 1500 Performance
12,500 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

10,650 pounds
Best-in-class 305 lb-ft

Standard V6 Torque

269 lb-ft
6.2L V8 (420 hp, 460 lb-ft of torque)

Peak V8 Engine Performance

5.7L V8 (395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque)
2,250 pounds

Max Payload

1,923 pounds

V8 Fuel Economy

Despite the fact that the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 serves up better available performance, it also gives you access to better available V8 fuel economy than the 2018 Ram 1500:

  • Chevy Silverado 1500 V8 Fuel Economy – When equipped with the available 5.3L V8 engine, the Silverado 1500 is able to get up to best-in-class V8 fuel economy numbers of 24 mpg highway and 18 mpg city.
  • Ram 1500 V8 Fuel Economy – The Ram 1500’s available 5.7L V8 engine is unable to get better than 22 mpg highway and 15 mpg city.

Safety Ratings

Safety is key when operating a large vehicle, especially if you are managing hefty cargo, or traversing through rough terrain. Safety ratings are great for highlighting the superior pickup, which is the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Here’s how it compares to the Ram 1500:

  • Chevy Silverado 1500 Safety – The Silverado 1500 earned the top overall score of 5 stars in government safety test from the NHTSA, including a 5-star rating for front and side crash tests, as well as a 4-star rollover rating.
  • Ram 1500 Safety – The Ram 1500 only received a 5-star overall rating from the NHTSA, in addition to a 4 star rating for front and rollover tests, and 5 stars for the side crash test.


To make the Silverado 1500 completely useful, Chevrolet outfitted their full size pickup with exclusive features you won’t find on the Ram option, including OnStar telematics and Chevy MyLink infotainment system. Chevy MyLink offers:

  • Smartphone Pairing
  • Vehicle Information
  • Entertainment
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • Text Message Alerts
  • Navigation
  • And more!


A major priority for pickup truck drivers is cargo space. We know you have a lot to haul for work or recreation, so you will be pleased with the 53.40 cubic feet of space in the Silverado 1500. Even with three bed sizes on offer for the Ram 1500 (5.7 feet, 6.4 feet, and 8.0 feet), their shortest and longest options still fall short, offering the least amount of volume of any full-size pickup in the market.

Chevrolet Silverado Price vs. Ram 1500 Price

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a starting MSRP of $28,300. The 2018 Ram 1500 offers a slightly cheaper starting MSRP of $27,095. When you think about how much more you get with the Silverado pickup—greater towing capacity and max payload, better fuel economy, and more power and features—the Chevrolet pickup is no doubt worth it.

Check Out the New Chevy Silverado 1500 Near Council Bluffs Right Now!

If you’re interested in taking a test drive of the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 near Waterloo, then we invite you to make the trip to Gregg Young Chevrolet Omaha, where we also have an advanced body shop. Take the time to compare the Chevy lineup in detail here before coming by the dealership at 17750 Burt St. in Omaha, NE. We’re open Monday through Saturday, and you can reach us directly at 800-951-5257.

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Gregg Young Chevy Omaha
Gregg Young Chevy Omaha
17750 Burt St.
Omaha, NE, 68118 United States
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