2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 In Milwaukee, WI

Between your growing family and your weekend adventures, you need a vehicle that can get you from point A to point B to point C, and back again. Pickup trucks are supremely capable vehicles, and they can be as well equipped as most high-end SUVs. The 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 both provide options and features that make sense for your family, but have the power and performance to get the job done. Find out which new pickup meets your needs by reading through our detailed comparison of the new Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500.

For our analysis, the 2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab with a standard bed will be compared to the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab with a standard bed.

2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500: Towing & Performance Capability

Both new American pickup trucks come with V8 engines to deliver the power and performance you need to get the job done. While the 5.3L EcoTec3 engine included with the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 is impressively powerful, the HEMI® engine offered with the 2017 Ram 1500 leaves it in the dust when it comes to towing and strength. Key engine specs and metrics are as follows:

2017 Ram 1500Pickup Truck2017 Chevy Silverado
5.7L HEMI® V8Engine5.3L EcoTec3 V8
395 HPHorsepower355 HP
410 lb.-ft.Torque383 lb.-ft.
8,350 lbs.Max. Towing Capacity6,400 lbs.

2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500: Interior Design Features

With seating for up to six passengers, the Ram 1500 Quad Cab and Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab have room to spare, but there are a few important differences when it comes to comfort and storage. Interior design differences between the two popular pickup trucks are as follows:

  • The Ram 1500 Big Horn edition comes with a 40/20/40 split folding premium bench seat and a 60/40 split folding rear seat. The Silverado 1500 isn't quite as versatile.
  • A rear under seat storage compartment comes standard with the Ram 1500, but isn't included with the Silverado 1500.
  • A 115-volt power outlet, a 12-volt power outlet, a USB port are available with the Ram 1500 for your power needs. The Silverado isn't nearly as capable.
  • A black rotary shifter, a rear power sliding window, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel give the interior of the Ram 1500 a premium feel. Most of these features aren't available with the Silverado 1500.

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2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500: Technology

Equipped with the Uconnect® 8.4 multimedia and connectivity system, the 2017 Ram 1500 is ideal for staying in touch with your home or office, streaming media, or controlling key features with a touch or voice command. The MyLink® system from Chevy comes with a smaller screen, more complicated menus, and doesn't provide the same level of infotainment options as the Uconnect® system.

In addition to the differences in multimedia and connected technology, the new Ram 1500 has several features that the Chevy Silverado 1500 is lacking.

  • A standard 7-in. multi-view cluster added to the Ram 1500 puts key metrics and performance information directly in front of the driver.
  • The ParkSense® Front/Rear Park Assist System with Rear View Camera makes parking your Ram 1500 a snap.
  • The Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System immobilizes your engine and prevents it from being used without the encoded ignition key.

Why Buy a Ram 1500 Pickup Truck From Griffin's Hub?

Featuring a massive Ram truck inventory, our dealership in Milwaukee is sure to have the capable vehicle your active lifestyle demands. From the 1500 Big Horn that we compared to the 2017 Chevy Silverado above, to the full lineup of 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, our dealership is the Ram headquarters for the Milwaukee area. Search through our online inventory and discover the new pickup truck that meets your specific needs.Do you have questions about the current Ram pickup truck lineup? Contact the team at Griffin Ram through our online form or by phone at (888) 378-5237 to get more details.