|285-420 hp||Horsepower||305-395 hp|
|305-460 lb-ft||Torque||269-420 lb-ft|
|89 cu.ft.||Max Bed Cargo Volume||61.5 cu.ft.|
Whether you’re looking for a daily driver or an updated ranch-hand, the match between the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2019 Ram 1500 favors the Silverado. Each vehicle has plenty of available trims in 2019, offering Chevy and Ram customers several ways to make their vehicle their own. With a loyal consumer base for each brand and vehicle, will the exterior, interior, or performance of either vehicle make the difference in converting a longtime buyer? The 2019 Ram 1500 offers an impressive payload and towing capacity while lagging behind the Silverado 1500 for standard towing capacity and overall horsepower.
The vibrant, yet busy, touchscreen display of the Ram 1500 is not for everybody. The infotainment system in the Silverado, however, is spaced-out, easy to use, and straight forward. The all-new bed design for the 2019 Chevy Silverado is a product of an entire vehicle dimension change for 2019. Chevy designers made the car longer and wider to make the industry’s largest cargo bed volume of any full-size pickup for 2019.
Each 2019 full-sized pick-up is a willing workhorse for you and your business. No matter how well-suited each one is for you, you want and deserve the better truck. Read our comparison review between the 2019 Chevy Silverado and the 2019 Ram 1500 for insight on the effectiveness of each vehicle.
You’ll have an easy time distinguishing the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 from any truck on the road. For most models, the iconic Chevy cross sits atop a thick bar of horizontal chrome, cutting the grill in half and framing the coolest exterior feature of the Silverado: the C-shaped standard LED daytime running lights. The headlights are narrowly tucked above the horizontal bar but do not detract from their practicality whatsoever.
It is no secret that the Chevy Silverado is also a very popular lift truck. For those who want or even need a lifted truck feel, the stock Z71 off-road option does not disappoint. On the LT Trail Boss model, the Z71 off-road package equips your Silverado with a 2-inch factory suspension lift, 18 inch high-gloss, black-painted aluminum wheels, and Mud Terrain Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Off-Road tires.
Although the Silverado and Ram 1500 each have at least eight trims to choose from, the Silverado has the ability to suit everyone’s style. As the trims move from lowest to highest-end, Chevy adds high-grade finishes per trim, while the Ram either maintains a dull façade or heavy chrome front-end that may be off-putting for some.
In the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic trims, Ram stays below the radar with subtle and dull exterior designs. Expect the Ram grills you have always seen, topped with the Ram animal logo.
For the All-New Ram 1500 trims, the exterior design relies severely on chrome and loses character because of it. With thick chrome borders and chrome surroundings to the headlights, the Ram 1500 is not as impressive looking as the Silverado.
Three of the four 2019 Ram Classic trims have standard halogen, instead of LED or HID headlamps. This lack of attention to detail will, unfortunately, make your 2019 model look dated.
By modernizing the front-end of the All-New Ram 1500 models, Ram is trying to maintain its loyal consumer base while also doing its part to reach new, possibly younger, buyers. On the All-New models, you will find horizontal LED headlamps. None of the 2019 All-New models will have the Ram logo on the grill; instead, each model sports the alphabetic ‘RAM’ on the grill. The new design still maintains a heavy chrome design.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 has eight trims to choose from with five engine types. The first trim is the Work Truck, which comes standard with a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6, 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine yields an EPA estimated 17 combined mpg. This V6 performs at 285 hp with 305 lb-ft of torque and has a max towing capacity of 7,900 lbs. Next, is the Silverado Custom and Custom Trail Boss, which come standard with the same engine and 6-speed automatic transmission.
Next is the LT, with a standard 2.7L 4-cylinder Turbo engine with an 8-speed automatic. This turbocharged engine yields an EPA estimated 21 combined mpg. The turbo also has 310 hp with 348 lb-ft of torque and a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 lbs. The next trim level is the RST, which also comes standard with the 2.7L engine.
Only available in 4WD, the LT Trail Boss comes standard with a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine with DFM (Dynamic Fuel Management) and auto engine stop/start technology. This engine gets an EPA estimated 19 combined mpg. The V8 has a 355 hp rating, with 383 lb-ft of torque and a max tow rating of 9,500 lbs. Next is the LTZ, which comes standard with the same 5.3L V8 engine.
The highest-end Silverado 1500 trim is the Trail Boss. The Trail Boss comes standard with the EcoTec3 V8 engine with (DFM) on 2WD. However, if you will opt for 4WD, the diesel engine will come standard.
Chevy’s diesel powerhouse is a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with (DFM) Dynamic Fuel Management and automatic stop/start technology. This diesel has 420 hp with 460 lb-ft of torque and a maximum tow rating of 12,200 lbs.
The 2019 Ram 1500 is unique in that it covers two models. As mentioned before, Ram is preserving the classic Ram look, while also pushing it forward into the design and functionality of tomorrow, with the Ram 1500 Classic and The All-New Ram 1500 (11 Trims total).
The three available engines for the Ram 1500 Classic are a 3.6L Pentastar V6, with 305 hp and 269 ft-lb of torque, a 5.7L Hemi V8 with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.0L EcoDiesel engine with 420 lb-ft of torque.
The difference under the hood between the Classic and All-New Ram 1500, is that the All-New Ram 1500 will come with the available eTorque technology on the 3.6L Pentastar V6 and the 5.7L HEMI V8. The eTorque technology includes auto start/stop technology, regenerative braking, and a 4-cylinder operation of the HEMI V8 when the engine does not need to haul heavy loads or drive highway speeds.
The three available engines for the All-New Ram 1500 line, are the 3.6L Pentastar V6 eTorque, the regular 5.7L HEMI V8, and the 5.7L HEMI V8 eTorque. The two eTorque engines sport the same amount of horsepower as their non-eTorque relatives.
The trims for the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, with standard engines listed, are as follows. The first trim is the Tradesman model, which comes standard with a 3.6L Pentastar V6. This V6 sports an EPA estimated 22 combined mpg. The Express model is next-up in the Classic line. It carries the same V6 as standard. Next is the Warlock model, the only of the classic models to come standard with LED headlights. It also comes standard with the V6.
The last trim available in the Ram 1500 Classic is the Big Horn/Lone Star Model. This trim comes standard with the 5.7L HEMI V8, which yields 395 hp and 410 ft-lb of torque and 19 combined mpg.
Moving into the 7 All-New Ram 1500 trims, the All-New Tradesman comes standard with the 5.7L HEMI V8 and a combined 19 mpg. Next, is a beefed-up Tradesman, called the Tradesman HFE, which comes standard with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque, sporting a 22 combined mpg.
The next trim is the Big Horn, which also carries the eTorque V6. A step-up from the Big Horn is the Laramie, which comes standard with LED headlights and premium leather upholstery. The eTorque V6 comes standard in the Laramie.
Next up is the Laramie Longhorn. Although the Laramie Longhorn is one of the highest trims of the All-New Ram 1500 line, it still comes standard with the Pentastar V6 eTorque.
The Rebel, Ram’s off-road edition, lacks compared to Chevy’s off-road package. The Rebel does not come standard with AWD and customers need to upgrade an engine in order to get access to a V8. Chevy does not hold back the AWD and V8 option in their Z71 package. The Rebel comes standard with the V6 eTorque.
The most advanced Ram 1500 in the All-New line is the Limited. It also comes standard with the eTorque V6 engine. Each of the All-New trucks come available with the HEMI V8 eTorque, except for the Tradesman.