2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2022 Ram 1500

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  • 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500

    A white 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 RST Z71 is angled left.

    Starting at

    Est. $31,000*

    2022 Ram 1500

    A dark grey 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie is angled right.

    Starting at


    420Horsepower (hp)395
    89.1Bed Size (cu.ft.)61.5
    13,300Max Tow Capacity (lbs)12,750

    When it comes to full-size pickups, there are many different models on the market, which can make the decision difficult. Are you feeling overwhelmed already? Truthfully, it's impractical to try and review multiple truck models at once. It's much easier to compare two models at once to see how they compare. This is what we're doing today with the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2022 Ram 1500 dilemma. We're here to help you eliminate the "lesser" model.

    As you look at these two truck models, the main thing to look at is performance specs. While horsepower and torque are important, what's most important is max available tow capacity. While the 2022 Ram may offer more torque than the new Silverado, it still can't keep up when it comes to towing and hauling. To top it all off, the new Silverado has a lower base price, which is a big deal considering how costly it can be to buy a new truck. Chevy makes their model as affordable as possible while also offering more available power than the competition.

    The 2022 Silverado 1500 also has some quality safety features, offering up to 11 different driver-assist features compared to the Ram's 5 available driver-assist technologies. While both models do include some of the same efficient features, the Silverado wins where it's most important. You'll get more tow capacity and better safety features for a lower price, which is really what makes this model come out ahead. Come see the 2022 Chevy Silverado for yourself and find your next tow-capable pickup truck.

  • Performance

    A white 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country is shown towing a boat past a lake after winning a 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2022 Ram 1500 battle.

    When you're interested in pickup trucks, it's obvious that the engine and performance specs are number one on your list. Both models offer four engine options, although two of Ram's are the same engine, with one having an optional mild-hybrid setup. While we don't need to look over every engine option, we'll point out some key differences between the most common engine options for each model.

    Which Standard Engine is More Powerful?

    The standard engine on the Silverado's lower trims is an upgraded 2.7-liter high-output turbo with 420 lb-ft of torque. This is a great option when you want excellent fuel efficiency as well as solid towing capacity. You can get up to 19 miles per gallon in the city and 22 on the highway with this model while still being able to tow up to 9,500 pounds.

    Ram's standard engine may be a V6, but the towing capacity is much lower than the Silverado's. While you will get a few miles per gallon more than you would with the Chevy 2.7-liter engine, the Ram's smallest engine option only allows you to tow up to 7,730 pounds. That's a whopping 1,770-pound difference between the two engines. While the fuel efficiency is slightly better with the Ram, the Silverado's 2.7-liter engine offers the best overall combined value.

    Which V8 Engine is More Powerful?

    The 6.2-liter engine from Chevy can tow more than any other engine option, between both the Silverado and the Ram. To achieve a max tow capacity of 13,300 pounds, you'll want to swipe the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, which is only available on the Silverado. You can get this engine on the High Country, LTZ, LT, Trail Boss, LTD, and RST LTD trims.

    The Ram 1500 may come with the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8, but it falls short of tow capacity when compared to Chevy's 6.2-liter. Even when equipped with the optional eTorque system, the HEMI is limited to 12,750 pounds max. While the Ram doesn't fall too far behind, the Silverado still wins when it comes to gasoline engine power.

    Which Diesel Engine is More Powerful?

    Both the Silverado and the Ram come with diesel engine options. While the diesel towing capacity for the Silverado was fairly low last year, the 2022 model is a different story. When properly equipped, a diesel Silverado can tow as much as one with the 6.2-liter V8 engine, offering a 13,300-pound max tow capacity. The Ram's Ecodiesel engine option will max out at only 12,560 pounds.

  • Work

    A close up shows the Multi-Flex Tailgate on a blue 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2.

    Once you find the truck that offers the best performance features, you want to look at which one has better exterior assets. Since you're getting a tow-capable pickup truck, you'll likely be doing a lot of towing and hauling, along with laborious activities. You want a truck that offers a convenient exterior experience, with tow mirrors, a nice truck bed, and the likes. This is another area where the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 takes the lead.

    First off, the Silverado offers a best-in-class cargo space rating, meaning that it offers more cargo room than any other truck in its class. So, not only does it beat the Ram here, but it also beats every other competing model (such as the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tundra). You can haul up to 89.1 cubic feet in the new Silverado's bed.

    Chevy's Multi-Flex Tailgate

    In addition to space, the Silverado's bed is also work-ready and easily accessible. You'll get 12 standard tie-down hooks, the first-ever power up and down tailgate, and a Multi-Flex tailgate. The Multi-Flex tailgate comes with the following six features:

    • The Primary Gate ๐‘‹ a standard tailgate that you can open with the key fob, the gate button, or an interior switch.
    • The Primary Gate Load Stop ๐‘‹ a feature that allows you to keep the gate down for additional cargo space. It acts as a brace for whatever you're hauling, preventing items from sliding out. It's still important to use tie-downs in this case, of course.
    • Full-Width Step ๐‘‹ The inner gate simply folds down, turning into a step. Offering a 375-pound capacity, this step allows you to get into the truck bed easily.
    • Easy Access ๐‘‹ there's an inner gate that folds down fully, allowing you to get closer to the bed when loading and unloading.
    • Inner Gate Load Stop ๐‘‹ offers the same function as the Primary Gate Stop, but for the Inner Gate.
    • Inner Gate Work Surface Station ๐‘‹ Folds out the back of the tailgate to create a workstation desk.

    Ram Can't Compare

    The Multi-Flex tailgate brings much more opportunity for workers than the Ram 1500 can. The Ram 1500 also comes with its own Multi-Functional Tailgate feature, however, its specs are far less impressive. You only get 60/40 swinging doors and tailgate assist, which allows you to open and close the tailgate slowly using the key fob. While these functions are nice, they pale in comparison to Chevy's Multi-Flex tailgate. Plus, there's less available cargo space in the Ram's bed.

  • Safety

    A close up shows the HUD in a 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500.

    When you're driving any model, whether it's a truck, car, SUV, or van, you want to feel secure in its safety features. This is especially true when you're getting a new model, as safety tech features are expected. The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 definitely outdoes the Ram 1500 in this category, offering 11 different driver-assist features to choose from.

    The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with the following safety options:

    • Forward Collision Alert ๐‘‹ A system that notifies you when a front-facing accident is possible.
    • Automatic Emergency Braking ๐‘‹ If you fail to heed FCA's warning, AEB will kick in, automatically stopping the Silverado for you in case of an accident.
    • Adaptive Cruise Control ๐‘‹ Both a safety and convenience feature, ACC makes intermittently canceling your cruise control a thing of the past. This cruise control feature automatically adjusts your speed based on surrounding traffic, keeping you from accidentally rear-ending other drivers.
    • Front Pedestrian Braking ๐‘‹ Similar to AEB, Front Pedestrian Braking can detect people rather than vehicles. When it does, automatic braking will kick in.
    • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert ๐‘‹ Lets you know when it's safe to switch lanes without sideswiping or cutting off another vehicle.
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert ๐‘‹ Ideal for parking lot driving, this feature can detect vehicles in parking lot aisles. When you're backing out of a parking space or a driveway, it uses sensors and cameras to monitor the area.
    • Following Distance Indicator ๐‘‹ This works similarly to ACC, letting you choose a range of distances to keep between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
    • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning ๐‘‹ Lets you know when you're unintentionally drifting into the wrong lane and re-centers you when it happens.
    • Rear Camera Mirror ๐‘‹ Shows what's really behind your truck using a back-end camera to bypass blind spots and rear passengers.
    • Front and Rear Park Assist ๐‘‹ Sends alerts when you're too close to an object. Works for front-end and rear-end parking.

    Ram Safety Features

    The Ram includes a few similar features, including Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Braking, Pedestrian Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Path Detection. However, it does not offer any advanced driver-assist technologies standard on its starting trim. Even if you do opt for the optional packages, the Silverado 1500 still offers far more safety tech features than the competition.

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*APR and cash allowance vary by model. Length of contract limited. Must finance with GM Financial. Some customers may not qualify. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 7/5/22.

*APR and cash allowance vary by model. Length of contract limited. Must finance with GM Financial. Some customers may not qualify. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 7/5/22.

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