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2018 Chevrolet Silverado vs 2018 Ram 1500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado and 2018 Ram 1500 in a side by side comparison image

Different drivers can look for different things in a truck. Sometimes sheer power is the driving force in a truck shoppers’ journey. Other times, it is available connectivity technology or fuel efficiency. In this 2018 Chevy Silverado vs 2018 Ram 1500 comparison, the Chevy truck has several advantages over its Ram rival.

One of these is its sheer power. While the base Ram model’s V-6 has a advantage in horsepower (though slightly less torque) than the Rams' starting V-6, moving to the upper V-8 options in the 2018 Chevy Silverado offers drivers much more capability and power. The top engine option on the Chevy model is a 6.8-liter V-8 rated for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This model can tow up to 12,500 pounds. In contrast, the 2018 Ram 1500 can tow only 10,620 pounds with its top engine, which is a 5.7-liter V-8 that offers 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.

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2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2018 Ram 1500
$28,300 Starting MSRP $27,095
6.8-L V-8 (420 hp, 460 lb-ft) Top V-8 Engine 5.7-liter V-8 (395 hp, 410 lb-ft)
Standard (data purchase required) Built-In Wi-Fi N/A
12,500 pounds Maximum Towing 10,620 pounds

Technology Options on the 2018 Chevy Silverado

Both of the models in this 2018 Chevy Silverado vs 2018 Ram 1500 comparison offer attractive towing and hauling, but when it comes to technology options that can help busy drivers stay connected the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 has several significant advantages. Models of the 2018 Chevy Silverado are not only available with an advanced infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility (which the 2018 Ram 1500 also offers) but drivers and passengers can enjoy a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that offers 4G LTE connectivity for up to seven devices. This feature is not available on the Ram truck, and can transform the 2018 Chevy Silverado into a mobile office, or a traveling entertainment center, depending on whether you need a quality work truck or a daily family driver.

Other feature highlights available on the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 include an available hybrid eAssist powertrain on select V-8 models, parking assistance, low-speed automatic braking, forward collision alerts, lane keeping assistance, and Teen Driver technology. To learn more about this attractive full-size, light-duty truck in the Scottsboro AL area, contact Harbin Automotive today to schedule a test drive.


close-up grille view of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country front seats and rear seats
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 infotainment system
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with lumber in the bed