Compare the 2017 Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500


2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in New Orleans Area

When you're looking for a powerful work truck capable of keeping up with you, there's only one choice: Ram. Ram makes trucks for real truck drivers, people who know what while style is nice, what really makes or breaks a truck is what it can do. There are many competitors in the pickup field, such as the Chevrolet Silverado, but none can match the Ram 1500. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Cost: The 2017 Ram 1500 has a base MSRP of $26,495. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is over $1,000 more expensive, with a base MSRP of $27,785.
  • Power: Ram gives power right out of the gate. The 2017 Ram 1500 has a base 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The standard engine in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 only gives 285 horsepower.
  • Diesel Option: In addition to its multiple gas engine options, the 2017 Ram 1500 has an available turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel V6, which gives 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has no available diesel engine.
  • Fuel Capacity: When you're out working, the last thing you want to do is interrupt your schedule to stop for fuel. That's why the Ram 1500 has a 32-gallon gas tank. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can only hold 26 gallons.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Not only does the Ram 1500 have a larger fuel tank, it is even more fuel efficient. The most efficient engine in the 2017 Ram 1500 gets an impressive 21/29 city/highway mpg. The most efficient engine in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado gets only 18/24 city/highway mpg.
  • Safety: The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado received a "poor" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (their lowest score) on its headlights and its child seat anchors ease of use. The 2017 Ram 1500 did not.

For a capable, powerful vehicle, the Ram 1500 reigns supreme. Don't just take our word for it though; come see for yourself. Just give us a call at (504) 888-2131 to set up a test drive, or come visit us here at Bergeron Auto. Located in Metairie, LA, we have customers all over the New Orleans, Westwego, Kenner and Slidell area, thanks to our extensive inventory and excellent customer service. We can't wait to help you out.

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