The New Ram 1500 Is One of the Highest-Quality Trucks in Its Class


You probably want your full-size pickup truck to be capable of towing large trailers and hauling heavy loads. But it's also nice to have one that rides smooth and has a comfortable, tech-filled cab. Both the new Ram 1500 and the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have powerful engines that enable them to tow and haul hefty items, but there are definite differences when it comes to their interior, fuel economy, and ride quality. Here at Porterville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we think that once you take a closer look, you'll agree that the new Ram 1500 is the better all-around pickup truck.

Fuel Economy: The new Ram 1500 gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive models have a best-in-class 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway fuel ratings. The best you get from the new Chevy Silverado 1500 engines is an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with its smaller V8 engine. Clearly, the Ram 1500 gets better gas mileage.

Interior: Both the new Ram 1500 and the new Silverado 1500 have nice cabins when you get the higher trim levels. But the Ram's interior is just a little nicer. Its cab is quiet, attractive, and upscale - with roomy seats and high-quality materials throughout. It also has the most user-friendly infotainment system in its class, with an available 12-inch touch screen. Both the Ram 1500 and the Silverado 1500 offer available heated front seats. The Ram 1500 also offers optional heated rear seats, while heated rear seats aren't available in the Silverado. The Silverado has a nice interior, but it lacks some of the luxurious appointments of the Ram 1500. Its largest available touch screen is 8 inches.

Ride Quality: The new Ram 1500 sets the bar for how trucks should drive, delivering an exceptionally smooth ride. The Ram 1500 has an available air suspension that helps further improve ride quality. The Silverado 1500 doesn't offer an air suspension. The Ram has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the it flat and controlled during cornering. The Silverado's suspension doesn't offer a rear stabilizer bar.

Explore the New Ram 1500 Pickup Truck at Porterville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

The new Ram 1500 can also tow and haul slightly more than the Chevy, though the Silverado does offer a 6.2-liter V8 that's more powerful than any Ram 1500 engine. The biggest differences are inside the cabin. The Chevrolet looks and feels nice, but the Ram has a higher level of cabin quality and a few more tech features, including standard push-button start and available adaptive cruise control. The new Ram 1500 is one of the most capable and technology-laden trucks in its class, and it offers a smooth ride and an upscale interior. The Ram 1500 comes in six trim levels (Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited) so you can choose from among its many features. Visit Porterville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and see for yourself why the Ram 1500 is one of the top-quality full-size pickup trucks on the market.

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