2021 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2021 Chevy Silverado
Cruise control
305 horsepower
Engine power
285 horsepower
8-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
26.0 gal.
Fuel capacity
24.0 gal.

2021 Ram 1500 vs Chevy Silverado

Getting a new pickup truck can be a stressful event, especially if you are unsure of the exact truck that you should be looking for. That is why our job here at Dave Smith Motors is to give you a better look at two of the top competitors in the full-size pickup truck segment. This is our way of giving back to our customers, and making sure that they are fully prepared when coming in to buy a vehicle. We are looking at the 2021 Ram 1500 and the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado. The Ram 1500 has added an available head-up display, trailer reverse steering control, and a new variant called the TRX. The Silverado, meanwhile, includes upgraded trailer-towing camera technology, available wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and additional standard equipment. Keep reading down below to find out more!

2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

We always want to start with what people are most itching to figure out. When it comes to a pickup truck, that's usually the engine lineup. With the 2021 Ram 1500, you will find four different engines available. The base engine that we're checking out is a 3.6-liter V6, which can offer you 305 hp and around 269 pound-feet of torque. We also highly recommend that you consider the 5.7-liter V8 option, coming in with 410 lb-ft of torque and 395 hp. For a diesel variant, consider the turbocharged diesel-powered 3.0-liter V6, outputting 480 pound-feet of torque. The last engine, coming in with the TRX trim, is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces 702 hp.

2021 Chevy Silverado Power & Handling

The 2021 Silverado does its best to keep up with the Ram 1500. The base engine, a 4.3-liter V6, produces 305 lb-ft of torque and around 285 horsepower. You could also choose a 2.7-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, which creates 348 lb-ft of torque and 310 hp. For more power to keep up with the competition, get a 5.3-liter V8, with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The final engine is a turbocharged diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder, which outputs 460 lb-ft of torque and 277 horsepower.

2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design

Even though the engines are a real star here, we still think you need to find out more information about the trim lineup that you can choose from. Some of the standard features that you can get include 18-inch steel wheels, a five-inch touchscreen, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a 6-speaker stereo system, air conditioning, and trailer sway damping. We also want to mention some of the available features throughout the higher trims, including a 12-inch touchscreen, LED exterior lighting, a navigation system, front and rear parking sensors, power-deployable running boards, and heated and ventilated front seats.

2021 Chevy Silverado Features & Design

While the Silverado can't keep up with power, it's time to see if it can manage to give you great standard and available features. Some standard features include Bluetooth, a locking tailgate, a 6-speaker audio system, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, Android auto, vinyl upholstery, and rubber floor covering. Optional features include dual-zone automatic climate control, power and heated mirrors, LED headlights, leather upholstery, a navigation system, and lane departure warning.


After going through the latest information about these trucks, it's clear to see who has come out on top. The 2021 Ram 1500 is just a more powerful truck, with the latest in technology, and an attitude to match. Stop by Dave Smith Motors today to check out our full Ram 1500 inventory and drive home in your new truck!

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