2016 Chevrolet Silverado vs. 2016 Ram 1500

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

2016 Ram 1500

2016 Ram 1500



The 2016 Chevy Silverado and the 2016 Ram 1500 are two top full size pickups that provide capability, capacity, and convenience. If you’re looking for a new truck then take a look at how these two models match up so you can make an informed choice.

Power and Capacity

It’s easy to compare the numbers when it comes to power and performance. The Chevy Silverado is available with a 6.2L V8 that generates 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. That’s far more power than the V8 powered Ram 1500, which comes with a 5.7L V8 that only makes 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

The 5.7L V8 powered Ram is rated at up to 10,640 pounds of towing capacity, and up to 1,890 pounds of payload capacity. The Silverado is capable of pulling up to 12,000 pounds when properly equipped, and has a maximum payload capacity of up to 2,140 pounds.

Fuel Economy

When it comes to trucks, you know that different configurations will vary when it comes to fuel economy, so we’ve made it simple:

  • The V6 powered Ram 1500 and Silverado 1500 both earn a 20 mpg combined rating with rear-wheel drive.
  • The 5.3L V8 powered Silverado earns a 19 mpg combined rating with rear-wheel drive, while the 5.7L V8 powered Ram checks in at only 16 mpg combined in the base model.


The Chevrolet Silverado is rated at 5-Stars overall based on testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Ram 1500 earned a second best 4-Star overall rating, with a relatively poor 3-star rating in rollover safety when equipped with all-wheel drive. The Silverado is also one of few trucks on the road that can be equipped with a forward collision warning system—something that’s not available in the Ram.

Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet

Come drive the current Silverado today at Mike Anderson Chevrolet. We’re located at 1550 E. 61st Ave., in Merrillville, IN, and we have many configurations of the Silverado in stock now. We’re your local Gary and Highland area Chevy dealer, so visit us today to find your next truck.