2015 Dodge Ram 1500 vs. 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
2015 Ram Trucks & Chevy Trucks Enhanced
The 2015 models for both the Chevy Silverado 1500 & the Dodge ram 1500 have stepped it up in various ways compared to the 2014 models. I also wrote an article of the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 vs. the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500. The 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 won that battle. I am not so sure if it will win again for the 2015 models. Keep reading to find out. There is also a video for you to watch, just scroll down some.
Chevrolet & Dodge have been big time competitors for trucks for a while now. Chevrolet are known to be the longer lasting vehicles and more reliable, but Dodge has their advantages as well. For the 2015 Dodge Ram 1500, the main focus has been on the driving comfort and the fuel efficiency. The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the focus this year has been on the towing capacity and driving comfort as well.
One thing about the Chevy Silverado 1500 is that it is usually the more expensive of the 2 trucks. The Silverado 1500 starts at $26,105 and the Ram 1500 starts at just $25,060. It's only a small difference for the cheapest models.
Ram & Silverado 1500 Trims Available
These trucks have a lot of trims available to choose from. The 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 has 7 trims to choose from. The WT is the standard trim and the High Country is the top trim. The trim right below the High Country is the LTZ, which is the same as the High Country except that the High Country has an exclusive saddle premium leather interior. It also has a lot of other features that come standard like remote start, touch-screen radio etc. The High Country starts at a price of $47,875 and the LTZ starts at $42,270 MSRP. They also have an off-road trim called the LTZ-Z71 that starts at $42,860.
The 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 has 11 trims to choose from. The tradesman is the cheapest trim and the longhorn is the most expensive. The tradesman starts at a price of $25,060 and the longhorn starts at $46,935 MSRP. Both of these trucks offer a 4WD option and have multiple body styles to choose from with different bed sizes.
Ram & Silverado 1500 Interior & Exterior
It's pretty much the same styles for the interior and exterior as the previous year. The Chevy has a boxy truck look while the Ram has a little more style to it. Some people like the curves of the Ram and others the boxy truck look of the Silverado so this part is up to personal preference. Do you care more about appearance or performance, and what style do you like.
Ram & Silverado Power & Efficiency
Alright, now let's talk about what matters most, performance! The 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 can get up to 24MPG and the Dodge Ram beats them slightly again this year with up to 25MPG. The Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,000 pounds and the Ram can only tow up to 10,450 pounds. The Silverado kills in this category! Ram trucks have been losing towing capacity over the years. Chevrolet trucks have been gaining it. The Silverado's best engine offers 420 horsepower and up to 460 lb-ft of torque. It's a 6.2 liter ECOTEC 3 V8 with a lot of power. A couple things that make the Ram better are the diesel engine & 8-speed automatic transmission. The longhorn Ram 1500 has just 410 horsepower in its 5.7L V-8 engine. The Silverado is a more dependable truck and the Ram has been known for being a better and quieter drive, though the Silverado has stepped it up this year with comfort & quietness.
The Winner Is...
It was a much closer battle this time than the previous year. The Ram won by a long shot for the 2014 models. This time the Silverado has stepped up its game a lot but the Ram is still more comfortable. Well, if you have the money for the High Country Silverado then the leather could be pretty comfortable. The Ram is usually quieter because it doesn't have as much power for towing. But the acceleration has been said to be much quicker than the Silverado. This was a very close battle this year and it is nearly a tie. But the winner is the Silverado this year for its massive towing power and its High Country trim. Hopefully they can keep on top because Chevy makes more reliable vehicles. Watch the video below, take the poll or try the quiz.
Key Stats Table of 2015 Ram 1500 & Silverado 1500
2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
2015 Dodge Ram 1500
2015 Silverado High Country Overview Video
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