2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs RAM 1500
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, Short Box 4WD
2016 RAM 1500 4WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Laramie
|355 @ 5600||Horsepower @ RPM||305 @ 6400|
|375 @ 3000||Torque @ RPM||269 @ 4175|
|42.8||Front Head Room (In.)||41.0|
|Standard||Daytime Running Lamps||Not Available|
Shopping for a new pickup is exciting. When you’re shopping for a new pickup, you’re searching for more than just a new vehicle. Your pickup can be your primary mode of transportation, but it’s also a tool, and your right-hand man at times. While this makes shopping for a new one a lot of fun, it can also make it difficult at times. With so many great options on the market, it can be tough to know where to start. If you’ve narrowed down your options to the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the 2016 RAM 1500, then you’ve already done your homework well.At this point, your decision is going to come down to the factors that are most important to you. If those factors are comfort and utility, then you’ll be better served by the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500, which you can find near Tyler TX at McKaig Chevrolet Buick. In the interest of fairness, we’ve chosen the comparably priced 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, Short Box 4WD, and the 2016 RAM 1500 4WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Laramie to compare.
Enhanced Comfort and Utility for Tyler TX Area Drivers
Utility is important in choosing a pickup truck. You want to ensure that the model you choose is going to be up to the challenges you intend to encounter, as well as those you don’t. When facing challenges like these, two of the most important considerations are horsepower and torque. This is one of the areas where the 2017 Chevrolet 1500 outshines the 2016 RAM 1500; the Silverado provides its drivers with 355-horsepower and 383 lb.-ft torque, whereas the RAM only offers 305-horsepower and 269 lb.-ft torque. These numbers can make all the difference when you plan to do some towing and/or hauling.
Comfort is always an important consideration to shoppers at our Tyler TX area Chevrolet dealer, and we understand why. Especially if you’re going to task your pickup with a long commute every day, you want to feel at home in it. The Silverado 1500 is a larger and wider vehicle than the RAM 1500, and as such, it provides more room to stretch out and relax in. Taller shoppers will be especially pleased to discover just under two more inches of headroom in the Silverado 1500.
To learn more about the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500, or to schedule a test drive, contact McKaig Chevrolet Buick at (903) 339-2139.