2021 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2021 Chevrolet Silverado
45.2 Inches
Rear leg room
43.4 inches
8.1 inches
Minimum ground clearance
7.8 inches
Highway MPG
Max horsepower

2021 Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado

Choosing just one of the many options in the midsize truck class is an overwhelming decision. Here at Pearson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we want to take away some of that overwhelmed feeling and replace it with confidence in your decision. This is why we've taken the Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado and put them side by side with their best features on display. Here, you can compare and contrast both of these incredible trucks to help you make the best decision. Keep reading below to learn more!

2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

The 2021 Ram 1500 engine lineup consists of four available engine options. The first is the standard 3.6L V6 that kicks out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, which is a solid baseline! If you're a diesel fan, you'll love the 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel with 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7L V8 will appeal to those who seek more power across the board with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The last available engine is exclusive to the fearsome TRX. The TRX houses a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that cranks out a mind-boggling 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Paired with launch control and paddle shifters, the TRX has a 0-60 time of just 4.5 seconds! All four Ram 1500 engines are linked to the tried and true TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all trims, while four-wheel drive is optional. The TRX, however, comes standard with four-wheel drive.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

Four engines are also available for the 2021 Chevy Silverado. A 4.3L V6 starts off the lineup with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. The optional turbocharged 2.7L I4 is more appealing with 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. Chevy also offers a diesel option for the Silverado in the form of a 3.0L I6 Powerstroke that provides 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The most power made available for the Silverado is 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from the optional 6.2L V8. The standard V6 engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic, while the V8, turbocharged, and diesel engines are mated to either an 8-speed or 10-speed automatic. Similar to its Ram counterpart, the Silverado comes standard with rear-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive is optional.

2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design

The extensive lineup of Ram 1500 models starts with the Tradesman, which features many simple things the Silverado lacks. These include air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power windows and door locks, and keyless entry with push-button start. Other standard features include heated power-adjustable side mirrors, an electronic parking brake, a backup camera, 18-inch steel wheels, and a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen. As the trim levels go up, you'll find more and more features, including an 8.4 or 12-inch infotainment touchscreens, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, a 7-inch digital driver information display, heated/ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, a single-pane or panoramic sunroof, chrome exterior accents, LED exterior lighting, power running boards, a multifunction tailgate, and much more. The TRX brings superior on and off-road capability with 11.8 inches ground clearance, 35-inch all-terrain tires, high-performance Bilstein shocks with 14 inches of travel, Performance Pages, and much more.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

While the Silverado's base-level Work Truck trim level does provide a 7-inch touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, it lacks many of the basic necessities that the Ram 1500 Tradesman has. For example, the Silverado Work Truck comes with manual windows and door locks, a tilt-only steering wheel, and 17-inch steel wheels. On the other hand, higher trim levels feature more attractive standard features like power windows and door locks, air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a power sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, keyless entry, push-button start, LED lighting, and heated power-adjustable side mirrors.


While the 2021 Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado may seem like very similar trucks, when you take a closer look, the Ram 1500 comes out on top. After all, it has been recognized as MotorTrend's Truck of the Year for the third year in a row! If you're interested in getting behind the wheel of one of the most capable and comfortable trucks on the market, check out our full Ram 1500 inventory right here on our website. Or if you prefer, we invite you to come on down to Pearson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to work with one of our friendly sales team members to find the perfect Ram truck for you!

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