2015 RAM 1500 vs 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Ames IA


2015 RAM 1500
2015 Chevrolet Silverado
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2015 RAM 1500 vs 2015 Chevrolet Silverado near Des Moines, IA

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the light-duty, full-size pickup truck you can buy in terms of design and engineering. The RAM 1500 might not be as advanced as the Chevy Silverado 1500 when it comes to safety features, but it does offer a compelling menu of other upgrades that include a unique rotary transmission gear selector, active grille shutters designed to improve fuel economy, and a 4-corner air suspension that helps improve aerodynamics on the highway.

2015 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

RAM's performance, efficiency, and intelligence is nowhere more evident than with its legendary towing and hauling capability. Smart engineering such as the available class-exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension or our TorqueFlite 8 Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission means there isn't much the RAM 1500 can't do. available class-exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension offers automatic load leveling and is designed specifically to help improve capability and maintain the exceptional performance Ram trucks are known for. Its Adjustable air springs allow drivers to raise and lower the vehicle to one of five ride height settings.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

The Chevy Silverado comes in three EcoTec3 engine options: a 4.3L V-6 SAE-certified at 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque, a 5.3L V-8 certified at 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, and a new 6.2L V-8 SAE-certified at 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2014 Silverado gets the best fuel mileage of any 1500 pickup with a V-8 engine package. The 5.3L V-8 has EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 23 mpg highway on the two-wheel-drive models. Silverado models equipped with the 4.3L V-6 can tow up to 7,600 pounds, the highest for any base V-6 in the segment great for larger jobs.

2015 RAM 1500 for sale near Des Moines, Iowa
2015 RAM 1500 for sale near Pleasant Hill, Iowa
2015 Chevrolet Silverado for sale near Des Moines, Iowa
2015 Chevrolet Silverado for sale near Pleasant Hill, Iowa

2015 RAM 1500 Features & Design

RAM 1500 is perfect for storing tools, gear or beverages. The available class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System offers lockable, lit, drainable storage with remote keyless entry for extra convenience. A key component of Ram's evolved aerodynamics technology, standard Active Air Grille Shutters open to cool the engine when necessary. At highway speeds, the shutters automatically close to reduce drag and improve efficiency. With the available Uconnect Access System, the 1500 can do double duty as a mobile office or entertainment center. The available 8.4-inch touch screen offers features like interior climate control and 3-D terrain maps.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

The pickup box also is designed from the focus on providing Silverado owners with the right tools for the job. The box is made from roll-formed steel for increased strength and reduced mass, compared with the stamped beds used by major competitors, and it features a range of smart solutions for everyday life, and may upfit for certain jobs. For the first time, Silverado 1500 crew cabs are offered with a longer 6'6" box, in addition to the previous 5'8" box, enabling customers to carry more cargo while still being able to park in many garages, turning the average pickup truck into a work-truck.

Conclusions

The RAM 1500 model's optional EcoDiesel engine is rated to return four extra miles per gallon on the highway compared to the most efficient setup offered by Chevrolet. A reversing camera and parking-assist sensors are available on both the Chevy and the RAM.

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