2015 Ram 1500 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado in Kerrville

In a recent post, Crenwelge Motors compared the 2015 Ram 1500 and one of its fiercest competitors, the 2015 Ford F-150. In this post, we'll be taking a closer look at how the new Ram 1500 and another one of its rivals, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, stack up against each other. Here's what we believe you should know about their unique strengths: 

The Ram 1500's Strengths

- Better performance in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration side impact tests

- A standard 180-amp alternator, which offers more reliability than the Silverado's standard 150-amp alternator

- Faster acceleration capabilities to 60 mph and 100 mph, according to Car and Driver

- Up to 28 mpg on the highway (for RWD models) vs. 24 mpg on the highway for RWD Silverado models, according to EPA estimates (mileage may vary)

- Larger brake rotors than the Silverado, for improved stopping

- Brakes with 13% more swept area than the Silverado's brakes, which allows for more braking power

- Larger standard tires than the Silverado, which offer more traction

- Front and rear stabilizer bars for improved maneuvering and handling

- Front and rear suspension that uses coil springs for a better ride

- Drift compensation steering

- A longer wheelbase than the Silverado, which provides more stability

- A tighter turning circle and greater minimum ground clearance than the Silverado

- Lower five-year ownership costs, according to Intellichoice

The Chevrolet Silverado's Strengths

- A corrosion warranty that's one year longer than the Ram 1500's

- Shorter stopping from 70 mph, according to Car and Driver

- A standard locking glovebox

Ready to take a test drive in one of our 2015 Ram 1500 models? Let us know at Crenwelge Motors

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