Chevrolet Silverado | Truck Comparison - Ford F-150 & RAM 1500

Looking for a Rugged Truck in Winstom Salem? Check Out the Silverado 1500
Compare the F-150 & Ram 1500 to the Chevy Silverado

Choosing the right truck for you can be tricky - there are more than a few options out there, including what's offered here at our Winston Salem, NC Chevy dealer serving High Point and Greensboro - but it doesn't have to be as difficult as you might suspect. That's because when it comes to a midsized pickup, few trucks match the overall excellence of the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500, a rig that can be configured to suit your style and needs. When you're shopping here at our Chevy dealer near Kernersville, Lexington and Mt. Airy, you're bound to find a great deal, and you'll also be able to find and configure the perfect setup of your new Silverado 1500.

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Our customers tend to be a savvy bunch, so we know you're going to spend time looking at other truck options as you try to find the best deal. To get you started on the research part of the process, we're showing off how the new Silverado 1500 stacks up against other popular trucks of similar sizes.

In this case, we're comparing the new Silverado 1500 to the latest editions of the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500, so you can get a quick idea of what vehicle will be your best bet. (Spoiler alert: it's the Silverado 1500.) Take a look through the comparisons below to see how the Silverado 1500 stacks up to the competition, then visit us in Winston Salem today to get started on finding the right truck for you.

Compare the 2018 Silverado to the 2018 Ford F-150 in Winston Salem

If you were to start out broad and just search for a quality midsized truck, both the Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150 will be toward the top of your search results. Both are offered in a variety of styles with different cab configurations and bed lengths, both deliver strong 4x4 capabilities, and you can find a few engine options with each.

Because these trucks are so similar, comparable editions from each are bound to offer basically the same specifications and capabilities, with minor differences helping you to pick your best option. For example, the F-150 is known for using aluminum in its build and construction, which Ford claims has advantages, while the rolled steel construction of the Silverado 1500 proves to offer better safety to both your passengers and payload. That's why it's important to dig deep into the details to see why the new Silverado bests the F-150. See below for more comparisons.

  • When comparing the 6.2-liter V-8 setup of the Silverado 1500 to the 5.0-liter V-8 found with the F-150, the Chevy truck has a higher maximum towing rating, making it the better option than Ford's pickup if you require heavy trailer towing.
  • Similarly, the right setup of the Silverado 1500 can haul more in the bed than what the max version of the F-150 can.
  • Though you'll want to focus more on towing and hauling capabilities, the slight advantage the Silverado 1500 has over the F-150 in terms of fuel efficiency is a welcome bonus.

Compare the 2018 Silverado to the 2018 Ram 1500 in Winston Salem

The Ram 1500 is yet another iconic truck from an American automaker, and once again the differences between it and the new Chevy Silverado 1500 are subtle, yet significant. The most noticeable advantages the Silverado has over the Ram are in the engine options and towing and hauling capabilities, which are certainly crucial as you decide on the best truck. There's also a number of great tech offerings with the Silverado that can't be added to the Ram 1500, so keep that in mind as well as you start your search. See below why Chevy's midsized truck offering beats out the trucks available from Ram.

  • Once again, the Silverado 1500 earns the top spot here in terms of towing capabilities, with the right setup delivering up to 10,700 pounds, compared to just a hair over 10,000 pounds for a similar engine option in the Ram 1500.
  • Same goes for hauling, as the Silverado 1500 has a 2,120-pound payload, which easily bests the 1,510-pound figure offered with the Ram 1500.
  • While most of your time in your truck will be spend towing and hauling, it's nice to be connected in today's modern world. The available 4G LTE WiFi system with the Silverado 1500 pairs nicely with all the other high-end infotainment options, while the Ram 1500's tech package is far more limited, seeing as it doesn't offer that level of connectivity.