Today’s truck drivers make their choices in vehicles for a number of different reasons. More people than ever before are driving trucks for the pure pleasure of the style. Others require the features of a truck for their work, hobbies, or sporting interests. Most buyers who come to the RAM dealers in Indianapolis for a full-size truck like the RAM 1500 are looking for a combination of style, performance, and convenience.
For those who are confused about whether the Silverado 1500 or the Ram 1500 is the best choice, a comparison between the new models should help point them in the right direction.
Both trucks are best sellers and each is known for its exceptional interior quality, power, efficiency, and reasonable pricing. Both trucks have also gotten an upgrade from last year’s models in some areas. Which one is the right choice for you?
The 2017 Ram 1500
The Ram drops the six-speed automatic transmission and comes in with more from the 3.6-liter V6 standard engine. The numbers include 305 hp and 269 lb/ft torque. The new model also offers an optional 8.4” Uconnect system. The newest addition to the Ram family offers an optional 8.4” Uconnect system. Both the Ram and the Silverado include advanced smartphone connectivity with Bluetooth integration and an optional Wi-Fi hotspot.
One of the most outstanding features of the Ram that is likely to bring more buyers to the Ram dealers is the availability of an advanced diesel engine. This feature is especially appealing to buyers who require premium towing and towing, along with greater fuel efficiency.
A turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 delivers 240 hp and 420 lb/ft of torque. This gives drivers up to 9,210 pounds of towing power. In spite of all this power, the truck manages to deliver fuel efficiency of 21/29 mpg if outfitted in the Ram’s HFE trim.
Safety features are also an important selling point for all types of vehicles today. The Ram excels with a five-star rating in Overall Safety, Frontal Crash, and Side Crash rating.
The 2017 Silverado 1500
The Silverado falls short on the power comparison with a 4.3-liter engine that delivers 285 hp giving the Ram more towing power. The Ram comes with a 7” or 8” color touchscreen that gives high visibility for operating the Chevrolet MyLink program.
The Silverado is not available in the same engine options as the 2017 Ram 1500. The fuel efficiency of the Chevy truck falls at 15-18 mpg city over 20-24 mpg highway.
The Silverado gets a five-star side crash rating and four stars in frontal crash and overall safety ratings.
The Last Word
Not surprisingly, many buyers still consider a lower price tag as the most important feature of the vehicle they buy. The Ram wins in that category as well, with a lower up-front cost. Of course, negotiating power between the buyer and the RAM dealers will have an impact on how long the new 2017 Ram 1500 sits on the lot and how much of a value it will be.
To find the best deals on the new 2017 Ram 1500, contact Community Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Bloomington at 812-331-3200. We will work to provide you with the best truck for your needs at the best possible value.