2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2021 RAM 1500


2021 Chevy Silverado 1500

Starting MSRP

260 to 395 hp

Horsepower Range

260 to 420 hp
8-speed automatic


6- or 8-speed automatic
12,750 pounds

Towing Capacity

13,300 pounds

Corrosion Warranty


If you’re shopping for a new full-size pickup truck around Crawfordsville, you’re likely wondering how the 2021 RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500 compare. While both trucks are a superb choice for work and play, how do you decide which is best for you? Christi Hubler Chevrolet brings you this side-by-side-comparison of the price, performance, and warranty here. Learn more about the Chevy Silverado vs. RAM 1500 below, and then head to Christi Hubler Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevy Silverado 1500, or any of our selection of used trucks for sale.

Chevy Silverado vs. RAM 1500: Performance 

Christi Hubler Chevrolet knows that Lafayette drivers expect a strong performance from their pickup trucks and both the new Silverado 1500 and RAM 1500 deliver. Compare their engine specs below:

  • Engine: The base-level Silverado 1500 comes standard with a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine that provides 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado 1500 other engines range from 277 hp to 420 hp. The RAM 1500 comes standard with a 305-hp 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine rated at 269 lb-ft of torque. Its other engines range from 260 hp to 395 hp. A 702-hp supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine is also available, but only in the new 2021 RAM 1500 TRX.
  • Torque: The Silverado 1500 provides more torque than the RAM 1500 on Brownsburg roads. With its base engine, the Chevy generates 305 lb-ft of torque, while the RAM offers 269 lb-ft.
  • Transmission: The Chevy Silverado 1500 comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission, or you can opt for an 8-speed automatic on higher trims. The RAM 1500 has an 8-speed transmission on its base trim.
  • Trailering Capacity: The Chevy Silverado also beats the RAM 1500 with a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, while the Silverado 1500 maximum towing capacity is 13,300 pounds with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine.

2021 Silverado vs. RAM 1500: Pricing 

What about pricing on these two popular pickups? The Chevy Silverado 1500 is more affordable than the RAM 1500. The base levels 2021 Chevy Silverado has a starting MSRP of $28,900, while the 2021 RAM 1500 has a starting MSRP of $32,245. Even at the highest trim level, the Silverado 1500 is more budget-friendly. The Silverado 1500 High Country 4×4 Crew Cab/Standard Bed comes starts at $58,295 MSRP, and the RAM 1500 Limited 4×4 Crew Cab/6’4″ Bed starts at $59,750!

Chevy Silverado vs. RAM 1500: Warranty 

Most Danville drivers want to feel confident behind the wheel with the protection of a comprehensive vehicle warranty. Both the Chevy Silverado 1500 and RAM 1500 provide strong warranties, but when you compare them up side-by-side, you’ll see the Chevy beats the RAM on corrosion protection. Check out the quick comparison of both models’ warranty coverages below:

2021 RAM 1500 Warranty 

  • Bumper-to-Bumper: 36-month/36,000-mile warranty
  • Powertrain: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty
  • Roadside Assistance: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty
  • Corrosion: 60-month/unlimited-mile warranty

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Warranty 

  • Bumper-to-Bumper: 36-month/36,000-mile warranty
  • Powertrain: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty
  • Roadside Assistance: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty
  • Corrosion: 72-month/100,000-mile warranty

Test Drive the New Chevy Silverado 1500 at Christi Hubler Chevrolet

When you compare the RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500, it’s evident that the Chevy Silverado provides more powerful engines, a higher maximum towing capacity, is more affordable and offers better warranty protection than the RAM 1500. Contact Christi Hubler Chevrolet to go on a test drive, and check out our new vehicle specials for more Chevy savings opportunities!

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