2014 Silverado 1500 vs. 2014 Ram 1500
Cincinnati, OH drivers, are you looking for a pickup truck you can rely on? Check out the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, available now at Tom Gill Chevrolet. We’re in nearby Florence, KY, and while we have been fans of the Silverado for years now, the latest model just confirms everything we’ve thought.
It’s priced to compete at $36,250 in the crew cab style, and offers drivers more torque and an option for a truly efficient V8 engine, setting it apart from competition. But there is competition; let’s see how the 2014 Ram 1500 stacks up.
Chevrolet Gives You the Engine You Need
First thing’s first, if you’re getting a pickup truck, you’re going to want to have one with a powertrain you can depend on. While Ram are known for making some solid trucks, if you’re looking to do much hauling or towing, you’re going to want to be sure you’ve got enough torque. And the Silverado 1500 gives you 305 lb-ft at 3900 RPM. The Ram 1500? You only get 269 lb-ft at 4800 RPM.
And if you’re looking to upgrade the engines, both models have a V8 available, but Chevrolet’s is more fuel-efficient. The Silverado 1500 V8 gets 23 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg in the city compared to the Ram 1500 V8’s 22 highway and 15 city mpg.
The Silverado is Built for Practicality
There are many different reasons drivers choose a pickup truck, but one of the big ones tends to be that they are just plain practical. And we aren’t going to say that the RAM 1500 fails at being practical, but the Silverado just does it better.
Convenience features like remote keyless entry and daytime running lights are standard right alongside an OnStar telematics system. The Silverado also tops the Ram on overall width, wheelbase, and front headroom. Basically, it’s a bigger truck that’s better capable of handling most drivers’ needs.
Test Drive a Silverado Today
If you want to see the 2104 Chevy Silverado 1500 in action for yourself, we recommend a test drive. And what’s one of the best ways to get behind the wheel of a new Silverado near Cincinnati? Visit Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, KY.
We have the full Chevy lineup as well as a variety of pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs, and we can’t wait to help you find yours—and if you’re looking for a truck, we think it should be a Silverado.