2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2016 Ram 1500

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2016 Ram 1500

2016 Ram 1500

A full-size pickup like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or the 2016 RAM 1500 is a great option for drivers who need a vehicle with strong capabilities but also need some agility for jobs in the city and efficiency for logging long miles. These pickups also cost less than their larger heavy-duty siblings. Find out how both models compare when pitted head to head. After doing the research, we’re confident you’ll find that the Silverado delivers a better overall performance. If you agree, then head from Cincinnati to Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, KY.


When you need a pickup with more power for bigger jobs, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can do more. An available 6.2L V8 engine can produce a class-leading 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. That is enough for it to tow a best-in-class 12,000 pounds and carry up to 2260 pounds in the bed when properly equipped.

For the Ram 1500, an optional 5.7L V8 engine puts out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. A diesel option produces slightly more torque but with a big drop off in horsepower. Maximum towing is rated at 10,640 pounds and max payload is rated at 1890 pounds.


When you rely heavily on your pickup, you want to know it can stand up to the hazards of the road.

  • 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Safety: The NHTSA awarded a perfect five-star overall safety rating. Advanced safety features are available, including lane departure and forward collision warnings.
  • 2016 RAM 1500 Safety: The NHTSA awarded a four-star overall safety rating with only two stars for rollover potential. Neither of the safety features mentioned above on the Silverado 1500 is available on any trim of the RAM 1500.

Truck Beds

Both the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2016 RAM 1500 are available with long, medium, or short beds. In two of those categories the Silverado 1500 gives you extra room to work with the medium bed measuring 6 feet 6 inches, and the short bed at 5 feet 8 inches. For the Ram truck, the medium bed measures only 6 feet 4 inches, and the short bed measures 5 feet 7 inches.

Exclusive Features

There are two interesting pieces of technology that you can only find in the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

  • Wireless Charging: Set your phone on a charging pad and it automatically juices up, eliminating cords, clutter, and dead batteries.
  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto: Use the touchscreen display on the dash to access your favorite Apple and Android apps for complete on-the-go convenience.

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Edges Out the Competition

When you consider how much more the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 does for an almost identical price to the 2016 RAM 1500, it’s clear which option is better. Take a test drive at Tom Gill Chevrolet at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY. We are less than 30 minutes from Cincinnati off of I-71 near Exit 181. Feel free to contact us with any questions and to schedule a test drive!