The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Dodge Ram 1500 are among the most impressive full-size pickup trucks available. Both give you heavyweight power, upscale features, and high-tech infotainment options. Read our side-by-side comparison before you decide which truck is right for you.
2016 Silverado 1500 vs Dodge Ram 1500
Both models offer incredible power and performance, but the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has the edge. Choose from a variety of world-class engines. The powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It also delivers class-leading V8 tow ratings, giving you the ability to tow up to 12,000 pounds.
The Dodge Ram 1500 isn’t far behind, with its own impressive engine lineup. With the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, you can tow max loads of 10,650 pounds. This engine makes 395 horses and 410 pound-feet of torque for a swift performance, even with heavy loads in tow.
On the road, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is smooth and confident, making it our pick in this important category. All powertrain options offer timely gear-changes and a compliant, comfortable ride. Both on-road and off, you’ll enjoy excellent composure.
Like the Silverado 1500, the Dodge Ram is designed to tow and haul heavy loads. While moving heavy weight, the Ram 1500 remains composed and confident. At highway speeds, the Ram 1500 keeps wind and road noise to a minimum.
With its upscale design and high-quality interior, the Dodge Ram 1500 takes the lead. Classy features, including leather upholstery, make you feel like you’re traveling in a luxury SUV. The infotainment system is intuitive and easy to use. The regular, extended, and crew cabins provide generous head- and legroom.
When it comes to comfort and convenience, the Silverado 1500 proved difficult to beat. All models offer high-quality cabin materials and a clean-cut, modern design. Seats are thickly padded for optimal passenger comfort. The crew cabin is especially spacious, offering an adult-friendly backseat.
Here we like the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. High-tech equipment – including forward collision alert – monitor your surroundings and warn you of potential problems. The Duralife brakes provide impressive power for strong stops. The OnStar telematics system keeps you protected with features like on-demand roadside assistance.
The Dodge Ram 1500 is a close second. Its rearview camera makes backing up a simple task. Like the Silverado 1500, it comes standard with antilock disc brakes and stability and traction control for optimal performance over difficult roads.
Learn More about the Chevrolet Silverado
Although both the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks have a lot to offer, we prefer the Silverado 1500 overall. Its engine options give you all the power you need to tow and haul impressive loads. From behind the wheel, you’ll love the Silverado’s premium handling and precise steering. Inside, the Silverado is big on passenger comfort and convenience. High-tech systems help keep you safe on the road. Come in and test drive the Silverado today!