The 2021 RAM 1500 Defeats its Competition Handily

Compare the RAM 1500 to the Full-Size Pickup Truck Competition around Lebanon at Wilson Motors

Picking out the right truck for your worksite or at-home needs often mean settling for a model that excels in one area but might be lacking in another. That is until you take a spin in the driver's seat of the new RAM 1500 around Salem, OR. The robust lineup offers four distinct and powerful engine options, as well as a slew of exciting features and technology upgrades that put it ahead of its competition. Here at Wilson Motors, we want to make sure you get the perfect match for your lifestyle. That's why we've taken the RAM 1500 and compared it against popular rivals like the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the Ford F-150. Take a look to see how the full-size RAM pickup truck stacks up against its competition and why we can't help but recommend it for your Albany, OR travels.

RAM 1500 vs Chevy Silverado 1500

  • Both lineups are standard with a V6, each producing a maximum of 305 pound-feet of torque. The RAM 1500 employs V8 HEMI® engines, as well as a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 to help you customize your driving experience – the Chevy Silverado 1500 offers similar engine capability. However, the RAM 1500 also offers a Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8, delivering 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, an engine that the Silverado 1500 lineup can't compete with.
  • Even though both models offer a turbocharged diesel engine, the RAM 1500's surpasses the capability of the Silverado's powertrain. The RAM truck makes 480 pound-feet of torque, capable of towing a maximum of 12.560 pounds. The Chevy Silverado 1500 outputs up to 460 pound-feet of torque but falls far behind when towing a trailer with a maximum of 9,500 pounds.
  • The RAM 1500 is known for its exterior capability and convenience, equipped with the latest features to make towing and hauling even easier. The lineup offers the RamBox® Cargo Management System, offering covered storage of your tools and gear while on-the-go around Newport. The Chevy truck doesn't offer anything like that in their lineup.
  • Billed as the most luxurious truck in its class, there's a lot to love about the new RAM 1500. Not only will you enjoy a long list of luxuries, but the RAM truck holds passenger comfort advantages over its Chevy rival. The RAM 1500 offers best-in-class rear legroom, with 45.2-inches available should you need it. Passengers in the second row will also love the available reclining rear seats – another class-exclusive.
  • The RAM 1500 was one of the first full-size pickup trucks to offer a 12.0-inch touchscreen, giving you easy access to your music, phonebook, navigation, and more. The Chevy Silverado has yet to offer a screen this large for its flagship truck.

RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150

RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150

  • While both lineups offer a diverse selection of engine options, the base RAM 1500 engine slightly outperforms the one under the hood of the base F-150. RAM's 3.6-liter V6 delivers 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque to Ford 3.3-liter V6 delivering 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet.
  • Once again, RAM's 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine reigns supreme amongst its competitors. The Ford F-150 can equip a 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel V6 but only delivers 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque – neither number beats out the RAM 1500's diesel performance. The Ford truck also tows less than the RAM 1500 with its diesel engine.
  • Even Ford's all-new 2.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 doesn't offer the same efficiency that the RAM 1500's EcoDiesel engine has perfected. The RAM truck provides an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on the highway, easily outpacing the most efficient engine option the F-150 lineup can manage.
  • Looking to store more in your cargo bed? Not only does the RAM 1500 offer a larger starting cargo bed length over its Ford rival, but it also enjoys the availability of the RamBox® Cargo Management System, a unique way to keep your tools and supplies protected from the elements. The Ford F-150 doesn't offer a similar feature.
  • While both lineups offer an impressive assortment of handy driver assistance features, the RAM 1500 holds an edge over the F-150, thanks to the available 360-degree Surround View Camera. This feature gives you a complete picture of your vehicle's surroundings, something you won't get out of the Ford lineup.

Test Drive the RAM 1500 at Wilson Motors Today!

Ready to get to work with the most versatile, comfortable, and accommodating truck on the road? Come explore new RAM inventory in Corvallis, OR and take the RAM 1500 out for a test drive today!

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