2020 RAM 1500 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Carmel IN

2020 RAM 1500 Features & Specs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado
26.0 gal Fuel Capacity 24.0 gal
45.2 in Rear Leg Room 43.4 in
21 mpg Fuel Economy Combined 18 mpg
65.7 in Rear Shoulder Room 65.2 in

2020 RAM 1500 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado

A good pickup truck can be hard to find, but fortunately, there are a few terrific options out there. Two of these are the 2020 RAM 1500 and the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. Both of these trucks have potent engines with terrific payload and towing capacities, as well as plush cabins with all the latest tech equipment. Seeing as how you only need to purchase one, you are going to need to know which one is the best, so continue reading as we break down both of these trucks and declare a winner.

2020 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

The RAM 1500 gives consumers the option of either a quad cab with a long bed or a crew cab with a long or short bed. Under the hood, the engine lineup starts with a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, which comes with an eTorque system that improves fuel economy. Optional on the Tradesman and coming standard on the Laramie, Long Horn, and Limited is a 5.7-liter V8 that comes with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The eTorque is optional with the V8. All-new this year is a diesel engine that is available on any trim level. It provides 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. All engines pair with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The RAM has a stout tow rating of 12,560 pounds.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

A few engine options are available for the Silverado. The engine lineup starts with a 4.3-liter V6 that provides 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque that pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. Up next is a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder that pumps out a solid 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. Also available is a 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and a 6.2-liter V8. Like the RAM, the Silverado also has the option of a diesel engine, and it’s a 3.0-liter inline-six turbocharge. An automatic transmission comes with all of these engines.

2020 RAM 1500 Features & Design

Seven impressive trims are available for the RAM 1500, and they each come with a bunch of technologically advanced features. The base Tradesman comes with 18-inch steel wheels and a 5-inch touchscreen with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot. Also standard is trailer sway damping, a six-speaker stereo, and a remote engine start. A few upgrades are available for the HFE, including 20-inch chrome wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires, side steps, a tonneau cover, a carpeted floor, and front bucket seats. At the midway point is the Big Horn, which adds to the list with 18-inch aluminum wheels and foglights. The Big Horn opens you up to a bunch of options, including an 8.4-inch or even 12-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you want more off-road features, the Rebel has you covered with an electronic locking rear axle and four skid plates. With the Laramie, things take a more luxurious turn. Included with this trim are 20-inch wheels and power mirrors and rear window. There are also leather-trimmed seats that are heated and ventilated. A ton of driver assistance features is also standard, including forward collision warning and lane-keeping assist. Further stepping up to the plate is the Longhorn, which has premium-leather bucket seats, a leather-wrapped wood steering wheel, and a spray-in bedliner. Finally, the top-level Limited has sharp-looking chrome trim.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

Eight trims are available for the Silverado, and each has some interesting features. Starting things off is the base WT, which comes with steel wheels, air conditioning, a touchscreen, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system. The Custom trim adds to this with front tow hooks, power and heated mirrors, and cruise control. The LT builds on this with LED headlights, a tailgate damper, and an 8-inch touchscreen, while the RST has a power-locking and power-release tailgate, in-bed lighting, and remote start. LTZ trims come with a higher-definition rearview camera, a heated tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trailer brake controller, two 120-volt power outlets, dual-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system, leather upholstery, and heated front seats. Last but not least is the High Country trim, which comes with front and rear parking sensors, a power-up-and-down tailgate, a spray-on bedliner, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, wireless phone charging. You also get safety features such as lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Each level has a few available options, including various axle ratios, off-road-oriented tires, and trailer monitoring systems.


Though both pickups certainly have their merits, in the end, we are going to go with the 2020 RAM 1500. The engines are more powerful and fuel-efficient thanks to the eTorque system. Also, the seven trim levels of the RAM offer you more features than the Silverado’s eight. We recommend checking out our full review and then heading down to the dealership to take a test drive. You can also check out our complete inventory here on our website.