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Which pickup will you take to the jobsite this year? The 2017 Ram 1500 and the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 are both leading competitors, offering plenty of towing capacity and rugged engineering. In addition, both models are can be equipped with the choice of three engines, although only one can be outfitted with a diesel option. Whether you’re carrying heavy loads or planning on tackling off-road trails in Chaska, MN, you’ll want to check out this comparison to see which model can handle itself better. Find out today which pickup exceeds all expectations!
When it comes to base trim performance, there’s only one real option. See how these two V6 engines compare:
The Ram 1500’s 3.6L V6 engine puts out 305 hp through an eight-speed automatic transmission. That efficient powertrain offers 25 mpg highway in EPA estimates.
The Silverado 1500’s larger 4.3L V6 can’t produce the same level of power. It only reaches 285 hp with a six-speed automatic transmission, and fuel economy suffers at 24 mpg highway according to the EPA. You can upgrade to an eight-speed transmission, but you’ll have to pay more.
In addition, the Ram 1500 can be outfitted with a diesel engine. It’s a great option if you’d like to take advantage of better fuel economy and a huge amount of acceleration. This 3.0L Ecodiesel V6 puts out 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, all while supplying 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway. You’ll appreciate that added savings on fuel costs over the life of the vehicle. However, if you’re looking to add diesel capability to the Silverado, you’re out of luck. It isn’t offered at any trim level.
We’re just getting started listing the advantages of the 2017 Ram 1500. When it comes to base trim performance, diesel capability, and overall value, the Silverado just can’t compete. To see this winning truck in person, visit Waconia Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram today at 905 Strong Drive in Waconia, MN. When you shop with us, you’re guaranteed a fair market price, and our financing department can provide quick preapproval through our online application. Schedule a test drive today and find out why so many customers are choosing the Ram 1500!