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Comparing 2014 Chevy Silverado to 2014 Dodge Ram 1500

2014 Chevy Silverado
Features

V6 Fuel Economy
18 city / 24 hwy (mpg)
NHTSA Overall Vehicle Safety Score
18 city / 24 hwy (mpg)
Max Towing Capacity
You can leave your kids alone in a room with this product and they won’t get hurt (not a guarantee).
Warranty Coverage

  • 3-year/36,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.
  • 5-year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.
  • 2-year/24,000-Mile Scheduled Maintenance.

2014 Dodge Ram 1500
Features

V6 Fuel Economy
17 city / 25 hwy (mpg)
NHTSA Overall Vehicle Safety Score
17 city / 25 hwy (mpg)
Max Towing Capacity
10,100 lbs
Warranty Coverage

  • 3-year/36,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.
  • 5-year/100,000-Mile PowerTrain Limited Warranty.

Fuel Economy

The Chevy Silverado’s direct fuel injection provides better fuel economy and keeps the intake much cleaner than cars with sequential MPI (multi-point injection) like the Tundra. In its V6 trims, the Chevy Silverado and the Dodge Ram 1500 appear to have the same fuel economies. While the Chevy Silverado offers one more mile-per-gallon in the city, the Dodge Ram offers one more mile-per-gallon on the highway. But by comparing both if driven an average of 20,000 miles per year, the Chevy Silverado can save you $61 in gas… or a little over a trip to the pump. Or consider saving $304 over 5 years.

Vehicle Safety Rating

What difference does one star make? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-star rating system is designed to inform drivers of vehicle safety in three primary categories: a Front Crash Test, a Side Crash Test, and a Rollover probability rating. Because the Overall Vehicle Safety Score combines the three scores in these categories, one star can make a huge difference.

…And there is a huge difference in safety between the 2014 Chevy Silverado and the Dodge Ram 1500. While both trucks were awarded 5-Stars in their Side Crash Tests, the Chevy Silverado was also awarded 5-Stars in its Front Crash Test while the Dodge Ram was awarded 4-Stars. Likewise, the Dodge Ram was awarded 4-Stars Rollover test in which it tied the Chevy Silverado.

The 2014 Chevy Silverado also features two other safety technologies that the Dodge Ram 1500 does not. (1) The Forward Collision Alert system detects potential collisions by measuring the closing speeds of vehicles in front of you. If a potential collision is detected, this system uses distinct audio and visual signals to alert you in time to maneuver to safety. (2) The Lane Departure Warning system actively reads the lines along the road while you are driving. If the system detects that your vehicle is straying into another lane while your turn signal is off, you will be alerted both visually and audibly.

When it comes to the safety of your family, the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Score along with the Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning systems of the 2014 Chevy Silverado make a huge difference.

Towing Capacity

With a maximum towing capacity that’s 1900 pounds greater than the Dodge Ram 1500, the 2014 Chevy Silverado is ready to work! With a torque of rating of 305 at 3900 RPM, the Silverado’s engine is equipped to haul those extra 1900 pounds to help you complete the toughest jobs. With a difference of nearly 2000 pounds, the Dodge Ram 1500 is no match!

Warranty Coverage

Both the Chevy Silverado and the Dodge Ram 1500 feature 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited warranties as well as 5-year/100,000-mile PowerTrain Limited warranties. However, the 2014 Chevy Silverado features an additional 2-year/24,000-mile Scheduled Maintenance warranty that is not offered by the Dodge Ram or by any of its competitors. When you looking to buy a car, reliability is crucial, and Chevy’s excellent warranty coverage goes above and beyond to ensure its reliability and your satisfaction!

Summary

To sum it all up, the 2014 Chevy Silverado surpasses the Dodge Ram 1500 in all of the above respects. Its exceptional 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Score, its unmatched fuel-economy for trucks of its class, and its fantastic Warranty Coverage makes the Chevy Silverado the smarter choice for car buyers. And where better to shop for your Chevy Silverado than at one of the three George Weber Chevrolet locations near you! There is a reason Weber Chevrolet has been the favored choice of St. Louisans for 112 years. So swing by and let us show you our large inventory of Chevy Silverados and other great vehicles!