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Compare the Chevrolet Silverado to the Dodge Ram 1500

2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 2017 Dodge Ram
MSRP: $27,785 MSRP: $26,495
MPG: Up To 18 City / 24 Highway MPG: Up to 21 City / 29 Highway
0-60: 7.2 seconds 0-60: 7.0 sec
WARRANTY:

3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain

WARRANTY: 

3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain

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). When it comes down to fuel economy, it may seem that the 1 highway mile-per-gallon difference between the Chevy Silverado and the Dodge Ram is miniscule, but if you drive an average of 20,000 miles per year, the Chevy Silverado can save you $220 in costs for gas annually! The Silverado and the Sierra both hold 26.0 Gallons of gas.

 

Vehicle Safety

Both the Silverado and Ram 1500 have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Silverado has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver’s seat and to know when they’re engaged. The Ram 1500’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

The Silverado offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The Ram 1500 doesn’t offer a collision warning system.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Silverado’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Ram 1500 doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

The Chevrolet Silverado has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Ram 1500 doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The Silverado’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The Ram 1500 doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

Both the Silverado and the Ram 1500 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available four-wheel drive and rearview cameras.

 

Warranty Coverage

Both the Chevy Silverado and the Dodge Ram feature 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited warranties as well as 5-year/60,000-mile PowerTrain Limited warranties. However, the 2017 Chevy Silverado features an additional 2-year/24,000-mile Scheduled Maintenance warranty that is not offered by Dodge or by any of its competitors. When you’re 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 2017 Chevy Silverado surpasses the Dodge Ram in all of the above respects. Its unmatched fuel-economy for trucks of its class, its fantastic Warranty Coverage, and its impeccable safety features 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 114 years. So swing by and let us show you our large inventory of Chevy Silverados and other great vehicles!

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