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2023 Ram 1500 vs 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2023 Ram 1500 vs. 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Ajax, ON

A full-size light-duty pickup truck can be a great option for customers looking for a premium Ram pickup truck that is well-equipped to support a comfortable commute while also providing incredible capability. You can shop for popular full-size light-duty Ram pickup trucks through our new inventory at Village Chrysler, such as the Ram 1500. Within its segment, the new Ram 1500 stands out due to its modern yet elegant appearance, and it also delivers multiple engine options to make towing and hauling a breeze. Visit our showroom today for a closer look at the latest Ram 1500 and book a test drive to experience its offerings firsthand.

Engine Options & Performance Comparison

There are multiple engine options and configurations to choose from while configuring the 2023 Ram 1500, including a standard 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque. The standard engine provides an incredible output of 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque with additional 90 lb-ft of launch torque. Upgrading to the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine increases the Ram 1500's output figures to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. However, an eTorque variant of the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine option is available, delivering an additional 130 lb-ft of launch torque. Although those engine options are well-suited for most shoppers, a 6.2-litre supercharged HEMI V8 engine is equipped on the Ram 1500 TRX, providing best-in-class output figures of 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.

With the 2023 model year, the Silverado 1500 gets an enhanced 2.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as its standard powertrain, cranking out 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. A 5.3-litre V8 engine is also a good option, offering 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The largest engine option is the 6.2-litre V8 engine, allowing the new Silverado 1500 to have 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Those looking for a diesel engine can opt for the optional 3.0-litre Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, which has 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque.

Towing Capacity Comparison

Durability, capability, and performance are a few of the many highlights of the latest Ram 1500, which delivers varying towing power based on the engine option and configuration selected. With the standard 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine, you can expect the 2023 Ram 1500 to have a towing capacity of 7,710 pounds when equipped properly. Maximum towing is exclusive to the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine, managing to achieve a sizable towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, more than enough for meeting a wide variety of towing tasks and applications.

On the other hand, you can expect the Silverado 1500 with the standard four-cylinder engine to provide a towing capacity of around 9,500 pounds. Its maximum towing can be achieved with the 6.2-litre V8 engine or the 3.0-litre Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, offering a towing capacity of 13,300 pounds. Those towing capacities of the new Silverado 1500 are based on having the proper engine configuration and supporting towing package, requiring additional equipment to support its towing capabilities.

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With the 2023 Ram 1500 providing outstanding features, engine options, performance, and capability, it's a good option worthy of consideration. Contact us today to learn more about the new Ram 1500 and everything that makes it superior to the competition from the light-duty full-size pickup truck segment.