2023 Ram 1500 vs 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Oshawa, ON
In recent years, the Ram 1500 has surpassed the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 thanks to its premium interior cabin craftsmanship, modern technology features and impeccable ride quality. Refreshed for the 2023 model year the Ram 1500 continues its upward trajectory, offering highly capable and surprisingly efficient powertrain options. Continue reading as our team at Fraser Chrysler has compiled the highlights and key differences between the 2023 Ram 1500 and 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup trucks.
Performance & Capability
Prospective 2023 Ram 1500 owners have the option to choose from five powerful and highly capable powertrains. The standard powertrain is the brand’s tried and true 3.6L Pentastar™ V6, now equipped with a mild hybrid eTorque system. A similar system can be equipped in the 5.7L HEMI® V8 for increased fuel efficiency and towing capabilities. Drivers looking for a diesel-powered pickup truck will be glad to know that the 3.0L EcoDiesel turbocharged V6 is once again an available powertrain for select 2023 Ram 1500 models. Exclusively for the 2023 Ram 1500 TRX, the brand’s 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 puts out a whopping 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of off-road ready torque. Regardless of which engine you choose, owners can rest assured that their Ram 1500 pickup is more than capable of handling the day-to-day duties that most owners will ask of it.
|2023 Ram 1500 Engine Options|
|Specifications||3.6L Pentastar™ V6 with eTorque||5.7L HEMI® V8||5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque||3.0L EcoDiesel V6||6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8(TRX only)|
|Torque (lb-ft)||265 + 90 launch torque||410||410 + 135 launch torque||480||650|
|Maximum 4X2 Towing Capacity(lbs/kgs)||7,710 / 3,496||12,750 / 5,783||12,750 / 5,783||12,560 / 5,696||N/A|
|Maximum 4X4 Towing Capacity(lbs/kgs)||7,460 / 3,383||11,410 / 5,175||11,410 / 5,175||9,860 /4,472||8,100 /3,673|
|Fuel Economy (Highway/City) (L/100km)||9.4 / 11.9||10.5 / 13.4||10.5 / 16.2||8.0 / 11.1||16.5 / 22.4|
Comparatively, the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has four available engine options. Previous Silverado owners will be familiar with the two available EcoTec3 V8 engines, while diesel pickup truck buyers will gravitate towards the available 3.0L DuraMax Turbo-Diesel V6. A newly released 2.7L turbocharged four-cylinder engine is also available for light duty models of the 2023 Silverado 1500. When it comes to towing capabilities, the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado offers owners several features designed to make hitching up easier and driving with a trailer stress-free. These technologies include Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist and Auto Grade Braking, eight available cameras with 14 viewing angles and an available Trailering App.
|2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engine Options|
|Specifications||2.7L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder||5.3L EcoTec3 V8||6.2L EcoTec3 V8||3.0L DuraMax Turbo-Diesel V6|
|Maximum 4X2 Towing Capacity(lbs/kgs)||9,500 / 4,309||9,500 / 4,309||N/A||13,300 / 6,033|
|Maximum 4X4 Towing Capacity(lbs/kgs)||9,300 / 4,218||11,100 / 4,990||13,200 / 5,988||12,900 / 5,851|
Technology & Connectivity
The 2023 Ram 1500 is the most technologically advanced Ram 1500 model ever to be released. Owners can stay connected with the available Uconnect 5® enabled 8.4-inch (21cm) and 12-inch (30cm) vertical centre touchscreen displays. With this infotainment system, owners have the ability to create up to five unique driver profiles, wirelessly connect to Apple CarPlay & Android Auto and take advantage of the truck’s Amazon Alexa In-vehicle Assistant. Drivers will also appreciate the available Heads Up Display and 12-inch (30.4 cm) Digital Instrument Cluster with full-screen navigation, standard on Sport, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, Limited and TRX models.
The 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 receives similar cabin technology and connectivity features as the 2023 Ram 1500. Select Silverado 1500 models come equipped with a 13.4-inch (34cm) diagonal infotainment touch-screen and 12.3-inch (31.2cm) diagonal Driver Information Centre with available built-in Google Assistant.
Safety & Driver Assistance
The 2023 Ram 1500 offers prospective owners over 100 standard and available safety and security features. Some of these features include:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring System
- Forward Collision Warning System
- 360° Surround View System
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
- Auto-dimming Digital Rearview Mirror
- LED Centre High Mount Brake Light
All 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models come equipped with Chevrolet Safety Assist, the brand’s suite of active and passive driver assistance technologies. Chevrolet Safety Assist includes:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Alert
- IntelliBeam Headlights
- Following Distance Indicator
The most affordable way that owners can get behind the wheel of a 2023 Ram 1500 is by opting for the entry-level Tradesman QuadCab 4×2, which has an MSRP of $47,640*. On the opposite end of the spectrum without heading into Ram TRX territory, a fully-optioned Ram 1500 Limited CrewCab 4×4 can go upwards of over $100,000*. Regardless of which model owners opt for, the 2023 Ram 1500 offers the best value for money when compared to the Chevrolet Silverado as it comes equipped with a plethora of standard features that make pickup truck ownership a breeze.
Comparatively, the cheapest 2023 Silverado 1500 has an MSRP of $43,203*. However, buyers must keep in mind that for this price, they only receive a two-door regular cab, long bed rear-wheel drive Work Truck version of the Silverado. For a comparable Silverado similar to the Ram 1500 Tradesman, buyers need to step up to the Silverado 2WD Double Cab Work Truck with 17” steel wheels and vinyl seats for an MSRP of $46,503.
Reserve your 2023 Ram 1500 at Fraser Chrysler
Whether you’re looking for a reliable work truck to take you to the job site or a luxurious family vehicle that just so happens to be able to tow up to 12,750 pounds and comfortably seat five passengers, the 2023 Ram 1500 is an ideal vehicle for you. With multiple trim levels, a handful of powertrain options, and several different cab & bed configurations to choose from, there’s a perfect Ram 1500 out there for everyone. Visit our dealership located at 799 Bloor Street West in Oshawa and browse through our available inventory of 2023 Ram 1500 models. Can’t find the specific model you’re looking for? Reserve your truck with one of our knowledgeable sales consultants at Fraser Chrysler, today!