When it comes to deciding the right truck for your needs around New City, Nanuet, and Pearl River, there's a lot to consider. How much can each model tow and carry? Are there features that make it a versatile vehicle to use during the workday as well as for personal use on weekends?

Here at Rockland Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram we want to help you figure out which pickup truck is best suited for you by comparing two of the more popular and well-equipped models. Keep reading below to learn about the differences between the Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500.

Towing and Payload Capacities

When looking for a new truck, you want to make sure that it has the strength and power to tow all your equipment. Both pickup trucks come with plenty of power. They each have a standard V6 engine and available V8 engines that produce more robust power.

With the 2019 Silverado, the towing capacity reaches up to 12,200 pounds. It can also carry a payload of up to 2,250 pounds. These are impressive numbers, but the 2019 Ram 1500 has even more capability when it comes to towing or hauling gear. It can tow a maximum of 12,500 pounds and has a payload capacity of up to 2,300 pounds.

Tailgate Options

Beyond being able to carry all your equipment for both the workday and fun weekend adventures, the Ram 1500 also has features you can add to the bed to make things easier and more convenient for you.

Each truck has a step that can help you get up and down from the bed safer and easier. The available Bed Step of the 2019 Ram 1500 deploys out from the vehicle for easy access. The corner step that the Chevy Silverado 1500 has is much smaller and a little harder to step up onto.

The Ram 1500 also has the available multifunction tailgate. With this, you'll be able to open the doors beyond the standard way of just releasing it down. Designed with 60/40 split swing-away doors, you can open your door partially or fully sideways to make loading and unloading cargo easier for you. It also makes washing the back of your truck bed a simpler task as well!

The Ram 1500 is also designed to keep you more organized. With the available RamBox® Cargo Management System, you'll gain weatherproof and lockable storage bins to secure tools and other items. The 2019 Silverado 1500 unfortunately doesn't offer the same versatile and convenient features for its truck bed.

Offering Extra Assistance

The 2019 Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 also have technology features that will help you stay safe while out on the roads. They each have available features that can keep you with the flow of traffic while maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. Both trucks also have available technology that can keep you within your lane and even help when you want to change lanes.

The 2019 Silverado also has the available Front and Rear Park Assist. This will be able to send you alerts on how close you're getting to an object in front or behind your truck when trying to park. The available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist in the 2019 Ram 1500 will make parking even easier. It'll let you know the gear position to use as well as when to brake and accelerate while the system automatically controls the steering. This feature is especially nice to have when you're taking your truck into the city.

Ram 1500 vs Chevy Silverado: Which Truck Is Right for You?

With its superior towing ability and features that can help make your drive safer and more convenient, the 2019 Ram 1500 is a pickup truck suited for drivers in New City, Nanuet, and Pearl River. Want to learn even more about the Ram 1500? Stop by Rockland Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to chat with our friendly team and even get behind the wheel for a test drive! 

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