2019 Chevrolet 1500 in Las Cruces vs. 2019 RAM 1500: Which Truck Deserves Pack Leader Status?

Date Posted: December 13, 2018

The 2019 Chevrolet 1500 in Las Cruces reignites its fierce rivalry with the 2019 RAM 1500 for this model year. In a battle between two class leaders, it all boils down to the details. Take a look at key differences between the two to determine which pick-up truck has the upper hand.

 

Safety Comparison

The 2019 RAM 1500 and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are frontrunners in their class. Expect these trucks to have the best safety technology available today. Standard are height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, lane departure warning systems, and advanced seat belts for all seating positions.

However, there are key differences between the two. For instance, the 2019 RAM 1500 has available Reverse Stop. This mechanism will brake automatically when the rear sensors detect nearby objects to help avoid rear collisions. There are no backup collision prevention brakes on the 2019 Chevy 1500, which can leave you vulnerable when backing up.

Another issue with trucks like these are blind spots. The Chevy Silverado has front and rear parking sensors and a rear monitor that will alert you to obstacles. However, this doesn't help you see what's on the side of the vehicle. When it comes to visibility, nothing beats the available Surround View Camera on the 2019 RAM 1500. Not only can you see the sides of the truck, but it allows you to see everything around the vehicle.

The RAM 1500 scores another point with its optional cross-path warning system. Using a wide-angle radar in the back bumper, it warns the driver of other cars approaching from the side to lower the risk of a crash. You can't get this vital safety feature on the 2019 Chevrolet 1500.

Passenger Space Comparison

When it comes to the cabin, a few inches can mean the difference between cramped quarters and comfortable passengers. The 2019 RAM 1500 Quad Cab is more spacious than the Chevy Silverado Double Cab with:

  • .5 inches more rear headroom
  • 2.7 inches more front hip room
  • 1 inch more legroom
  • .1 inches more front shoulder room
  • 3.2 inches more rear hip room

To improve passenger comfort, the 2019 RAM 1500 Crew Cab has available reclining rear seats. The Chevy Silverado does not have this recline function on its optional rear seats.

When it comes to cargo space, the 2019 RAM 1500 continues to lead the way. In Quad Cab configuration, the RAM 1500 has 61.5 cubic feet of storage compared to 61 cubic feet on the Silverado Double Cab.

Add the automatic power cargo door (not available on the 2019 Chevy 1500) and lower lift-over bed design, and the 2019 RAM 1500 makes loading and unloading a breeze.

Reliability Comparison

RAM was awarded 4th place in a 2019 Initial Quality Study conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. Meanwhile, Chevrolet was placed lower at 6th.

To protect against corrosion, the 2019 Chevy Silverado is covered by a respectable 100,000-mile warranty. However, it's no match to the unlimited corrosion warranty for all RAM 1500s.

In addition, the 2019 RAM 1500 has larger alternators than the Chevy Silverado 1500. Larger rotors are necessary to power the ignition reliably and to recharge the truck battery.

Engine Comparison

The RAM 1500 5.7 V8 engine is more powerful than all engines on the 2019 Chevy 1500 line-up, generating an outstanding 395 horsepower.

That power is supported by better braking capacity. The brakes on the RAM 1500 have 72% more swept area (861.2 vs. 502 square inches) than the Silverado, which gives it more braking power. This is further improved by regenerative brakes to boost fuel efficiency, a system that's absent from the 2019 Chevy 1500.

A rear stabilizer bar keeps the 2019 RAM 1500 controlled and flat during cornering. The Chevy 1500 doesn't have such a bar. For enhanced handling, ride, and control, the RAM 1500 uses coil springs. This type of spring works better than the leaf springs on the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 since it compresses more progressively.

Introducing the 2019 RAM 1500

The 2019 Chevrolet 1500 in Las Cruces and the 2019 RAM 1500 have a long-standing rivalry, but the 2019 RAM 1500 grabs first place for this model year. Be one of the first to witness the 2019 RAM 1500 in all its glory - schedule a test drive with Viva Dodge RAM Fiat of Las Cruces today! Click for more information on the RAM 1500.

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