RAM pickup trucks are renowned for their extraordinary capabilities and luxurious interiors. The iconic RAM 1500 is featured at our dealership, Midland Chrysler. We're proud to provide residents of Midland, Ontario, and the surrounding regions with inventory for the light-duty 2022 RAM 1500. With its rugged exterior design and capability to match, the 2022 RAM 1500 is a widely coveted pickup truck. How does it compare against another popular rival, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500? Here's all you need to know!

2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 Silverado 1500  

2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 Silverado 1500 Performance Comparison

Both the 2022 RAM 1500 and the 2022 Silverado 1500 offer a range of engine options. The base engine on the 2022 RAM 1500 is a 3.0-litre Turbodiesel V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that produces 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. The base engine on the 2022 Silverado 1500 is a 2.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 RAM 1500's most powerful engine option is found on the TRX trim and is a 6.2-litre Supercharged V8 engine that punches out an exceptional 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.

The 2022 RAM 1500 TRX is the fastest pickup truck on the market and accelerates from zero to 96 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. In comparison, the most powerful engine option the 2022 Silverado offers is a 6.2-litre V8 with 420 horsepower output and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine is not nearly as powerful or as quick as the 2022 RAM 1500's TRX. Both the 2022 RAM 1500 and 2022 Silverado 1500 have impressive capabilities, but the 2022 RAM 1500 easily takes the lead.

2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity Comparison

The 2022 RAM 1500 offers a remarkable towing and payload capacity. When equipped with the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine option, you can take full advantage of its maximum towing capacity of 12,750 lbs. The 2022 RAM 1500 is a hauling workhorse with a payload of up to 2,300 lbs. On the other hand, the 2022 Silverado 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 lbs when equipped with its Duramax 3.0-litre Turbo-Diesel engine and a maximum payload capacity of 2,270 lbs. While the 2022 Silverado 1500 has slightly more towing capacity than the 2022 RAM 1500, it's not nearly as refined or reliable. The 2022 RAM 1500 offers an eTorque mild-hybrid system that allows it to gain an extra 130 lb-ft of launch torque for enhanced towing.

2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 Silverado 1500 Design Comparison

RAM trucks boast superior design across the pickup truck segment. The 2022 RAM 1500 has a tough appearance that can support its hefty capability. The exterior features a prominent grille and solid bumpers. The 2022 Silverado 1500's design, in comparison, is uninspired and lacking. Inside, the 2022 RAM 1500 continues to impress with comfortable and durable upholstery and elements of pure luxury on higher trims. The 2022 Silverado 1500's interior is roomy but uncomfortable and noisy. The 2022 RAM 1500 has available computer-generated active noise cancellation that significantly reduces road-noise, making for a quiet ride. When it comes to a 2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 Silverado 1500 cargo space comparison, these trucks are equally spacious. The 2022 Silverado 1500 has a maximum of 1,781 litres of cargo volume. The 2022 RAM 1500 has a maximum cargo capacity of 1,741 litres and a low lift bed design that makes loading and unloading cargo a breeze.

2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 Silverado 1500 Safety Comparison

Both pickup trucks feature a range of active safety features like lane departure warning and blind-spot warning, but safety is a greater priority on the 2022 RAM 1500. The 2022 RAM 1500 stands out as the only full-size pickup to receive the 2021 Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS. It also earns the highest possible crashworthiness ratings and gets a five-star overall safety rating in NHTSA testing. From advanced airbag systems and innovative driver-assist technologies, the 2022 RAM 1500 makes for a capable pickup truck you can rely on.