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2014 Dodge Ram 1500 vs. 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500

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Ram & Silverado Dimensions Compared

First off, the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 comes in crew cab: short box, crew cab: mid box, quad cab: mid box, regular cab: mid box and regular cab: long box. So, you have a lot of options to choose from when deciding how long of a bed you need for your truck. The longest bed is 8 feet with the regular cab: long box and the most interior volume is the crew cab: short box that has 125.3 cubic feet, which allows for much more leg room and seats up to 6 people. You could easily take this truck on a family trip. The Chevy Silverado 1500 1WT crew cab: standard box comes with a 6'6" bed and an interior cabin size that fits up to 6 passengers as well but their website doesn't even advertise exactly how much the interior volume is. Chevy could really help out its potential customers if they would provide more information on their website. The Dodge Ram 1500 comes with 20" Chrome Clad Aluminum Wheels, while the Chevy Silverado 1500 for $5000 more comes with only 17" wheels. With 20" wheels, you could really be riding in style. Also the appearance of the Ram is much more appealing. The Silverado has a design that is like a box shape, which some prefer in a truck, but he Ram has more style and looks more modern. Follow me on HubPages(click my name in the upper right side of the page & then the follow button) and share this article with your friends on the right side of this page.

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2014 Ram 1500 VS. 2014 Silverado 1500

Dodge Ram on left - Chevy Silverado on right

Dodge Ram on left - Chevy Silverado on right

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 Photo

Brand New 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 Truck! This is one powerful Truck!

Brand New 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 Truck! This is one powerful Truck!

Ram & Silverado Power!

Now, let's talk about the power, gas mileage, etc. The 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 is the best in its class in mileage. It gets 25MPG for highway miles and 18MPG in the city. The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 has just 24MPG on the highway and 18MPG in the city. With both trucks, you can go much further than other trucks on each gallon of gas. The Ram has an extraordinary 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission! The Silverado only has a 6-speed transmission. This means that the Ram has a much quicker acceleration than the Silverado. As for the horse power, the Dodge Ram comes in first with 305 horse power and the Chevy Silverado comes with just 285 horse power. Once again, when it comes to power, the Ram wins in this category. Also the max pay load is a little higher for the Ram. The Ram has a max pay load of 1,910 pounds and the Silverado has a max payload of just 1,875 pounds. The towing capacity of the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn model is 7,450 pounds and the 2014 Silverado 1500 crew cab: standard box is only 6,900 pounds. So, if you need to tow a lot of weight than the Ram is a better choice in that area.

2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck

Brand New 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck! Dodge Ram 1500 is a Very Powerful Truck!

Brand New 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck! Dodge Ram 1500 is a Very Powerful Truck!

The 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 beats the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 Truck

As you can see from this article, the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 is not only better than the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, but it's also the cheapest truck between the two. A lot of people out there want a truck that has power, but also want to save money on gas so they can drive it more often. Also, they want to have towing power and acceleration. These trucks are the two best trucks around. The 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 is better in nearly every category. It's clear that the Ram is the best choice if you want to save thousands of dollars and also have the best truck between the two. Now check out the video below, take the poll or try the short quiz!

Key stats of the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 & Chevy Silverado 1500 Truck

Key stats of the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 & Chevy Silverado 1500 Truck

VehicleTowing CapacityHorse PowerHighway MPG

Dodge Ram 1500

7,450

305

25

Chevy Silverado 1500

6,900

285

24

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Which Light Duty Truck is Best?

Ram vs. Silverado Short Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Which truck has more Horse Power?
    • 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
    • Chevy Silverado 1500
  2. Which truck has a max pay load of 1,875 lbs?
    • 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
    • 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
  3. Which truck is the best in it's class on MPG?
    • 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
    • 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
  4. Which truck comes with 17" rims?
    • 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
    • Chevy Silverado 1500

Answer Key

  1. 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
  2. 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
  3. 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
  4. Chevy Silverado 1500

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 1 correct answer: You scored #%! on the Ram vs. Silverado Short Quiz. Read the article & try again.

If you got 2 correct answers: You scored #%! on the Ram vs. Silverado Short Quiz. Read the article & try again.

If you got 3 correct answers: You scored #%! on the Ram vs. Silverado Short Quiz, not bad, but see if you can do better.

If you got 4 correct answers: You scored #%! on the Ram vs. Silverado Short Quiz. Good job!

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Comments

Elizabeth (author) from U.S. on October 14, 2014:

Hi John, thank you so much for your input of your experience. Some people try to say the Chevy is better and that my article is bias, but it is not. I use facts from the Chevy and Dodge websites & did my own research. The Ram is cheaper and better. It's good to hear from somebody with experience! It's ok for someone to prefer the Chevy but when you compare facts like I did, the Dodge Ram is better overall. We'll see if Chevy can do better for the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500. For those of you who like Chevy better, that is fine. I like Chevy overall better as a company & I think they make more reliable vehicles. We all like different things :) but the Ram wins with the stats.

John on October 14, 2014:

I just traded in my 2012 Silverado ( 5.3 ltr ) for a new 2014 Ram. The Ram is smoother, quieter, and handles much better. I did NOT like the 5.3 ltr cylinder deactivation in the Silverado. The acceleration was sluggish and annoying in city driving. I gave Chevy a 2nd chance, and test drove a 2014 Silverado crew cab with the 5.3 ltr, and the sluggish feeling was worse than our 2012. Not only does the Ram have more power, I'm getting 23 MPG on the highway, plus it was priced $4,000 less than Chevy.

Elizabeth (author) from U.S. on August 20, 2014:

Cody, I personally think that Chevy's are more durable, will last longer and be worth more money down the road. Perhaps that is why the Chevy Silverado 1500 cost more than the Dodge Ram 1500

Cody on August 16, 2014:

Now lets talk about how they will both run after 15 years, or what the resell value is after it's paid off.

Pharma87 on July 25, 2014:

Very nice site!

Elizabeth (author) from U.S. on July 21, 2014:

Johnd559, I do plan on making my next article about cars and trucks longer than this. One thing I forgot to add in this article is how Chevy trucks and Chevy in general are more reliable and need to be repaired less than Dodge trucks and other Dodge vehicles. I believe that may be why the Dodge Ram 1500 is much cheaper than the Chevy Silverado 1500.

Johnd559 on July 19, 2014:

I do trust all of the ideas you've presented in your post. They're very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very short for beginners. May just you please lengthen them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post. fdgebdbbeege

Anonymous on June 27, 2014:

I like the Dodge Ram 1500 & the Chevy Silverado 1500. They are both great trucks!

Elizabeth (author) from U.S. on April 04, 2014:

@Misc These numbers are accurate and come directly from the official websites for 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500. I don't know where you get that the Silverado has a higher towing capacity but it all depends on the exact model and upgrades. I have compared the 2 models that are most alike, but of course if you compare the basic Ram with the highest upgrade Silverado then the Silverado would have a higher capacity but when comparing the equal models and upgrades, the Ram wins. I do not love Dodge and actually prefer Chevy but when it comes to these trucks, the Ram is better and is a much better value. We are all entitled to opinions on the trucks, but those numbers are the facts and come directly from the official Dodge and Chevy websites. I did a lot of research on these trucks from those websites, but I don't feel like going back to them to see if it is even possible for the Chevy to have more towing capacity in any upgrade, but I highly doubt that any upgrade would give the Chevy more towing capacity then the Ram. You can go to their website and check it out for yourself but if it's even possible it will cost thousands more.

misc on April 04, 2014:

Sorry have both be true truck person one minded

Misc on April 03, 2014:

I'm not sure if you really know anything about these trucks but thr numbers you posted above are not correct. The silverado has a higher towing capacity, payload, and better economy. Sorry dodge lover.

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