2013 Dodge Ram 1500 vs 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500

The 2013 Ram 1500 vs. the 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500

2013 Dodge Ram 1500

As many drivers in the Marion, IA area know, the 2013 Ram 1500 is a top-notch pickup truck. After all, it offers power galore, a smooth ride, and the kind of refinement that one wouldn’t typically suspect in a pickup. If you want to see it for yourself, you can take a test drive by visiting Pat McGrath Dodge Country in Cedar Rapids. That said, there are other pickup trucks out there, and one of the Ram 1500’s toughest competitors is the 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 — so which of these vehicles is the better buy.

Power and Efficiency Put the Ram on Top

The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT is a good vehicle, but it ultimately falls short of the standards set by the 2013 Ram 1500 Standard Cab SLT 4x2. Here are a few of the reasons why we prefer Dodge’s pickup truck:

  • Of course, power is crucial to any pickup truck, and the Ram delivers. Despite having a smaller engine — a 3.6L V6 compared to a 4.8L V8 — the Ram 1500 offers more horsepower than the Silverado 1500.
  • The Ram’s engine comes paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, whereas the Chevy’s engine comes paired with a four-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Dodge pickup truck is also capable of towing more than the Chevrolet: 4,800 pounds compared to 4,700 pounds.
  • Even truck enthusiasts want strong fuel economy, and Dodge delivers on that score, too: the Ram 1500 is capable of achieving 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway/21 mpg combined. The Silverado 1500 lags far behind, managing only 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway/16 mpg combined.

Come to Pat McGrath Dodge Country

The 2013 Ram 1500 in an exceptional pickup truck, and we’re confident that it will impress you with both its capability and its refinement. If that’s not to your taste, though, you’ll be pleased to learn that we’ve got the full lineup of new vehicles from Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram, along with a variety of pre-owned models.

Our dealership is located at 4610 Center Point Rd NE in Cedar Rapids, just a four-mile drive west from Marion. We’d love to help you find your next vehicle, so come see us soon!