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2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Ram 1500 in Blue Springs, MO

Because it’s a Tough Choice to Choose a Tough Vehicle

If you’re in the market for a full-size truck, look no further. The 2016 Silverado 1500 is one of the best choices out there. However, at Molle Chevrolet, we understand how hard it can be to make up your mind, especially with all the competition featuring similar trims. That is why we give you the highlights of the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Ram1500 in Blue Springs, MO.

To even out the conditions of the comparison, we’ve decided to pick the lowest equivalent trims1 from each model: the Silverado 1500’s Work Truck1 and the Ram 1500’s Tradesman1. At a glance, both boast a V6 engine, nonetheless, the standard 4.3 EcoTec3 V6 engine of the Silverado 1500 delivers substantially more torque, at 305 lb.-ft., than the 269 lb.-ft. of the Ram 1500. This translates into more hauling power, which means that the Chevrolet has a better pull capability. And indeed it is so, since its maximum towing capacity is an impressive 6,000 lb.2, leaving the Ram well behind with its 4,990 lb.3 capacity. As for fuel economy, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Ram1500 in Blue Springs, MO, come almost on par, featuring 18/24 MPG city/hwy4 versus 17/25 MPG city/hwy5, respectively. So, rest assured that you can pack up everything you need for a great camping trip to Fleming Park or for a road trip cross-country. You choose the destination and how you use your vehicle, the 2016 Silverado 1500 will bring the capability and the power you need.

Regarding features that are either entirely nonexistent in the Ram or are only available as add-ons in higher trims, the 2016 Chevy 1500 delivers more with its standard daytime running lamps, power door locks, HID headlights, and rear side airbags. The same applies to the Silverado 1500’s available features that differ from those offered by the Ram 1500, should you choose to enhance your base model. These comprise rear defrost, privacy glass, Wi-Fi hotspot6, wheel locks, front and rear performance tires, and tow hooks, to mention a few. The Chevy also provides more ample and comfortable seating conditions, with a headroom and legroom measuring 42.4 inches and 45.3 inches, respectively, against the 39.9 inches and 41.0 inches offered by the Ram.

These are just some of the perks that the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 has in store for you. Unveil many more advantages of the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Ram1500 in Blue Springs, MO, when you come to Molle Chevrolet. We are conveniently located near I-70, at 411 NW Mock Ave. in Blue Springs, MO.


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1. Comparison between the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD, regular cab, standard bed RWD, Work Truck model vs the 2016 Ram 1500 2WD, regular cab, standard bed RWD, Tradesman model.

2. Based on Chevrolet 1500 Regular Cab, Standard Box 2WD, with a 4.3L V6 engine and a 3.23 axle ratio. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

3. Based on Ram 1500 Regular Cab, 6'4" box, 4x2, with a 3.6L Pentastar® V6  engine and a 3.21 axle ratio.

4. EPA-estimated 18 city/24 highway MPG with a 4.3L V6 engine (2WD).

5. EPA-estimated 17 city/25 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary

6. Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Vehicle must be on or in accessory mode to access Wi-Fi and device must be within 50 feet of the vehicle.

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