2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn vs Chevy Silverado LT Ocala FL
2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado LT Double Cab
Whether you’re looking for a powerful workhorse or a capable vehicle, the pickup truck is the best vehicle for the job. Brands like Chevrolet and Ram have dedicated a lot of research and resources to produce a tough vehicle that can handle a variety of situations and needs, but which brand has a more durable model? We’re breaking down two of their best-selling models to determine which truck is the better deal. On the left is the powerfully efficient and tech-heavy 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab, and on the right is the Chevrolet Silverado LT Double Cab. Which top pickup truck is the ultimate workhorse? Read on and find out!
2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab Power & Handling
The Ram 1500 Big Horn comes with a variety of powertrain options. Standard on the Big Horn is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque. It uses advanced technologies to deliver Best-in-Class standard V6 horsepower. Then there is the 5.7-liter V8, which puts out 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also available with Ram’s eTorque system, which uses a 48-volt battery pack and motor-generator to add torque when it’s needed while improving the fuel economy. The eTorque adds 130 lb-ft of torque and speeds up the restart part of the start/stop engine. The other engine is a new3.0L EcoDiesel V6, which pumps out 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque.
2020 Chevy Silverado LT Double Cab Power & Handling
The Silverado comes with three engine options. Standard is a 2.7L Turbo that gives you 310 horsepower and 348 lb.-ft. of torque. The LT’s V8 option is the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management. It ups the power with 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque.Both of these first two engines are paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Chevy’s answer to Ram’s EcoDiesel is the DURAMAX 3.0L Turbo-diesel I-6. It’s power numbers come in at 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is quiet and powerful and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission that results in a 9,300-lb. maximum towing capability.
2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab Features & Design
Design is where Ram makes an impressive stand. It comes with comfortable seats and high-quality materials with a suite of exclusive and luxury technologies. The infotainment system is an easy-to-use 8.4-inch touchscreen or an unbelievable 12-inch touchscreen, both of which offer Android Auto and Apple Carplay. The Big Horn even comes with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Other features include a push-button start, trailer sway damping, a six-speaker stereo, 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, and a 6 ft 4-inch long bed. When it comes to storage, the Big Horn comes with a 60/40 split rear seat and a large console that is configurable. There are even in-floor bins in the rear, underneath the seats, and within the cushions themselves. RamBox is also available and adds locking bins that are built into the side of the bed for tools or towing equipment. Safety features include adaptive cruise control, smart beam headlights, and blindspot monitoring with trailer detection, which automatically takes into account the blindspots of any length trailer.
2020 Chevy Silverado LT Double Cab Features & Design
The LT comes with standard features such as a tailgate damper, LED headlights, Bluetooth, navigation, and folding rear seats. The 8-inch touchscreen is decent, but not as impressive as the competition while the buttons and dashboard look sturdy but cheap. Overall, the cabin is tranquil and roomy, but it seems like it hasn’t been updated in a decade. There are also no power-tilt/telescoping steering-wheel adjustments available, and the blindspot monitoring system doesn’t stretch to the trailer’s blind spots. Optional features include parking assistance, heated seats, keyless and keyless ignition, although a sunroof is not available for this model. Safety features include an optional safety feature that adds lane-departure warning, front/rear parking sensors, and blindspot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. There is also a Teen Driver Technology feature that allows you to set up speed alerts, an in-vehicle report card, and audio-system volume level.
Whether you’re looking for a heavy-duty work truck or a pleasantly capable pickup, The 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab squashes the competition. While the Silverado LT offers decent ride quality and enough standard features to put it in the running, it is no match for the Big Horn’s exclusive technology and capability. The Big Horn comes with more towing capacity, more storage, and an impressive 12-inch touchscreen! Want to learn more about the “MOTOR TREND TRUCK OF THE YEAR” Ram 1500? Check out our full review or visit our dealership! We’d be happy to show you this model’s best features and take you out for a test drive today!