2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2022 Ram 1500

When you have a big job on your hands, you need the right tools to get it done. Whether you’re hauling tools to a job site or towing a boat to the lake, a full-size pickup truck is often the first choice to tackle the job. But how do you decide which truck is right for you? 

Let’s take a closer look at two of the biggest names in the full-size truck business, the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 Ram 1500, and see what sets them apart from one another. 

Exterior 

What we love about full-size pickup trucks is their presence. As soon as the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 arrives at a jobsite, it has everyone’s undivided attention. This beauty turns heads with its chiseled lines, wide stance, and redesigned front end and grille. The new Chevy Silverado is available in three cab sizes: Crew and Double, which are both four-door options, and Regular, which is a two-door option.

The new 2022 Ram 1500 is nothing to scoff at either. This light-duty pickup truck makes a bold entrance with an imposing grille, LED headlights, and chiseled lines that ensure you have everyone’s undivided attention. The new Ram 1500 is available in two cab sizes, a Crew and Quad cab that both feature four doors, with the Crew cab being the larger option. 

When we take a look at the specs sheets, we’ll find that the new 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2022 Ram 1500 are neck and neck in most categories: 

  • Length (Dependent on configuration)
    • Chevrolet Silverado 1500: between 229.6 inches and 241.4 inches
    • Ram 1500: between 228.9 inches and 241.8 inches
  • Height (Dependent on configuration)
    • Chevrolet Silverado 1500: between 75.3 inches and 78.6 inches
    • Ram 1500: between 77.4 inches and 77.6 inches
  • Width (Dependent on configuration)
    • Chevrolet Silverado 1500: between 81.1 inches and 81.2 inches
    • Ram 1500: 82.1 inches

You’re not just driving a full-size pickup truck just for the looks though. You also want the versatility that comes from having a cargo bed. The new Silverado 1500 offers more options here with three bed lengths to choose from, while the Ram 1500 only offers two: 

  • Chevy Silverado 1500
    • Short bed: 69.9 inches 
    • Standard bed: 79.4 inches
    • Long bed: 98.1 inches
  • Ram 1500
    • 5’7” Box: 67.4 inches long
    • 6’4” Box: 76.3 inches long 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers best-in-class standard cargo volume at 89.1 cubic feet. It also features a multi-flex tailgate, 12 standard tie-downs, and an available industry-first power-up/-down tailgate. The Ram 1500 also features a multi-function tailgate that opens several different ways and boasts an available RamBox® cargo-management system that provides additional, versatile storage spaces. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Offers more cab sizes and bed lengths to choose from 
  • Available with a power-up/-down tailgate for easy access
  • Multi-flex tailgate offers six functions for improved loading, unloading, and access to the cargo bed

Advantage of the 2022 Ram 1500

  • Available with a multi-function tailgate that makes it easy to load and go 
  • RamBox® cargo-management system provides versatile exterior storage space

Interior 

As we mentioned in the exterior section, the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available with three cab sizes while the new 2022 Ram 1500 features two cabs to choose from. The Silverado’s Crew and Double cab each seat up to six, while the Regular cab seats three. The Ram’s two cabs, the Crew and Quad, both seat up to six as well. 

Taking another look at the ole spec sheets, we’ll find that the new 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 boasts best-in-class front head and legroom: 

  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (Crew and Double Cab)
    • Front headroom: 43.0 inches
    • Front legroom: 44.5 inches
  • Ram 1500 (Crew and Quad Cab)
    • Front headroom: 40.9 inches
    • Front Legroom: 40.9 inches

Meanwhile, the new 2022 Ram 1500 provides best-in-class rear legroom: 

  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 
    • Rear Legroom (Crew Cab): 43.4 inches
    • Rear Legroom (Double Cab): 35.2 inches
  • Ram 1500
    • Rear Legroom (Crew Cab): 45.2 inches
    • Rear Legroom (Quad Cab): 35.6 inches

These full-size pickup trucks offer many of the same interior amenities though, like available dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and leather-appointed trim. They also both offer storage versatility, with the Silverado featuring segment-first rear seatback storage compartments and the Ram offering class-exclusive in-floor storage. On the new Silverado, we’ll find a power-sliding rear window, while the Ram 1500 comes with an available dual-pane panoramic sunroof. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Offers best-in-class front head and legroom
  • Features segment-first rear seatback storage compartment
  • Available power-sliding rear window 

Advantage of the 2022 Ram 1500 

  • Best-in-class rear legroom
  • Class-exclusive in-floor storage offers versatile cargo space
  • Available dual-pane panoramic sunroof provides a wide open view

Technology 

When it comes to advanced technology, the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is ready for any adventure. This full-size pickup truck features the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system that supports Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. With this system, you can stream music, answer calls, look up directions, and more from the Silverado’s massive 13.4-inch touchscreen. Chevy also offers the Silverado 1500 with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot (data plan required) that supports up to seven devices, ensuring you and your passengers miss nothing. This pickup truck even features wireless smartphone charging to keep the cabin free of wire clutter. 

Not one to be outdone, the new 2022 Ram 1500 boasts the Uconnect® 5C infotainment system that also includes smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This system is paired with a 12-inch touchscreen. Like the Silverado, the new Ram 1500 also features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that keeps you connected on the go. 

The new Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are both available with a head-up display, USB charging ports, and a trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. As for sound systems, the new Ram 1500 is available with a 19-speaker Harman Kardon® sound system that surrounds you in crystal-clear audio, while the Silverado 1500 has an optional seven-speaker Bose® premium system. 

On the Chevy Silverado 1500’s High Country trim level, you can opt for Super Cruise™ hands-free driver assistance technology. This feature allows you to drive hands free on compatible highways by managing speed and steering. It even works when towing, providing added comfort on long hauls. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® keeps you and your passengers connected
  • Wireless smartphone charging keeps your devices juiced and your cab clutter free
  • Available with a massive 13.4-inch touchscreen
  • Features available Super Cruise™ hands-free driver assistance technology

Advantage of the 2022 Ram 1500

  • Available with a 19-speaker Harman Kardon® sound system
  • Features a large 12-inch touchscreen that’s easy to navigate

Safety 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 Ram 1500 leave nothing to chance when it comes to your safety. These full-size pickup trucks offer loads of standard and available safety features including: 

  • Forward-collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Surround-view camera

Chevy offers the new Silverado 1500 with eight available cameras with up to 14 camera views that make it easy to get any job done. It also features an available rear camera mirror in place of a traditional rearview mirror that shows a wider, unobstructed view of the road behind you.

Between the two trucks however, only the Ram 1500 was named an IIHS top safety pick and earned NHTSA five-star overall safety rating. The Ram 1500 is also available with parallel and perpendicular park assist that helps navigate you into parking spots. The system directs you to engage the gear position, brakes, and accelerator while it controls steering. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Available with eight cameras that display up to 14 camera views
  • Optional rear camera mirror makes it easy to see what’s behind you

Advantage of the 2022 Ram 1500

  • Named an IIHS top safety pick 
  • Earned an NHTSA five-star overall safety rating
  • Available with parallel and perpendicular park assist to help you navigate parking spots

Performance

Now on to the main event. If you’re looking for a full-size pickup truck, you’re looking for power under the hood and both the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 Ram 1500 have plenty to offer. 

Let’s start with the Silverado 1500. Chevy offers this full-size pickup truck with four engine configurations to choose from, including a diesel option and four V-8 options:

  • 2.7-Liter Turbo Engine
    • 310 horsepower
    • 430 pound-feet of torque
  • 5.3-Liter V-8 Engine 
    • 355 horsepower 
    • 383 pound-feet of torque
  • 6.2-Liter EcoTec3 V-8 Engine 
    • 420 horsepower
    • 460 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.0-Liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel Engine
    • 277 horsepower
    • 460 pound-feet of torque

Under the Ram 1500’s hood, you’ll find five engine configurations, one less than the Silverado. The Ram truck has three V-8 options, a V-6, and a diesel engine to choose from: 

  • 3.6-Liter Pentastar® V-6 Engine
    • 305 horsepower
    • 269 pound-feet of torque
  • 5.7-Liter Hemi® V-8 Engine
    • 395 horsepower
    • 410 pound-feet torque
  • 5.7-Liter Hemi® V-8 Engine with eTorque
    • 395 horsepower
    • 410 pound-feet of torque
  • 6.2-Liter Supercharged Hemi® V-8 Engine
    • 702 horsepower
    • 650 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.0-Liter EcoDiesel V-6 Engine 
    • 260 horsepower
    • 480 pound-feet of torque

With so many options, these full-size pickup trucks make it easy to bring your biggest toys along for the ride. The new 2022 Ram 1500 boasts a 12,750-pound towing capacity, while the new 2022 Silverado 1500 peaks with a 13,330-pound towing capacity. 

Chevy also offers the Silverado 1500 with loads of trailering technology that help get the toughest jobs done. Its in-vehicle trailering system adds pre-departure checklists, trailering profiles, trailering service reminders, and trailer light tests. The new Silverado also features trailering tech like trailer-sway control, hill-start assist, and an automatic locking-rear differential. 

The new Ram 1500 also has some tools up its sleeves to help you get big jobs done. The available trailer 360-degree surround-view camera gives you a bird’s eye view around the truck and trailer, making it easier to navigate tight spaces. It also features an available trailer reverse-steering control system that allows you to steer with a specific trailer-steering knob while reversing. This full-size pickup truck also features an active front air dam and available Active-Level™ four-corner air suspension that help reduce drag and maximize efficiency. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Offers four engine configurations, including V-8 and diesel options
  • More towing capacity than the Ram 1500
  • Features in-vehicle trailering system like pre-departure checklists

Advantage of the 2022 Ram 1500

  • Offers more horsepower and torque with its available 6.2-liter V-8 engine
  • Trailer 360-degree surround-view camera offers bird’s eye view around the trailer
  • Available four-corner air suspension offers reduced drag and improved efficiency

Which Should You Buy? 

Both the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 Ram 1500 bring a lot of positives to the table. These full-size pickup trucks present a masterclass in combining luxurious styling with the versatility to get any job done. With their imposing bodies, fierce V-8 engines, and advanced technology features, the new Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 are sure to satisfy. 

The best way to decide which one is the best fit for you is with a test drive! Visit GarberAuto.com to find the Garber dealership nearest you, then call to schedule your test drive today.  

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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