2023 Ram 1500 Classic vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Devon Chrysler

2023 Ram 1500 Classic vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Devon, AB

Drivers looking for an affordable half-ton pickup truck are sure to have the venerable 2023 Ram 1500 Classic on their shopping list. A vehicle that competes in the same segment is the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and as such, these trucks are often compared against each other. Join our team here at Devon Chrysler as we discuss the performance, design and pricing options of these two pickup trucks so that you can decide which vehicle best suits your needs.

Cab & Bed Configurations

When it comes to cab and bed configuration, both the Ram 1500 Classic and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are available in a variety of different body styles. 

Ram 1500 Classic:

Choose from one of four available cab and bed configurations for the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic. These include a two-door regular cab variant, a four-door Quad cab variant with half-size rear doors and two Crew Cab variants that feature four full-size doors.

  • Regular Cab, Long Bed (8-foot)
  • Quad Cab, Standard Bed (6-foot 4-inches)
  • Crew Cab, Standard Bed (6-foot 4-inches)
  • Crew Cab, Short Bed (5-foot 7-inches)

Chevrolet Silverado 1500:

On the other hand, Chevrolet gives drivers the ability to choose from six available cab and bed configurations that are similar to the 1500 Classic. 

  • Regular Cab, Long Bed (8-foot 2-inches)
  • Regular Cab, Standard Bed (6-foot 6-inches)
  • Double Cab, Standard Bed (6-foot 6-inches)
  • Double Cab, Short Bed (5-foot 8-inches)
  • Crew Cab, Standard Bed (6-foot 6-inches)
  • Crew Cab, Short Bed (5-foot 8-inches)
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When it comes to performance, drivers can choose between two tried and true engine options for the Ram 1500 Classic, while the Silverado 1500 can be equipped with one of four available powertrains. Drivers who value the power and reliability of naturally aspirated engines will appreciate the 1500 Classic’s V6 and V8 engine options.

2023 Ram 1500 Classic Engine Options
Engines 3.6L Pentastar V6 5.7L HEMI© VVT V8 with FuelSaver MDS
Horsepower 305 395
Torque (lb-ft) 269  410
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic TorqueFlite® 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain  4x2 or 4x4 4x2 or 4x4
Maximum Towing Capacity (kgs/lbs)  3,506 / 7,730 4,813 / 10,610
Fuel Efficiency (Combined L/100 km) (4x2/4x4) 11.7 / 12.5 13.8 / 14.1


2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engine Options
Specifications 2.7L TurboMax™ V6 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-Diesel
Horsepower  310 355 420 305
Torque (lb-ft) 430 383 460 495
Transmission  8-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain 4x2 or 4x4  4x2 or 4x4  4x2 or 4x4  4x2 or 4x4 
Maximum Towing Capacity (kg/lbs) 4,354.5 / 9,600 5,125.6 / 11,300 6,032 / 13,300 6,032 / 13,300


The 2023 Ram 1500 Classic starts at $40,344* for the entry-level Tradesman, all the way up to $51,455* for the range-topping Warlock model. Conversely, the cheapest 2024 Chevrolet Silverado WT model starts at $54,209* and can excess $90,429* for the top-of-the-line ZR2 model. If you’re looking for the most affordable new half-ton pickup truck in the market, you'd be hard pressed to find a better value for money truck than the Ram 1500 Classic.


2023 Ram 1500 Classic

Interested in getting behind the wheel of a 2023 Ram 1500 Classic? Visit our Devon, Alberta showroom at 7 Saskatchewan Ave W and speak with one of our product specialists about getting a tour of this affordable half-ton pickup!