2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn vs Chevy Silverado LT Bradenton
2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn vs Chevy Silverado LT
With the 2020 generation of motor vehicles in full swing, there has never been a better year to look into purchasing a modern model of a mid-size pickup truck! Currently, two of the top picks on the modern market are the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, each with their extensive depth of features and capabilities that are tuned towards high-end tow capacities and excellence on and off the road. In this review we’ll look at a specific model of each, the Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab and Chevy Silverado LT Double Cab, to get a more direct look at how these two trucks measure up against one another! Continue reading on to find out more.
2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Power
With the 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab, you will find one of three different engine options under the hood of this capable pickup. Coming in standard with each model is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that is able to push out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque potential. The real strong suit of the 1500 comes in its higher-end engine options, with optional incorporation of either a massive 5.7-liter HEMI V8 (395 hp, 410 lb-ft) or a class-leading 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine (260 hp, 480 lb-ft). Each of these engines is engineered for top tier performance, each with over 12,500 lbs of max tow capacity, which is a best-in-class rating for the V6 diesel engine Ram brings in!
2020 Chevy Silverado LT Power
Under the hood of the Chevy Silverado LT Double Cab is a choice between two different engine options. The base engine you’ll find is a stout 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that pushes out 310 horsepower, very similar to the 1500’s base engine but with lower tow capacities. Similar to the Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab, Chevy also does offer a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 that produces up to 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine, however, doesn’t match the output we see from the EcoDiesel V6 in the 1500, nor the overall total capabilities for towing and hauling cargo.
Big Horn Quad Cab Features & Design
The 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab is the 3rd trim level offered with the truck, taking the base set of features and further adding off of it. The Quad Cab in particular features a 6’4” bed with a solid steel chassis that is engineered to prevent warping and deformation. The 18-inch wheels and tuned systems give the 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab a ground clearance height of 8.7-inches allowing the truck to work through tough terrain and rocky areas with ease. The interior of the Ram 1500 is where the pickup really shines, with a spacious interior volume and large number of comfort and convenience features, including keyless entry/ignition, adjustable seating with lumbar support, in-floor storage, and premium cloth upholstery. Ram also brings in an advanced Uconnect infotainment system, that comes housed on an 8.4” touchscreen display standard with smartphone integration and an option to have a larger segment-exclusive 12” touchscreen display that includes split-screen functionality!
LT Double Cab Features & Design
The Silverado LT Double Cab is built strong and sturdy to help get the job done. The exterior has LED lighting as well as a sturdy chassis with a rear locking tailgate. The LT Double Cab model works well in city environments but doesn’t quite have the departure angles and ground clearance that we see from the Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab. Being the smaller cabin model for the Silverado, the LT Double Cab can be a bit tight to fit in the full passenger capacity, especially the back rows when compared to the extra legroom and volume that Ram offers with their Quad Cab. Similar to the 1500 however, the Chevy Silverado LT Double Cab does offer features such as keyless entry and an infotainment system but misses out on various features we see Ram bring in earlier, such as push-button start. The touchscreen display with the Silverado is also significantly smaller, and Chevy does not offer the advanced 12” touchscreen we see with the Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab.
The interior of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado LT Double Cab houses a solid selection of features and systems that matches up with the Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab model but loses out significantly in the overall interior volume. The Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab also brings impressive overall drive systems, especially with the best-in-class tow rating with the V6 EcoDiesel engine. If we were to pick a winner in this matchup of specific models, we’d have to give it to the 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab, with its feature selection, spacious interior for rear passengers and top-rated powertrain systems and performance benchmarks.