Compare The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. The Competition


Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. the Competition

If you are in the market for a new pickup truck to drive all around Southern Illinois, then you have plenty of options to consider. The market is full of pickup trucks that offer quality performance and ruggedness. But is there one that stands out above the rest? At Steve Schmitt Inc. in Highland, IL, we think that you will want to get the Chevy Silverado 1500. But don't just take our word for it. Here is how the Silverado 1500 stacks up to its competitors.

More Engine Options than the Toyota Tundra

When picking out your ideal pickup truck to drive in St. Louis, it can be nice to have plenty of engine options to pick from. If you need a work vehicle, you might want a diesel engine with lots of torque. If you are picking out a truck for everyday driving, you might want more horsepower. When you shop for a Silverado 1500, you can take your pick from four exciting engine options:

  • 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output 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)
  • Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine (277 horsepower, 460 pound-feet of torque)

Meanwhile, the Toyota Tundra only offers three engine options. None of the Toyota Tundra's engine options are V-8 or diesel engines. If you want a range of engine options to pick from, the Silverado 1500 gives you more choices and greater variety.

Crucial Standard Safety Features (That Aren't Standard on the Ford F-150)

Your safety and the safety of your passengers is essential when you are driving all over Edwardsville. That is why the Silverado 1500 comes standard with a Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of essential safety features to give you peace of mind every time you go out on the road. Standard safety features of the Silverado 1500 include:

  • Lane Keeping Assist with Lane Departure Warning: Monitors your position on the road and alerts you if you begin to drift out of your lane without using your turn signal
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert: Monitors your blind spot and the area behind your vehicle, alerting you if you change lanes with a vehicle in your blind spot or if you back up with a vehicle approaching.

These safety features, standard on the Silverado 1500, are only available on the Ford F-150. That means you have to pay extra to get these features on a Ford F-150.

Better Cargo Capacity than the Ram 1500

When you need to pack a lot of cargo onto your truck, it is important to make sure you don't overload it. Luckily, the Silverado 1500 gives Troy, IL, drivers plenty of space for all their cargo, thanks to a standard maximum payload capacity of 2,412 pounds and a standard cargo volume of 71.7 cubic feet. The Ram 1500 offers a payload capacity of 2,325 pounds and a cargo volume of 61.5 cubic feet. When you need to pack as much cargo as your truck will allow, the Silverado 1500 lets you pack more weight and gives you more space.

Better Towing Capacity than Any of the Competition

When it comes to towing, none of these aforementioned vehicles can compare to the Silverado 1500.

Standard Maximum Towing Capacities

  • Silverado 1500: 9,100 pounds
  • Ram 1500: 7,690 pounds
  • Ford F-150: 5,000 pounds
  • Toyota Tundra: 8,300 pounds

When it comes to standard towing capacity, the Silverado 1500 wins out.

Test Drive a New Chevy Silverado Today

Whether you need a powerful truck for tough jobs in Collinsville or a versatile vehicle for everyday driving in Greenville, IL, the Silverado 1500 is the choice for you. If you want to try one out for yourself, schedule a test drive at Steve Schmitt Inc. To schedule your test drive, contact us today!

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    12631 STATE RTE 143
    HIGHLAND, IL 62249

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