Ram 1500 vs it's Competitors in Iowa

2018 Ram 1500 for sale in Mt. Pleasant, IA

Standout Toughness and Quality is Always Found in Our RAM 1500 Lineup, Especially Against the Competition

At Shottenkirk Mount Pleasant, drivers from all around, be it Washington, Keokuk, Fairfield, and Burlington, IA can find their truck solution: the RAM 1500. For years, people have counted on RAM to perform all the work they need out of a pickup truck, giving them a vehicle that lasts and can get the job done. Take a look around when you drive through the area. You'll see there are many RAM 1500 vehicles out there, and it's a testament to their quality, and that your friends and neighbors believe in the truck and all its capabilities.

We want you to become a believer as well, which is why we have a host of RAM 1500 vehicles, which are available in over 10 different models and trims to choose from, to give you the choice of a truck that best suits your needs. We also want you to be able to see how the RAM 1500 stacks up against its competition, and that's why we've taken its main rivals, the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra and have put them head-to-head against the RAM 1500. What you're going to find is there are many competitive advantages the RAM 1500 has over each of these vehicles, which makes it a truck you need to see here in our showroom!


RAM 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado

  • When it comes to finding a comparably-equipped truck, the RAM 1500 provides you with a lower starting price from baseline models, all the way to our top of the line trucks
  • With a truck you expect to have plenty of power, and with the RAM 1500, you get it. That's because the RAM 1500 uses a standard 305-horsepower V6 which is more than the Silverado's 285-horsepower engine, while you will also find an available 240-horsepower EcoDiesel engine with the RAM 1500, plus a powerful V8, as all engines come with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, while the Silverado does not
  • Many experts agree that when it comes to ride quality, the RAM 1500 has the edge over the Silverado. It's thanks to that eight-speed transmission but also features such as an optional air suspension, that you won't find on the Silverado.
  • For fuel economy, the RAM 1500 has the Silverado beat, providing more MPG, especially with the 29 miles per gallon on the highway with the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel
  • For a fully sporty and capable model that is built for the off-road, the RAM 1500 provides the Rebel edition which comes with features like an upgraded suspension, and active four-corner air suspension which can raise and lower the vehicle, along with 33-inch tires, which you won't find on the Silverado

RAM 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 1500

  • When you're searching for standard power, the RAM 1500 delivers as its 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine offers you more standard horsepower than the Sierra 1500, while also providing an EcoDiesel engine option, and powerful V8 option as well
  • You want a smooth ride with your truck, and the RAM 1500 is able to provide it for you, as it offers a standard eight-speed transmission, while the GMC Sierra 1500 only provides that as an optional feature, giving you a standard six-speed model
  • There's more overall vehicle options with the RAM 1500 lineup, and that includes vehicles with off-road capability like the RAM 1500 Rebel, as it, along with select other vehicles use an air suspension system that can help raise the vehicle, while the GMC Sierra 1500 doesn't provide such a feature
  • In terms of wheel size and ground clearance, the RAM is superior. The RAM 1500 provides you with 20-inch wheels that also add plenty of style to the vehicle, while the GMC Sierra can only claim 18-inch wheels
  • There are features onboard the RAM 1500 such as brake assist as a standard feature, plus available ParkSense® for rear parking assistance, which the GMC Sierra 1500 doesn't provide on comparably-equipped vehicles
  • You can find the likes of RamBox on the RAM 1500 which provides added in-truck storage in your truck bed, plus other conveniences to maximize your space onboard, which you won't find on the GMC Sierra 1500.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150

  • Once again, drivers will certainly see how the RAM 1500 provides you with standout value as its vehicles are just as capable, and offer you a lower starting price point across the board over the F-150 lineup.
  • While both boast similar storage and space numbers, the RAM 1500 provides drivers with RamBox, which allows you to utilize your truck bed to the fullest, by adding in-bed storage options to maximize your space, while the F-150 doesn't have such a feature
  • Inside, drivers will find that the RAM 1500 is better at giving you a quiet ride inside the cabin, as well as offering you a choice of fine materials and finishes across all our RAM 1500 trucks, not just reserved for the upscale models like the F-150
  • For standout handling, the RAM 1500 has the edge over the F-150, as it provides you with comfort on the drive, and includes options like an air suspension to help everything go smoothly, while the F-150 doesn't provide an air suspension option across its lineup
  • With the RAM 1500, you can choose an EcoDiesel engine option that provides 29 miles per gallon on the highway, to maximize your MPG, while the F-150 diesel option can only muster a paltry 22 miles per gallon.
  • Check out our comparison of past model years too, with our 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150 comparison.

RAM 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra

  • With the RAM 1500, you can get nearly equal performance out of its 3.6-liter, 305-horsepower V6 than you can out of the Tundra's standard 4.6-liter, 310-horsepower V8 engine, while also getting greater performance from the RAM 1500's V8 with 395-horsepower over the Tundra's other 5.7-liter V8 option with 381 horsepower.
  • Drivers will find their cargo management in the truck bed is easier when they add on RamBox for their RAM 1500, which provides more in-bed storage options, while the Toyota Tundra doesn't have such a feature.
  • Inside, you're also going to find more diversity with the amount of options, as the RAM 1500 lineup boasts more vehicles, along with different interior finishes and materials that do a good job keeping noise to a minimum, plus offering you a luxurious feel where you want it, while the Tundra falls short of that.
  • As for connected technology, the RAM 1500 provides you with an available 8.4-inch Uconnect® screen, along with a 7.0-inch configurable gauge cluster, available rear-seat entertainment and more, which bests the Toyota Tundra's standard and available options.
  • When it comes to price, you're also getting all this value at a lower starting price with the RAM 1500 over the Toyota Tundra.
  • Check out our comparison of past model years too, with our 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Toyota Tundra comparison.

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Stop in to Learn More About the RAM 1500 in Our Mount Pleasant Showroom

At Shottenkirk Mount Pleasant, we'd be happy to provide you with all the details you need to see how the RAM 1500 is the truck option for you, and how it bests the competition. Contact us today to learn more, and we can get started by discussing all our RAM 1500 models, and help you find the one that suits your needs as we can arrange test drives and help you every step of the way in getting your new pickup truck!

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