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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab
MSRP
$36,700
Invoice
$35,049
Average Price Paid
$33,117
1,644 listings nationwide

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2018 Ram 1500
Big Horn 4WD
MSRP
$38,195
Invoice
$35,848
Average Price Paid
$35,220
13 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab
Fair Price
$33,878
Good Price
$32,193
Great Price
$31,230
2018 Ram 1500
Big Horn 4WD
Fair Price
$36,523
Good Price
$34,390
Great Price
$33,171

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab
William Maley Preview:

Full-size pickups like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have become very popular, as they're increasingly seen as all-purpose models. The idea of a single vehicle that can haul passengers ...

2018 Ram 1500
Big Horn 4WD
George Kennedy Preview:

The Ram 1500 continues as one of the key players in the uber-competitive light-duty pickup truck market. While the Chevy Silverado and Ford F-150 typically dominate the work site, the ...

Specs

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab
2018 Ram 1500
Big Horn 4WD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
4X2
4X2
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
18 MPG
15 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
24 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 26 gal 26 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
355 hp @ 5,600 RPM
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395 hp @ 5,600 RPM
305 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
383 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
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410 lb-ft @ 3,950 RPM
269 lb-ft @ 4,175 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11:1
11:1
10.5:1
10.2:1
Displacement
5,300 cc
4,300 cc
5,700 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.62 in
3.92 in x 3.62 in
3.92 in x 3.58 in
3.78 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 3 seats
Front Legroom 45.3 in 41 in
Back Legroom 40.9 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Maximum Payload 1,840 lbs 1,560 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,500 lbs 4,750 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 8,930 lbs
Exterior
Length 230 in 209 in
Width 80 in 79.4 in
Height 74.2 in 75.2 in
Wheelbase 143.5 in 120.5 in
Bed Length 69.3 in 76.3 in

Available Options

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Red Hot
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • LPO, Tri-Fold Hard Tonneau Cover
  • LPO, Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover
  • Engine, 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Variable Valve Timing
  • LPO, Cat-Back Performance Exhaust
  • Assist Steps, Chromed Tubular, 6" Rectangular
  • LPO, Assist Steps - 4" Black Round
  • LPO, Assist Steps - 4" Chromed Round
  • LPO, Black Tubular Assist Step, 6" Rectangular
  • LPO, Off-Road Assist Steps
  • LPO, Rocker Guard
  • Rally 1 Edition
  • Texas Edition
  • Custom Convenience Package
  • Custom Value Package
  • LPO, Black Pack
  • LPO, Essentials Package
  • LPO, Front Brake Kit - Performance
  • LPO, Street Package
  • Trailering Package
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 cm) 5-Spoke High-Gloss Black Wheels with Machined Accents
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 cm) 6-Spoke Black Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 cm) 6-Spoke Split Chrome Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 cm) 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 cm) 7-Spoke Silver Wheels with Black Inserts
2018 Ram 1500
Big Horn 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Clearcoat
  • Blue Streak Pearlcoat
  • Bright Red
  • Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Case IH Red
  • Delmonico Red Pearlcoat
  • Detonator Yellow Clearcoat
  • Flame Red Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Hills Green
  • Light Cream
  • Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat
  • New Holland Blue
  • Omaha Orange
  • Power Tan
  • Timberline Green Pearlcoat
  • Tree Green
  • True Blue Pearlcoat
  • Walnut Brown Metallic Clearcoat
  • Yellow

Option Packages

  • RamBox Cargo Management System
  • Engine: 5.7L V8 Hemi MDS VVT
  • Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
  • Wheel-To-Wheel Side Steps
  • Radio: Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
  • Heated Seats and Wheel Group
  • Quick-Order Package 22S Big Horn
  • Quick-Order Package 26S Big Horn
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic (8HP70)

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