Only One Pickup Truck Is Good Enough To Be Called Canada’s Longest-Lasting Light-Duty Pickup.
For more than four decades, Ram trucks have dominated the Canadian automotive market, thanks to their labour-compatible features that support a wide range of industries from province to province. The all-new 2017 Ram 1500 is Canada’s most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck ever, and it’s built with Canada’s best-selling engine, the 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6.
Despite these cold, hard facts, some skeptics still weigh the odds of purchasing a new Chevrolet Silverado, as opposed to a brand new Ram. Although the Silverado is marketed as a dependable, lightweight light-duty truck, its performance, strength and innovation are nowhere close to the 2017 Ram 1500.
To make things more clear, we’ve decided to let both pick-up trucks go head to head in a knock-out round so you can see for yourself why the only truck you drive should be a Ram.
Get the Job Done with a Full-Size Pickup
Pickup trucks come in handy for all sorts of odd-jobs, or even just regular jobs! A staple vehicle for handymen and professionals alike, a pickup truck provides ample space for all of your tools, and crew member. It should come as no surprise then, that a full-size pickup truck like the 2017 Ram 1500 is the ultimate choice for any project, big or small.
All projects come with a deadline, and when time is of the essence, you never want to waste a minute. With the 2017 Ram 1500, you don’t have to worry about making more than one trip, thanks to an impressive cab design that features three cab configurations ( regular, quad, and crew cab) with three box lengths (5’7”, 6’4”, and 8”). Whether you’re hauling lumber or your tools, the Ram 1500 is spacious enough for one trip. Depending on which cab you choose, the new 2017 Ram 1500 provides seating for up to six passengers, which means you can ride with the whole crew. The Ram 1500 was actually the very first truck to receive a major award for its interior design, and that legacy continues with Class-Exclusive innovative storage options like the available RamBox cargo management system. The available LED cargo lighting also lets you unload with ease, even in the early mornings or evenings when visibility is low.
Lacking built-in storage, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado only offers as much cargo as the interior cab and truck bed allow. If it’s raining, you’ll have to transport all of your tools and supplies into the interior of the cab, which isn’t practical when you’ve got passengers riding along. Unlike the Ram 1500, the Chevrolet Silverado does not come with built-in cargo management systems. While the Silverado features fun technology, it seriously lacks the technical performance features that every hard-working truck driver needs, especially when it comes to cargo space and storage versatility.
Canada’s Most Fuel Efficient Truck Lives Here
With the cost of gas rising at the pumps every day, fuel efficiency is one of the most important features truck owners look for in a new truck. The 2017 Ram 1500 was voted Canada’s most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck ever, and also took home the title of the 2017 Canadian Truck King Challenge.
There are three distinctive engines available on the 2017 Ram 1500, including the standard 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 or available 5.7L HEMI V8, or even the Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V6. Between the three engines, the 2017 Ram 1500 can produce up to 395 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. torque. Best-in-class fuel economy stems from the standard 3.6L V6 engine that delivers up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque for dependable performance and proven reliability. It can get impressive fuel economy as efficient as 9.6 L/100 km (29 mpg) highway using Variable Valve Technology (VVT). The HFE EcoDiesel engine, on the other hand, can fetch 8.0L/100 km (35 mpg) highway. Paired with automatic 8-speed transmission, a Segment-Exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension system, and smart 4WD, it’s no surprise that the 2017 Ram 1500 remains a winner of the Consumer’s Digest Best Buy for 2017.
In comparison, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado comes very close in fuel economy rankings, but it didn’t win the title of Canada’s most fuel-efficient pick-up truck. Also equipped with three engines (6.2L, 5.3L, and 4.3L), the Silverado unarguably possesses impressive fuel ratings, but in the end it all comes down to the Ram’s superior technology. The Silverado relies on Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and Continuously Variable Valve Timing, while Ram uses VVT, in partnership with a smart Thermal Management System in the transmission that automatically optimizes your truck’s fluid temperatures to ensure you never waste one drop of gas on the road. To summarize, having the best fuel economy is more than just designing a powerful engine–it’s about having the right systems in order to work in harmony to deliver one powerful truck, and that’s exactly what the 2017 Ram 1500 does.
At Williamson Chrysler, our Truck People know there’s only one truck to get the job done. Shop our new 2017 Ram 1500 models. Call us today at (877) 778-7606 orcontact us online to find a Ram truck that works for you!