2013 RAM 1500 ST vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 WT

For years the RAM name has been trusted by the Swift Current area to provide drivers with a winning combination of robust performance, reliability, and the most comfortable and feature-loaded interiors in the full-size pickup truck segment. That’s why at Jackson Dodge in Medicine Hat we weren’t surprised when the announcement came out that the 2013 RAM 1500 had been awarded the Motor Trend “Truck of the Year” award. While there’s no doubt that the ST trim of the 2013 RAM 1500 delivers in every category, from interior luxury to proven performance, there are certainly other trucks out there who have also made a name for themselves over the years and are worth a look. The Chevy Silverado 1500 WT offers a lot that buyers in the market for a full-size pickup are looking for as well, but here’s why we think it’s pretty clear that the RAM 1500 stands alone at the top of its class.
2013 RAM 1500 ST

Powertrain Capabilities

While both of these trucks are capable of hauling a pretty significant load of cargo, the RAM engines have been revamped in 2013 to deliver more power and more efficiency than people have come to expect in a full-size pickup. The RAM 1500 ST comes standard with a powerful 5.7L HEMI V8 that produces an impressive 395 hp and is equipped to take on serious towing and payloads with 410 lb-ft of torque. This quite simply beats out the standard V6 on the Chevy Silverado’s V6 at every level of performance (a comparatively puny 195 hp), and it does it using new variable valve timing and FuelSaver MDS technology to turn this powerful truck into a gas saving machine.

Inside the Cabin

RAM has made a reputation for itself as the luxury vehicle of the full size pickup market, a rugged machine that still provides buyers with a host of amenities and interior comforts for the modern driver. The 2013 RAM 1500 ST is no different, and it beats out the Silverado 1500 WT in a number of key areas including cabin space and interior features such as an instrument panel insert, a stronger speaker system, and a host of technological upgrades that aren’t available in the Silverado, such as a WiFi hotspot link and a multi-functional touchscreen.

Drive Home a 2013 RAM 1500 ST From Jackson Dodge

Jackson Dodge has the 2013 RAM 1500 in stock now, as well as a host of quality used RAM 1500’s from year’s past. Stop by to talk with one of our friendly team members, and we’ll get you started on finding the perfect RAM for you. We are located at 1500 Strachan Road SE in Medicine Hat, AB, about 220 km away from the heart of Swift Current. Just jump on the Trans-Canada Highway and west, we hope to see you soon!