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Silverado named the best truck, edging out the 1500Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Category:Car Enthusiast Talk

Consumer Reports recently pit the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 against each other, and while they admit both are great choices for consumers, they had to pick a winner. 

According to the source, the Silverado is a better truck overall. However, for everyday use, the Ram 1500 is a little more practical. 

"The reality is that you can't go wrong with either one," said Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports. "Both are capable trucks that get decent gas mileage and are as quiet inside as a good luxury car."

However, Consumer Reports gave the edge to the Silverado primarily because it has a larger bed, it can tow a heavier trailer and it has a better payload capacity. In addition, the report noted that the Silverado's tailgate is easier to use, as it has steps to climb up and a lower step-in height. 

The Ram 1500 might not get the towing capacity of the Silverado, but for those who don't need all that power, it might be the right choice. Consumer Reports said the vehicle had a nicer interior, more practical control layout and a better back seat. 

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