If you're looking to get a new truck, you probably are aware of the capabilities of the 2022 Ram 1500 and 2022 Silverado 1500. They both can tow thousands of pounds, and carry impressive payloads that allow you to load up their truck beds with a variety of gear.

However, that isn't everything these trucks will provide for you as you drive around Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, Maryland. To see what other features and abilities they both offer, our team here at Thompson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Harford County made this 2022 Ram 1500 vs. Silverado 1500 comparison.

Keep reading to see which truck may be perfect for you, and give us a call if you have any questions along the way.

2022 Ram 1500 vs Chevy Silverado 1500: Truck Beds

Like we mentioned, you will be able to bring a range of gear with you inside the bed of either truck. Both have impressive hauling capabilities, with the Ram 1500 reaching a payload capacity of 2,300 pounds, and the Silverado 1500 following close to that with a maximum payload of 2,280 pounds. 

Inside the Ram 1500, you'll be able to store tools, first aid kits, and other items you want to keep secure and away from weather elements with the available RamBox® Cargo Management System. This feature places two drainable and lockable storage bins on either side of your truck bed so that you can fit smaller tools with ease.

Unfortunately, this feature is exclusive to Ram and not available in the Silverado 1500.

Additionally, both trucks have available power-release tailgates that let you lower them with the push of a button. You can even open the tailgate of the 2022 Ram 1500 a variety of ways with the available multifunction tailgate. Its split-door feature will let you load items in and out, even when you have a boat hitched.

Instead of reaching over a traditional tailgate that lowers flat, this also makes it easier to get heavier items out of the bed, like your loaded cooler. The Silverado 1500, on the other hand, doesn't have this class-exclusive feature available.

Ram 1500 vs Chevy Silverado 1500: Towing Capabilities

When properly equipped, these trucks can haul a bevy of items, such as the following:

  • A large camper for family weekend camping trips
  • A large recreational boat for relaxing afternoons on the water
  • A 2-horse trailer for out-of-town shows
  • A utility trailer loaded with building materials for your next construction project

With the ability to haul a 25-foot-long trailer, there's no telling where the road will take you. You want the journey to be as simple as possible, so the 2022 Ram 1500 offers an Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension. This feature seamlessly lowers your pickup, making it easier to hitch up your truck and hit the open road.

This is another class-exclusive feature on the Ram 1500, so you won't be treated to its convenience in the Chevy Silverado 1500.

More Confidence Behind the Wheel of the Ram 1500 and Silverado 1500

2022 Ram 1500


2022 Silverado 1500


Blind Spot Monitoring



Trailer Detection



Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist


Driving a truck can seem intimidating, but thanks to all the safety technologies these models offer, you'll feel confident each time you get behind the wheel. This includes the driver-assisting features that these trucks have that can help you in a variety of everyday situations.

When trying to change lanes, both the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 have available systems that can scan your blind spots and alert you when there is a car approaching that you may not see. In the 2022 Ram 1500, this even comes with Trailer Detection, which can account for the size of your trailer, too, so you know when it is clear to merge over, even when towing.

Both trucks can also help you safely park your vehicle. The 2022 Chevy Silverado has the available Rear Park Assist that uses sensors that can detect when you are getting close to an object while backing or pulling into a spot.

The 2022 Ram 1500 takes things a step further with its available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist. While you just work the brake and accelerator, this system will steer you into the open space, essentially parking itself.

Ram 1500 vs Silverado 1500: Interior

Ram 1500


Silverado 1500

45.2 inches

Second-row legroom

43.4 inches




Whether you're cruising from worksite to worksite or hitching up your trailer and heading into the mountains for a weekend, it's important you stay cozy throughout the journey. Luckily, each truck has a cabin configuration that offers spacious seating not just for you, but all your passengers as well.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab has seating for six, and 43.4 inches of legroom in the second row. However, your passengers may prefer the backseat of the Ram 1500 over the competition since its rear seats provide a comfortable ride for those longer trips. Your friends will be able to stretch out in 45.2 inches of legroom-and relax with an available reclining feature.

Both trucks are powerful inside and out, as they offer multiple speakers for enhanced audio. Many drivers may prefer the Ram 1500 to the Silverado in this regard, as the Ram comes with 10 speakers, compared to the six in the Silverado.

2022 Ram 1500 vs Silverado 1500: Choosing the Right Truck for You

While both trucks stand above many other models, the 2022 Ram 1500 may be more beneficial for your needs around Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, MD. With its spacious cabin, convenient bed features, and advanced safety systems, the Ram 1500 offers many advantages over its competition that you may not be able to pass up.

If you are ready to get inside the 2022 Ram 1500, contact Thompson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Harford County. We can show you the various configurations and trim levels of this truck-and help you choose the one you need!

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