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A blue 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 is shown parked off-road in a desert after winning the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2024 RAM 1500 competition.

Which Is More Technologically Equipped? The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 or 2024 Ram 1500?

Throughout the history of transportation, consistent advancements have made rides smoother, increased the distance we can travel, and enhanced our overall experience. Thanks to technological developments, our lives have become significantly easier than those of our ancestors.

Vehicles have different technologies for different purposes, as some are used not just for commuting and errands but for recreational or commercial activities. Advanced tech greatly influences the function of a vehicle, and we’d like to compare the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2024 Ram 1500 in this respect.

These two trucks are versatile and reliable, but we’ll be strictly evaluating their standard and available tech features to determine which model is superior. Who will emerge victorious? Let’s find out!

The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500

The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 is an adventurous, off-roading machine with lots of muscle hidden beneath a rugged exterior. It sports a standard 2.7L TurboMax I-4 engine with 310 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain nets you a top payload capacity of 2,260 lbs, while upgrading to a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 or 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I-6 will get you the model’s best towing limit of 13,300 lbs.

With safety being a paramount concern, Chevy bolsters the Silverado 1500 with its Chevy Safety Assist suite; this includes Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam High Beam Assist, and an HD Rear Vision Camera. These sensor systems enhance your situational awareness, support your reaction time, and provide semi-autonomous aid when needed.

If you are looking for a powerful truck that can tow heavy loads, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is definitely worth your consideration. With 14 available camera views, including a hitch view, you can easily back up and maneuver your trailer with precision. The Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert feature ensures your safety when changing lanes while towing, and front camera view angles make parking in tight spots a breeze.

Chevy’s Super Cruise is a semi-autonomous, hands-free driving mode employable on over 400,000 miles of pre-programmed roads across the United States and Canada. It relies on cameras, sensors, and GPS to study the road and track vehicles in the surrounding area, which enables your vehicle to stay within its lane—even when towing! With but a flick of your turn signal, your vehicle can even prepare and initiate a lane change on its own accord.

In addition to towing, the Silverado 1500 also offers a convenient feature to help you with hauling. You can use a remote button on the key or in the interior cabin to prompt your Multi-Flex tailgate to raise or lower autonomously, making it easy to load and unload your cargo when your hands are full. (There is also a button located on the tailgate itself for added accessibility for this feature.)

The Multi-Flex tailgate is not merely the fourth wall to your cargo bed; it has six unique functions: the Primary Gate (the traditional tailgate), Easy Access (a smaller inner gate), a Full-Width Step (an integrated step for easier bed access), an Inner Gate Load Stop (to prevent items from sliding out with the tailgate down), an Inner Gate Work Surface (a flat work surface when folded down), and a Primary Gate Load Stop (an extended load stop for securing lengthier items).

Inside the cabin, you will find a stunning 13.4-inch infotainment touchscreen display available (upgraded from the base 7.0-inch touchscreen) that allows you to wirelessly connect your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto; meanwhile, the available 12.3-inch driver information center keeps you informed about your vehicle’s performance and status. With this generous array of advanced technology, you can enjoy a comfortable and connected driving experience in the Chevy Silverado 1500.

A black 2024 Ram 1500 GT is shown parked.

The 2024 Ram 1500

Step up and see the difference in the 2024 Ram 1500. This full-size truck starts with a 3.6L Pentastar eTorque V6 MHEV engine that will get you 305 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque; these figures are slightly and considerably less than the Silverado 1500’s, respectively. While it does have a slightly higher base payload limit at 2,300 lbs, it struggles to compete with the Silverado 1500’s max towing capacity because the Ram 1500 only allows for a max of 12,750 lbs with its 5.7L HEMI V8.

As for safety tech, the Ram 1500 falls short compared to the Silverado 1500. It has very few standard features, limited to Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection (which scans the area behind you as you reverse), Electronic Stability Control (which helps you avoid over- and understeering), and Electronic Roll Mitigation (which increases asymmetrical braking power and lessens engine power to keep you on all four wheels).

Available safety tech upgrades include Blind Spot Awareness, Forward Collision Warning, Pedestrian Emergency Braking, Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, a 360-degree Surround View Camera, and a comparable 360-degree Trailer Surround View Camera. The Park Assist is particularly useful as it will help you maneuver this beast of a truck in tight scenarios.

Inside the 2024 Ram 1500 is an available 12.0-inch driver information display and an available 12.0-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen (an upgrade from the base 5.0-inch touchscreen) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for wirelessly syncing compatible smartphones; this is a slightly smaller setup than in the Silverado 1500. An available head-up display will allow you to keep your eyes on the road and still reap your relevant drive data, which is projected onto the lower windshield. The available Digital Rearview Mirror allows you to see a real-time view from your rear-facing camera in conjunction with the reflection.

As a bonus, it also includes an interior cabin wireless charging station for your phone, along with an available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. What sets the Ram 1500 apart is its superior stopping power; equipped with 14.9-inch braking rotors, you can expect a safe and secure braking experience, even when hauling encumbered trailers. Overall, the Ram 1500 is a tough competitor, but its wealth of available novelty tech is rendered less impressive by its scarcity of standard safety and infotainment tech.

A blue 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 is shown driving up a desert hill.

What Is Better? The Silverado 1500 or the Ram 1500?

Both the Ram 1500 and Silverado 1500 have spades of advanced technology, but the 2024 Ram 1500 has far more available than it has standard. While it does have unique options like the head-up display, the entirety of its available safety furnishings is still less than what’s standard on the Silverado 1500; plus, Ram’s dashboard display upgrades are still smaller than Chevy’s, and Ram has no alternative to Super Cruise or the Multi-Flex tailgate.

The Ram 1500 may boast of luxury, but its tech never eclipses that of the Silverado 1500—not nearly in what’s standard, and not quite in what’s available. On top of that, the Silverado 1500’s base power output and maximum capabilities handily beat the Ram 1500; if the Ram could top the Chevy in this respect, its technological insufficiencies could be forgiven, but it does not. These two pickups may be able to go toe-to-toe for more than a few rounds, but—in the end—the victor is the Silverado 1500.