For Ankeny, Iowa drivers looking for a new pickup, it's important to compare the 2019 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Chevy Colorado. These are both great trucks, and there are quite a few similarities between the 2019 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. So how do you decide which one is right for you? Read our comparison below to find out.


Both trucks are designed well for both on-road and off-road comfort and versatility, however, the Ram 1500 outruns the competition in overall looks, technology, aerodynamics, and interior comfort. And according to US News, with its solid performance and quality interior, the Ram 1500 is ranked #1 in full-size pickup trucks.

Ram went above and beyond in designing the best aerodynamics possible with shape and styling. And its active air dam system redirects air around the vehicle, ranking it the best frontal drag coefficient in its class.

Chevy Colorado has two engines to choose from: 2.5L 4-cylinder, and the 3.6L DOHC V6. The Ram 1500 also has two engines to choose from with better torque ratios and horsepower: 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine with eTorque and the 5.7-Liter V8 HEMI® MDS VVT Engine. The Ram 1500 can haul and tow more than most competitors; 12, 750 pounds for the Ram 1500 vs 7,700 pounds for the Colorado.

Both vehicles offer noise reduction systems, however, Ram went above and beyond with its Active Noise-Control System that deflects unwanted sounds coming from the engine with opposite tuned frequencies, keeping the cabin quiet and comfortable.

Smart Technology and Safety

While both vehicles offer similar technology keeping you connected, the Ram has the largest-in-class infotainment touchscreen at 12-inches, while the Colorado has a 7-8 inch display.

Both vehicles include a well-designed frame built with high strength steel, 360˚airbags, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, Lane Keep Assist to alert the driver when lane drifting, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and pedestrian detection,

The Ram 1500 also includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go that detects vehicles ahead, automatically slows in traffic, brakes when needed, and automatically adjusts speed to keep a safe distance. The new Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection scans vehicle blind spots while taking the length of the trailer into account as well. And the truck practically parks itself with the available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist.


If you're looking for a beautifully designed truck that combines luxury with off-road capability, there's a good chance the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Colorado are both top runners as choice vehicles. But which one should you choose?

Based on our one-to-one comparison, we'd have to go with the Ram 1500. Just the driving experience, expertly designed interior, extra safety features, and larger infotainment center make a big difference in owner enjoyment. Add to that extra standard features and sharper styling, and Ankeny, Iowa buyers have a winner in the 2019 Ram 1500.

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