The redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado managed to edge the updated Ram 1500 in the latest evaluation made by the Consumer Reports magazine.
Consumer Reports’ editors offered Silverado 3 points ahead of the Ram after several road tests which measured attributes such as performance, fuel economy, comfort and towing. This is the second time in the past recent months when a redesigned GM model takes the first place in the magazine’s evaluation.
In this month’s issue, the magazine rated the 2014 Chevrolet Impala with 92 points out of a total of 100, accounting for the best sedan Consumer Reports has ever evaluated. Silverado managed to surpass the Ram in several areas: it can tow a heavy trailer, has a larger cargo bed and offers the best fuel economy in its segment (16 mpg overall).
The Ram might be the best choice for everyday commuters, according to the magazine, thanks to its better seats, coil spring rear suspension, more intuitive controls and ergonomics, and a nicer interior. Although the US’ best selling truck, the Ford F-150, was not included in the evaluation, the magazine noted that the truck will be all-new for 2015. Consumer reports currently ranks big trucks in the following order: Silverado, Ram, F-150, Toyota Tundra, and Nissan Titan.