As we reported back in September, the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel is now rolling into dealer lots, marking the first light-duty diesel pickup that General Motors has offered in decades. That said, the new Silvy oil-burner must now meet challenges from rival products like the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. So then, how do the two pickups compare? To find out, TheFastLaneTruck put together the following review video.
Clocking in at 16 minutes, 43 seconds, the video looks at a number of facets for both vehicles. After a quick walk around the trucks and a rundown on the specs, the hosts then jump in the cabins of both and take them for a drive.
The video is set in a sort of fluid, one-take format where the reviewers talk about their impressions as they happen. For those buyers out there that want a long look at both these vehicles, especially from inside the cabin, this video definitely provides it.
For reference, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel is equipped with the all-new 3.0L Duramax I-6 LM2 powerplant, which is rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. Output is routed through the GM 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel mounts a 3.0L V6, which gains a number of improvements over the previous 2019 model year. Output for the Ram is rated at 260 horsepower at 3,600 rpm, less than the Silverado’s 277 ponies. However, the Ram bests the Silvy’s 460 pound-feet of torque with a maximum of 480 pound-feet at 1,600 rpm. Making the cog swaps in the Ram is a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission.
You can check out our engine spec comparison between the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel and its competitor from Ram (as well as Ford) by clicking here. We also have a pricing comparison between the Chevrolet Silverado diesel and the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel here.