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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500 Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2014 - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reliability by Generation2014 - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
47.1428571429% Best 120% Worst
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2013 - 2016 Ram 1500 Reliability by Generation2013 - 2016 Ram 1500
68.8571428571% Best 158% Worst
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2007 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reliability by Generation2007 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
35.7142857143% Best 100% Worst
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2011 - 2012 Ram 1500 Reliability by Generation2011 - 2012 Ram 1500
26.5714285714% Best 84% Worst
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2000 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reliability by Generation2000 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
18.5714285714% Best 70% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 315-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I had currently owned a Dodge Ram 1500 I bought new in 2000 and it became a major repair magnet. Two new engines, rebuilt transmission etc. The Silverados my friends have owned for years have been very reliable. full 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 315-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
Prior experience with GM trucks tells me that this one will last for years. No problems to speak of to this point. full 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2006 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
Have not had any major failures with this truck full 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2006 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
My 2006 is a proven performer. Much like any GM truck, the Silverado has a great reputation for reliability and durability, unmatched by any other manufacturer. full 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2006 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
I decided on the Silverado because of its reliable 5.3L engine, which there are Chevrolets with these engines with over 200k still on the road; I also went with the Silverado because of my past experience with Chevrolets full 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2004 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
No problems at all. full 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2002 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
At 125,000 miles, the Silverado has never given me any troubles with getting from point "A" to point "B". full 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
This vehicle had less than 30000 miles and it had many issues with the drivetrain. I cannot begin to explain the frustration I had with this truck. full 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Front axel seal, MAF sensor, transmission shifting poorly at 105,000 already. I think it now has a fuel pump issue also, along with some EVAP emissions code. Fuel pumps go out on these frequently after 100,000 miles. full 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 300-horsepower 6.0L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
more repairs on it than the Honda Pilot full 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 315-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I had currently owned a Dodge Ram 1500 I bought new in 2000 and it became a major repair magnet. Two new engines, rebuilt transmission etc. The Silverados my friends have owned for years have been very reliable. full 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 315-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
Prior experience with GM trucks tells me that this one will last for years. No problems to speak of to this point. full 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2006 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
Have not had any major failures with this truck full 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2006 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
My 2006 is a proven performer. Much like any GM truck, the Silverado has a great reputation for reliability and durability, unmatched by any other manufacturer. full 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2006 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
I decided on the Silverado because of its reliable 5.3L engine, which there are Chevrolets with these engines with over 200k still on the road; I also went with the Silverado because of my past experience with Chevrolets full 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2004 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
No problems at all. full 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2002 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
At 125,000 miles, the Silverado has never given me any troubles with getting from point "A" to point "B". full 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
This vehicle had less than 30000 miles and it had many issues with the drivetrain. I cannot begin to explain the frustration I had with this truck. full 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Front axel seal, MAF sensor, transmission shifting poorly at 105,000 already. I think it now has a fuel pump issue also, along with some EVAP emissions code. Fuel pumps go out on these frequently after 100,000 miles. full 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 300-horsepower 6.0L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
more repairs on it than the Honda Pilot full 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review