Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500

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2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

How Does the 2018 Ram 1500 Measure Up to its Del Rio, TX Competitor?

At Ram Country, we know how many options you have to choose from when you're looking to buy a new pickup. With so many models and trim levels rolling out from ever-more manufacturers, it can be near-impossible to sift through the deluge of hype and drill down to the factors that matter most to you. Fortunately, we've done the hard work and put together a head-to-head comparison between two popular choices: the 2018 Ram 1500 and the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. Read on to see how they stack up against each other.

Performance and Affordability

When you look at the standard engines provided with each truck's base model, the Ram 1500 enjoys a power advantage when compared to the Sierra. The Ram 1500 features a 3.6-liter V6 that makes 305 horsepower, while the Sierra 1500 offers a 4.3-liter V6 that puts out 285 horsepower. If you're looking for other engine options, the Ram 1500 can be equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 or a class-exclusive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that delivers both 420 pound-feet of torque and the segment's best fuel efficiency. The Sierra 1500 can be equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 or a 6.2-liter V8.

The base Ram 1500 starts at a lower Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $27,095, shaving nearly $2,000 off the $29,000 the GMC Sierra 1550 asks. The Sierra edges the Ram 1500 in city mileage, while the Ram 1500 delivers better highway fuel economy -- meaning that fuel efficiency is nearly the same, and the money you'll save on the initial purchase price stays saved.


Exterior Features

The two pickups feature remarkably similar curb weights and have nearly the same turning radius, so the main differences between them come down to styling and trim options. The Ram 1500 offers you front fog lights, which the Sierra doesn't, and the Ram 1500 is equipped with halogen headlights -- the Sierra comes with high intensity low/high beams.

when it comes to trim level and special edition options, the Ram 1500 wins the category with ease. The Sierra offers you a total of four trim levels, including the top-of-the-GMC-line Denali trim, while the Ram presents an array of nine trim levels and multiple special edition models from which to choose. Plus, the Ram 1500 is the only one of the two that can be equipped with the availableRamBox® Cargo Management System, which provides you with extra cargo and organization options -- and makes for a great place to secure your tools!

Interior Features

Both Ram and GMC have realized that pickups need to do more than just work hard, so each truck offers the modern-day amenities such as a driver information center, 12V power outlets and auxiliary audio outputs, as well as available infotainment centers to manage your maps, music and more. Of the two infotainment systems, we have to say that we find the Uconnect® system offered for the Ram 1500 is the more intuitive and easier-to-use option.

Safety Features

Both trucks offer Anti-lock Brake System (ABC), multiple airbags and tire-pressure warning systems, but the Ram also comes with standard Brake Assist -- which isn't offered for the Sierra.

While both trucks are certainly outstanding options, when you add it all up it just makes more sense for our customers from Mineral Wells and Fort Stockton to trust the Ram 1500 and its capabilities. To take a closer look at all that the Ram 1500 has to offer, visit our Del Rio showroom at your convenience.