GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Ram 2500

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$35,700 - $46,100
$33,045 - $39,645

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.39 / 5
51 Reviews
3.64 / 5
22 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 - 355 hp
383 - 410 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.3L EcoTec3 V6
5.3L EcoTec3 V8
E85 FLEXFUEL
5.7L V8 HEMI VVT
5.7L V8 HEMI CNG
6.4L V8 HEMI W/MDS
6.7L I6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.27 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.4 - 42.8 in.
39.9 - 41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.63 - 40.93 in.
40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.67 - 40.5 in.
39.9 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
53.4 - 76.3 cu. ft.
44.9 - 74.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
3 - 6

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT265/70R17C - P285/45R22
LT245/70SR17 - LT285/70SR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
119 - 153 in.
140.5 - 169 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 - 48.6 ft.
41.6 - 53.2 ft.

Width

Width
80 in.
79.4 - 79.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 - 355 hp
350 - 410 hp

Torque

Torque
305 - 383 ft. lbs.
400 - 800 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
8600 - 11100 lbs.
6820 - 17980 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 lbs.
682 - 1798 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 - 34 gal.
28 - 68.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 - 21 mpg
Unknown mpg

City

City
16 - 18 mpg
Unknown mpg

Highway

Highway
22 - 24 mpg
Unknown mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500
Ram 2500

Body Style

Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup, Double Cab Pickup, Reg Cab Pickup
Crew Cab - Regular Cab

Body Code

Body Code
E63 - ZW9
T

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
3, 5, 6
3 - 6

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
3200 - 3950 lbs.
5000 - 5750 lbs.

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
3800 - 4300 lbs.
6000 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 - 20 mpg.
3359 - 3951 lbs.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 - 18 mpg.
2582 - 2852 lbs.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 - 24 mpg.
8510 - 10000 lbs.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8, 9.2, 9.3, 9.8
15000 - 25300 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap
6500 - 7600 lbs.
6820 - 17980 lbs.

Gross Combined Wt Rating

Gross Combined Wt Rating
11000 - 16700 lbs.
682 - 1798 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs.
6820 - 17980 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs.
682 - 1798 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5500 - 11100 lbs.
5620 - 16720 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
550 - 1110 lbs.
6820 - 17980 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
8600 - 11100 lbs.
ESA, ETK, EZC, EZF

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas V8
Gas/Ethanol V6
Gas/Ethanol V8
Bi-Fuel - Gas/Cng V-8
Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6
Premium Unleaded V-8
Regular Unleaded V-8

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
5.7 L/345, 6.4 L/392, 6.7 L/408

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
L83 - LV3
Diesel Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Displacement

Displacement
4.3L/262 - 5.3L/325
DEG, DFP, DG7

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MYC
6

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
3.23 - 5.94

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.00
1.84 - 3.28

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40
1.41 - 1.98

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50
1.00 - 1.30

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.20
0.82 - 1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90
0.62 - 0.74

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70
4.44 - 5.42

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10
Yes

Transfer Case Model

Transfer Case Model
Magna MP3023/4
No - Yes

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00
Electronic, Manual, None

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.69
No - Yes

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
720 - 730
730

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - 170
730

Engine Oil Cooler

Engine Oil Cooler
Yes
160, 180, 220

Frame Type

Frame Type
Hydroformed
None

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Independent
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Air Ride - Multi-Link

Spring Capacity - Front

Spring Capacity - Front
3200 - 3950 lbs.
Non-Independent

Spring Capacity - Rear

Spring Capacity - Rear
3800 - 3950 lbs.
Rigid Axle

Axle Type - Front

Axle Type - Front
Independent, Independent Driving, Semi-floating
5000 - 6000 lbs.

Axle Type - Rear

Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating
6010 - 6200 lbs.

Axle Capacity - Front

Axle Capacity - Front
3200 - 3950 lbs.
3.42, 3.73, 4.10

Axle Capacity - Rear

Axle Capacity - Rear
3800 - 3950 lbs.
3.42, 3.73, 4.10

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.08, 3.42, 3.73
TCN, TCP, TW2, TWD

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08, 3.23, 3.42, 3.73
TCN, TCP, TW2, TWD

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
46.00 mm.
TBE

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
35.00 mm.
LT245/70SR17, LT275/70SR18, LT285/70SR17

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.35 in.
LT245/70SR17, LT275/70SR18, LT285/70SR17

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
QSS, QT0, RBW, RBX, RBZ, RC3, RC5, RC7, RHH, RI8
Full-Size

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
QSS, QT0, RBW, RBX, RBZ, RC3, RC5, RC7, RHH, RI8
6000 - 7280 lbs.

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
4JQ, RC4, RHM, ZBZ
6000 - 7280 lbs.

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
LT265/70R17C, P255/70R17, P265/65R18, P265/70R17, P275/55R20, P285/45R22
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
LT265/70R17C, P255/70R17, P265/65R18, P265/70R17, P275/55R20, P285/45R22
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
LT265/70R17, P255/70R17, P265/70R17
Full-Size in.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 - 22 x 9.0 in.
Forged Aluminum - Styled Steel

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 - 22 x 9.0 in.
Forged Aluminum - Styled Steel

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
17 in.
Steel

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Rack-Pinion - Re-Circulating Ball

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
41.6 - 53.2 ft.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
4-Wheel Disc

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.0 - 48.6 ft.
4-Wheel

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Yes

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
14.2 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.00 x 1.18 in.
14.1 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.60 x 0.79 in.
28 - 68.7 gal.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26 - 34 gal.
39.9 - 41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.40 - 42.80 in.
41 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.27 in.
66 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
65.93 - 66.03 in.
62.9 - 63.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
60.73 in.
39.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.67 - 40.50 in.
40.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
34.63 - 40.93 in.
65.7 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
65.73 - 65.80 in.
63.2 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
60.23 - 60.27 in.
140.5 - 169 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
119.00 - 153.00 in.
230.4 - 259.4 in.

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
205.00 - 238.90 in.
79.4 - 79.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
80.00 in.
76 - 78.8 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
73.50 - 74.17 in.
39.5 - 40 in.

Front Bumper to Back of Cab

Front Bumper to Back of Cab
116.90 - 150.40 in.
48.4 - 50.4 in.

Cab to Axle

Cab to Axle
31.97 - 55.40 in.
36.9 - 56.9 in.

Ground to Top of Load Floor

Ground to Top of Load Floor
34.1 - 36.3 in.
34.3 - 38.2 in.

Ground Clearance, Front

Ground Clearance, Front
8.23 - 9.10 in.
6.1 - 7.4 in.

Ground Clearance, Rear

Ground Clearance, Rear
8.23 - 9.10 in.
6.1 - 7.4 in.

Cargo Box Length @ Floor

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
69.33 - 97.77 in.
58.4 - 98.3 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Floor

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
64.6 - 64.9 in.
55.1 - 66.4 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
51.03 in.
55.1 - 66.4 in.

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
21.10 - 21.23 in.
49 - 51 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
53.40 - 76.30 ft³.
20.2 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Sierra
44.9 - 74.7 ft³.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Large Pick-up
Ram Pickups

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Crew Cab, Double Cab, Regular Cab
Large Pick-up

Body Cab Style

Body Cab Style
Crew Cab - Standard Cab
Crew Cab - Regular Cab

Bed Style

Bed Style
regular
Crew Cab - Standard Cab

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
4.3 - 5.3
regular

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
OHV
5.7, 6.4, 6.7

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
OHV

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6 - 8
iron

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
2
6 - 8