GMC Sierra 3500HD vs. Ram 1500

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Key Specs

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$44,000 (MSRP)
$27,645 - $37,845 (MSRP)

Expert Rating

Expert Rating
Not Available

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available
4.31 / 5
51 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
360 - 445 hp
305 - 395 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI E85
PICKUP BOX
6.0L V8 SFI GASEOUS CNG/LPG
DURAMAX 6.6L TURBO
3.6L V6 24V VVT
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.27 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.8 in.
39.9 - 41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.93 in.
34.7 - 40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 in.
39.7 - 39.9 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
76.3 cu. ft.
50.3 - 57.5 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

Passengers

Passengers
6
3 - 6

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT235/80R17E - LT265/70R18E
LT265/70SR17 - P275/60SR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
167.7 in.
120 - 140 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
55.7 - 56.1 ft.
39.5 - 45.4 ft.

Length

Length
258.4 in.
209 - 229 in.

Width

Width
80.51 - 95.98 in.
79.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
360 - 445 hp
305 - 395 hp

Torque

Torque
380 - 910 ft. lbs.
269 - 410 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
20000 lbs.
4410 - 8700 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 lbs.
441 - 870 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
36 gal.
26 - 32 gal.

Combined

Combined
Unknown mpg
18 - 21 mpg

City

City
Unknown mpg
15 - 17 mpg

Highway

Highway
Unknown mpg
21 - 25 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 3500HD
Ram 1500 Classic

Body Style

Body Style
Crew Cab Chassis Cab - Crew Cab Pickup
Crew Cab, Quad Cab, Regular Cab

Body Code

Body Code
E63 - ZW9
T

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
6
3 - 6

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
4800 - 6000 lbs.
3700 - 3900 lbs.

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
7050 - 9375 lbs.
3900 lbs.

Curb Weight - Front

Curb Weight - Front
3919 lbs.
2484 - 2883 lbs.

Curb Weight - Rear

Curb Weight - Rear
3129 lbs.
2034 - 2254 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap
11000 - 13025 lbs.
6025 - 6900 lbs.

Gross Combined Wt Rating

Gross Combined Wt Rating
16600 - 31300 lbs.
9850 - 13800 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs.
4410 - 8700 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs.
441 - 870 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
8900 - 20000 lbs.
4410 - 8700 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
890 - 2000 lbs.
441 - 870 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
20000 lbs.
4410 - 8700 lbs.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
L5P, L96, LC8
ERB - EZH

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas V8
Gas/Ethanol V8
Gas/Ethanol/Natural Gas/Propane
Turbocharged Diesel V8
Regular Unleaded V-6 - Regular Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
6.0L/366 - 6.6L/403
3.6 L/220 - 5.7 L/345

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection - Electronic Fuel Injection
Sequential MPI

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MW7 - MYD
DFD, DFK, DFL

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.10 - 4.03
4.71

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.81 - 2.36
3.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 - 1.53
2.10 - 2.11

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.15
1.67

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 0.85
1.28 - 1.29

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 - 0.67
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 - 4.49
3.29 - 3.30

Transfer Case Model

Transfer Case Model
Magna MP1222/5/6 - Magna MP1625/6
Electronic - None

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

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

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730
730

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150, 150 & 220, 220
160

Engine Oil Cooler

Engine Oil Cooler
Yes
Regular Duty

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Independent
Short And Long Arm

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf
Multi-Link

Axle Type - Front

Axle Type - Front
Independent
Independent

Axle Type - Rear

Axle Type - Rear
Full-Floating
Rigid Axle

Axle Capacity - Front

Axle Capacity - Front
4800 - 6000 lbs.
3700 - 3900 lbs.

Axle Capacity - Rear

Axle Capacity - Rear
7050 - 9750 lbs.
3900 lbs.

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 - 4.10
3.21, 3.55, 3.92

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
QGM, QQO, QWF, QZT
TTB, TTG, TTM, TTN

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
QGM, QQO, QWF, QZT
TTB, TTG, TTM, TTN

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
4GM, ZQO, ZWF, ZZT
TBS

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
LT235/80R17E - LT265/70R18E
LT265/70SR17, P265/70SR17, P275/60SR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
LT235/80R17E - LT265/70R18E
LT265/70SR17, P265/70SR17, P275/60SR20

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
LT235/80R17E - LT265/70R18E
Full-Size

Front Tire Capacity

Front Tire Capacity
4800 - 6000 lbs.
4608 - 6391 lbs.

Rear Tire Capacity

Rear Tire Capacity
7050 - 9375 lbs.
4608 - 6391 lbs.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 - 18 x 8.0 in.
17 X 7 - 20 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 - 18 x 8.0 in.
17 X 7 - 20 X 8 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 - 18 x 8.0 in.
Full-Size in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum - Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
55.7 - 56.1 ft.
39.5 - 45.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 x 1.57 - 13.98 x 1.57 in.
13.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.98 x 1.57 - 14.17 x 1.34 in.
13.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
36 gal.
26 - 32 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.8 in.
39.9 - 41 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.27 in.
41 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
64.84 in.
66 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
60.73 in.
62.9 - 63.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 in.
39.7 - 39.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
40.93 in.
34.7 - 40.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
64.33 in.
65.7 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
60.24 in.
62.9 - 63.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
167.7 in.
120 - 140 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
258.4 in.
209 - 229 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
80.51 - 95.98 in.
79.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
77.76 - 78.07 in.
74.6 - 77.7 in.

Cab to Axle

Cab to Axle
55.24 in.
28 - 36.9 in.

Ground to Top of Load Floor

Ground to Top of Load Floor
38.86 - 39.41 in.
34.6 - 35.4 in.

Ground Clearance, Rear

Ground Clearance, Rear
8.27 - 8.53 in.
7.6 - 8.7 in.

Cargo Box Length @ Floor

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
97.76 in.
67.4 - 76.3 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
51.02 in.
48.1 - 51 in.

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
21.22 in.
20 - 20.1 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
76.3 ft³.
50.3 - 57.5 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Sierra HD
Ram Pickups

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Large Pick-up
Large Pick-up

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Crew Cab
Crew Cab, Quad Cab, Regular Cab

Body Cab Style

Body Cab Style
Crew Cab
Crew Cab - Standard Cab

Bed Style

Bed Style
regular
regular

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
6.0 - 6.6
3.6 - 5.7

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
OHV
DOHC - OHV

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
aluminum - iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
8
6 - 8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
2 - 4
2 - 4