2019 Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500
If you’re in the market for your next pickup truck, we’re betting you’ve come across the 2019 Ram 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500. Both options are great choices when it comes to fuel economy, power, and the latest technology features.
But how will drivers in Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park know which pickup is better for their daily driving needs? That’s where our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram can help in this vehicle comparison.
Check out the engine options, towing capacity, and interior features of the Ram 1500 and Sierra 1500, so you can choose your favorite and take it out for a spin!
Engine Power & Performance
When opting for a pickup truck, one of the first features you might look at are the engine options. You’ll find great choices in both trucks: the Ram offers a 3.6-liter V6 base engine that puts out 305 horsepower, while the Sierra follows with a base 285-horsepower V6.
When it comes to fuel economy, the Ram 1500 takes the lead with. With an EPA-estimated 20/28 city/highway, you’ll forget that you’re filling up a pickup truck. The Sierra 1500 follows behind with an EPA-estimated 18/24mpg city/highway.
Towing Capacity & Maximum Payload
The next aspects you’re most likely considering when looking for your next pickup are how much it can push and pull some things around. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with either the Ram or Sierra.
However, the Ram 1500 takes the lead, again, in this category, boasting a towing capacity of 12,750 pounds and a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds. The Sierra only follows slightly, with a towing capacity of 12,500 pounds and maximum payload of 2,250 pounds.
Find Your Perfect (Bed) Size
Of course, you’ll want to know your options in terms of bed sizes when it comes to choosing either the Ram 1500 or Sierra 1500. Both offer bed sizes that are your choice of at least 6’4” or 5’7”, so you’ll have plenty of room to load up your tools, luggage, or help a friend out with moving!
Inside the Cabin
You want a pickup that’s tough on the outside, but be sure to consider the inside, as well! In both the Ram 1500 and Sierra 1500, you’ll find high-quality, soft touch materials that make up the cabins of all trim levels.
When it comes to the latest technology, the Ram 1500 again takes the lead in this category. Its available 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system will keep you connected on even your longest drives, while the Sierra 1500 only offers a 7-inch touchscreen.
2019 Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500: The Results
While either the 2019 Ram 1500 or the GMC Sierra 1500 are great options for your drives around Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park, we think that the Ram’s fuel efficiency, engine power, and latest technology make this pickup test drive-worthy.
To learn more about the 2019 Ram 1500, contact us at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today, or submit your information below to download the 2019 Ram 1500 Ultimate Trim Guide!