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The quickest way to choose one truck between two like the 2021 Ram 1500 and the 2021 GMC Sierra is to learn how they’re different. But how do Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, and Farmington Hills, Michigan, shoppers choose between the two?
The team at LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walled Lake comes to the rescue with this comparison of these two rugged pickups.
Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra Performance
Many drivers seek out the most power they can in a pickup truck, whether for work or weekend projects. The standard Ram engine, the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque, produces 305 horsepower. The baseline GMC motor, a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6, on the other hand only produces 285 horsepower.
To accompany the 2021 Ram 1500, you’ll get a base TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission. However, with the GMC, you’ll use a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, so you’ll notice a difference when it comes to shifting as well.
Plenty of strength comes in the many engines both trucks supply. If you choose the 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel engine on the 1500 it produces a whopping 480 lb-ft of torque. The best torque for the Sierra veers close, but still falls short with 460 lb-ft of torque.
Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra Towing Capacity
Whatever towing tasks you tackle, you will want to know how much each vehicle can handle. When equipped with the 5.7L engine with eTorque hybrid technology, the 2021 Ram 1500 tows up to 12,750 pounds.
With the GMC Sierra, you can tow a maximum towing capacity of 11,800 pounds. Consider what you personally need and check out both capabilities.
Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra Technology
Being able to clearly see your on-board displays is crucial and the Ram 1500 is here to help. It offers an available Uconnect® 12.0-inch touchscreen with Navigation for your center console and the optional 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display for behind the wheel.
The largest center screen you can view in the GMC though reaches just 8 inches across with the Premium GMC Infotainment System with Navigation. In the driver’s seat of the Sierra, you’ll spot an available 4.2-inch Driver Information Center.
Through your center screens, you’ll be able to use various apps and can tune your audio to your satisfaction. You’ll be awed by the Ram 1500 showstopper—the Harman Kardon® Premium Sound system. It positions 19 speakers throughout your truck, so that you’ll hear the intricate details of every beat. Only a maximum of seven speakers can be found with the optional Bose® Premium Sound System.
Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra Storage
Secret, hidden storage compartments anchor each side of the Ram if you add the RamBox® Cargo Management System. These weatherproof areas can carry either wet or dry materials or gear. Drain holes can release the liquid after you’ve finished your job. Plus, they can be locked up to keep the items safe.
The GMC Sierra has storage in the truck bed but nothing like this type of system if you’re looking to bring more tools to your construction site.
Choose One Truck: 2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 GMC Sierra
We’ve sped up your car search by pointing out the differences between the 2021 Ram 1500 and the 2021 GMC Sierra. This means that Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, and Farmington Hills, MI, shoppers can be that much closer to your final choice.
To find out more, schedule a test drive at LaFontaine CDJR of Walled Lake today.