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2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 1500

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

VS
2021 RAM 1500

2021 RAM 1500

Are you shopping for a light-duty pickup truck for sale in Excelsior Springs? You might be considering the GMC Sierra 1500 or the RAM 1500. While the RAM 1500 is undoubtedly a staple in its segment, we at Roberts Robinson Chevrolet Buick GMC think the GMC Sierra matches or surpasses the RAM 1500 in most categories. You can see for yourself below! Compare the GMC Sierra vs. RAM 1500 to decide which better suits your needs.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

vs.

2021 RAM 1500

$37,995

Starting MSRP

$35,395
5

Engine Options

5
277 to 420

Horsepower Range

260 to 395 (702 for the TRX)
305 to 460

Torque Range

269 to 480 (650 for the TRX)
Up to 6

Seating Capacity

Up to 6
72-month/100,000-mile

Corrosion Warranty

60-month/unlimited miles

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. RAM 1500: Pricing & Warranty 

How do the new GMC Sierra and the new RAM 1500 compare in terms of price? See how their prices stack up below: 

GMC Sierra: 

  • 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Base (2WD, Crew Cab, Short Box): $37,995 
  • 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali (4WD, Crew Cab, Standard Box): $61,095 

RAM 1500: 

  • 2021 RAM 1500 Tradesman (4×2, Crew Cab, 5’7″ Box): $35,395 
  • 2021 RAM 1500 Limited (4×2, Crew Cab, 6’4″ Box): $56,900 
  • 2021 RAM 1500 TRX (4×4, Crew Cab, 5’7″ Box): $70,095 

As you can see, the GMC Sierra and RAM 1500 are in a similar price backet, but what kind of value do they bring to the table? Both models offer a 36-month/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. However, the GMC Sierra takes coverage a bit further with a 72-month/100,000-mile corrosion warranty. 

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. RAM 1500: Performance Specs 

You’d expect a handful of a engine options from a pickup truck — and neither the Sierra 1500 nor the RAM 1500 disappoint in that regard. Both offer powerful horsepower and torque outputs across their respective lineups: 

GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options:

  • 310-hp 2.7L turbo engine rated at 348 lb-ft of torque 
  • 277-hp (best in class) 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel I6 engine rated at 460 lb-ft of torque 
  • 285-hp 4.3L EocTec3 V6 engine rated at 305 lb-ft of torque 
  • 355-hp 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine rated at 383 lb-ft of torque 
  • 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine rated at 460 lb-ft of torque 

RAM 1500 Engine Options

  • 260-hp 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine rated at 480 lb-ft of torque 
  • 305-hp 3.6L PENTASTAR V6 engine with eTorque rated at 269 lb-ft of torque 
  • 395-hp 5.7L HEMI V8 engine rated at 410 lb-ft of torque 
  • 395-hp 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with eTorque rated at 410 lb-ft of torque 
  • 702-hp 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 engine rated at 650 lb-ft of torque (RAM 1500 TRX only) 

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. RAM 1500: Towing 

The 2021 RAM 1500 maximum towing capacity is 12,750 pounds, while the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 maximum towing capacity is 11,800. However, if you opt for the GMC Sierra 1500 SLE, you can expect a higher towing capacity than what you’d get from the RAM 1500 Big Horn. With 4×2, the SLE can tow up to 9,100 pounds, while the Big Horn tows up to 6,630 pounds. Overall, the RAM 1500’s top towing capacity is higher, but the Sierra offers plenty of power to tow watercrafts, small campers, and anything else you might need for your adventures around Liberty. 

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. RAM 1500: Highlighted Features 

The GMC Sierra Base and RAM 1500 Tradesman are the trucks’ barebones trim levels, which offer the basics for jobs around Liberty. If you want more upscale features, you’ll likely want to level up to at least the SLE for the Sierra or the Big Horn for the RAM 1500. These trims offer amenities like cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth®, and a six-speaker sound system. Even so, the Sierra SLE stands out with a few features you won’t get on the Big Horn, which include: 

  • Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors 
  • Two 12-volt DC power outlets 
  • Rear window defogger 
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats 
  • 8-way power driver seat 
  • Driver lumbar support 
  • Dual-zone front automatic climate control 
  • LED low/high beam headlights
  • LED brake lights 
  • GMC MultiPro Tailgate (six-function tailgate) 

Test Drive the New Sierra 1500 at Roberts Robinson Chevrolet Buick GMC! 

Does the GMC Sierra 1500 seem like the ideal truck for you? After you’ve compared the GMC Sierra vs. RAM 1500, contact us online or give us a call at (816) 826-1563 to schedule a test drive! We’ll introduce you to the Sierra lineup and help you choose the trim, engine, and feature set that makes sense for your lifestyle and budget. In the meantime, browse our new vehicle specials for GMC offers you don’t want to miss! 

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