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