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2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs. 2017 RAM 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the GMC Sierra 2500HD than the RAM 1500. The GMC Sierra 2500HD will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The GMC Sierra 2500HD is somewhat more expensive than the RAM 1500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The GMC Sierra 2500HD carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 1500.

Dimensions
The GMC Sierra 2500HD is a little wider than the RAM 1500, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the GMC Sierra 2500HD, which is slightly longer than the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Sierra 2500HD does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Handling
The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 2500HD is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the GMC Sierra 2500HD and the RAM 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the GMC Sierra 2500HD as you will the RAM 1500. The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the RAM 1500.

Warranty
The GMC Sierra 2500HD comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.

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2016 GMC
Sierra 2500HD

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MSRP*: $33,535 - $57,790

2017 RAM
1500

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MSRP*: $26,295 - $53,095
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.05%
City MPG: -- 15 - 21
Highway MPG: -- 21 - 29
Engine(s): V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 2 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $31,523 - $53,745 $25,339 - $48,449

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.