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2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs. 2015 RAM 2500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 2500 than in the GMC Sierra 2500HD. 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 2500.

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). Whether you pick the GMC Sierra 2500HD or the RAM 2500, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the GMC Sierra 2500HD and the RAM 2500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The GMC Sierra 2500HD is a little wider than the RAM 2500, 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 2500.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Sierra 2500HD doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the RAM 2500.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 2500 is clearly the choice over the GMC Sierra 2500HD for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a little less horsepower than the RAM 2500.

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 2500. You'll be able to haul more material in the GMC Sierra 2500HD than the RAM 2500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

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

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2015 GMC
Sierra 2500HD

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MSRP*: $32,420 - $55,125

2015 RAM
2500

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MSRP*: $30,615 - $54,850
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.39%
City MPG: -- --
Highway MPG: -- --
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 3 - 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*: $30,475 - $51,266 $28,569 - $50,373

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