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2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD vs. 2017 RAM 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab may find themselves a little more squished in the GMC Sierra 3500HD than the RAM 1500. The GMC Sierra 3500HD 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 3500HD 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 3500HD carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 1500.

Dimensions
The GMC Sierra 3500HD 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. If you go with the GMC Sierra 3500HD, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Sierra 3500HD does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Handling
The GMC Sierra 3500HD 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 3500HD 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 3500HD and the RAM 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the GMC Sierra 3500HD as you will the RAM 1500. You'll be able to haul more material in the GMC Sierra 3500HD than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The GMC Sierra 3500HD comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.

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Compare the 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD and the 2017 RAM 1500.

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2016 GMC
Sierra 3500HD

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MSRP*: $34,635 - $58,125

2017 RAM
1500

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MSRP*: $26,295 - $53,095
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.61% 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
Invoice*: $32,557 - $54,056 $25,339 - $48,449

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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