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2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD vs. 2016 RAM 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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. Both the GMC Sierra 3500HD and the RAM 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Sierra 3500HD is much wider than the RAM 1500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Sierra 3500HD doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as 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
You'll be able to bring along a larger crew with the GMC Sierra 3500HD than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. 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 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD and the 2016 RAM 1500.

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2015 GMC
Sierra 3500HD

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MSRP*: $34,645 - $56,885

2016 RAM
1500

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MSRP*: $26,145 - $52,665
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- --
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
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,566 - $52,903 $25,152 - $48,021

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.