2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD vs. 2017 RAM 2500 Review

Comparison Review

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 3500HD. 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 2500.

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 2500. 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 2500.

The GMC Sierra 3500HD 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. When looking at overall length, the GMC Sierra 3500HD takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 2500.

With its lower torque engine, the GMC Sierra 3500HD doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the RAM 2500.

The GMC Sierra 3500HD has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 2500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

With the RAM 2500, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the GMC Sierra 3500HD due to its slightly better towing capacity. The GMC Sierra 3500HD has a little less horsepower than the RAM 2500.

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 2500. You'll be able to haul more material in the GMC Sierra 3500HD than the RAM 2500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

The GMC Sierra 3500HD comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 2500.

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Compare the 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD and the 2017 RAM 2500.

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2016 GMC
Sierra 3500HD

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

2017 RAM

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MSRP*: $32,145 - $58,595
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Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $32,557 - $54,056 $30,369 - $54,388

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.