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2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Review

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2021 GMC
Sierra 1500

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2021 RAM
1500

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MSRP*
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$30,100 to $59,600
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$32,795 to $70,325
Invoice* $28,926 to $56,084 $31,407 to $65,436
MPG - City 14 - 22 10 - 23
MPG - Hwy 20 - 26 14 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6, V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 5 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab may find themselves a little more squished in the GMC Sierra 1500 than the RAM 1500. The GMC Sierra 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the GMC Sierra 1500, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 1500 or the RAM 1500, 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 1500 and the RAM 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The GMC Sierra 1500 is a little narrower than the RAM 1500, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the GMC Sierra 1500 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the GMC Sierra 1500 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Handling
The GMC Sierra 1500 has a similar turning radius to the RAM 1500, so both should maneuver just as easily in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to tow, the GMC Sierra 1500 will do just as well as the RAM 1500, since they have about the same towing capacity. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a little less horsepower than the RAM 1500.

Utility
The GMC Sierra 1500 offers a little more seating capacity than the RAM 1500, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the RAM 1500.

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