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2020 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 1500 Review

New 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

2020 GMC
Sierra 1500

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New 2020 RAM 1500

2020 RAM
1500

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MSRP*
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$29,600 to $58,900
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$32,145 to $57,515
Invoice* $28,446 to $55,425 $30,798 to $52,624
MPG - City 15 - 20 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 20 - 24 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-6
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
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 1500 than in the GMC Sierra 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. The GMC Sierra 1500 costs less to deliver to the dealership than the RAM 1500.

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. The GMC Sierra 1500 is slightly shorter than the RAM 1500, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The GMC Sierra 1500 has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 1500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 1500 is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a little less horsepower than the RAM 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the GMC Sierra 1500 as you will the RAM 1500. 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.