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2020 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2020 RAM 1500 Classic Review

New 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

2020 GMC
Sierra 1500

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New 2020 RAM 1500 Classic

2020 RAM
1500 Classic

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MSRP*
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$29,600 to $58,900
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$28,200 to $42,395
Invoice* $28,446 to $55,425 $27,024 to $39,875
MPG - City 15 - 20 15 - 17
MPG - Hwy 20 - 24 21 - 25
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 3 - 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
The GMC Sierra 1500 offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the RAM 1500 Classic. 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 Classic.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 Classic 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). The GMC Sierra 1500 is somewhat more expensive than the RAM 1500 Classic. 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 Classic.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Sierra 1500 is much wider than the RAM 1500 Classic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the GMC Sierra 1500 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 1500 Classic.

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 Classic.

Handling
The GMC Sierra 1500 has a larger turning radius than the RAM 1500 Classic, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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 Classic. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the RAM 1500 Classic.

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