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2022 GMC Sierra 2500 vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Review

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2022 GMC
Sierra 2500

MSRP*: $37,200 to $66,700
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Picture of the 2022 RAM 1500

2022 RAM
1500

MSRP*: $34,400 to $73,380
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MPG - City Info not available 10 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 14 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 69.5 - 83.5 ft3 53.9 - 61.5 ft3
Engine 445-hp, 6.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel) 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel), 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid), 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid), 702-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 401 hp 260 - 702 hp
Towing Capacity 14,500 - 18,500 lbs 6,120 - 8,280 lbs
Exterior Length 235.5 - 266.1 in 228.9 - 241.8 in
Exterior Width 81.8 - 81.9 in 82.1 - 88.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.6 - 45.2 in
Head Room Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.8 in

*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 2500 than the RAM 1500. The GMC Sierra 2500 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). Whether you pick the GMC Sierra 2500 or the RAM 1500, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The GMC Sierra 2500 is about the same width as the RAM 1500. If you go with the GMC Sierra 2500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500.

Handling
The GMC Sierra 2500 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 2500 is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Sierra 2500 has a little more horsepower than the RAM 1500.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Sierra 2500 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the GMC Sierra 2500 as you will the RAM 1500. You'll be able to haul more material in the GMC Sierra 2500 than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.