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2023 GMC Sierra 2500 vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Classic Review

Picture of the 2023 GMC Sierra 2500

2023 GMC
Sierra 2500

MSRP*: $42,200 to $73,300
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Picture of the 2022 RAM 1500 Classic

2022 RAM
1500 Classic

MSRP*: $30,235 to $48,425
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MPG - City Info not available 15 - 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 21 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 69.5 - 83.5 ft3 50.3 - 74.7 ft3
Engine
  • 445-hp, 6.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-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 305 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 14,500 - 18,500 lbs 4,350 - 8,240 lbs
Exterior Length 235.5 - 266.1 in 209.0 - 237.9 in
Exterior Width 81.8 - 81.9 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 34.7 - 40.3 in
Head Room Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Front 39.9 - 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 - 39.9 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 will be able to stretch out a lot more with the GMC Sierra 2500 than the RAM 1500 Classic. 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 Classic.

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 2500 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the RAM 1500 Classic, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Sierra 2500 is much wider than the RAM 1500 Classic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Classic.

Handling
The GMC Sierra 2500 has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500 Classic, 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 Classic for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Sierra 2500 has a little more horsepower than the RAM 1500 Classic.

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 Classic.

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 Classic. The GMC Sierra 2500 has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the RAM 1500 Classic.