2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs. 2020 RAM 1500 Classic | NewCars.com

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2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs. 2020 RAM 1500 Classic Review

New 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD

2020 GMC
Sierra 2500HD

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New 2020 RAM 1500 Classic

2020 RAM
1500 Classic

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MSRP*
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$35,800 to $64,500
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$28,200 to $42,395
Invoice* $33,867 to $60,372 $27,024 to $39,875
MPG - City N/A 15 - 17
MPG - Hwy N/A 21 - 25
Engine(s) 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** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 will be able to stretch out a lot more with the GMC Sierra 2500HD than the RAM 1500 Classic. The GMC Sierra 2500HD 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 2500HD will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the RAM 1500 Classic, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 2500HD costs less to deliver to the dealership than the RAM 1500 Classic.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Sierra 2500HD 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 2500HD, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500 Classic.

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

Handling
The GMC Sierra 2500HD 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 2500HD is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 Classic for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a little more 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 2500HD as you will the RAM 1500 Classic. You'll be able to haul more material in the GMC Sierra 2500HD than the RAM 1500 Classic, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The GMC Sierra 2500HD comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500 Classic.