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2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs. 2022 RAM 3500 Review

Picture of the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD

2021 GMC
Sierra 2500HD

MSRP*: $36,200 to $65,700
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Picture of the 2022 RAM 3500

2022 RAM
3500

MSRP*: $37,140 to $69,370
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Invoice* $34,245 to $61,495 $35,086 to $64,715
MPG - City Info not available Info not available
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 69.5 - 83.6 ft3 57.5 - 74.9 ft3
Engine V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 445 hp 410 hp
Towing Capacity 14,500 - 18,500 lbs 19,410 - 20,940 lbs
Exterior Length 235.5 - 266.1 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 81.8 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 40.2 - 43.1 in
Head Room Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 39.8 - 40.9 in
Rear 39.8 - 40.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 3500. 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 3500.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the GMC Sierra 2500HD will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 3500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the GMC Sierra 2500HD and the RAM 3500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Sierra 2500HD is much wider than the RAM 3500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the GMC Sierra 2500HD, which is slightly longer than the RAM 3500.

Handling
The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a larger turning radius than the RAM 3500, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the RAM 3500, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the GMC Sierra 2500HD due to its slightly better towing capacity. The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a little more horsepower than the RAM 3500.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the GMC Sierra 2500HD transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the RAM 3500.

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 3500. The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the RAM 3500.

Warranty
The GMC Sierra 2500HD comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 3500.