2020 GMC Sierra 3500HD vs. 2021 RAM 2500 | NewCars.com

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2020 GMC Sierra 3500HD vs. 2021 RAM 2500 Review

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2020 GMC
Sierra 3500HD

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2021 RAM

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$37,000 to $66,900
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$35,425 to $67,540
Invoice* $35,002 to $62,618 $33,339 to $62,783
MPG - City N/A N/A
MPG - Hwy N/A N/A
Engine(s) V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 3 - 6
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

Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the GMC Sierra 3500HD than the RAM 2500. The GMC Sierra 3500HD will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 2500.

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 3500HD will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 2500. 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 3500HD costs less to deliver to the dealership than the RAM 2500.

Since the GMC Sierra 3500HD is much wider than the RAM 2500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the GMC Sierra 3500HD takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 2500.

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

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

If you've got something you need to tow, the GMC Sierra 3500HD will do just as well as the RAM 2500, since they have about the same towing capacity. The GMC Sierra 3500HD has a little more horsepower than the RAM 2500.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the GMC Sierra 3500HD as you will the RAM 2500. The GMC Sierra 3500HD has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the RAM 2500.

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