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2017 RAM 1500 Tradesman/Express Vs. 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base

The winner of this comparison is RAM.


2017 RAM 1500 Tradesman/Express
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base

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2017 RAM 1500 Tradesman/Express

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base







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2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 GMC Sierra 1500

When we evaluate the 2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 GMC Sierra 1500, we are comparing two superbly engineered pickups with serious curb appeal, nicely appointed and connected interiors and are available in a choice of rich colors. For our matchup we’ll pit the Ram 1500 Limited against the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali as both offer similar trims, come standard with crew cabs and they share similar MSRP starting prices.

Performance Comparison

Under the hood of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 we find a standard 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine while a 6.2-liter V8 is also available. The stock 5.3-liter V8 engine generates 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. In the 2017 Ram 1500 you’ll find a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 matched with Ram’s TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission delivering 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. For power, the winner is definitely the Ram. When it comes to payload, both of these tough trucks deliver nearly identical specs but the Ram wins the hauling battle with max towing of 10,320 pounds compared to GMC’s 9,100 pounds.

Interior Comparison

In the cabs of the 2017 Ram 1500 Limited and 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali we find sumptuous appoints, premium entertainment and the latest in tech toys. Both trucks feature exquisite front bucket seats in special leather trim, dual zone automatic temperature control, Bluetooth® connectivity, rear 60/40 split-folding seats, rear back up cameras, heated steering wheels and convenient 110 or 115-volt AC power outlets. The GMC is equipped with a Bose® sound system where the Ram features a 9-speaker Alpine® audio system. And for connectivity, the Sierra Denali has OnStar® 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot with 8-inch screen where the 1500 Limited boasts the Uconnect® 4C NAV with an 8.4-inch display. Stop by Dave Warren Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Jamestown, NY, and take the rugged and nicely appointed 2017 Ram 1500 for a test drive today and decide for yourself.

1. MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

2. EPA estimated mpg with 3.6L V6 engine. Actual mileage may vary.

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