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Las Cruces: RAM 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500 Comparison

Las Cruces: RAM 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500 Comparison
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2021 RAM 1500 Overview

The Ram 1500 continues to be among the most popular pickups on the road, and the 2021 Ram 1500 is the only truck in the model year that Car and Driver magazine awarded a perfect 10 out of 10. It also selected it as an Editors’ Choice and included it in its 10 Best list. The goal with the Ram 1500 is to do everything well rather than chase peak numbers that can be marketed as best in class, and that approach has made this nameplate a perennial success. An alternative to the Ram 1500 is the Sierra 1500. While it is often overshadowed by its brother nameplate—the Silverado 1500—the Sierra 1500 does a lot well, which includes offering one the most upscale trim levels in the class. With that in mind, let us compare the Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500 and see how these two popular pickups measure up.

Las Cruces NM - 2021 RAM 1500's Overview

Exterior – RAM Dealer serving Las Cruces NM

The fifth-generation Ram 1500 is offered with a quad cab and a crew cab. If you want a traditional two-door cab, that is available via the Ram 1500 Classic, which is based on the previous generation. Ram pairs the quad cab with a bed that measures 76 inches. It offers the crew cab with the standard bed and with a shorter bed that measures 67 inches. The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is available with a two-door regular cab, a double cab and a crew cab. GMC pairs the regular cab with a long bed that measures 98 inches. The double cab—similar to the quad cab in that it has half-sized rear doors—is paired with a standard bed that measures 79 inches, and the crew cab—which like the Ram crew has four full-size doors—is paired either with the standard bed or with a short bed that measures 70 inches.

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Interior – 2021 RAM 1500 serving Las Cruces NM

What jumps out in this Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500 comparison is that Ram offers the most rear legroom in a crew cab in the segment and that GMC offers what is or close to the most front legroom. Ram provides 41 inches of front headroom and 41 inches of front legroom, and we think that makes the more than 45 inches of rear legroom in the crew cab too good to pass up. That said, if you need more front legroom, the GMC provides 43 inches up front and 43 inches in the rear row. In both cases, you have the option of a front bench and seating for six or front bucket seats and seating for five.

Las Cruces NM - 2021 RAM 1500's Interior

RAM 1500 Mechanical specs

Both Ram and GMC take similar approaches to powertrain and drivetrains. One notable difference is that the 2021 Ram 1500 has an eight-speed automatic transmission across the board. With the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, transmission depends on engine and in some cases is just a six-speed automatic. Both offer rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. There are also a number of engines to choose from in both cases, and that includes a base V6 engine. But we think the base Ram setup is superior. It is a V6 that makes 305 horsepower and has eTorque for better fuel performance. The GMC V6 makes 285 hp.

Las Cruces NM - 2021 RAM 1500's Mechanical

Tech – RAM Dealership serving Las Cruces NM

Both the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 feature an infotainment touchscreen and a rearview monitor. Ram has an advantage due the Uconnect software. The GMC software is solid but not as critically acclaimed as Uconnect. GMC offers an 8-inch touchscreen. Ram offers an 8.4-inch and 12.3-inch touchscreen. Ram includes trailer sway damping standard. Both offer similar driver assists. GMC offers all in an optional package. Ram offers some in an optional package but also includes some items as standard equipment with the upper trim levels.

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You can test-drive the Ram 1500 at our location. No appointment is needed, but we do schedule if you prefer. You can call for the latest information, and we provide custom quotes and other details via text and email. You can also shop Melloy Dodge online. Our entire inventory is listed on the site. You can compare trim levels and options, browse current specials, get prequalified for a loan and much more, and if at point you need assistance, we are available via live chat to provide it.


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