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  • Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

2019 Ram 1500

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Engine Options


Max Horsepower 420

410 lb-ft

Max Torque

460 lb-ft
12,750 pounds

Max Towing

12,500 pounds
2,300 pounds

Max Payload

2,120 pounds

American drivers have a love affair going with the half-ton truck, and the final choice often comes down to the 2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2018GMC Sierra 1500. We’ve made the decision a little easier by comparing these two popular models on their key features.

Powertrain Options

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 engine options include:

  • 4.3L V6: Makes up to 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.3L V8: Makes up to 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.2L V8: Makes up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Ram 1500 engine options include:

  • 3.6LV6: Makes up to 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.7L V8: Makes up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

The GMC Sierra provides a greater range of engine options and more available horsepower and torque — however, the Ram delivers more power as standard. If you need even more power, compare the 2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2019 RAM 2500.

Ram Truck vs. GMC Truck: Capability

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 can overpower the Ram 1500 for superior performance, but the Ram offers superior capability specs:

  • Maximum Tow Rating: Up to a best-in-V8-class 12,750 pounds with the Ram 1500 vs. 12,500 pounds with the GMC Sierra 1500.
  • Maximum Payload Rating: Up to 2,300 pounds with the Ram 1500 vs. 2,120 pounds with the GMC Sierra.

Pickup Truck Technology

Both the Ram 1500 and the GMC Sierra deliver standout technology, but the Ram 1500 pushes a little further when it comes to available amenities:

  • Largest-In-Class 12-Inch Touchscreen
  • Surround-View Camera System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

If you’re looking for convenient cruising between Rice Lake and Hayward or simpler parking in Cumberland, the Ram 1500 is likely to appeal. That said, the GMC Sierra actually fits a larger touchscreen than the Ram as standard (7-inch vs. 5-inch), and it offers a few features unavailable with the Ram, including wireless smartphone charging.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 At Dusk

2019 Ram 1500 Towing

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Dash

Find Your Next Half-Ton Truck at Don Johnson Motors

Whether you’d like to take a closer look at the Ram 1500 redesign or take a test drive in a new or used GMC Sierra 1500, don’t hesitate to visit our showroom or contact us today. You can also drop in at any of our locations in Rice Lake, Hayward, or Cumberland, WI.

Don Johnson Motors 45.5080292, -91.7657192.