2021 Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500 Truck Comparison
The 2021 Ram 1500
2021 GMC Sierra 1500
2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 In Mississauga, Ontario
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2021 Ram 1500 Interior
2021 Ram 1500 Exterior
Performance, Towing & Payload Comparison
Multiple engine options are available for the Ram 1500, starting with the standard 3.6-litre Pentastar V6, capable of 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, letting it tow up to 7,730 pounds. Next up is the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 producing 396 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque to allow for a towing capacity of 11,610 pounds. Also, there is a 5.7-litre HEMI V8 option with the mild-hybrid eTorque system, boosting an additional 130 lb-ft of torque, increasing the maximum towing capacity to 12,750 pounds. A diesel option is also available, a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 with an output of 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque, giving it the ability to tow up to 12,560 pounds. Finally, for maximum performance, you will find the supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 on the TRX model only, offering 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque to make acceleration to 97 km/h in as little as 4.5 seconds. In terms of payload, the Ram 1500 with the 3.6-litre and the eTorque mild-hybrid achieves the maximum rating of 2,320 pounds, letting it haul everything you need.
Similarly, the Sierra 1500 also has few engine options, offering a standard 4.3-litre EcoTec3 V6 that's capable of 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to tow 7,700 pounds. Next up in the lineup is the 2.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, delivering 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque, which reduces the towing capacity to 6,900 pounds. When properly equipped, the 5.3-litre EcoTec3 V8 boosts 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, and it tows a maximum of 11,300 pounds. For the best towing, you will have to opt for the 6.2-litre EcoTec3 V8 that provides 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque to achieve the Sierra 1500's maximum towing capacity of 12,100 pounds. For diesel, it has a 3.0-litre Duramax that brings forth 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, giving a towing capacity of 9,100 pounds. The 5.3-litre EcoTec V8 delivers a maximum of 2,140 pounds of payload, slightly less than Ram 1500.
Technology & Safety Comparison
As standard, the Ram 1500 gets a 5-inch touchscreen and a 3.5-inch in-cluster display, although going up a few trims makes available a 7-inch in-cluster display, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, and a massive 12-inch touchscreen. These screens utilize the Uconnect interface for intuitive operation, and higher models get navigation capabilities.
Inside the Sierra 1500's cabin, you will find either a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen, depending on the model choice, offering navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as optional features. As standard, a 3.5-inch in-cluster display provides vital vehicle information, while an upgrade is available for a 4.2-inch in-cluster display for enhanced viewing.
Which is better, GMC Sierra 1500 or Dodge Ram 1500?
In short, the Ram 1500 is the ideal choice as it performs its light-duty tasks much better, offering a more robust selection of engine options that have better performance along with greater towing and payload capacities.
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