Are you in the market for a powerful truck to cruise the roads of Lewisburg, Sunbury, and Danville, PA, and beyond? If so, you may want to consider hard-hitting pickups like the 2021 Ram 1500 or 2021 GMC Sierra. Both offer the perfect combination of performance, capability, and style, but which one is right for you?

To highlight the differences between these two popular trucks, the team at B.Z. Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT has put together this detailed comparison. Continue reading to find out for yourself how these models stack up to one another and pick the perfect model for your needs!

Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra: Power and Performance Specs

Trucks are made to bring more power and capability to the streets, giving you a commanding presence and making you royalty on the road. Fortunately, both the Ram 1500 and GMC Sierra provide you with an array of engine choices, so you can get the strength you need. 

However, if you want a pickup that delivers unparalleled power, you're in luck with the Ram 1500. This go-to truck comes standard with the tried-and-true 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque. This powertrain works to deliver an impressive 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, so you can conquer the path ahead.

For even more power, you can upgrade to any of the four available engine options:




5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

395 HP

410 lb-ft

5.7L HEMI® V8

395 HP

410 lb-ft

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

260 HP

480 lb-ft

Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8

702 HP

650 lb-ft

Even while pumping such iron out of the tailpipe, the Ram 1500 also remains an efficient option, especially for the truck sector. This pickup offers great fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 20 city/25 highway MPG when equipped with its standard 3.6L V6 engine.

The Ram's excellent fuel efficiency is thanks to its aerodynamic design and the available engine's eTorque Mild Hybrid System. This system replaces the traditional alternator in the engine with a belt-driven motor generator, helping efficiency, performance, drivability, and more.

The GMC Sierra also offers a wide range of engine options, but it doesn't quite compare to its competitor's power. Standardly, its 4.3L V6 engine only generates 285 horsepower. Even if you move to the most robust option, the 6.2L V8, this truck's output maxes out with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Unfortunately, the GMC Sierra also can't compete with the Ram 1500 when it comes to efficiency, either. When standardly outfitted, you'll see an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 16 city/21 highway MPG.

Ram vs GMC: Towing Capacity & Payload

Trucks are made to tow, and that is exactly what the 2021 Ram 1500 and 2021 GMC Sierra were engineered for. Which one has the capability to tackle the toughest of your duties?

It should come as no surprise that the Ram 1500 can help you get the tough jobs done thanks to its incredible power output. When equipped with the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque and other necessary towing equipment, this powerhouse pickup can deliver a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. Plus, it boasts a max payload capacity of 2,300 pounds, so you haul just as easily as you can tow.

With the GMC Sierra, you sadly won't be able to tow as much weight. The Sierra offers a maximum towing capacity of 11,800 pounds when properly equipped, quite less than the Ram pickup. Payload is also less in this model, coming in at a max of 2,200 pounds.

However, each model offers an array of trailering technologies that make it easier and safer to tow and haul. In the 2021 Sierra, you'll have available features like an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Towing Mirrors, and Electric Parking Brake Assist.

Once again, though, the Ram 1500 takes the cake when it comes to towing tech. With these available innovations, you'll find any towing application is completely streamlined:

  • Trailer Reverse Steering Control
  • Trailer Sway Control & Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • 360-degree Surround View Camera with Trailer Camera Wiring
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Trailer Light Check

2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 GMC Sierra: Interior

Just because these pickup trucks are tough under the hood doesn't mean they're not cozy and accommodating inside.

The Ram 1500 interior was designed with luxury in mind. Inside the cabin, you'll find exclusive available features like reclining rear seats, a 10-square-foot sunroof, in-floor storage, and a digital rearview mirror.

The Ram model also offers an array of advanced technology to help you stay entertained and connected. With its available 12-inch touchscreen (with split-screen capability), the Uconnect® multimedia system keeps you on course with turn-by-turn directions while you jam out to your favorite music with the available SiriusXM® with 360L.

This is made even better when you opt for the 19-speaker Harmon Kardon® Premium Audio System, boasting the highest number of speakers in its class for crisp and clear sound.

While the GMC Sierra also comes with a touchscreen infotainment system, the screen is much smaller (at most, 8 inches) and doesn't offer split-screen capability. Additionally, you'll only find an available 6-speaker sound system in this truck, limiting your listening experience on the roads.

With a more advanced and accommodating cabin, the Ram 1500 scores yet another victory.

2021 Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra: Which Will You Choose?

When comparing the 2021 Ram 1500 and 2021 GMC Sierra, it's clear which pickup takes the gold. For the best efficiency, towing capability, interior, and the latest technologies, the Ram 1500 is certainly worth a second look.

Drivers in the Lewisburg, Sunbury, and Danville, Pennsylvania, areas who want to learn more about this Ram model should give us a call today! Our team at B.Z. Motors CDJRF can answer any questions you have, plus set you up with a test drive.

We look forward to helping you find the ideal truck for your needs soon!

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