2019 RAM 1500

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2019 GMC Sierra


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Features & Specs

2019 RAM 1500

2019 GMC Sierra

Engine Power

305 hp

285 hp

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Fuel Range (hwy/city)

460/575 miles

384/504 miles

Keyless Ignition

Standard

Available on Higher Trims

2019 RAM 1500 vs 2019 GMC Sierra near Troy, MI

If you're in the market for a heavy-duty truck, two of the best brands around are RAM and GMC, and 2019 sees the release of their signature 1500 and Sierra models. Chances are if you have ever bought a pickup before you have taken a look at one of these models, but which one is the best to spend your hard-earned money on? In this article, we will break down the RAM 1500 and the GMC Sierra and see which one is better.

2019 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

The base engine for the RAM 1500 is a 5.7-liter V8 with 395 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque backed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also available is a 3.6-liter V6 with an eTorque mild-hybrid system that uses a 48-volt battery pack and a motor-generator that adds torque when specific situations call for it while also improving the RAM's fuel economy. The V6 provides 305 horsepower, and 269 lb-ft of torque and both engines come with the option of two or four-wheel drive. The RAM 1500 has a payload capacity of up to 2,302 pounds and a towing capacity of 11,610 pounds with the V8 engine.

2019 GMC Sierra Power & Handling

The base engine for the Sierra is a 4.3-liter V6 with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. There is also an option of a 5.3-liter V8 amongst others. In 2019, the GMC Sierra has two cylinder management systems to help improve fuel economy. The brand-new Dynamic Fuel Management system is designed to fine-tune the balance between efficiency and power. Also available is a cylinder shut-off system to help boost the miles per gallon. Both of these systems are great but pale in comparison to the RAM's eTorque system, which allows the RAM to get more mpg.

2019 RAM 1500 Features & Design

The RAM 1500 comes in seven trim levels with a ton of available features. The base-level Tradesman comes with active grille shutters, coil-spring suspension, trailer-sway control, and a rearview camera. Standard are heated, power-adjustable mirrors as well as 18-inch steel wheels. The inside of the Tradesman comes with air conditioning, vinyl floors and seats, push-button start, and an electronic parking brake. Higher-trim levels provide you with features such as deployable side steps, damped tailgate with power release, and 22-inch wheels. The RAM 1500 also includes tech equipment such as a 7.0-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto and a surround-view camera. Safety features like adaptive cruise control and hill-decent control are also available.

2019 GMC Sierra Features & Design

Smart and upscale the GMC Sierra has a classy interior with soft-touch surfaces and provides you with features such as 17-inch steel wheels, power locks and windows, air conditioning, and automatic xenon headlamps. Tech equipment for the GMC Sierra includes a 7-inch touchscreen interface with USB connectivity and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. For safety features, GMC provides you with a Driver Alert package that brings you parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert with the option of automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. At higher trim levels the Sierra provides you with features such as leather upholstery and driver-seat memory settings.

Conclusions

Our pick is the heavy-duty RAM 1500. It gives you terrific payload, and towing capacities and the eTorque system keeps you from running out of gas as you move heavy loads from place to place. To read our full review of the RAM 1500, click the link at the bottom and then come down to the dealership and take a test drive!

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