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2020 RAM 1500Features & Specs2020 GMC Sierra
305 hpEngine Power285 hp
eight-speed shiftable automaticTransmissionsix-speed shiftable automatic
21 mpgFuel Economy (Combined)17 mpg
standardKeyless Ignitionavailable on higher trims

2020 RAM 1500 vs 2020 GMC Sierra

When you need to complete a big job, you need a big truck to make it happen. Two of the best and most potent on the market are the 2020 RAM 1500 and the 2020 GMC Sierra. Both of these pickups have superior towing and payload capability while also providing you with a ton of features and options. Additionally, you also get multiple powerful engines with these pickups that are designed to go over just about anything. We hate having to choose between these two trucks, but there can only be one that is truly the best. Take a journey with us as we break them both down and declare a winner.

2020 RAM 1500 Power & Handling

With most models, consumers can choose between a quad cab with a long bed or a crew cab that comes with either a long bed or a short bed, which provides for maximum payload capacity. Under the hood, many trims come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, which comes with RAMs eTorque system for better gas mileage. Optional is a 5.7-liter V8 with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The eTorque system is optional, and this engine comes standard on the Laramie, LongHorn, and Limited trims. Also available is a diesel-powered 3.0-liter engine that generates 260 horsepower and a whopping 480 lb-ft of torque. All engines come with a smooth eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and the RAM can tow up to 12,750 pounds.

2020 GMC Sierra Power & Handling

Multiple engines are also available for the 2020 GMC Sierra. The Base trim comes with a 4.3-liter V6 with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. If you need to complete a big job, this probably is not going to get it done for you, however higher level trims provide you with more power. The SLE trim has a few different options, with the first being a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 310 horsepower and the second a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine with 277 horsepower which is available on all trims. The last two engines available for the Sierra are a 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and a 6.2-liter V8.

2020 RAM 1500 Features & Design

Seven trim levels are available for the 2020 RAM, and each provides you with an impressive array of features. The base Tradesman comes with 18-inch steel wheels and a few tech features, including a 5-inch touchscreen, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and push-button start. Also included are trailer sway damping and a six-speaker stereo. Upgrading to the HFE provides you with even more niceties, including 20-inch chrome wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires, side steps, a tonneau cover, a carpeted floor, and front bucket seats. The Big Horn adds to this extensive list with 18-inch aluminum wheels and foglights. There is also a tremendous amount of options, including an 8.4-inch or even 12-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you want something more off-road, the Rebel trim has you covered with an electronic locking rear axle and four skid plates. Want more luxury? The Laramie trim gives it to you with 20-inch wheels and power mirrors and rear window. Leather-trimmed bucket seats are also standard, and they're heated and ventilated. There are also a few safety features, including forward collision warning and lane-keeping assist. Next level up is the Longhorn, which adds standard premium-leather bucket seats, a leather-wrapped wood steering wheel, and a spray-in bedliner to the mix. Meanwhile, the Limited has a standard four-corner air suspension.

2020 GMC Sierra Features & Design

The GMC Sierra comes with one less trim level, but each is nicely equipped. The base comes with air conditioning, a rearview camera, a tilt-only steering wheel. Tech features include Bluetooth and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Next up is the SLE, which adds to the base with remote keyless entry and an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen. Available options for the SLE include a bed-camera system that combines a cargo-box camera and provisions for two additional trailer-mounted cameras. The Elevation adds to this list with remote-locking tailgate, LED foglights, and two USB ports in the back seat. You get more features with the SLT in the form of a locking rear differential, a MultiPro configurable tailgate, and dual-zone climate control. Also coming standard is a trailer brake controller, heated-and-ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats. The next to last level is the AT4, which comes with a 2-inch suspension lift, standard four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case, skid plates, monotube shock absorbers, and all-terrain tires. The last trim level is the Denali, which gives you adaptive suspension dampers.


Though both of these pickups are terrific, we are going to give the victory to the 2020 RAM 1500. The engines are more powerful and provide more torque, with the real kicker being the 12,750-pound towing capacity. Additionally, the seven trim levels of the RAM provide you with more features than the GMC. We highly recommend checking out our full review of the 2020 RAM 1500 and then heading down to the dealership and taking a test drive! You can also browse our complete inventory right on our website!

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