When you’re ready to start the engine to your next truck, you’ll see that American-made workhorses lead the full-size class. The GMC Sierra 1500 and RAM 1500 are tough competitors, and both come with impressive towing and hauling power. Which truck is the right choice for you? Let’s compare them to find out.
While both pickups pack serious muscle under the hood, modern trucks are also expected to offer innovative technology as well. There are some key differences in the tech options in these two contenders, however. The Sierra sports a 7-inch touchscreen, a larger option than its rival’s standard screen. The GMC truck also comes standard with smartphone connectivity for Android and Apple devices, but that feature costs extra in the RAM. Although both trucks can be stocked with a range of safety systems, only the Sierra features Teen Driver, which lets you set top volume and speed limits for any secondary drivers in your household.
There’s more to a truck’s trailering potential than its horsepower and torque. The right truck can make your job easier with smart towing tools, and GMC has equipped the Sierra 1500 with trailering assistance technology. These features add efficiency to any towing job, and you can take advantage of the trailer length indicator to see when you have enough room to change lanes while towing. Rear trailer and sideview enhancements also help you watch your blind spots with ease even when you’re moving a bulky payload.
A high-quality truck doesn’t need to require a high cost, so the GMC Sierra 1500 is available for a considerably approachable starting price. You can save hundreds or more by opting for this well-rounded pickup, and the pricing remains competitive even if you explore the upper trim levels. The range-topping Sierra 1500 Denali asks a notably lower number than the particularly pricy RAM TRX. Even with its reasonable price, the Sierra 1500 Denali offers fine amenities like wireless device charging and ash wood interior accents.
If it looks like the GMC Sierra 1500 is the truck you need, you can find it here on our lot in Panama City. Come see us at Bill Cramer Chevrolet Buick GMC to test drive this powerful pickup. We’re looking forward to seeing you behind the wheel soon.