2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 1500

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4, 2021 RAM 1500 Rebel, Comparison
2021 GMC Sierra 1500


2021 RAM 1500

Starting MSRP


Engine Options

277 to 420

Horsepower Range

260 to 395 (702 for the TRX)
305 to 460

Torque Range

269 to 480 (650 for the TRX)
Up to 6

Seating Capacity

Up to 6

Corrosion Warranty

60-month/unlimited miles

Are you shopping for a light-duty pickup truck for sale in Centerville? You might be considering the GMC Sierra 1500 or the RAM 1500. While the RAM 1500 is undoubtedly a staple in its segment, we at Bob Ross Buick GMC think the GMC Sierra matches or surpasses the RAM 1500 in most categories. You can see for yourself below! Compare the GMC Sierra vs. RAM 1500 to decide which better suits your needs. 

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. RAM 1500: Pricing & Warranty 

How do the new GMC Sierra and the new RAM 1500 compare in terms of price? See how their prices stack up below: 

GMC Sierra: 

  • 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Base (2WD, Regular Cab, Long Box): $31,795 
  • 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali (4WD, Crew Cab, Short Box): $57,495 

RAM 1500: 

  • 2021 RAM 1500 Tradesman (4×2, Crew Cab, 5’7″ Box): $35,645 
  • 2021 RAM 1500 Big Horn (4×4, Crew Cab, 5’7″ Box): $40,065 
  • 2021 RAM 1500 Limited (4×2, Crew Cab, 6’4″ Box): $57,150 

The GMC Sierra and RAM 1500 offer similar price points, but what value do they offer drivers? Both offer a 36-month/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. However, the GMC Sierra offers more with its 72-month/100,000-mile corrosion warranty. 

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. RAM 1500: Performance Specs 

When it comes to comparing pickup trucks, you’d expect lots of engine options – and neither of these vehicles disappoints. You can expect incredible horsepower and torque outputs across their respective lineups, which you can compare below:

GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options

  • 310-hp 2.7L turbo engine rated at 348 lb-ft of torque 
  • 277-hp (best in class) 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel I6 engine rated at 460 lb-ft of torque 
  • 285-hp 4.3L EocTec3 V6 engine rated at 305 lb-ft of torque 
  • 355-hp 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine rated at 383 lb-ft of torque 
  • 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine rated at 460 lb-ft of torque 

RAM 1500 Engine Options

  • 260-hp 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine rated at 480 lb-ft of torque 
  • 305-hp 3.6L PENTASTAR V6 engine with eTorque rated at 269 lb-ft of torque 
  • 395-hp 5.7L HEMI V8 engine rated at 410 lb-ft of torque 
  • 395-hp 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with eTorque rated at 410 lb-ft of torque 
  • 702-hp 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 engine rated at 650 lb-ft of torque (RAM 1500 TRX only) 

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. RAM 1500: Towing Capabilities 

Kettering drivers want incredible towing capabilities with their next pickup truck, so how do these two top-rated trucks compare? The RAM 1500 offers a maximum 12,750-pound towing capacity, while the GMC Sierra comes slightly under at 11,800 pounds. The Sierra is still an excellent pickup truck for your tough Springboro job sites.

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. RAM 1500: Standard Features 

The GMC Sierra Base and RAM 1500 Tradesman are their entry-level models and work great for commuting beyond Bellbrook or for your business. If you want additional advanced features and amenities, you will want to upgrade to the Sierra 1500 SLE or the RAM 1500 Big Horn, as they both offer features like cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth®, and a six-speaker sound system. 

With that said, the Sierra SLE stands out with standard features that you won’t get on the Big Horn, such as: 

  • Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors 
  • Two 12-volt DC power outlets 
  • Rear window defogger 
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats 
  • 8-way power driver seat 
  • Driver lumbar support 
  • Dual-zone front automatic climate control 
  • LED low/high beam headlights
  • LED brake lights 
  • GMC MultiPro Tailgate (six-function tailgate) 

Come See the New Sierra 1500 at Bob Ross Buick GMC! 

While the RAM 1500 is an excellent competitor, it’s no match for what the new GMC Sierra for sale at Bob Ross Buick GMC has to offer. Stop our dealership near Oakwood to see firsthand how this rugged pickup truck can enhance our everyday needs. Explore our new vehicle specials and get pre-approved for financing today! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions in the meantime.


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