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2019 RAM 1500

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2019 GMC Sierra 1500

2019 RAM 1500


2019 GMC Sierra 1500
$33,440 MSRP

Starting Price

$31,195 MSRP
5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT Engine

Base Engine

4.3L EcoTec3 V6 Engine
395 hp

Horsepower Capability

285 hp
12,750 Pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

12,500 Pounds

Passenger Capacity (Standard)


2019 RAM 1500 vs. 2019 GMC Sierra 1500

When you’re looking to buy a great truck near Orland Park or Mokena, you’ll want to turn your attention toward the 2019 GMC Sierra or RAM 1500. Both of these formidable pickup trucks offer drivers with powerful performance, remarkable capabilities, and comfortable and convenient amenities, as well. However, only one of these trucks can go home with you, and so that’s why Bettenhausen CDJR is here to compare the 2019 RAM 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 1500. Find out which one suits you best by reading below.

GMC Sierra vs. RAM 1500: Performance

For many drivers, the number one deciding factor when choosing a pickup truck will be based on performance capabilities. And, drivers who opt for the RAM 1500 will see that it is a powerhouse when it comes to engine configurations, horsepower, and torque. Let’s take a closer look at whether the GMC Sierra 1500 or RAM 1500 has the more powerful base-level engine:

    • 2019 RAM 1500 Engines: With the 2019 RAM 1500, drivers are equipped with a standard 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT engine. This impressive engine delivers up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. An optional eTorque version of this engine is also available in the base-level model.
    • 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Engines: The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, on the other hand, comes standard with a much less powerful 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine. This engine has capabilities of horsepower up to 285, and 305 lb-ft of torque. The other available option in their base-level truck is a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine that still doesn’t best the RAM’s engine, with only 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.

GMC Sierra vs. RAM 1500: Towing Capability

Another very important aspect for New Lenox drivers in search of a new truck is a vehicle’s towing capability. Whether you’re looking to pack up some hefty work equipment, or looking for some extra strength on the job site, neither of these work-ready pickup trucks disappoint. However, just like last round, the RAM 1500 comes out ahead:

  • 2019 RAM 1500 Maximum Towing Capacity: 12,750 Pounds
  • 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Maximum Towing Capacity: 12,500 Pounds

GMC Sierra vs. RAM 1500: Interior Seating and Features

In our final round of our 2019 RAM 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 1500 comparison, we’re taking a look at the interior features of both models. Right away, one big advantage that the RAM model has is its standard five-person seating, which allows for two additional passengers over the standard Sierra model. For more, here are some additional RAM 1500 interior features you won’t find standard in the Sierra:

  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Cruise control
  • Uconnect® infotainment system
  • Power rear windows
  • Proximity key

Find the 2019 RAM 1500 for Sale at Bettenhausen CDJR

Although the RAM 1500 comes in at a starting price that’s $2,000 more than the Sierra, we think its superior performance capabilities, highlightable features, and additional seating make it more than worth it. If you agree, then feel free to take a look at our available new models of the RAM 1500 for sale. Once you find one that fits your needs as well as your budget, contact us for more information and be sure to schedule a test drive today!

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