When in the market for a full-size truck, there are a lot of factors to consider. Towing and hauling power have to be at the forefront, unless the vehicle is destined to be a versatile family hauler, but comfort and even technology also have to be a consideration in this rapidly evolving age of technology and connectivity advances. In this 2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 Ram 1500 comparison, we are going to look at how two of the best trucks in the market stack up.
First, let's look at the sheer power available in this comparison. Both of these trucks can deliver on impressive engine output, but the 2016 GMC Sierra pulls ahead. This truck offers the best horsepower with its optional 6.2-litre V8 engine, which produces a good 25 horsepower more than the available 5.7-litre V8 on the 2016 Ram 1500. That translates to significant advantages when it comes to capability as well. The 2016 Sierra 1500 has a maximum trailering capacity when properly equipped of up to 5,443 kilograms while the Ram's top hauling ability is just 4,826 kilograms. Both of these numbers are significant, and generous for a light-duty truck, but one truck in this comparsion has a clear advantage.
Capability on the 2016 GMC Sierra
When it comes to comfort, too, the Sierra 1500 rolls ahead in this 2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 Ram 1500 comparsion. While the Sierra is slightly more expensive than its Ram counterpart, whether you look at the base or advanced trims, it delivers a touch more luxury and liveability. That can make a huge difference whether you are ferrying children to and from school, or trying to be comfortable on the construction job. When comparing the advanced Denali and Longhorn trims of the Sierra and the Ram 1500 (respectively) we see a number of similar luxury features, like dual zone automatic climate control, but time and time again the Sierra takes the lead on luxury. Features like LED low and high beams and eight-way power-adjustable seating for both driver and passenger come standard on the Denali and are only available on that upper trim of the 2016 Ram 1500.
The comfort advantages of the 2016 GMC Sierra go even deeper than those features. The elite Denali trim comes with exclusive Magnetic Ride Control, which uses a magnetic shock system to offer the smoothest and most comfortable drive possible. The heavy-duty optimized shocks on the 2016 Ram 1500 can't match that for comfort or capability. The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 is also available with features like a rear seat entertainment system and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. To learn more about this comparsion or the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 near Winnipeg MB, interested parties can contact our Craig Dunn Motor City sales department at 888-611-6021.