2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 GMC Sierra

When it comes to top power and luxury, both of the trucks in this 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 GMC Sierra comparison offer a high-value combination of top-quality interior appointments and excellent ability to get work done. But which one is best for the driver looking for a light-duty full-size truck?

The 2017 Ram 1500 has a lower starting MSRP, and it offers premium power and performance right out of the gate. With its base 3.6-liter gasoline V6 it can crank out 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. That is already more power than comes with the standard 4.3-liter V6 in the 2017 GMC Sierra, which is rated for just 285 horsepower. As a vehicle shopper moves to higher trims, other differences and advantages that the 2017 Ram 1500 brings to the table become apparent.

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2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 GMC Sierra 1500
$26,395 Starting MSRP $28,205
3.6-liter V6 (305 hp) Base Engine 4.3-liter V6 (285 hp)
8-spd knob-adjusting automatic Transmission

6-spd automatic, 8-spd automatic

3.0-L V6 turbodiesel Diesel Power N/A

Engine Advantages of the 2017 Ram 1500

When it comes to advanced engine options, the Ram truck also makes a confident statement in this 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 GMC Sierra comparison. The top engine in the 2017 Ram 1500 is a 5.7-liter V8 that can crank out an impressive 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. This engine can tow up to 10,640 pounds, which allows it to make a confident showing on many work sites. This engine is standard on the Sport, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trims, and is available in all trims except the HFE fuel-economy optimized option. The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is available with two V8 engine options. The 5.3-liter V8 available in several models is rated for just 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, while the elite 6.2-liter V8 is available only in the top-of-the-line Denali trim.

Both the 2017 Ram 1500 and the 2017 GMC Sierra are available not just with power but also with many comforts and conveniences that can make a day at the work site more enjoyable. Both are available in luxury trims (like the Laramie Longhorn and Limited on the 2017 Ram 1500 and the Denali trim on the 2017 GMC Sierra) and also with off-road optimized options (like the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel or the 2017 GMC Sierra All Terrain). These trucks are designed not just to get work done, but to go and excel at whatever their drivers and owners demand. At the end of the day, we like the 2017 Ram 1500 for its affordability and its focus on accessible power.

To learn more about this comparison, or to schedule a test drive for the 2017 Ram 1500, contact a member of the Fury Ram Truck Center team in Lake Elmo MN today.

interior dashboard view of the 2017 Ram 1500
black grille view of the 2017 Ram 1500 Night
red 2017 Ram 1500 kicking up dust
black front seats of the 2017 Ram 1500
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