2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 GMC Sierra

side by side images of the 2018 Ram 1500 and 2018 GMC Sierra

When it comes to finding the right full-size, light-duty truck, there are a plethora of options available on the market, each of which offers different value for the discerning shopper. In this 2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 GMC Sierra comparison, we are going to look at two options from impressive manufacturers. Each one can offer plenty of value, comfort, and practicality for truck shoppers.

One thing that immediately stands out is the value that the 2018 Ram 1500 brings to the road. Even though the Ram model has a lower starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, it offers competitive engine output. The base engine on the 2018 Ram 1500 is a 3.6-liter V-6 rated for 305 horsepower. The 4.3-liter V-6 that comes standard on the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 offers a respectable 285 horsepower, which is just slightly less. When it comes to torque, these models reverse, and the 2018 Sierra offers slightly more. This is far from the end of either model’s engine options

View Our New Ram 1500 Inventory

2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
$27,295 Starting MSRP $29,000
17/25 mpg Base Mileage (City/Highway) 18/24 mpg
3.6-L V-6 (305 hp) Base Engine 4.3-L V-6 (285 hp)
3.0-L EcoDiesel V-6 (240 hp) Diesel Engine Option N/A

Engine Options and Mileage on the 2018 Ram 1500

Both off the models in this 2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 GMC Sierra comparison offer three different engine options and large selection off trim levels. In the base trims, the 2018 Ram 1500 offers slightly better highway driving mileage than the 2018 GMC Sierra, while the GMC truck has a slight advantage in city driving.

In addition to the base V-6, the 2018 Ram 1500 is available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine rated for 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque and an attractive 3.0-liter diesel engine that offers 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is available with two different V-8 engines, but does not offer a fuel-efficient diesel powertrain.

Drivers who want a unique combination of features or unique special editions may also be interested in the Ram truck in this comparison. The 2018 Ram 1500 is available with 11 different trim levels, and several special editions, topping out at the elite Tungsten luxury model and the Laramie and Limited trims. The 2018 GMC Sierra is only available in Sierra, SLE, SLT and Denali models, which doesn’t offer drivers the same variety of options. If you would like to learn more about this comparison, or explore the 2018 Ram 1500 in the Twin Cities area, contact a team member at the Fury Ram Truck Center in Lake Elmo MN today.


rear and overhead view of the 2018 Ram 1500 in red
interior seating of the 2018 Ram 1500 in brown leather
rear seats of the 2018 Ram 1500 in black
steering wheel and infotainment system of the 2018 Ram 1500


Adjust Payment Terms ×

We want to help you find the perfect car that fits your budget. Please adjust the options below so we can estimate the most accurate monthly payments.

Estimated Credit Score or Interest Rate

Desired Loan Term (months)

How much will you put down?

All tax, title and vehicle registration fees are additional. See dealer for complete details.