2019 Ram 3500 vs 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD 

2019 Ram 3500 vs 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD

For drivers that demand some serious pickup muscle, the title “Heavy Duty” serves as a promise of commercial-grade strength and dependability. Determined to make true on that promise, automakers in the segment continue to push the limits on power, towing and payload. Today, we’ll pit the 2019 Ram 3500 and the 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD against each other to see which model takes gold.

The 2019 Ram 3500 lineup offers five trim levels to choose from – Limited, Laramie Longhorn, Laramie, Big Horn and Tradesman. On the 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD, drivers choose between Sierra, SLE, SLT and Sierra Denali models. You can check out how the lineups compare in terms of max performance in the table below.

2019 Ram 3500 


2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD 

$35,095  Starting MSRP  $40,800 
400 hp / 1,000 lb.-ft.  Max Horsepower / Torque  445 hp / 910 lb.-ft. 
35,100 lbs.  Max Towing Capacity  23,100 lbs. 
7,680 lbs.  Max Payload Capacity  6,112 lbs. 

2019 Ram 3500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Engine Specs Comparison 

Between the 2019 Ram 3500 and the 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD, each model offers a line of three engine options. The Ram 3500 lineup features a V8, a turbodiesel and a high-output turbodiesel. On the GMC Sierra 3500HD, we find two V8 options, plus one turbodiesel.

2019 Ram 3500 Engine Options:

6.4-liter V8 – 410 horsepower – 429 lb.-ft. of torque

6.7-liter Cummins® turbodiesel – 370 horsepower – 850 lb.-ft. of torque

High Output 6.7-liter Cummins® turbodiesel – 400 horsepower – 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Engine Options:

6.0-liter CNG V8 – 301 horsepower – 333 lb.-ft. of torque

6.0-liter V8 – 360 horsepower – 380 lb.-ft. of torque

6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 – 445 horsepower – 910 lb.-ft. of torque

Looking over the specs, you can see the Ram 3500 overpowers the GMC Sierra 3500HD in nearly every dimension. Each engine option on the Sierra 3500HD is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the Ram 3500, we see an 8-speed automatic on the 6.4-liter V8 and a 6-speed automatic on both versions of the Cummins® turbodiesel.

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