2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 GMC Sierra 1500

2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 at Ed Voyles CDJR

Serving Woodstock, Atlanta, Kennesaw, Marietta, and Smyrna

If you're looking for a new truck, you've most likely considered the 2017 Ram 1500 and the 2017 GMC Sierra. While both trucks feature a muscular appeal, exceptional styling, and similar capabilities, the 2017 Ram 1500 offers the most bang and power for your buck. Continue reading to learn why the Ram wins the head-to-head between the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2017 Ram 1500.

Ram 1500 vs Sierra 150 - Powertrain Selection

When you choose the 2017 Ram 1500, you'll be faced with the pleasant decision: the ability to choose the engine you want. The standard engine on the Ram is a powerful 3.6L V6 engine that produces 305 HP and is paired with the TorqueFlite 8 eight-speed automatic engine. The Sport, Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited trims are mated with the legendary 5.7L V8 HEMI, while certain trims offer a turbocharged diesel engine that pumps out 240 HP. 

The 2017 GMC Sierra is equipped with a standard V6, but stepping up to the 5.3L V8 adds a significant amount onto the price of the base trim. If you want the 6.2L V8 engine, you'll have to upgrade to the Denali and SLT trims, which are even more expensive

Ram 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500 Truck - Standard Towing Technologies

When it comes to towing, the Ram 1500 offers innovative technologies designed to help you tow heavy loads more effectively.

Hill Start Assist

Since a heavy load can be difficult, Hill Start Assist detects when your truck is on an incline and provides assistive technologies to get you moving forward. As you move your foot from the brake to the accelerator, the system automatically applies brake pressure to prevent your truck from rolling backwards.

Integrated Trailer Hitch

Ram 1500s come with an integrated trailer hitch that helps create a more secure and safer connection between your trailer and truck frame. Ram 1500s also include a four-pin and seven-pin trailer hitch wiring harness and connectors conveniently integrated into the bumper.

Trailer Sway Control

In the Ram 1500, if you're driving down the road and it recognizes a swaying trailer, Trailer Sway Control will automatically reduce engine power and/or apply individual wheel brakes to get the sway under control.

GMC Sierra 1500 vs Ram 1500 - Off-Road Capability

While the Chevy Silverado and its sister truck the GMC Sierra offer a relatively solid riding and driving experience, these vehicles are simply not meant to venture off road. It does offer a decent suspension system, but the Sierra fails to effectively dampen out sharp impacts. 

In contrast, the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel is uniquely designed to tackle tougher surfaces as well as perform on the highway. The crew cab Ram Rebel trim comes with rear and front Bilstein shock absorbers, all-terrain tires, exterior LED lighting, and tow hooks. 


You can add the R/T package for performance gearing, a limited-slip differential, and stylish, rock-crushing 22-inch wheels. Out of all of the trucks in any class, the Ram 1500 boasts one of the most advanced suspension systems. So, if you're planning on venturing off road or planning to own the title of a weekend warrior, you'll be pleasantly surprised with how little wear and tear occurs on your Ram.

Contact Ed Voyles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Serving Marietta, Smyrna, Cobb County, Atlanta, Kennesaw and Powder Springs

Whether you're looking for a new 2017 Ram 1500, used Ram 1500, or any other used truck, Ed Voyles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is the premier dealership in the Cobb County, Atlanta, Smyrna, Marietta, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, and surrounding areas. 

Contact Ed Voyles CDJR today to schedule a test drive on your new Ram 1500. 



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