2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 | Atascosa DCJ Yamaha

Specs at a Glance

2018 RAM 1500

2018 RAM 1500

Engine Power

  305hp

Transmission

  8-Speed Shiftable Automatic


2018 GMC Sierra 1500

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Engine Power

  285hp

Transmission

  6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2018 RAM 1500 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

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The 2018 Ram 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 are pickup trucks that come with full-size cabs. Under the hood, this Ram model offers a diesel engine and several gas engines with legendary technology. The Sierra 1500 is driven by a powertrain that’s based on the EcoTec3 platform. Both of these pickup trucks have advanced active safety features, such as virtual parking guides and rear vision cameras.

Performance

Throughout the years, Ram has fully embraced the raw potential of diesel-powered engines. The company’s engineers decided to equip the 1500 model with the 3.0 L EcoDiesel engine that delivers 420 pound-feet of torque. You get up to 240 horsepower from this six-cylinder engine. Also having a V6 configuration, the Pentastar engine produces 305 hp and slightly less than 270 lb-ft of torque. The other engine choice in this Ram truck is the 5.7 L HEMI V8 block that yields 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

Capable of delivering 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, the 6.2 L EcoTec3 V8 engine is the most powerful option under the hood of the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. Available with the all-new eAssist technology, the 5.3 L EcoTec3 V8 engine provides a solid combination of pure power and smart efficiency. Additionally, the 4.3 L EcoTec3 V6 engine is available in this GMC model. Both pickup trucks run a 4×4 drive system that has differential axles with locking capabilities.

Appearance

Some of the standard color options that are available for the 2018 Ram 1500 include Blue Streak, Flame Red and Delmonico Red. The low-volume paint options consist of Hill Green, Power Tan, New Holland Blue, Omaha Orange and other exclusive finishes. Red Quartz, Cardinal Red, Stone Blue and Deep Mahogany are among the flashy paint choices for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. Both pickup trucks can be equipped with durable bed liners that are covered with protective finishes. Powerful and efficient LED lights fully illuminate the cargo areas on the beds.

Designed to improve organization, the RamBox Cargo Management System has multiple sections for tools and accessories of various sizes. This storage system has a weatherproof design and drain holes. You can use the AllSecure Central Locking System to keep your belongings away from unauthorized users. When you attempt to access the GMC Sierra 1500’s bed, get some leverage from the CornerStep that’s set up above the rear bumper. Additionally, the assist steps on this truck are covered in chrome or black paint.

Safety

When you try to squeeze the 2018 Ram 1500 into a tight parking spot, take advantage of the ParkSense technology that’s connected to sensors in the front and rear bumpers. Operating on the ParkView technology, the rear view camera sends live videos to the Uconnect 4C display. When it comes to active safety, the GMC Sierra 1500 offers class-leading installations, such as the Forward Automatic Braking with the Low Speed function. The Lane Keep Assist takes action if you don’t respond to the Lane Departure Warning. Additionally, this GMC model has the IntelliBeam headlights that come on and off based on traffic flow. The Park Assist and rear vision camera help you handle the Sierra 1500 in reverse.

Visit our auto dealership and enjoy some test drives in the 2018 Ram 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500. You’ll get a good feel for the class-leading capabilities and features of these robust pickup trucks.