Heavy Duty Showdown: 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Dodge Ram 1500

January 29th, 2024 by

2024 GMC Sierra 1500

In the competitive arena of full-sized pickup trucks, the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 and the 2024 Dodge Ram 1500 are leading the pack. Each of these trucks boasts impressive strength and features, exceeding the expectations of truck enthusiasts everywhere. In this article, we’re pitting these two giants against each other in a head-to-head comparison.

Towing and Payload

When it comes to payload and towing capabilities, the GMC Sierra 1500 has a slight edge over the Ram 1500. It offers an impressive towing capacity of 13,000 lbs—slightly more than the Ram’s 12,750 lb capacity—making it the top choice for drivers with big loads or heavy trailers to haul. 

The Sierra’s payload capacity also benefits from meticulous engineering, ensuring drivers have significant load management control that doesn’t compromise performance or safety.

Engine and Performance

The 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 has a wide range of powertrains and engine options, each tailored to meet unique performance and efficiency requirements. Its lineup includes a variety of four-cylinder, V6, and V8 engines, depending on the trim. The Ram has four powertrain options, including the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6, the 3.6L Pentastar V6, and two V8 options. 

Handling is improved in the 2024 models of both these pickups, with Active Level four-corner air suspension on the Dodge Ram 1500 and 2-inch factory lift with offroad suspension and Rancho monotube shocks on the Sierra 1500 coming standard.

Safety, Technology and Infotainment

The 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 and the Dodge Ram 1500 are both equipped with standard safety features to ensure driver and passenger protection. This includes a 360-degree camera on the Dodge Ram and HD surround vision on the GMC Sierra. Other features available on both trucks include park assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and blind spot monitoring. 

Infotainment options are comparable in these trucks, as well, with both featuring a 12-inch infotainment display. While the Dodge Ram includes a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, drivers can opt for a 12-speaker Bose premium series system when purchasing the GMC Sierra 1500. Both vehicles are equipped with seamless navigation systems, WiFi hotspot capabilities, and integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Winner: 2024 GMC Sierra 1500

While the Dodge Ram 1500 is a mighty truck that’s tough to beat, the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 is the clear winner in this competition. With higher towing capabilities, a broader range of trim options, and impressive handling, the GMC Sierra 1500 is ideal for work, play, and everything in between.

If you’re ready to test drive the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 in Calgary, visit Shaganappi GM at 4720 Crowchild Trail NW or contact our sales team today.

Posted in Uncategorized