Ram 2500 vs GMC Sierra 2500

Comparing the Powerful RAM 2500 to the GMC Sierra 2500HD

The new RAM 2500 is one of our most popular trucks and for many good reasons. This stunning and powerful truck is always ready for your toughest jobs. From its towing and hauling power, you'll have the capability to take on your biggest job with ease, no more second-guessing when you are equipped with the RAM 2500. Here at Bluebonnet Chrysler Dodge, we want you to feel your best with your truck purchase, which is why we are here to show you some key differences between the RAM 2500 and one of its biggest competitors, the GMC Sierra 2500HD. These two heavy-duty trucks both offer exceptional capabilities, but we find that the RAM 2500 is going to give you more bang for your buck, and when buying a new truck, that is exactly what you should be looking for. Let's take a look at what sets these two trucks apart so when you come in for your test drive; you are as excited as we are.

Key Differences Between the RAM 2500 and the GMC Sierra 2500HD

Let's talk power and engines. When you buy a heavy-duty truck, this is something that shoppers look for first. The RAM 2500 features a 6.4-liter HEMIĀ® V8 engine that is packed with power and features the TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed automatic transmission that offers exceptionally smooth driving for a truck this large. This engine produces a whopping 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm with 429 pound to feet of torque, making your towing capabilities that much greater!

If you are looking for a diesel option, the RAM 2500 has this as well with no shortage of additional power. When you opt for the RAM 2500's available standard-output Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel engine that is matched with a 68RFE six-speed automatic transmission you'll be equipped with best-in-class towing of up to 19,780 pounds, so no matter if you are looking to take the boat, trailer or camper up to a weekend of fun, your RAM 2500 diesel is ready for the long haul.

The RAM 2500 also offers an impressive payload of up to 4,050 pounds so you can do more in one trip, saving you time and gas!

Now let's take a look at the GMC Sierra 2500 HD. This truck is powered by a VortecĀ® 6.0-liter Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine. This engine comes standard with a six-speed heavy-duty electronically operated automatic transmission. But, the GMC Sierra's horsepower can't compare to that of the RAM 2500s. The GMC Sierra 2500 HD only puts out 360 horsepower and 380 pound to feet of torque, which when push comes to shove makes a monumental difference.

You can opt for a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine, but yet again falls short when it comes to hauling power. This engine only lets you pull up to 15,400 pounds.

Technology Features

When it comes to safety, you want to feel confident and in control, especially when hauling a large trailer. The RAM 2500 has got you covered with ample safety technologies that look out for you when merging, parking, hitching up, and much more. You'll be equipped with standard features like a 360-degree Surround-View Camera, Cargo View Camera, Rear Cross Path Alert, Front Parking sensors, and even Blind Spot Monitoring. These helpful features would be an additional cost on the GMC Sierra 2500 HD.


We hope that this analysis of some major differences between these trucks has helped to make your decision easier. If you are looking for ample power and capability, the RAM 2500 is the one for you. We encourage you to visit us today and give one a test drive!


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