New GMC 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2018 Ram 1500 for sale in Chicago, IL



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Lets see why the Sierra 1500 is the best choice for you

Customers in the Melrose Park, IL looking for a new pickup truck may consider the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 vs Ram 1500. At first these two pickup trucks may appear to be very similar to one another, but upon closer inspection more customers choose the GMC Sierra over the Ram 1500.

This is largely because the Sierra has more quality features than the Ram 1500, as well as better safety rating scores. Look at the different features below and see why the Sierra 1500 is the best choice for your next pickup truck.

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Engine

The base engine on the Sierra 1500 is a V6 4.3L EcoTec3 engine, with the option to upgrade to a V8 5.3L EcoTec3 engine.

The engine of the Ram 1500 offers a standard:

  • V6 3.6 Liter with optional upgrade to a V8 5.7 Hemi engine
  • Standard 8 speed automatic engine
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission
  • 18 mpg in city
  • 24 mpg on the hwy

The smaller standard engine means less power, less ability to tow and haul, and a lower fuel economy for the same amount of work. And while Ram boasts the best fuel efficiency in the class, the catch is this is only possible with the diesel engine, which is a significant upgrade and the price reflects it. This makes the obvious winner the GMC Sierra over the Ram 1500.


Driving Performance

The biggest difference in the performance of these two pickup trucks is in its towing capabilities. The Ram is able to:

  • Maximum trailering capacity of 5,020 pounds
  • Dead weight hitch of 502 pounds
  • Weight distribution hitch max trailer weight of 5,020 pounds

The towing capabilities of the Sierra are:

  • Maximum trailering capacity of 8,090 pounds
  • Dead weight hitch of 500 pounds
  • Weight distribution hitch max trailer weight of 6,000 pounds

For a pickup truck that needs to be able to tow and haul in order for you to get the job done, the obvious winner is the Sierra, which outperforms the Ram.


Interior

Both the Sierra and the Ram features a standard 40/20/40 split bench seat. The suspension in the Sierra is better for higher speeds, and provides a smoother ride and comfort. But there are a number of other things that also make the interior more comfortable and roomy in the Sierra than in the Ram. For instance, there is:

  • 42.4 vs 39.9 inches of headroom
  • 45.27 vs 41 inches of legroom
  • 66.03 vs 66 inches of shoulder room

So if you are looking for a pickup truck that is roomier and more comfortable throughout your work day, the clear pickup of choice is the GMC Sierra 1500.

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Value

The base MSRP price for the Sierra and the Ram are within $1,000 of one another. However, with the number of different upgrades needed to have the same level of performance in the Ram 1500 as the Sierra 1500, the cost of the Ram quickly rises. And if considering the fully loaded options, or diesel model, the cost is astronomically different from one another. The Sierra is a better value also because:

  • Outperforms in hauling and towing
  • More standard features
  • Better base EPA rating
  • Stronger base engine

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Tech

Tech features in the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 include:

  • Standard StabiliTrak
  • Standard Teen Driver
  • Standard power locks
  • Standard Bluetooth
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard AM/FM stereo

The Ram does not have the Teen Driver or similar tech option available, even though there are similar standard tech features. Other tech features though are upgrades and can become pricy in the Ram 1500, making the Sierra 1500 the winner here as well.


Finance

Currently, there are a number of factory direct pricing specials which makes the cost of the Sierra often better than that of the Ram 1500. As a result, the amount that needs to be financed is less for customers who select the Sierra over the Ram. And at Rogers Auto Group, we have a complete finance department that is prepared to work hard to secure the financing you need to be able to drive off of the lot in your new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck the same day. And to save you even more, do not forget to ask if there are any additional:

  • Factory rebates
  • Finance APR special rates
  • Trade in value credit

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Specials

Currently, the Rogers Auto Group has the new Sierra 1500 in stock, and is offering a number of different specials for qualifying customers. The average savings available on the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 at Rogers Auto Group is about $7,000, making it possible for many customers to afford a larger number of features than they had previously considered in their pickup truck. For qualifying customers, there are also leasing options and special finance APR rates that can save our customers even more over the terms of their finance contract. Apart from that we have regular special offers such as:

  • New vehicle specials
  • Used vehicle specials
  • National offers
  • Service specials
  • Parts specials

Why Rogers Auto?

Rogers Auto Group has a complete lineup of pickup trucks for you to choose from, including the 2018 GMC Sierra. With multiple models in stock, with different features, cabs, and truck bed lengths, we are sure to have the one that will fit your specific job needs. In addition, we work hard to serve all of our customers and help them to secure the financing they need to drive off of the lot in the pickup truck that is best for them.

We take the time to listen to you, match you with the right truck, help you stay within your budget, and have a service department to keep your truck running as it should.


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Disclaimer:

New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at 312-620-1340 or by visiting us at the dealership.

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 4.9% interest and 20% downpayment.