Ram 1500 vs. GMC Sierra

2016 Ram 1500 black exterior

2016 Ram 1500

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 dark exterior

2016 GMC Sierra

There are a few light-trucks at the top of the segment, including the 2016 Ram 1500 and the 2016 GMC Sierra, but which one is right for Indian Head and Melville drivers. The 1500 pickup line is the longest-lasting in the country, so it instantly scores points from that alone, but long-term appeal isn’t the only that that separates this vehicle from the competition. Let’s explore both the 2016 Ram 1500 and the 2016 GMC Sierra to see how they compare.

Class-Exclusive Diesel Power

The 2016 Ram 1500 is the only light-truck in the entire country to offer a diesel engine. Its available 240 horsepower 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 has revolutionized the segment, offering the following advantages over competitors like the 2016 GMC Sierra:

  • Class-Leading 420 lb-ft of Low-End Torque
  • Best-in-Class Fuel Economy of up to 11.3 L/100 km in the city and 8.0 on the highway.
  • Recommend Oil Change Intervals of up to 16,000 KM.

Named to Ward’s ’10 Best Engines’ list two years in a row, the EcoDiesel is a true performer that offers an outstanding blend of Best-in-Class power and efficiency, all while delivering on the longevity and reliability that diesel power is known for. The Sierra has no diesel option, so nothing comes close.

Cargo Management

Light trucks need plenty of power beneath the hood to haul their loads, but they also require room to take all of their cargo with ease. Enter the 2016 Ram 1500.

It boasts Best-in-Class cargo versatility thanks to a host of storage options, including:

  • Rear Under-Seat Storage Bins
  • Fold-Flat Load Floor System
  • Behind-the-Seat Storage
  • Class-Exclusive In-Floor Storage

This sets the 1500 head and shoulders above the 2016 GMC Sierra in terms of interior cargo space, and that superiority is reflected in the available Class-Exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System. It’s remotely lockable, weatherproof, and offers LED box lighting to help you find tools and other items in the dark. There’s even a bed extender/divider for greater versatility.

Industry Recognition

Stats, figures, and equipment lists can go a long way towards demonstrating the superiority of the 2016 Ram 1500 over the 2016 GMC Sierra, but they need to be backed up by real-world usage. Fortunately, the 1500 excels there too, having topped a number lists and won a diverse selection of prizes.

Unlike the Sierra, the new 1500 has been named:

  • Motor Trend’s ‘Half-Ton Shootout Winner’.
  • Four Wheeler’s ‘2016 Pickup Truck of the Year’
  • ‘2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge’ winner.

Various industry experts put the 1500 through an exhaustive battery of tests in order to reach those verdicts, so Indian Head and Melville drivers can rest easy knowing that theirs will handle what life throws at them better than anything else on the road.

The 2016 Ram 1500 is the Country’s More Enduring Light Pickup

From critical admiration to popular acclaim, the 2016 Ram 1500 has stunned drivers across the country in a way unmatched by the 2016 GMC Sierra. To find out more, or to arrange a test drive, just come down to the showroom at Knight Weyburn CDJR today. We look forward to seeing our Indian Head and Melville customers soon!

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