2017 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2017 Ram 1500 in Milwaukee, WI

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Which features matter most to you when choosing a your new pickup truck? Capability? Comfort? Power? Whether you need a versatile truck to get the job done, or a comfortably capable pickup to get your family where they need to be, Ram and GMC both have options. The 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 are recognized as two of the top models in the light-truck segment, but which really stands out when they're compared side-by-side? Continue reading to learn more about the important differences between the two popular pickups.

For the purpose of our analysis, the 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman with a crew cab, short box, and V8 engine will be compared to the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 with a crew cab, short box, and V8 engine.


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2017 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2017 Ram 1500: Engine & Performance

If you're looking for more out of a massive V8 engine, the 2017 Ram 1500 delivers the torque and power you need. The GMC Sierra 1500 may eke out a small victory in fuel efficiency, but greater power production is a big win for the Ram 1500.


2017 GMC Sierra 1500

Pickup Truck


2017 Ram 1500


5.3L EcoTec3 V8



5.7L HEMI® V8

355 HP


395 HP


383 lb.-ft.



410 lb.-ft.


16 MPG city
23 MPH highway

Fuel Efficiency


15 MPG city
22 MPG highway


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2017 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2017 Ram 1500: Towing & Hauling

While both models provide the power you'd expect from a V8 engine, there are several key differences in how the 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 use their torque and horsepower. Key differences in overall weight and towing capability are as follows:


2017 GMC Sierra 1500

Pickup Truck


2017 Ram 1500


9,300 lbs.

Max. Towing


10,390 lbs.


7,000 lbs.



6,800 lbs.


6.5 ft.

Bed Size


6.3 ft.


Axle Ratio




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2017 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2017 Ram 1500: Interior & Technology Features

On the inside, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is known for its high-quality interior amenities, but who needs an expensive interior when it's going to be stepped on by crew members or kids? 2017 Ram 1500 is as spacious as it is durable, and features intelligent storage, user-friendly technology, and comfortable seating; even at the Tradesman trim level. Important technology and interior features for the new Ram 1500 Tradesman pickup truck include:

  • 40/20/40 split-bench seats
  • 3 cu. ft. of interior volume and seating for up to six passengers
  • Rear underseat storage compartment and in-floor storage bins
  • 6-speaker audio system with media hub

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Finance or Lease a New Ram 1500 Today!

Whether you want the 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman edition with a crew cab and a short box, or another configuration, Griffin's Hub in Milwaukee has the new pickup you're looking for. Browse through our inventory to learn more about availability. Once you have a box, cab, and trim level in mind, check out the current finance and lease incentives to get more details about available offers. The new Ram truck you need for your daily adventures is only a click away with Griffin!


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