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2024 RAM 1500 VS 2024 Sierra 1500

Front 3/4 view of the 2024 RAM 1500 vs Sierra 1500 2024.

The full-size pickup truck category is one of the most popular on the market, as sales figures can attest. As a result, choosing one truck amongst the numerous alternatives available is challenging, because of the fierce competition in this segment, and the multitude of trim and configuration options available.

The team at Duclos Longueuil compared the popular 2024 RAM 1500 for you with one of its most formidable opponents, the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500; discover below which one emerged as the winner from our duel between these two category benchmarks!

2024 RAM 1500 vs 2024 GMC Sierra: Prices and Available Trims

The 2024 RAM 1500 is available in several trims, with the following MSRPs:

  • Tradesman: $48,614
  • Big Horn: $55,809
  • Sport: $64,624
  • Rebel: $66,519
  • Laramie: $70,916
  • Limited Longhorn: $75,429
  • Limited: $79,404
  • TRX: $112,765

You can choose between different bed and cab configurations, depending on the trim you opt for. Thus, the 2024 RAM 1500 can be configured with a crew cab (multiple seats), accommodating 5 occupants, or a Quad cab, offering 6 seats. You will also have the opportunity to choose between a 5-foot 7-inch bed and a 6-foot 4-inch bed, depending on the model. However, while some trims offer different options, certain models, such as the 2024 RAM 1500 Rebel, only offer a 5' 7" bed and a crew cab.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that the 2024 RAM 1500 TRX will be offered for the very last time for the 2024 model-year; So don't miss your chance to get your hands on this ultra-powerful truck!

The 2024 RAM 1500 TRX in action. 2024 RAM 1500 TRX

As for the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500, 8 versions are available, at the following MSRPs:

  • Pro: $48,925
  • SLE: $60,725
  • Elevation: $63,925
  • SLT: $71,225
  • AT4: $84,425
  • Denali: $90,325
  • AT4X: $102,070
  • Denali Ultimate: $105,436

The GMC truck offers 3 types of cabins, which can accommodate between 3 and 6 people, and which can be paired with one of the following 3 bed sizes:

  • Regular cab, standard 6' 6" bed
  • Regular cab, long 8' 1" bed
  • Double cab, standard 6' 5" bed
  • Crew cab, short 5' 8" bed
  • Crew cab, standard 6' 6" bed

Powertrains: 2024 RAM 1500 vs 2024 GMC Sierra 1500

Under the hood of the 2024 RAM 1500, you can find one of the following powertrains:

  • A 3.6-liter V6 with 305 hp/269 lb-ft
  • A 5.7-liter V8 with 395 hp/410 lb-ft (+130 lb-ft with eTorque)
  • A 6.2-liter V8 with 702 hp/650 lb-ft (TRX only)

Note that this is the last year of production for the 5.7-liter V8, which will be replaced in the coming months by a brand-new turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 Hurricane engine, producing 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque; this powertrain will also be offered in a HO version, delivering 540 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque.

For the GMC Sierra 1500, the following engines are available:

  • A 2.7-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder delivering 310 hp/430 lb-ft
  • A 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp/383 lb-ft)
  • A 6.2-liter V8 featuring 420 hp/460 lb-ft
  • A 3.0-liter diesel 6-cylinder (277 hp/460 lb-ft)

While these powertrains are very powerful, none can match the 702 horsepower of the TRX trim offered by RAM. Moreover, in the coming months, we will see the arrival of all-electric models of these popular trucks from both RAM and GMC.

The RAM 1500 REV will offer a range that can reach up to 800 kilometers on a single charge, a power output of 654 horsepower, and a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds.

The GMC Sierra EV will also boast solid performance figures, with early estimates pointing to a range of 640 kilometers, 750 horsepower and a towing capacity that will be interesting.

Front 3/4 view of RAM 1500 REV on a dirt road. RAM 1500 REV

Towing Capabilities and Technical Specs

Let's return to the current models offered by RAM and GMC, and their towing capabilities as well as their technical specs. Let's start with the RAM 1500, whose owners rave about its quiet ride and driving comfort. 

All this is due, among other things, to the following features:

  • A four-corner air suspension (optional)
  • An advanced front suspension with helical shock absorbers
  • A five-link rear suspension with progressive helical shock absorbers

The numerous distinctions awarded to the RAM 1500, including the AJAC's Best Truck of 2021 title, confirm its many qualities in terms of comfort and handling. While some trims of the GMC Sierra--particularly for off-road driving--do not offer optimal comfort, all versions of the RAM 1500 prioritize the in-cabin experience for the occupants, whether seated in the front or in the back.

The RAM 1500's towing capacity varies according to the model and engine. For example, the 2024 Tradesman and Big Horn trims, equipped with the 3.6-liter V6, have a maximum towing capacity of 7,710 lbs with a 4x2 drive system; this capacity is 7,460 lbs with four-wheel drive.

The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque technology, offered as an option on the Tradesman, Big Horn, and as standard on the Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited trims, enables the RAM 1500 to tow up to 12,750 lbs with the Quad Cab and 4x2 configuration, and up to 11,410 lbs with the 4x4 system.

Finally, the TRX trim has a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 lbs. No matter the trim selected, the RAM 1500 offers a 2,300-lb payload when properly equipped.

The GMC Sierra also offers a high towing capacity, very similar to those offered by the RAM 1500. Depending on the engine, drive system, and bed/cab configuration, the Sierra can tow a maximum of:

  • 9,200 lbs with the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine + 4x4 drive.
  • 9,500 lbs with the turbocharged 2.7-liter + 4x2 drive.
  • 11,200 lbs with the 5.3-liter V8 + 4x4 drive.
  • 11,000 lbs with the 5.3-liter V8 + 4x2 drive.
  • 13,300 lbs with the 6.2-liter V8 + 4x4 drive.
  • 13,200 lbs with the 3.0-liter Duramax turbocharged engine + 4x2 drive.
  • 13,000 lbs with the 3.0-liter Duramax turbocharged engine + 4x4 drive.
The 2024 RAM 1500 TRX driving in a forest. 2024 RAM 1500 TRX

Technology and Safety

When it comes to technology and safety features, both trucks offer a plethora of onboard technologies and advanced safety features. For example, the following equipment can be available for the RAM 1500, depending on the trim and selected options:

  • The UConnect 5 system
  • A touchscreen measuring 5, 8.4, or 12 inches
  • A digital dashboard featuring a 3.5-, 7-, or 12-inch screen
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • USB ports
  • A 900-Watt Harman Kardon sound system, exclusive in this category
  • Navigation
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Forward collision alert
  • Parking assistance
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • And much more!

The equipment list of the GMC Sierra is very similar to this; it also includes wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 7- to 13.4-inch touchscreen displays, as well as semi-autonomous driving capabilities.

Technologies and safety on board the 2024 RAM 1500 TRX. 2024 RAM 1500 TRX

Onboard comfort equipment

As previously mentioned, the comfort of the occupants is a priority in this category, and RAM is no exception to this rule; in fact, It is quite the contrary!

As a result, You will enjoy a configurable center console, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, the best legroom in its class for the rear seats, dual-zone temperature control, electrically adjustable pedals with a memory function, 12-way power front seats, and much more.

Last but not least: the luxurious interior of the 2024 RAM 1500, which includes, among other things, high-quality leathers and real wood inserts throughout the cabin. For a comparable level of luxury in Sierra trucks, you will have to opt for the Denali trim.


As we can see, this duel is extremely close between the 2024 RAM 1500 and the 2024 GMC Sierra. But if you are looking for a very capable, comfortable, and premium truck even for its entry-level trims, then the RAM 1500 will be the one that best meet your needs!

To learn more about our comparison, our promotions, or to book a test drive, visit us at Duclos Longueuil today!

Summary Table

Specifications 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 2024 RAM 1500
Base Price Range $48,925 - $105,436 $48,614 - $112,765
Horsepower 305--420 hp 305--702 hp
Towing Capacity 9,500--13,100 lbs 7,710--12,750 lbs
Drive 4x2 or 4x4 4x2 or 4x4
Beds 5'8'', 6'6'' or 8'1'' 5' 7" or 6' 4"
Cabin options Regular, Double, Crew Crew or Quad
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