2019 Ram 1500

2019 Ram 1500

2019 GMC Sierra

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 GMC Sierra 1500


When comparing the 2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, Watsonville drivers will want to know which truck is best equipped to get the job done, while offering all of the convenient features that make daily driving easier. In this full-size truck comparison from Santa Cruz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we will primarily focus on the base trims of each pickup.


Everyone wants to get the best deal available, so the starting sticker price is something you’ll want to take a look at. Here’s how the Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab and the GMC Sierra 1500 Base Crew Cab match up:

  • Ram 1500 Base MSRP: $31,695
  • GMC Sierra 1500 Base MSRP: $33,500

Engine and Towing

A full-size truck has to have enough power for the worksite, and both of these pickups offer several engine options that can handle the job. If we look specifically at the base trims of both trucks, the Ram 1500 is powered by a hybrid electric 3.6L PENTASTER 305-hp V6, while the Sierra 1500 comes with a 4.3L 285-hp V6.

Hauling and trailering is important to Scotts Valley drivers, and as you’ll see in this truck towing capacity and payload capacity comparison, the Ram 1500 again comes out ahead:

  • Ram 1500
    • Base Towing Capacity: 6,280 lbs
    • Maximum Towing Capacity: 12,750 lbs
    • Base Payload: 2,300 lbs
  • GMC Sierra 1500
    • Base Towing Capacity: 7,200 lbs
    • Maximum Towing Capacity: 12,200 lbs
    • Base Payload: 2,040 lbs

Standard Features

Both the Ram and GMC trucks come with a wide array of standard features on their base trims, including:

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system

The Ram 1500 adds some key features that are either not available or are more expensive options on the Sierra 1500. These include:

  • Cruise control
  • Two 12-volt DC outlets
  • Compass
  • Fog lights
  • 18-inch steel wheels

Test Drive the New Ram 1500 in Santa Cruz

Whether you’re heading to the job site in Capitola or taking a weekend drive down through Big Sur, the Ram 1500 is a great choice. Explore the Ram 1500 interior features, and take a look at some recent reviews. Then stop by Santa Cruz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to take this capable pickup truck out for a road test. We carry a great selection of all-new Ram 1500 models, as well as a wide variety of Ram Crew Cab models. Please contact us today to schedule your test drive or for more information.

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