Date Posted: January 22, 2019

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 in Las Cruces has a loyal following thanks to its practical combination of durability and modern comforts. On the other hand, the 2019 RAM 1500 is considered one of the mightiest trucks the segment has ever produced. Can the 2019 GMC Sierra compete at the level of the 2019 RAM 1500? Let's take a closer look.


Safety Comparison

As one of the most advanced trucks on the road, the 2019 GMC Sierra and the 2019 RAM 1500 share many standard safety features. For instance, they both offer several airbags, traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights, and electronic stability systems.

They also offer cutting-edge features such as Lane Departure Warning Systems, Crash Mitigating Brakes, available 4WD, Surround View Monitors, and Blind Spot Detection. However, you can only get a key safety feature called Automatic Emergency Braking on the most expensive GMC Sierras, while even mid-tier RAM 1500s offer it as an option.

In addition, the 2019 RAM 1500 has available Reverse Stop. The truck will automatically apply the brakes the moment it senses a rear collision while moving in reverse. The 2019 GMC Sierra does not have this important feature.

The 2019 RAM 1500 also registered excellent scores in all six crash categories from the IIHS. Notably, it got a "Superior" score in front crash prevention. This means the RAM 1500 was able to completely avoid a crash in an auto brake test from a speed of 25mph. Unfortunately, the 2019 GMC Sierra hasn't been crash tested yet.

Passenger Space Comparison

The 2019 RAM 1500 Quad Cab has .4 inches more legroom, .8 inches more rear shoulder room, 2.2 inches more front hip room, and 3.2 inches more rear hip room than the 2019 GMC Sierra Double Cab. The RAM 1500 Crew Cab Pick-up is more spacious than the GMC Sierra Crew Cab with 1.8 inches more rear legroom, 2.2 inches more front hip room, and 3.2 inches more rear hip room. You simply get more space no matter which configuration you choose with the 2019 RAM 1500.

Thanks to one-touch operation, it's more convenient to open or close the front power windows on the RAM 1500. You need to manually adjust the front passenger windows on the 2019 GMC Sierra.


Smart features like the standard power remote mirrors, standard heated outside mirrors, and cornering lights make it easier and safer to drive through difficult weather conditions. These features are either not available at all or are only available as an upgrade on the 2019 GMC Sierra.

For extra passenger comfort, you can recline the available rear seats on the 2019 RAM 1500. The optional rear seats on the 2019 GMC Sierra don't recline.

Reliability Comparison

The 2019 RAM 1500 nabbed 8th place on J.D. Power and Associates' 2018 Initial Quality Study. It places RAM above the industry average in terms of reliability. On the other hand, GMC was ranked at a much lower 20th place, well beyond the industry average with 15 more problems per 100 vehicles. Consumer Reports also ranked RAM higher than GMC in its Auto Issue.

To protect the truck from corrosion, the 2019 GMC Sierra offers a respectable 100,000 miles corrosion warranty. However, you get a better deal with the 2019 RAM 1500's unlimited miles corrosion warranty.

With 38% more RAM dealers than GMC dealers, it's much easier to get service for your 2019 RAM 1500 than for the GMC Sierra.

Engine Comparison

Overall, RAM 1500 engines offer more power than the GMC Sierra. The most powerful engine on the GMC Sierra, the 5.3L V8, produces up to 355 horsepower, but the RAM 1500 5.7 V8 surpasses that at 395 horsepower.

Thanks to larger rotors, the RAM 1500 also has better stopping power than the GMC Sierra 1500. For greater control while towing heavy loads, the 2019 RAM 1500 is equipped with an automatic load leveling suspension, a feature that's absent on the GMC Sierra 1500.

While the 2019 GMC Sierra in Las Cruces is a great vehicle, it still can't match the level of performance, luxury, and technology available on the 2019 RAM 1500. Add the fact that the RAM trucks outsold the GMC Sierra in 2017, and it's clear which truck is more worth the investment. Check out one of the most highly-recommended pick-up trucks by clicking today!


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