Vehicles designed for towing and hauling are a possession that many people envy. However they do not have the requisite information about the best brands of vehicles to purchase and therefore end up making wrong choices. Pick-up come in various brands and therefore you need to know the features that you need in them in order to make an informed decision.
If you are looking to buy a pick-up this must be your lucky day as this review of the 2015 Dodge RAM and 2015 GMC Sierra will certainly come in handy for you. There is no doubt that these two models are leaders in the segment and have a lot to offer but it is important to decide which one is better for you and your needs.
Comparison Of 2015 Dodge RAM And 2015 GMC Sierra
The 2015 GMC Sierra retains its powertrain; the 6.2 liter Flex fuel v8 with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This unit produces 420HP and 460 lb-ft of torque which makes it a high performance heavy duty vehicle. Smaller 4.3 liter V6 pumps out 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque while the 5.3 liter V8 unit slots between these two. In addition, when more power is needed for towing, it can be equipped with 6.6 liter turbo-diesel V8 with 397 hp and impressive 765 lb-ft of torque. All this power is delivered through a six-speed automatic transmission which is shift able.
The 2015 Dodge RAM on the other hand is endowed with an eco-diesel v6 engine which has 420 lb-ft torque and 240 hp. Unlike its counterpart which is combined with a 6 speed transmission, it also comes with optional 8 speed automatic transmission. This is not suited to heavy towing and hauling unlike the 2015 GMC Sierra HD series but it still can be quite god at it if 3.6 V6 or 5.7 liter V8 HEMI is chosen.
The 2015 GMC Sierra has a wide array of safety features which range from anti-lock brakes, airbags for both driver and front seat passenger but also offers side airbags. In addition it comes with the alert package which advises the driver about the safety precautions that should be taken while driving.
The all new RAM on the other hand has employed aluminum in its outlook which is reinforced with steel for strength and durability against crashes. It has an improved navigation system and electrical power steering. We do expect to see daytime running LED lights with halogen projectors.
2015 GMC Sierra Vs 2015 Dodge RAM
The 2015 GMC Sierra is expected to retail for a starting price of between $ 26,500 to $ 35,000, depending on the trim level and engine that is chosen. Release date has not been specified or officially announced but it should be released early next year. Prices can be slightly adjusted but these are what we do expect to see. The 2015 Dodge RAM on the other hand is expected to cost less than the GMC sierra and should start with $ 25,000 and will go all the way up to $50,000 for a Laramie Limited model.