Spring is the perfect time to shop for a new pickup truck in Cambridge, Kitchener and Guelph, and if you've been doing your research and can't decide between the 2019 RAM 1500 and the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, hopefully we can help.

First off, it's worth noting that the 2019 RAM 1500 won two major auto awards this year - Motortrend's Truck of the Year as well as the prestigious title of North American Truck of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show. Both awards made note of RAM's sleek new exterior design, quality and attractive interior finishes, modern information and entertainment technology, up front storage plus increased comfort for back seat passengers - in terms of leg room, reclining seats (up to 8 degrees) better heating, cooling and ventilation.

In terms of interior options, the RAM features an available 12-inch touchscreen with navigation, and the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has an available 8-inch touchscreen as an option. 

When choosing between trucks from GMC and Dodge, fuel economy can always be a deciding factor. It's worth noting the base model of the RAM 1500 gets 17 mpg city, while the Sierra is close, but achieves 15 mpg city.

Engine wise, the new RAM 1500 features the eTorque mild hybrid engine system, which brings together a 48-volt battery pack with either the 3.6L Pentastar V6 or the 5.7 HEMI V8 engines, and the Sierra 1500 has its choice of options including a 5.3L V8 or a 6.2L V8, but without the hybrid technology.

Because pickups are the workhorses of contractors and renovators alike, it's worth noting the maximum towing capabilities for the RAM is 12,750 lb (5,783 kg) while the GMC Sierra tops out at 12,200 lb (5,534 kg). To compare payload capacities, the Ram 1500 standard bed Quad Cab has a 2,320 lb (1,052 kg) maximum payload capacity and the Sierra 1500 Double Cab maxes out at 2,250 lb (1,021 kg).

If you are still having a tough time deciding, head into Galt Chrysler, central to the communities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Guelph. When you visit our RAM dealership we'll be able to outline the differences between the RAM 1500 and the Sierra 1500, plus fill you in on the available RAM financing and RAM promotions

Galt Chrysler is situated in Cambridge, and is home to one of the area's largest service and parts department, as well as collision centre. We also have a huge selection of new and used cars and trucks.

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