|2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD||2015 RAM 2500|
|3560 lbs.||Payload||3040 lbs.|
|13,000 lbs.||Towing Capacity||11,870 lbs.|
|24,500 lbs.||Maximum GCWR||19,800 lbs.|
|136 L||Fuel Tank Capacity||121 L|
2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs 2015 RAM 2500
Much like the long-running pony wars were mostly dominated by three popular, American muscle cars, many people think that the truck war is dominated by three main trucks. But in actuality there are many other trucks out there equally as capable, if not even more capable than the big three. For instance, the GMC Sierra is one of our favorite trucks. And sometimes, the big three are even capable enough to get the job done, and thats when you need to buck up and look into heavy-duty trucks. We took a closer look at two top choices in comparison with each other, to prove once again why we think the GMC Sierra deserves its spot in the truck wars, with the 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs 2015 RAM 2500.
Capability of the GMC Sierra 2500HD
It goes without saying that the most important aspect of a heavy duty truck is going to be its capabilities on the jobsite. Even if the truck youre looking at is outdone in the power rating department, which is true as the RAM 2500 has higher horsepower and torque ratings, if they dont have the capability numbers to back those ratings up theyre fairly useless. There are three important numbers in this department, and the Sierra 2500HD trumps the RAM in each of them.
For starters, the payload. This is the amount of weight the truck can handle in its bed, and the GMC Sierra 2500HD can handle north of 500 extra pounds in payload. The next important number, especially in a heavy duty truck as generally youre only looking at one if you intend on towing things occasionally, is the towing capacity. Once again, the Sierra 2500HD takes the cake with a little over 1,000 extra pounds of towing capacity.
The last number is the maximum Gross Combined Weight Rating. This number combines the curb weight of the vehicle, which is how much it actually weighs, and combines it with the maximum payload, the maximum amount of weight it can hold in terms of passengers, and lastly maximum towing capacity and puts them all together under one umbrella number, the GCWR. Here, the Sierra 2500HD crushes the RAM 2500 with nearly 5,000 lbs. extra. We think with these numbers, the choice is pretty clear.