Compare 2006 Dodge Ram vs 2006 GMC Sierra 1500

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2006 GMC Sierra 1500
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2-Door Reg Cab 120.5 4WD Laramie
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 120.5 4WD Laramie 14 18 $28,915 $32,890
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 120.5 4WD SLT 14 18 $24,555 $27,820
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 120.5 4WD ST 14 18 $22,478 $25,405
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 120.5 Laramie 14 19 $25,795 $29,320
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 120.5 SLT 14 19 $21,435 $24,250
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 120.5 ST 16 21 $18,769 $21,150
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD Laramie 14 18 $29,208 $33,230
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD SLT 14 18 $24,848 $28,160
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD ST 14 18 $22,771 $25,745
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 Laramie 14 19 $26,040 $29,605
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 SLT 14 19 $21,680 $24,535
Ram 1500 2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 ST 16 21 $19,014 $21,435
Ram 1500 4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD Laramie 14 18 $35,523 $40,375
Ram 1500 4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD SLT 14 18 $31,141 $35,280
Ram 1500 4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 Laramie 15 19 $32,718 $37,155
Ram 1500 4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 SLT 15 19 $28,337 $32,060
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD Laramie 14 18 $31,563 $35,940
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD SLT 14 18 $27,281 $30,960
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD ST 14 18 $25,900 $29,355
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 Laramie 14 19 $28,769 $32,720
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SLT 14 19 $24,486 $27,740
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 ST 16 21 $22,319 $25,220
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD Laramie 14 18 $31,675 $36,070
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD SLT 14 18 $27,564 $31,290
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD ST 14 18 $26,184 $29,685
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 Laramie 14 19 $28,838 $32,800
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 SLT 14 19 $24,727 $28,020
Ram 1500 4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 ST 14 19 $23,235 $26,285
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Crew Cab 143.5" WB 2WD SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 143.5" WB 2WD SL 16 21 $22,852 $24,975
Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 143.5" WB 2WD SLE1 16 20 $26,228 $28,665
Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 143.5" WB 2WD SLE2 16 20 $27,866 $30,455
Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 143.5" WB 2WD SLT 16 20 $29,591 $32,340
Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SL 15 19 $26,072 $28,495
Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SLE1 15 19 $28,927 $31,615
Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SLE2 15 19 $30,451 $33,280
Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $32,180 $35,170
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 134.0" WB 2WD SLE1 16 20 $24,778 $27,080
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 134.0" WB 2WD SLE2 16 20 $26,022 $28,440
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 134.0" WB 2WD SLT 16 20 $27,747 $30,325
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 134.0" WB 4WD SLE1 15 19 $27,683 $30,255
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 134.0" WB 4WD SLE2 15 19 $28,923 $31,610
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 134.0" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $30,647 $33,495
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD SL 16 21 $22,751 $24,865
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD SLE1 16 21 $23,977 $26,205
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD SLE2 16 20 $26,159 $28,590
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD SLT 16 20 $27,884 $30,475
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD Work Truck 16 21 $19,320 $21,115
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SL 15 19 $25,235 $27,580
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SLE1 15 19 $26,882 $29,380
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SLE2 15 19 $29,188 $31,900
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $30,913 $33,785
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD Work Truck 15 19 $23,648 $25,845
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD SL 16 20 $23,693 $25,895
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD SLE1 16 20 $25,052 $27,380
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD SLE2 16 20 $26,425 $28,880
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD SLT 16 20 $28,149 $30,765
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD Work Truck 16 20 $22,110 $24,165
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD SL 15 19 $26,342 $28,790
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD SLE1 15 19 $27,953 $30,550
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD SLE2 15 19 $29,321 $32,045
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $31,050 $33,935
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD Work Truck 15 19 $24,759 $27,060
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 119.0" WB 2WD SL 16 22 $18,263 $19,960
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 119.0" WB 2WD SLE1 16 21 $21,502 $23,500
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 119.0" WB 2WD Work Truck 16 22 $14,968 $15,840
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 119.0" WB 4WD SL 15 19 $23,332 $25,500
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 119.0" WB 4WD SLE1 15 19 $24,897 $27,210
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 119.0" WB 4WD Work Truck 15 18 $19,244 $20,365
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 133.0" WB 2WD SL 16 22 $18,666 $20,400
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 133.0" WB 2WD SLE1 16 21 $21,767 $23,790
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 133.0" WB 2WD Work Truck 16 22 $15,228 $16,115
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD SL 15 19 $23,739 $25,945
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD SLE1 15 19 $25,162 $27,500
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD Work Truck 15 18 $19,476 $20,610
Sierra Denali Crew Cab 143.5" WB AWD 13 17 $35,479 $38,775
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,915
$22,852
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,890
$24,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$548 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
65.1 61.4
Passenger Capacity
3 6
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
67.0 65.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 65.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 62.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.1 8.1
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 32.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.9 78.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.3 31.6
Overhang, Front (in)
39.4 37.0
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 148.1
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.7 230.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 8.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
75.2 72.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 47.0
Wheelbase (in)
120.5 143.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
63.5 64.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- TBD - 69.2
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
N/A - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 64.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 19.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 49.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 64.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.0 50.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.8 x 0.78
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.0 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 46.6
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
TTM QPR
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TTM QPR
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
TTM QPR
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6400 5700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
640 855
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3900 3650
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11500 12000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2907 2847
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6350 6900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3900 4000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2051 2013
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 16.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 145
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 3200 295 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EVA LR4
Displacement
4.7L/287 4.8L/293
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 4800 285 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NV241 GEN II NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.72 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.29
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67/1.50 1.63
Trans Order Code
DGQ M30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 1500 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
120.5" WB E63
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.3' Bed Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 4416
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.23
Axle Type - Front
Hypoid Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 41
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3650
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 4000
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 41
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 4000
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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