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2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 17 25 $24,676 $25,660
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 17 25 $24,676 $25,660
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 17 25 $24,676 $25,660
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 17 25 $28,620 $29,895
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 17 25 $28,620 $29,895
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 16 23 $28,833 $30,130
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 16 23 $28,833 $30,130
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 16 23 $28,833 $30,130
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Big Horn 17 25 $28,582 $30,285
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Lone Star 17 25 $28,582 $30,285
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 17 25 $28,582 $30,285
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" HFE 18 25 $28,916 $30,320
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Big Horn 17 25 $28,852 $30,585
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Lone Star 17 25 $28,852 $30,585
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $28,852 $30,585
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 17 25 $31,083 $32,475
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 17 25 $31,083 $32,475
2WD Crew Cab 149" Tradesman 14 20 $31,638 $33,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 16 23 $32,076 $33,600
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 16 23 $32,076 $33,600
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 17 25 $31,826 $33,790
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 17 25 $31,826 $33,790
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 17 25 $31,826 $33,790
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $31,826 $33,790
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Big Horn 16 23 $32,524 $34,565
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Lone Star 16 23 $32,524 $34,565
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 16 23 $32,524 $34,565
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Big Horn 16 23 $32,794 $34,865
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Lone Star 16 23 $32,794 $34,865
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $32,794 $34,865
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 15 22 $32,745 $35,705
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 16 23 $34,426 $36,055
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 16 23 $34,426 $36,055
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 17 25 $34,083 $36,170
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 17 25 $34,083 $36,170
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 17 25 $34,083 $36,170
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $34,083 $36,170
4WD Crew Cab 149" Tradesman 13 19 $34,981 $36,665
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" HFE Express 21 29 $35,267 $37,200
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" HFE Tradesman 21 29 $35,267 $37,200
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 16 23 $35,246 $37,495
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 16 23 $35,246 $37,495
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 16 23 $35,246 $37,495
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $35,246 $37,495
2WD Crew Cab 149" Big Horn 15 22 $35,838 $38,120
2WD Crew Cab 149" Lone Star 15 22 $35,838 $38,120
2WD Crew Cab 149" Outdoorsman 15 22 $35,838 $38,120
2WD Crew Cab 149" SLT 15 22 $35,838 $38,120
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 15 22 $35,814 $39,090
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 17 25 $35,977 $39,275
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 15 21 $36,029 $39,335
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 16 23 $37,391 $39,750
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 16 23 $37,391 $39,750
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 16 23 $37,391 $39,750
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $37,391 $39,750
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 17 25 $37,812 $41,230
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 15 22 $37,848 $41,270
2WD Crew Cab 149" Sport 15 22 $38,112 $41,570
4WD Crew Cab 149" Big Horn 15 21 $39,145 $41,700
4WD Crew Cab 149" Lone Star 15 21 $39,145 $41,700
4WD Crew Cab 149" Outdoorsman 15 21 $39,145 $41,700
4WD Crew Cab 149" SLT 15 21 $39,145 $41,700
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 15 21 $39,050 $42,670
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 16 23 $39,147 $42,780
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Rebel 15 22 $40,041 $42,790
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie 15 22 $39,529 $43,180
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Rebel 16 23 $41,863 $44,720
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 16 23 $40,981 $44,735
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 15 21 $41,084 $44,850
4WD Crew Cab 149" Sport 15 21 $41,348 $45,150
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie 15 21 $42,698 $46,685
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited 15 22 $43,053 $47,185
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited 2.0 15 22 $43,053 $47,185
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn 15 22 $43,053 $47,185
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Limited 15 22 $43,317 $47,485
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Limited 2.0 15 22 $43,317 $47,485
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Longhorn 15 22 $43,317 $47,485
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited 15 21 $46,222 $50,690
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited 2.0 15 21 $46,222 $50,690
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn 15 21 $46,222 $50,690
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Limited 15 21 $46,486 $50,990
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Limited 2.0 15 21 $46,486 $50,990
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Longhorn 15 21 $46,486 $50,990
Select style
2WD Reg Cab 119.0"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" 18 24 $25,939 $27,020
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" 18 24 $26,313 $27,410
2WD Double Cab 143.5" 18 24 $29,160 $30,695
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" 17 22 $29,721 $30,960
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" 17 22 $30,009 $31,260
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 18 24 $31,568 $33,945
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 18 24 $31,685 $34,070
4WD Double Cab 143.5" 17 22 $32,941 $34,675
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" 18 24 $33,953 $35,740
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" 18 24 $34,238 $36,040
2WD Double Cab 143.5" SLE 18 24 $33,991 $36,550
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 17 22 $35,200 $37,850
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 17 22 $35,479 $38,150
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 17 22 $36,945 $38,890
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 18 24 $36,283 $39,015
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" 17 22 $37,230 $39,190
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" SLE 18 24 $36,562 $39,315
4WD Double Cab 143.5" SLE 17 22 $37,567 $40,395
2WD Double Cab 143.5" SLT 16 23 $38,362 $41,250
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 17 22 $39,976 $42,985
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" SLE 17 22 $40,255 $43,285
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 16 23 $40,650 $43,710
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" SLT 16 23 $40,929 $44,010
4WD Double Cab 143.5" SLT 16 22 $41,385 $44,500
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 16 22 $43,579 $46,860
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" SLT 16 22 $43,858 $47,160
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 16 23 $46,513 $50,015
2WD Crew Cab 153.0" Denali 16 23 $46,792 $50,315
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 16 22 $49,443 $53,165
4WD Crew Cab 153.0" Denali 16 22 $49,722 $53,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,676
$25,939
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,660
$27,020
Monthly Payment Estimate
$428 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Ram 1500 is a half-ton favorite, with fuel economy and ride comfort being its main strengths once again. The 2015 GMC Sierra is a great pickup that offers simple and powerful engines, easy-to-use infotainment, and inoffensive styling inside and out.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41 45.27
Front Hip Room (in)
62.9 60.73
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 42.40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66 66.03
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 8.23
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 80.00
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
50.4 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
34.6 36.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
231 205.57
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 8.23
Height, Overall (in)
74.4 73.97
Cab to Axle (in)
56.9 41.40
Wheelbase (in)
140 119.00
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- 116.90
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51 51.03
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
98.3 78.87
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 21.23
Cargo Volume (ft³)
74.7 61.00
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 - TBD -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.60 x 0.79
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 13.00 x 1.18
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
32 26
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.1 40.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
4608 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZBZ
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
656 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P255/70R17
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
4608 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
TTM RBZ
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
656 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P255/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P255/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
TTM RBZ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
479 610
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4790 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4790 6100
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4790 9000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
479 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2640 - TBD -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 6500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3900 3800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9850 11000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2047 - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 x 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730 NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 4175 305 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
ERB LV3
Displacement
3.6 L/220 4.3L/262
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 6400 285 @ 5300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Transfer Case Model
None NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.20
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Trans PTO Access
No NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.50
Trans Type
8 6
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.90
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.40
Trans Order Code
DFL MYC
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ram 1500 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
T E63
Body Style
Regular Cab Reg Cab Pickup
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3900 3800
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.23
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3700 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.21 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Semi-floating
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- 46.00
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.35
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- 35.00
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3800
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 9.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- Hydroformed
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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