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Compare 2018 Ram 2500 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD

2018 Ram 2500
2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD
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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $45,037 $48,445
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $45,216 $48,645
2500 Laramie 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $46,655 $49,945
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $48,031 $51,645
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $48,210 $51,845
2500 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,519 $53,145
2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
2500 Limited 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
2500 Limited 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
2500 Power Wagon 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,105 $52,845
2500 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 SLT 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 SLT 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,104 $37,395
2500 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 SLT 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 SLT 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,610 $40,195
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,476 $36,645
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $34,655 $36,845
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $31,209 $33,045
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $37,112 $39,445
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,291 $39,645
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $33,715 $35,845
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2WD Crew Cab 153.7"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153.7" N/A N/A $36,472 $38,800
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153.7" Denali N/A N/A $52,452 $56,400
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153.7" SLE N/A N/A $41,943 $45,100
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153.7" SLT N/A N/A $46,779 $50,300
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 167.7" N/A N/A $36,660 $39,000
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 167.7" SLE N/A N/A $42,129 $45,300
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 167.7" SLT N/A N/A $46,965 $50,500
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 144.2" N/A N/A $34,968 $37,200
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 144.2" SLE N/A N/A $39,897 $42,900
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 144.2" SLT N/A N/A $44,454 $47,800
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 158.1" N/A N/A $35,156 $37,400
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 158.1" SLE N/A N/A $40,083 $43,100
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Double Cab 158.1" SLT N/A N/A $44,640 $48,000
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Reg Cab 133.6" N/A N/A $32,900 $35,000
Sierra 2500HD 2WD Reg Cab 133.6" SLE N/A N/A $37,572 $40,400
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 153.7" N/A N/A $39,198 $41,700
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 153.7" Denali N/A N/A $55,428 $59,600
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 153.7" SLE N/A N/A $45,012 $48,400
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 153.7" SLT N/A N/A $49,662 $53,400
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 167.7" N/A N/A $39,386 $41,900
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 167.7" SLE N/A N/A $45,198 $48,600
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab 167.7" SLT N/A N/A $49,848 $53,600
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 144.2" N/A N/A $37,694 $40,100
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 144.2" SLE N/A N/A $43,059 $46,300
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 144.2" SLT N/A N/A $47,337 $50,900
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 158.1" N/A N/A $37,882 $40,300
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 158.1" SLE N/A N/A $43,152 $46,400
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Double Cab 158.1" SLT N/A N/A $47,523 $51,100
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Reg Cab 133.6" N/A N/A $35,626 $37,900
Sierra 2500HD 4WD Reg Cab 133.6" SLE N/A N/A $40,455 $43,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,176
$36,472
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,895
$38,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$698 / month
$647 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ram 2500 balances style, comfort, and capability very well. The 2018 GMC Sierra HD would be at home at any jobsite. Likely found in the foreman’s lot, we suspect.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66 64.84
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40.50
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.7 64.33
Front Leg Room (in)
41 45.27
Front Hip Room (in)
63.2 60.73
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.93
Front Head Room (in)
41 42.80
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Hip Room (in)
63.2 60.24
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to Axle (in)
36.9 41.26
Length, Overall (in)
237.4 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.2 9.68
Height, Overall (in)
78 78.27
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.4 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
149 153.70
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
37.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.5 80.51
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.2 9.68
Overhang, Front (in)
39.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 239.50
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- 150.10
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51 51.02
Cargo Volume (ft³)
57.5 61.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
76.3 78.86
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 21.10
Tailgate Width (in)
- - TBD -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.1 14.17 x 1.34
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)
14.2 13.8 x 1.57
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 36.0
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.6 51.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code
TCN QHQ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
7280 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
628 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
LT275/70SR18 LT245/75R17E
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
7280 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
TCN QHQ
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
628 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
LT275/70SR18 LT245/75R17E
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
11400 13000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11400 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11400 13000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11220 14300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1140 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1140 1300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 3575
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6000 6200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2861 2737
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
18300 21100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
5000 4400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3580 3505
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9000 9500
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 720
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730 NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 4000 380 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
EZC L96
Displacement
5.7 L/345 6.0L/366
Engine Oil Cooler
None Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
383 @ 5600 360 @ 5400
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.36
Trans Order Code
DFP MYD
Trans PTO Access
No NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.03
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Model
None NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Body Code
T E63
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Semi Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 6200
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Torsion Bar
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.10
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
5000 4400
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.31
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 4400
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- 51.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 6200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- 51.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
- Hydroformed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- - TBD -
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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