2022 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Ram 1500

Updated and fresh for 2022, the GMC Sierra 1500 is your top choice for a light-duty pickup truck that does it all. With varying power options under the hood to please every driver, a rugged exterior, a comfortable cabin and with new GMC tech features, the Sierra 1500 is a tempting vehicle not just for truck lovers, but for anyone in the market for a new vehicle. Coming into 2022, the Sierra 1500 is the best it's ever been and is ready to get to work. Looking at the competition, the light-duty pickup segment is one of the most competitive segments around. Is the Sierra 1500 the right choice for you if you’re shopping for a new vehicle in Ontario? Luckily, we’ve done the work for you. Follow along with the team here at Gus Brown Port Perry, as we compare the Sierra 1500 against the RAM 1500.



GMC Sierra 1500

Offering a redesigned exterior for the 2022 model year, the Sierra 1500 looks fresh, capable and ready to tackle any challenge on the road. The big upgrade here is the new front fascia, which immediately commands attention from every onlooker.

RAM 1500

Sharp in design, the RAM 1500 boasts a bold and sculpted exterior, with an aggressive stance that is meant to impress, thoughhe last exterior update the RAM 1500 received was back in 2019.

Specifications: 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Reg. Cab / Standard Bed RAM 1500 Quad Cab / Standard Bed
Length (mm/in) 5,359 / 210.97 5,916 / 232.9
Width w/o Mirrors (mm/in) 2,061 / 81.15 2,084 / 82.1
Height (mm/in) 1,923 / 75.70 1,926 / 75.8
Wheelbase (mm/in) 3,213 / 126.49 3,672 / 144.6
Ground Clearance (mm/in) 200 / 7.88 170 / 6.7


GMC Sierra 1500

Stepping inside the 2022 GMC Sierra is where the 2022 model year updates truly shine. Every Sierra 1500 sports a first-class interior, representing the very best in the segment. Choose the Denali trim for a top-end rugged meets luxury experience.

RAM 1500

With various comfortable interior features across numerous trim levels, drivers have the benefit of choice when it comes to outfitting their 2022 RAM 1500. Choose from available reclining rear seats, automatic climate control, heated seats and more.

Specifications: 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Pro Reg. Cab / Standard Bed Ram 1500 Quad Cab / Standard Bed
Head Room (front) (mm/in) 1,095 / 43.11 1,038 / 40.9
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in) 1,677 / 66.02 1,676 / 66.0
Leg Room (front) (mm/in) 1,131 / 44.53 1,040 / 40.9
Hip Room (front) (mm/in) 1,547 / 60.90 1,610 / 63.4
Passenger Space 3 3 / 3


GMC Sierra 1500

The first-class interior of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 includes the best technology from GMC as well, as drivers will discover numerous new techl features to keep them engaged and inspired while behind the wheel. Technology is highlighted by a new standard 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment system, to the available driver information centre, head-up display and available 12-speaker Bose premium audio system.

RAM 1500

The RAM 1500 keeps up with the best in the segment as it offers the modern technology that drivers want. The RAM 1500’s technology is highlighted by a Uconnect multimedia system, available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth, and a Harman Kardon premium audio system.


GMC Sierra 1500

Though the GMC Sierra 1500 has a full lineup of intriguing engine choices, the 2.7L Turbocharged four-cylinder that comes standard is worth taking a longer look at. 2022 Sierra 1500 models have had their 2.7L engine tuned and updated, now offering 20% more torque than 2021 models (430 lb-ft). Boasting a raucous 310 hp, you’ll feel equipped to handle any job, and when compared to the standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 on the RAM 1500, the Sierra overall has more power. 

RAM 1500

The Sierra outperforms the RAM 1500 in the base engine comparison, but still maintains numerous engine choices with big capability, towing power, advanced fuel-saving technology and more.

Specifications: 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Reg. Cab / Standard Bed Ram 1500 Reg. Cab / Standard Bed
Engine 2.7L Turbo High-Output I4 3.6L Pentastar V6
Horsepower 310 305
Torque (lb-ft) 430 269
Fuel Economy (city/highway) (L/100 km) 12.5 / 10.6 11.9 / 9.4 


GMC Sierra 1500

Look to the GMC Sierra 1500 to keep you confident on the road with GMC Pro Safety, a standard suite of advanced collision avoidance and driver assistance technologies. Keep yourself safe with features such as forward collision alert, lane keep assist, Intellibeam and more.

RAM 1500

Hosting a plethora of standard and available safety features, the RAM 1500 is here to make your work day as safe as possible. From driving assists to features to keep you safe in the event of a collision, the RAM 1500 keeps your well-being a priority.

Why Choose the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500?

After our expert review, it’s clear the newly updated 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has more features to edge out the RAM 1500. With a newly updated look, loads of new technology and a freshly tuned standard engine that edges out the standard RAM 1500 with ease, it’s no wonder the GMC Sierra 1500 holds the reputation that it does. 

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Key Advantages 2022 Ram 1500 Key Advantages
  • Best-in-class diesel horsepower
  • Best-in-class 4WD diesel towing capacity
  • Most in class, over 40” of combined driver-focused digital displays
  • Most trailering-assistance technologies in class
  • Best-in-class 16-way power front seats with massage feature
  • Best-in-class crew cab front head and legroom
  • Best-in-class cargo bed volume
  • Best-in-class max horsepower
  • Best-in-class max torque
  • Class-exclusive Cargo Management System
  • Class-Exclusive Premium Sound

Though both the GMC Sierra 1500 and RAM 1500 are well sought after pickups for all the right reasons, it's easy to see which one is right for the majority of drivers. Explore the comforts, technology, and capability of the 2022 Sierra 1500 with the help of your friends from Gus Brown Port Perry, your go-to truck and SUV experts here in Ontario. Shop new 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 models in Ontario with us, and also discover our inventory of Buick vehicles. If you’re after a used vehicle in Ontario, are looking for parts, service, or need financing solutions, we’re here to help. Contact our dealership, today, and make sure to book your test drive.