2022 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Ram 1500 in Port Perry, ON

Coming into 2022, the GMC Sierra 1500 has undergone a substantial update and looks like the top choice when it comes to a light-duty pickup truck. Now more technologically sound and comfortable on the inside, the Sierra also pairs an exterior refresh to its big technological upgrades and cements a spot as the most well-rounded pickup in its segment. From 8 different trim levels, 4 capable engine options, and loads of safety features and driving assist, there’s a Sierra sculpted for every potential buyer on the market. Naturally, the light-duty pickup segment is–and has been–uber-competitive for decades, but does the Sierra 1500 make your choice easy? Let our experts here at Gus Brown Port Perry show you why the Sierra 1500 is a top pickup choice in Ontario. We’ve simplified our findings in a head-to-head comparison with the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 and the 2022 RAM 1500.

Performance and Capability

It’s a tight competition all around, especially when comparing the performance specs of the Sierra 1500 and Ram 1500. Both trucks have a plethora of engine options available, with the Sierra slightly edging out in max horsepower while the Ram 1500 wins the torque battle. Both models have a plethora of engine options available, seemingly satisfying every taste on the market. However, with all those powertrains, what stands out?

Enhanced 2.7L Turbo High-Output Four-Cylinder

We love the standard engine option on the Sierra 1500 for those looking for a hard-working truck without breaking the bank, its 2.7L Turbocharged four-cylinder is up to the challenge. For the 2022 model year, it’s been tuned and updated, offering 20% more torque than the previous model year, at 430 lb-ft. With 310 hp as well, this engine outperforms the standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 that comes standard on the RAM, while you can expect 305 hp, 269 lb-ft plus 90 lb-ft of launch torque from the competition. At base, the Sierra 1500 tows up to 8,999 lb/4,082 kg while the RAM delivers 7,689 lb/3,488 kg, simply put if you want the harder working truck, the evidence is clear.

Available GMC CarbonPro bed

On top of the 2022 Sierra 1500 delivering the best-in-class short-bed cargo volume at 1,809 L, GMC’s CarbonPro bed is a feature that you don’t want to miss out on. Providing your truck bed with the very best dent, scratch and corrosion protection ensures that extra peace of mind while you’re on the job. The RAM 1500 touts a class-exclusive RamBox, which is essentially a cargo management system to help you stay organized. Though the RAM 1500 comes through with great technology here, we prefer having the extra overall space in the Sierra as well as the more durable cargo bed.

Technology and Comfort

Arguably the largest upgrade to the Sierra for the 2022 model year was the progress made in both technology and comfort. Drivers can now have access to more than 40” of available combined driver-focused digital displays, which is the most in its class. There are also 14 available camera views and a dedicated available Prograde Trailering system to help make trailering as easy as possible. The Sierra has also introduced a 13.4” infotainment system, acting as the epicentre of your truck, dwarfing the 12” screen offering from the RAM. Though the RAM is undoubtedly luxurious on the inside, the 2022 Sierra 1500 has made massive strides to close that gap.

Why Drivers Should Choose the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Key Advantages 2022 Ram 1500 Key Advantages
Best-in-class diesel horsepower Best-in-class max horsepower
Best-in-class 4WD diesel towing capacity Best-in-class max torque
Most in class, over 40” of combined driver-focused digital displays Class-exclusive Cargo Management System Class-Exclusive Premium
Most trailering-assistance technologies in class Sound—most powerful in segment
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

Book a Test Drive

Looking for a new 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 in Ontario? Come visit Port Perry’s go-to automotive destination, Gus Brown GM Port Perry! We’re your truck and SUV experts, with a wide range of models available from both GMC and Buick, we’re sure to have your next dream vehicle in our inventory. We also have an extensive inventory of used vehicles in Ontario, from the brands we represent as well as all makes and models. Shop partstires, get financing solutions from our team, schedule service, and more. Contact our dealership, today, and don’t forget to book your test drive.