If you buy a truck, you will likely seek out a vehicle with the capabilities to handle anything you throw at it. At the same time, you don't want this muscle to come with excessively high fuel costs. How do two of Alberta's most popular light-duty pickups, the 2021 RAM 1500 Classic SLT and GMC Sierra Elevation, compare when it comes to gas use? RAM 1500 Classic SLT Engine: 3.6L Pentastar V6 Transmission: 8-speed automatic City Economy: 13.9 L/100 km Highway Economy: 9.6 L/100 km GMC Sierra Elevation Engine: 2.7L V6 Transmission: 8-speed automatic City Economy: 13 L/100 km Highway Economy: 11.4 L/100 km Despite shaving off nearly two litres in fuel consumption for every 100 km compared to the Sierra Elevation, the Classic SLT does not sacrifice anything in terms of performance. With 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, this truck can tow up to 2,240 kg. The RAM 1500 Classic offers the option to upgrade to a 5.7L HEMI V8. This powertrain gives you 395 hp and 410 lb.-ft of torque and a combined highway/city fuel economy of 14 L/100 km. Contact our St. Paul, AB dealership to learn more about the 2021 RAM 1500 Classic SLT's capabilities and schedule a test drive.