GMC Sierra vs Chevy Silverado: Who Wins?

So, you’re looking for a truck? Unsure of where to start? Or which one to pick? It can feel like the possibilities are endless, and that’s because they almost are. There are so many great choices on the market now. But, we here at Royal Moore GMC want to just focus on two fantastic choices—the GMC Sierra and the Chevy Silverado.
  
Have you already looked at the GMC lineup? Or the Chevy lineup? They may seem similar, but both offer different vehicles with their own unique features. 
 
The GMC Sierra and the Chevy Silverado are quite comparable. Which one should you go for though? Let’s break down all of your different choices, compare them side by side, and come up with a decision together as to whether you will be purchasing a car from the GMC lineup or the Chevy lineup.
 
GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500

The GMC Sierra 1500 has a four-star editors’ rating from Car and Driver. It additionally is an Editors’ Choice. The price starts at around $30,395. The GMC Sierra 1500 base engine is a 285 hp V6, however optional engines can include a 355 hp V8 and a 420 hp V8.
 
In terms of workload, the maximum towing is 12,500 pounds and maximum payload is 2,250 pounds, so you do have a lot of power to play around with. All-wheel drive is also available, which makes driving in rough conditions even better. Box lengths range from six and a half to eight feet. It’s also important to note that there is both a regular pickup option, and a pickup hybrid option as well. Both are four-door cars that can fit six passengers.
 
Car and Driver refers to The Sierra as “a premium version of the Chevrolet Silverado, but beneath the GMC’s sculpted sheet metal, the two are basically the same.” But, the Chevy Silverado does have four and a half starts on Car and Driver and starts at a cheaper price than the GMC Sierra—actually starting at under $30,000.
 
The Chevy Silverado comes with a 4.3 L V6 with 305 lb-ft of torque, however you do have the choice of optional V8s such as a 5.3 L with 383 lb-ft or a 6.2 L with 460 lb-ft. The maximum towing capacity is the same as the GMC Sierra 1500 (12,500 pounds). 

You’re in for a smooth drive when behind the wheel of a Chevy Silverado, as well as a quiet cabin. However, the car’s braking and handling are only average, when compared to other vehicles. 
 
GMC Sierra 2500HD vs. Chevy Silverado 2500HD

The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a four and a half star editors’ rating from Car and Driver and is also listed as an Editors’ Choice. The price is a bit higher than the price of the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500, starting at $36,395.
 
This bad boy has two engines—one is a gasoline 6.0 L V8 and the other is a Duramax turbo-diesel 6.6 L V8. This truck is even more powerful than its 1500 little brother, as its maximum towing is 18,100 pounds and maximum payload is 3,534 pounds.
 
The Chevy Silverado 2500HD also had a four-star rating on Car and Driver, is also listed as an Editors’ Choice, and the price starts just a tad bit lower at $35,795. This car is fantastic whether you are using it for work or you just want to drive down an open road—rugged or not! 

The standard engine is 6.0 L V8, which makes 380 lb-ft of torque. There is also an optional 6.6 L turbo-diesel V8, which makes 910 lb-ft of torque. The towing capacity is comparable to the GMC Sierra 2500HD, as it can also two up to 18,100 pounds.
 
The GMC Sierra 2500HD is the classier of the two, with Car and Driver referring to the Sierra 2500 as wearing “Prada instead of work boots,” referring to the Chevy Silverado 2500HD as being the ones in work boots. It has quite the luxurious interior and just all-around sophistication. Both cars are four doors, can fit six passengers, and come equipped with four-wheel drive.
 
GMC Sierra 3500HD vs. Chevy Silverado 3500HD

Car and Driver rated the GMC Sierra 3500HD with four stars, also giving it an editors’ choice badge. This is the most expensive out of all the Sierras in the GMC lineup, starting at $37,495. It is defined by Car and Driver as “the ultimate luxury workhorse” with good reason, as it is not only a beautiful car, but it gets the job done.
 
There are three engines; the standard engine is a 360 hp 6.0 L V8, and other options include a 301 hp 6.0 L gas/CNG V8 and the 445 hp 6.6 L Duramax turbodiesel. Its towing capacity can go up to a whopping 23,300 pounds, with its maximum payload at 7,153.
 
If you want the top of the line out of all the Chevy pickups, the Chevy Silverado 3500HD is the one for you. It is rated four stars on Car and Driver and is also an editors’ choice. The price for this starts below the price of the GMC Sierra 3500HD at $36,895. The maximum payload for this one is 7,153 pounds and it has a towing capacity of up to 23,200 pounds.
 
The Chevy Silverado 3500HD is a both a smoother and quieter ride. One other important difference between the two 3500HD models is that the GMC Sierra 3500HD is four-door, but only fits five passengers, whereas the Chevy Silverado 3500HD has four doors and fits six passengers. Both models have four-wheel drive.
 
 
That is all a lot of information, but details important key differences that will help you aide in your final decision. The verdict is up to you though. Who wins—the GMC Sierra or the Chevy Silverado? Visit us in store and let’s go for a test drive
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