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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Introduction
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 are twin trucks in many ways, sharing powertrains and a chassis. The bigger differences are found inside, with the Sierra positioned as a more-luxurious version of the workmanlike Silverado.

Performance/Fuel Economy
The Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 come with the same three engine options. A 285-hp, 4.3-liter V-6 is the base engine, with two V-8s optional: a 355-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 or a 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8. Both trucks offer six-speed automatic transmissions on most models, with a new eight-speed automatic transmission available on the larger V-8. Rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive configurations are also offered. As one might expect given the similarities between powertrains, both trucks get roughly the same fuel economy. This category is a wash.

Interior
Both vehicles offer similar interior features such as navigation, satellite radio, an iPod hookup, and an infotainment system. The Sierra offers a luxury trim, dubbed the Denali, that offers more high-end features as standard, and both trucks offer on-board 4G LTE wireless hot spots. In general, the Sierra gets the slight nod when it comes to interior fit and finish, but it is also more expensive so you do pay for the added luxury. The Sierra, then, is the choice for those looking for a true "cowboy Cadillac," especially given the availability of the deluxe Denali model.

Comfort/Utility
Since these two trucks share a platform, interior dimensions in all configurations (regular cab, double cab, and crew cab) are the same. So are bed sizes, which depending on configuration can be 5.75 feet, 6.5 feet, 6.6 feet, or 8 feet.

Safety
We're starting to sound like a broken record, but both trucks also got identical crash test ratings: five-overall stars from the NHTSA, their highest rating. Both also feature nearly identical safety equipment and options, with forward collision warning and lane departure warning systems available.

Conclusion
The only real separation between the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado1500 and the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 comes at the cash register. The Sierra is positioned as more upscale than the mostly identical Silverado, and the presence of the Denali trim proves that. If you're choosing based on specs, it's a coin flip, but if price and features matter to you, you should know that the Sierra will cost more but offer more. Beyond that, these twin trucks are mostly differentiated in terms of styling. For the more upscale choice, go with the Sierra. If the mainstream is where you swim, the Silverado makes more sense.

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2015 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

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MSRP*: $26,105 - $51,150

2015 GMC
Sierra 1500

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MSRP*: $26,670 - $53,115
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.29% As low as 4.29%
City MPG: 16 - 18 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 22 - 24
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

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Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Invoice*: $25,061 - $47,570 $25,603 - $49,397

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