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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

MSRP*: $29,300 to $57,700
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Picture of the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500

2022 GMC
Sierra 2500

MSRP*: $37,200 to $66,700
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MPG - City 13 - 19 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 18 - 22 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 - 6 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 62.9 - 89.1 ft3 69.5 - 83.5 ft3
Engine 310-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 355-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 445-hp, 6.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T, 6-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 285 - 355 hp 401 hp
Towing Capacity 9,100 - 13,300 lbs 14,500 - 18,500 lbs
Exterior Length 229.5 - 241.2 in 235.5 - 266.1 in
Exterior Width 81.1 - 81.2 in 81.8 - 81.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Head Room Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the GMC Sierra 2500. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 2500.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the GMC Sierra 2500.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is about the same width as the GMC Sierra 2500. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Sierra 2500.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 2500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 2500 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is clearly outclassed by the GMC Sierra 2500.

Powertrain
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers much less torque than the GMC Sierra 2500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a little more seating capacity than the GMC Sierra 2500, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. The GMC Sierra 2500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 over that of the GMC Sierra 2500.