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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

MSRP*: $29,300 to $57,700
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Picture of the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD

2021 GMC
Sierra 2500HD

MSRP*: $36,200 to $65,700
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Invoice* $28,157 to $54,296 $34,245 to $61,495
MPG - City 14 - 20 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 20 - 23 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 62.9 - 89.1 ft3 69.5 - 83.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 310 - 420 hp 445 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 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 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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 2500HD. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 2500HD.

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 2500HD. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 2500HD have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is about the same width as the GMC Sierra 2500HD. 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 2500HD.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 2500HD is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a little less horsepower than the GMC Sierra 2500HD.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as you will the GMC Sierra 2500HD. The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Sierra 2500HD.