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2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 vs. 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Silverado 2500

MSRP*: $36,300 to $64,300
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Picture of the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500

2021 GMC
Sierra 1500

MSRP*: $30,100 to $59,600
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MPG - City Info not available 14 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 18 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 69.5 - 83.5 ft3 62.9 - 89.1 ft3
Engine 445-hp, 6.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel) 285-hp, 4.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Flex Fuel Capability), 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)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 10-Speed A/T, 6-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 401 hp 277 - 355 hp
Towing Capacity 14,500 - 18,500 lbs 9,000 - 11,800 lbs
Exterior Length 235.5 - 266.0 in 229.6 - 241.3 in
Exterior Width 81.8 - 81.9 in 81.2 - 81.2 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 2500 offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the GMC Sierra 1500. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and the GMC Sierra 1500.

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). The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is somewhat more expensive than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is about the same width as the GMC Sierra 1500. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the GMC Sierra 1500.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 has a significantly larger turning radius than the GMC Sierra 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is clearly the choice over the GMC Sierra 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 has a little more horsepower than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 as you will the GMC Sierra 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the GMC Sierra 1500.