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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD vs. 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

2020 Chevrolet
Silverado 3500HD

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New 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

2020 GMC
Sierra 1500

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MSRP*
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$35,800 to $64,200
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$29,600 to $58,900
Invoice* $33,867 to $60,091 $28,446 to $55,425
MPG - City N/A 15 - 20
MPG - Hwy N/A 20 - 24
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4, 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** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 3500HD 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 3500HD 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 3500HD is somewhat more expensive than the GMC Sierra 1500. 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 3500HD and the GMC Sierra 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is much wider than the GMC Sierra 1500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the GMC Sierra 1500.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 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 3500HD is clearly the choice over the GMC Sierra 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has a little more horsepower 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 3500HD as you will the GMC Sierra 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Sierra 1500.