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2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD vs. 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

Picture of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

2022 Chevrolet
Silverado 3500HD

MSRP*: $37,700 to $65,700
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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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Invoice* $35,664 to $61,495 $28,926 to $56,084
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 83.5 ft3 62.9 - 89.1 ft3
Engine V-8 285-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 Auto Manual 10-Speed A/T, 6-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 445 hp 277 - 355 hp
Towing Capacity 20,000 lbs 9,000 - 11,800 lbs
Exterior Length 235.5 - 266.0 in 229.6 - 241.3 in
Exterior Width 96.6 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
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
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Sierra 1500 than in the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. 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.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 1500, allowing you to more easily 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. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD greatly outmuscles the GMC Sierra 1500.

Powertrain
The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD offers much less torque than the GMC Sierra 1500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD offers a little more seating capacity than the GMC Sierra 1500, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. You'll be able to haul more material in the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD than the GMC Sierra 1500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

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