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

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2021 GMC
Sierra 1500

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2021 GMC
Sierra 2500HD

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$30,100 to $59,600
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$36,200 to $65,700
Invoice* $28,926 to $56,084 $34,245 to $61,495
MPG - City 14 - 22 N/A
MPG - Hwy 20 - 26 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6, V-6, V-8 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

The GMC Sierra 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 GMC Sierra 1500 and the GMC Sierra 2500HD.

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 GMC Sierra 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 GMC Sierra 1500 and the GMC Sierra 2500HD have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

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

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the GMC Sierra 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 GMC Sierra 1500.

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