GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado

May 19th, 2022 by

There’s little doubt that GMC and Chevrolet are two of the top automakers when it comes to producing beefy, innovative, and practical trucks. If you’re in the market for a new, reliable pickup truck, you’ll want to look at the 2022 GMC Sierra and the 2022 Chevy Silverado. Both vehicles are great examples of the future of powerful, versatile trucks. The many trim levels offered by both brands ensure you can find the perfect model for all your needs. Here’s how the two trucks compare.

GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado: Engine Options

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Like years past, the new GMC Sierra offers several available engines, two different transmissions, and a choice between rear- and all-wheel drive. The base engine is a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft. of torque. This engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. There’s also the option of two different V-8 engines for a little extra power: a 5.3-liter V-8 that produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft. of torque, and a 6.2-liter V-8 that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. Of torque. Both engines pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

An available 3-liter turbo-diesel engine generates 277 horsepower and an impressive 460 lb-ft. of torque. It also pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to an agile steering wheel and minimal body roll, the Sierra handles well on various roads, from busy highways to dirt tracks.

The Chevy Silverado offers a range of perfect engines for just about any job. These include a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft. of torque, a 5.3-liter V-8 that generates 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft. of torque, a 6.2-liter V-8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of torque, and a 3-liter turbo-diesel engine with 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of torque. The latter pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission, along with the 6.2-liter V-8, while the 5.3-liter V-8 pairs with either an eight-speed or a 10-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is also available.

GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado Trims

Both the Sierra and the Silverado offer a wide variety of trim levels to choose from, all of which contain several available packages. The Sierra offers a total of eight trims: the Pro, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, AT4X, Denali, and Denali Ultimate. The Sierra enjoys a variety of unique features available on each trim level. If you’re into off-roading, the ultra-rugged AT4X is perfect for trekking over rocky dirt roads and muddy hills. If you’re looking for something a little more tech-heavy and luxurious, the Denali and Denali Ultimate trims are flush with innovative technology and comfort features.

The Silverado also has a few trims to choose from, including the High Country, ZR2, LTZ, LT Trail Boss, RST, LT, Custom Trail Boss, Custom, and WT. The WT and Custom are perfect for budget-conscious drivers who need a reliable, sturdy work truck. If you’re looking for something with a fancier interior and additional luxury features, the LT and higher trims contain plenty of excellent features to enjoy, from a heated steering wheel to dual-zone automatic climate control. If it’s some serious off-roading capabilities you’re after, the LT Trail Boss has you covered.

GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado Interior Features

Both pickup trucks offer plenty of space that allows you and your passengers to move around comfortably. If you’re looking for something simple, the Sierra offers easy-to-reach driver controls and an upgraded dashboard. If you prefer something a little snazzier, the Silverado offers a stylish dashboard design on the higher trims and leather upholstery on the High Country. The Sierra enjoys a large 13.4-inch infotainment system, while the Silverado contains an 8-inch touch screen and an available 13.4-inch touch screen beginning with the LT trim. Both contain Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless phone charging.

GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado Exterior Features

Besides the variety of stylish interior features, the Sierra and Silverado also include several exciting exterior features. On the Sierra, you’ll find a brand-new front and rear fascia design and a variety of new color options, along with handsomely styled LED headlights, a blacked front grille, and a chrome front bumper with tow hooks, and standard 17-inch silver paint wheels. On the AT4 trim, you’ll also enjoy exclusive off-road tires, an automatic locking rear differential, and underbody skid plates.

The Silverado rides on standard 17-inch alloy wheels and contains a multifunction tail plate, heated mirrors, and updated front and rear bumpers. It also boasts an attractive signature grille and a new front fascia. Like the Sierra, it also adds additional colors for a more refreshing look, including Dark Ash, Sand Dune, and a rich blue called Glacier Blue Metallic. Its first-generation electric power tailgate and available high-intensity LED headlamps also help it stand out in its class.

GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity

The Sierra offers a best-in-class towing capacity of 13,000 pounds. The truck also contains a variety of technological features that help enhance your towing experience. With the available ProGrade trailering system, you can tow a variety of larger items easily thanks to the trailer blind-spot alert and the GCW alert that can notify you of the weight of your vehicle and attached trailer. The Silverado has an even more impressive best-in-class towing capacity of up to 13,300 pounds. Available towing features include trailer sway control, hill start assists, and auto-grade braking. It also has a special in-vehicle trailering system.

GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado Gas Fuel Efficiency

The Sierra has an estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg on city roads and 20 mpg on highways. Those most concerned with fuel efficiency may choose to go with the diesel engine, which offers a little extra mpg. The Silverado has an estimated city mpg of 14 and a highway mpg of 17. Like the Sierra, the diesel engine adds some additional mpg to help drivers consume less fuel.

The GMC Sierra and the Chevy Silverado are both excellent options for people looking to buy a powerful pickup truck. If you live in Carmel or the surrounding areas, our friendly and professional team at Meadowland GMC can help you take home the new truck of your dreams. Contact us online or give us a call at 855-482-1782 to learn more about these trucks, schedule a test drive, or ask about our flexible financing options.

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