Exterior view comparing the 2021 GMC Sierra vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

vs.

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500
4.3L V6

Starting Engine

4.3L V6
285 hp

Horsepower

285 hp
305 lb-ft

Torque

305 lb-ft
8-speed automatic

Transmission

8-speed automatic
420 hp, 6.2L V8

Top Engine

420 hp, 6.2L V8
3-6

Seating Capacity

3-6
Up to 11,800 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

Up to 13,300 pounds

Burlington drivers who are in the market for a new pickup truck have probably come across both the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. But, is the Silverado or the Sierra better for you? Find out with the following GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado guide from Shottenkirk Chevrolet Buick GMC Fort Madison below! While these two pickup trucks may seem similar at first glance, you will see that they have subtle differences that will help you decide if the Sierra or Silverado is the perfect truck for you.

Read on to see the details before browsing our inventory whether you want to buy a new Sierra 1500 or a Silverado 1500 for your new Fort Madison ride!

GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado: Interior Features

First, let’s step inside these pickup trucks. Both base trim levels of the Sierra and Silverado share a lot of the same interior features, including the following:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available leather-appointed upholstery
  • Available keyless open and start

You will see the differences when you upgrade to higher trim levels. Each truck will still offer similar features, but the key differences are whether certain features are standard or available. For example, you can find the first-in-class 15” diagonal Head-Up display standard in the Denali Carbonpro™ edition of the Sierra while the same display will be available in the LTZ trim of the Silverado. Depending on which interior features you value more in your Mt. Pleasant commutes, you will lean towards one of these pickup trucks.

GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado: Safety Features

Safety is crucial whether you are using your pickup truck for work or for personal trips, so you can rest assured with the safety features from these two choices. The 2021 GMC Sierra offers the Pro Grade Warranty as well as safety features like:

  • Teen Driver tech
  • OnStar® Safety & Security
  • Available HD Rear Vision Camera
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning

You can find similar features in the 2021 Chevy Silverado, but they come at an extra cost. In a sense, this extra cost will make up the price difference in the starting trims (Silverado starts at $29,300 while Sierra starts at $31,795). So Silverado or Sierra? Again, it really comes down to if there is a specific safety feature that you need to have on the road.

Let’s take a look at some other safety features you can find in the Silverado:

  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

No matter which truck you decide on, Shottenkirk Chevrolet Buick GMC Fort Madison has new vehicle specials, and if you go with the Silverado, you might be able to use the Chevrolet special offers.

Take Both the Silverado & Sierra for a Spin at Shottenkirk Chevrolet Buick GMC Fort Madison

Because these pickup trucks have very subtle differences, Shottenkirk Chevrolet Buick GMC Fort Madison recommends stopping by our Fort Madison location to test drive both trucks. Contact us to schedule a test drive or to ask any questions regarding specific aspects of the trucks that will help you settle the Sierra vs. Silverado battle once and for all! If you’re a forward looking person that prefers a little more size to your truck with more towing capacity, explore the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 towing capacity.

Already know which pickup truck has won your heart? Shop, click, and drive. It’s that easy when you buy your next ride from Shottenkirk Chevrolet Buick GMC Fort Madison online!

 

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