2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Differences In Rochester, MN

Powerful, dependable, and advanced, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2021 Chevy Silverado are two impressive truck models from the GM family. But which one is right for you? While the 2021 Sierra 1500 and Silverado 1500 are similar in many ways, there are several key differences that lead the team at Buick GMC of Rochester to prefer the Sierra 1500. We created the following comparison to help you decide which model is right for you.

If you also prefer the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, browse the new Sierra inventory at our Rochester, MN, dealership to find your desired model. Contact our friendly sales team online or at (507) 288-1811 with any questions.

GMC Sierra 1500 lineup with nature scene

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Performance & Handling

Under the hood, the 2021 Sierra 1500 and 2021 Silverado 1500 share the same six engine options. Whether you prefer a burly V8, efficient turbo-diesel, or energetic turbo gas engine, both the Sierra and Silverado deliver. Engine options include:

  • 2.7 Turbo
  • 4.3L EcoTec3 V6
  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 w/ AFM
  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 w/ DFM
  • 6.2L EcoTec3 V8
  • 3.0L Duramax® turbo-diesel

The Sierra 1500 Denali trim includes a premium suspension with continuous damping adaptive ride control. Adaptive ride control is available on the Silverado 1500 High Country. See the following table for performance specs.

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Model 2021 GMC Sierra 1500
420 HP Best Horsepower 420 HP
460 lb.-ft. Best Torque 460 lb.-ft.
13,300 lbs. Best Towing 11,800 lbs.
2,280 lbs. Best Payload 2,250 lbs.

Dirt drifting with the GMC Sierra 1500 truck

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Exterior Features

Take one look at the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 and you’ll see distinctive exterior differences that go beyond the badging. The GMC features an inward-curving grille opening, C-shaped headlights, and sculpted tailgate lines, while the Chevy comes with a squared grille design.

Unique 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 exterior features include:

  • GMC MultiPro™ Tailgate – The 2021 GMC Sierra makes the unique six-function MultiPro Tailgate standard starting in the second trim. Plus, you can add the MultiPro™ tailgate sound system by Kicker® integrated into the inner gate panel. A multi-flex tailgate is available across the entire Silverado lineup.
  • Available CarbonPro™ Edition – Only the 2021 GMC Sierra is available with the industry-first CarbonPro™ Edition carbon-fiber composite bed for a tough, lightweight option.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Interior

Find the ideal blend of comfort and practicality in either the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 or Chevy Silverado 1500. Depending on the trim, you’ll find varying levels of luxury ranging from cloth or leather seating surfaces to ten-way power front seats with a heated and ventilated function, and more. However, if you’re looking for an off-road model, the GMC commitment to Professional Grade luxury shines through in the distinctive leather seats, bold interior badging, and exclusive darkened trim of the Sierra AT4 or the elevated luxury of the Sierra Denali.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Cargo & Seating Capacity

The Sierra 1500 and Silverado 1500 are both available in the same cab and bed options with identical specs. Find seating for up to six people in the various crew cab configurations, or opt for the long bed configuration with up to 89.1 cubic-feet of cargo volume.

GMC Sierra 1500 interior truck two row seating

GMC Sierra 1500 front dash board with cameras and tech

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Technology & Entertainment Features

Whether you choose the 2021 GMC Sierra or 2021 Silverado 1500, you’ll be getting a truck that prioritizes modern connectivity. While both models share a host of similar tech and entertainment options, you’ll find certain features standard in more Sierra models, including:

  • 8-in. HD color touchscreen – The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 features the upsized 8-inch touchscreen in all but the base Sierra trim. The Silverado adds its larger touchscreen in the midrange LT trim and up.
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ – Convenient wireless phone projection to your infotainment system is standard in the midrange 2021 GMC Sierra LT and up, and standard in the Silverado with the LTZ model.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Safety & Technology Features

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 can be equipped with top-tier safety tech like an available 15-in. heads-up display and up to 15 camera views for towing. Select additional safety features in both the Sierra 1500 and Silverado 1500 include:

  • Forward collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Lane keep assist with lane departure warning
  • Following distance indicator
  • Lane change alert with side blind zone alert
  • Safety alert seat (standard Sierra 1500 Denali)
GMC Sierra 1500 driving front dashboard

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