GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado, sharing the same umbrella and platform has made them similar – like twins…but not identical. Both award-winning trucks are 2 of the most popular on the market. Side by side their exterior body styles and interior design are almost identical. Both have equal powertrain components, box-like wheel wells, equal performance and similar ride quality.
The differences between these two light-duty trucks, GMC Sierra & Chevy Silverado, is found all up front. Their unique components are displayed in their front-end design, comfort & quality, price, and branding.
Let’s take a closer look.
GMC Sierra has more of a box-like front end featuring the GMC emblem, whereas the Chevy Silverado’s front-end design is more of a sleek appearance-displaying the classic bowtie emblem. Both trucks have their own style of display for their headlights, bumpers, and fog lights.
Sierra features C-shaped headlights which makes it easy to distinguish from the Chevy Silverado’s headlights. Sierra has a rugged grille design, with a cutout right above the grille in the center. Square wheel openings with accent moldings give the Sierra a brazen stance. While the difference is pronounced, the Silverado’s grille design is also heavily built and aggressive.
Comfort & Quality
The GMC Sierra is quite a bit more luxurious than the Chevy Silverado. Minus some of the premium materials featured in the Sierra – the Silverado is the more affordable truck – more of a working truck, while the GMC Sierra is marketed more as an upscale truck, so it will have a bit more comforts like leather seating and triple-sealed doors- and even more plush with the Denali trim. The Silverado features the high Country trim – which is luxury to Chevy – and even though well-equipped – including a heated steering wheel – it doesn’t have the luxury of the Sierra Denali.
GMC Sierra’s package contains more content and comfort and Chevy Silverado’s package contains a lower price tag.
The starting price for the GMC Sierra is $29,000. The Chevy Silverado is a bit lower – with a starting price of $28,285.
Yes, the most obvious difference – one is a GMC and one is a Chevy – and this is the dividing point for many truck enthusiasts.
The GMC Sierra and the Chevy Silverado are both manufactured by General Motors and have a lot of similarities but as each proud owner knows – the Sierra and Silverado have their own unique truck style – that makes all the difference.