Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 1500
Everybody has that cousin who acts like they’re a little smarter or a little cooler than they actually are. That’s the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 to the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Sierra 1500 prides itself as being a fancy-shmancy luxury truck, but it’s not any more luxurious—or hard-working—than its cooler cuz, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Stronger Than The Sierra
If you have a cousin, you’ve probably tried arm wrestling them at some point. Or maybe even just straight-up wrestling them, putting them in a figure four leglock and not releasing the hold until they tap. Just us? Okay. In any case, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 outmuscles the Sierra 1500 when it comes to key capabilities despite the two having practically the same engines.
When equipped with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 tows up to 13,300 pounds. But with that same engine, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 only tows up to 11,800 pounds. Maybe the Sierra needs to take the summer and do a little extra lifting? We can recommend a good fried chicken place for a dirty bulk.
Folks looking at the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 are probably wooed by the idea that it’s a pure luxury truck. But even though the Silverado 1500 tends to wear t-shirts and cargo shorts, it cleans up nice. Just like Trevor.
Just take a look at the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country. The fanciest of the Silverado trucks can go toe to toe with the Sierra 1500 — and can tow more than it can tow at up to 11,900 pounds with the Max Trailering Package. The High Country gives you first-class curb appeal and VIP-style accommodations without losing sight of the fact that it’s a Chevy at heart.
You might not want to play favorites when it comes to your kids or your kin, but we have no trouble saying that the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is just that much better than the Sierra 1500. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Drop into Carter Chevrolet in Okarche, Oklahoma, and we’ll show you everything the Silverado 1500 can do.
*Requires Silverado 1500 Double Cab Standard Bed RST 4×4 with available 6.2L V8 engine, Max Trailering Package and 20-inch wheels. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.