2021 Chevy Silverado vs. GMC Sierra

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 GMC Sierra 1500
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


2021 GMC Sierra 1500
$28,600 MSRP

Starting Price

$30,000 MSRP

Trim Options

285-hp 4.3L V6

Base Engine

285-hp 4.3L V6
13,400 pounds

Max Towing

11,800 pounds

Whether you need it for your tough DIY projects or your Moline job site, you have to choose your pickup truck carefully. Both the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 are great trucks, so it can be hard to choose between them. However, when comparing the GMC Sierra vs Chevy Silverado, we here at Green Family Chevrolet think that there’s a clear winner. The Silverado 1500 costs less, but offers greater max towing ability and a wider range of engines, eclipsing the Sierra. But don’t just take our word for it. Read our comparison of the Silverado vs. Sierra and see for yourself!

2021 GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado: Starting MSRP

When you buy a new pickup truck it’s a serious investment. You want a truck that is worth what you pay for and reliable on Rock Island roads, while still staying within your budget. In terms of price range, there’s no contest when comparing the Silverado vs. Sierra. You’ve already seen that the Silverado has a lower starting price, but even at the top tier trim level, it’s $5,000 more affordable. All while having a higher maximum towing capacity. See for yourself:

Silverado Price:

  • 2021 Silverado 1500 Work Truck (Entry-Level): $28,600 MSRP
  • 2021 Silverado 1500 High Country (Top Tier): $58,595 MSRP

Sierra Price:

  • 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Base (Entry-Level): $30,000 MSRP
  • 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali (Top Tier): $63,495 MSRP

Silverado vs. Sierra: Trim Levels

Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab options are available on both the Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500, but when you compare the GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado trim levels you see that the Silverado is more customizable. The Chevy Silverado comes with eight trim levels rather than the six of the Sierra. That way, it’s easier for you to find the best model for you. Take a look:

2021 Silverado 1500 Trim Levels

  • Custom
  • Custom Trail Boss
  • LT
  • RST
  • LT Trail Boss
  • LTZ
  • High Country

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Trim Levels

  • Sierra Base
  • SLE
  • Elevation
  • SLT
  • AT4
  • Denali

Silverado vs. Sierra: Performance and Capabilities

Both the Silverado and the Sierra come with a standard 4.3L V6 engine that generates 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. However, if you want to upgrade your engine the Silverado is the smarter choice. The Silverado comes with five engine options compared to four for the Sierra.

This is part of why the Silverado tows up to a maximum of 13,400 pounds compared to the Sierra which has a towing capacity that caps off at 11,800 pounds. Bettendorf, IA drivers who can’t compromise on power should choose the Silverado.

Test the Silverado Yourself at Green Family Chevrolet!

Now that you know the differences between the GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado, you probably want to see everything the Silverado 1500 has to offer. Come visit our East Moline dealership and check out the different Silverado 1500 trim levels. Contact us, and we’ll help you schedule a test drive at a time that works for you. Be sure to check our new vehicle specials before you arrive to see if you can find a great deal. Also be sure to learn more about Chevy MyLink with our team today.  If an SUV is more your style, check out the 2021 Chevy Equinox MPG!

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