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Silverado to Sierra Comparison

Wednesday, October 17th 2012. | Review

Since Chevrolet and GMC are both trucks brought to us by General Motors, the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra tend to be pretty similar. Both these trucks come from the same assembly line and both make use of, more or less, the same parts. Naturally these trucks net almost identical performance as well. There are a few differences, however, between the two trucks. The most noticeable difference is of course the exterior; these trucks have different grills, badges and other such cosmetic differences. The trucks share the same range of engines, transmission and other such major things.

However some minute differences can be found in the two trucks such as Sierra 2500HD has a slightly better turning radius than that of the Silverado2500HD and it is a little smaller and easier to park, the Silverado is a little cheaper to buy than the Sierra and the extended cab version of the Silverado 2500HD and the 3500HD have a little more head and leg room than its counterpart. Moreover, Silverado 2500HD can haul a greater load than the Sierra 2500HD and the Silverado 3500HD has a clear advantage over the 3500HD Sierra when it comes to towing ability. The GMC models have been typically regarded as being on the higher end of the scale with more interior options and more luxurious looking/refined exteriors.

It is reported that by the year 2014 both these trucks will be assembled at separate assembly lines which coincides with what we’ve heard from the dealer-only showing of the 2014 Silverado and Sierra as far as them being more different from one-and-other than they have been in past years. In terms of the changes that both these trucks will experience, GM says that both the trucks will be reshaped and made more aerodynamic and will have less mass (weight) which will improve fuel consumption. The eight speed gearbox that the trucks will get along with significant engine improvements shall also play a vital role in improving performance and consumption. Lastly both the trucks will get a new chassis and new exteriors and interiors. So to sum it up you can expect to see both the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra turn into more varied and much improved trucks for 2014.

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