GMC Sierra 1500 VS. GMC Sierra 2500
Light Duty vs. Heavy Duty
Size matters when pairing the right GMC truck to the task, depending on what you are looking to accomplish. You may consider a light-duty truck for recreational purposes, while a heavy-duty truck best suits commercial intent. To help you decide, the experts at Linus Buick GMC have compared and contrasted the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500. Pretty much every feature is available for both of these mighty pickups, such as the world’s first six-function MultiPro Tailgate, a 15-view trailering camera system, and a premium driving experience with intuitive technology and innovative safety and driver assistance. However, there are some significant differences regarding price, towing capabilities, and payload. Check out details on the GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500, then contact us for a test drive in the one that aligns best with your goals.
GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500
Each of these muscular pickups has the strength needed to tow and haul, but when you require Herculean strength, heavy-duty is where it’s at. When comparing under the hood of the GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500, both gasoline and diesel options are available. However, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 comes standard with an efficient 285-horsepower 4.3L V6 engine that delivers 305 lb.-ft. of torque, and the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 is powered by a robust 401-horsepower 6.6L Flex Fuel V8 motor that generates 464 lb.-ft. of torque. Pulling loads in the truck bed and attached to the hitch are effortless in a GMC truck, especially with 17,400 lbs. GMC Sierra 2500 towing capacity and 3,895 lb. payload capacity. The GMC Sierra 1500 still holds its own, but falls short of its bigger sibling, offering 9,900 lbs. of towing capacity and 2,240 lbs. of payload capacity. Lastly, we want to mention cost when considering the GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500. The light-duty base model starts at $30,100, which is more affordable than the base 2021 GMC Sierra HD $36,200 starting MSRP. We’ll be glad to go into further detail about GMC Sierra specs and features during your test drives at our dealership.
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There are countless reasons to buy either one of these GMC trucks, from class-leading cargo volume and camera views to the industry’s first carbon-fiber composite bed and six-function multipro tailgate. See firsthand the GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500 by visiting Linus Buick GMC today!