We are back in the world of trucks and today we are going to compare two mechanic twins from the General Motors divisions. The 2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 Chevrolet Silverado comparison is not going to be such an interesting battle like the one where they are competing with Ford F150 for example, but these two pickups do have some different characteristics and now we are going inspect them and decide which twin is better.
New GMC model comes with some of the toughest looking designs ever. Everything looks bulky on the new model from swollen fender flares to the grille that is put in front of the rest of the front fascia for an inch or two and it gives this vehicle a real masculine image.
Its rival in this comparison, the Silverado is offered with the same blocky design and almost the same front fascia like its twin, but with the recognizable Chevy bowtie badge on top. It also comes with some useful features that don’t come with GMC truck like LED lighting in the truck bed that is highly useful if you are working late or for the night shift. If you choose the more luxurious High Country trim level with 2016 Chevrolet Silverado you will get bigger 20 inch alloy wheels.
2016 GMC Sierra Vs 2016 Chevrolet Silverado
Top of the line in the 2016 GMC Sierra lineup on the other hand are the famous Denali and SLT trim levels which are famous for their luxury touches. They include highly powerful all-wheel drive setup and some additional interior features that will make your head spin. Just like in many segments this is one that also comes with similar features for both competitors.
Interior design became one of the most important features of the new generation pickup trucks and maybe it is the thing that will decide 2016 GMC Sierra vs Chevrolet Silverado comparison. First model comes with functional and comfortable interior, with rubber shift knobs, heated steering wheel and both heated and ventilated front seats. Depending on the version buyers choose it comes with five or six seats. Chevrolet’s model is the same when it comes to seating, but it offers little bit bigger ample storage, ergonomic center stack that holds the touch screen display always in reach. Silverado’s High Country model is offered with much more luxurious interior including premium leather seats, park assist and Bose sound system.
These two models bring all the same engine options. Depending on the trim level buyers choose their truck can come with either 4.3 liter V6 with 285 ponies and 305 pound feet of torque, 5.3 liter V8 with 355 horsepower and 385 pound feet of torque or the top of the line 6.2 liter V8 flex fuel with 420 horsepower and 460 pound feet of torque. All three engines are running best with the unleaded fuel or E85 ethanol blend.
Silverado Vs Sierra
Prices of these two trucks can be the deciding factor which to buy and for the 2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 Chevrolet Silverado battle. Sierra is $800 more expensive and it can be bought for $27,800 MSRP while the Silverado can be bought for only $27,000. This and few more interior and exterior options make Silverado the winner, but a very tight one because when it comes to performance segment these two pickups come with literally the same output.