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It is no secret that General Motors carries two brands known for their excellence in truck-making. While one is known for its affordability and reliability, the other sits at a higher level of durability, ruggedness, and luxury. Both GMC and Chevrolet have been around since the early 1900s, and both have been popular with drivers throughout their history, proving time and again they are worthy of remaining in GM's portfolio of brands. While they may share the same parent company and have many similarities, both GMC and Chevy deserve their own reputations based on the differences in the models they offer. A prime example of the differences between these sibling brands can be seen when comparing two of the industry's top heavy-duty trucks: 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 HD vs 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD.
While both the GMC Sierra and the Chevy Silverado may be equipped with the same engines and transmissions, providing drivers with similar performances and capabilities as a truck, what sets these two vehicles, and the brands themselves apart from one another is their design and style. The Chevy Silverado may have a lower price tag, but for the minimal increase in price for the GMC Sierra, you will get much more than you bargained for. Not only will you be driving a more aggressive-looking model, but you will be able to work just as hard and play even harder, in more comfort than you would think a truck should have to offer. If you are ready for the ultimate showdown, take a look at the comparison of GM's two finest heavy-duty pickups.
Whether you are looking into a car, truck, or SUV, one of the first questions you should consider is: How does it perform? Believe it or not, performance is not just for the race track. When researching and comparing trucks, even if you are not planning on taking it to the drag strip, great performance should be essential to your decision on which model you choose. Performance is a display of a vehicle's overall driving abilities, from handling to speed, how quickly it can get up to speed, and how efficient it is with fuel. Although both the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 HD and the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD are neck and neck with their performance, it is still imperative to review.
While sharing their manufacturer, GM, both models share the same powertrain options. Both trucks come standard with a 6.6-liter V8 gasoline engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, with an optional 6.6-liter V8 Duramax turbo-diesel and 10-speed automatic transmission, if preferred. For the lower-level trims, the standard configuration is rear-wheel drive, but you have the option for four-wheel drive. With the gasoline engine producing 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, and the diesel engine's 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, you can only imagine the capabilities of these two models.
One of the benefits of a diesel engine is its ability to tow impressive amounts of weight. So if you need the best possible engine to pull your camper or work trailer, the Duramax turbo-diesel is the way to go, providing a maximum towing capacity of 18,510 pounds against the 17,370 pounds of the gasoline engine. However, if the majority of the weight you need to carry is in the bed of your truck, then you want to look for the Sierra HD and Silverado HD models with the V8 gasoline engines, which will haul up to 3,979 pounds versus the 3,715 pounds of the diesel.
Although they say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, it is in our nature to make judgments based on our first impressions. When you're at a dealership comparing the latest truck models, you're not going to be able to resist judging the pickups based on how rugged and aggressive they look in both style and size. While comparing the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 HD vs 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, as similar as they may be in size, the Sierra continues to take the lead by looking the part for battling the toughest workloads and the roughest terrains.
As heavy-duty pickups, both models provide an aggressively styled yet appealing and functional exterior design. Both offer a vast palette of color options and multiple trims to choose from as well as towing mirrors, side bed steps, and rear corner bumper steps for easy access to the bed of the truck. Although when parked side by side, they sit at the same height of 79.65 inches and are the same width of 81.85 inches (not including the mirrors), the GMC Sierra appears more imposing. It may be just an illusion with its grille boasting masculinity, but when the front-end is complemented with chrome along the entirety of the body, glimmering in the sun, the bold sophistication of the Sierra HD will grab your attention. If you are looking for a powerful and polished appearance to match heavy-duty performance, you'll end up focusing primarily on the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 HD, and rightfully so.
Beyond a truck's appearance, functionality is also important, especially if you plan on utilizing your truck for work or home improvement projects. Since both the GMC Sierra 2500 HD and Chevy Silverado 2500 HD offer multiple cab and bed sizes, there is not much to compare. Each model is available with regular, double, and crew cabs, with either a standard or long bed. With the long bed varieties, both models provide up to 83.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, while the standard bed options give you up to 69.6 cubic feet for hauling whatever materials or belongings you need for work or for play.
Another great feature that makes the bed of the Sierra and Silverado even more functional and convenient is their multi-function tailgates, which both provide six functions. This innovative feature allows the tailgate to be used to haul items safely and efficiently, but the tailgate can also be folded into a step or even provide a flat surface to work on. The GMC MultiPro and Chevy Multi-Flex tailgates display extreme versatility, which can be used at any time, anywhere.
As structurally similar as the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD are, their interiors are what set them the farthest apart from one another. These two GM models are close in style, comfort, and convenience, but one takes the lead over the other. If you are searching for a workhorse that can play as hard as it works and make you look and feel grand driving through the city streets, the Sierra 2500 HD offers the full package.
The selection of trim levels allows you to choose how luxurious you want your cabin to look and feel. From the materials to the amenities and technology, both the Sierra HD and the Silverado HD provide a high-quality interior for drivers. Each trim level allows you to choose what fits your style. Although the Silverado 2500 HD may offer more trims and special editions to choose from, the Sierra 2500 HD offers more with each trim. This simplifies the purchasing process and saves you money since you will not need to add on packages or choose higher levels for the same level of luxury.
Both models are designed so that you and your front-seat passenger will have plenty of space to relax with room for a third person to sit up front comfortably with the available 40/20/40-split front bench. The comfort level for the driver can be taken to a higher level with the available 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support so you can enjoy the maximum amount of comfort no matter what roads you are traveling on. A leather-wrapped interior can also be found with both models, allowing for heated and ventilated seating. However, the GMC Sierra HD provides drivers with more eye-catching styling options.
As for technology, both models are again head to head, offering premium infotainment centers available with either a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen, depending on which trim level you choose. Plus, you will be able to stay connected in both the Sierra HD and the Silverado HD with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With the available 4G WiFi hotspot, everyone can stay entertained with internet access wherever the road takes you.