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2021 Chevy Silverado vs. 2021 GMC Sierra

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 GMC Sierra 1500
$28,900 MSRP

Starting Price

$30,100 MSRP
285-hp 4.3L V6

Base Engine

285-hp 4.3L V6
420-hp 6.2L V8

Top Engine

420-hp 6.2L V8
8-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
Multi-Flex tailgate


GMC MultiPro tailgate


Carbon Fiber

Many Hayward drivers find themselves torn between the 2021 GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado. On paper, there are plenty of similarities between these two trucks. Both are ultra-durable and rugged models with plenty of power, so just what is the difference between the Silverado and Sierra? In this guide, we’ll walk you through the benefits that both vehicles offer. Compare the difference between the Silverado and Sierra below, then visit a Don Johnson Motors dealership to take both for a test drive!

Silverado vs. Sierra: Pricing

What is your car shopping budget? Rice Lake, WI shoppers appreciate that both models are priced around $30,000. Still, the Chevy Silverado is the slightly more affordable option with a base model starting at just $28,900 MSRP. The GMC Sierra isn’t far behind at $30,100 MSRP.

Silverado vs. Sierra: Performance

When it comes to performance, the 2021 GMC Sierra vs. Chevrolet Silverado have a lot in common. Both share the same powertrain choices, and there’s certainly no shortage of options to explore in either lineup! From the base V6 engines to the brawny V8 choices to the turbo-diesel powertrains, here’s a look at the engines offered:

  • 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine
  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine
  • 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine
  • 2.7L Turbo engine
  • 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6 engine

Silverado vs. Sierra: Features

Between the 2021 GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado, you’ll find two well-appointed models that are packed with the latest features and plenty of room for customization. Both include standard Bluetooth, infotainment systems on an HD color touchscreen, premium safety systems, adjustable tailgate systems, and more.

But if you venture beyond the base trims, the Sierra offers the Denali trim – which takes luxury to the next level. The Denali trim is equipped with options like Continuous Damping Adaptive Ride Control Bose® Premium Sound System with CarbonPro Edition, the industry-first carbon-fiber composite bed. So while both models offer premium trims, the Denali is in a league of its own if you crave luxury in Cumberland or beyond.

Find Your Next Truck with Don Johnson Motors

Still can’t decide between the 2021 GMC Sierra vs. Chevy Silverado? Contact us at Don Johnson Motors and we’ll help you narrow down your new pickup search. Our team can get you behind the wheel of these best-sellers and answer any questions you may have. You can even shop online with home delivery!

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