2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500
2021 GMC Sierra


2021 Chevy Silverado

Starting Price

4.3L Ecotec3 V6 Engine

Base Engine

4.3L Ecotec3 V6 Engine
420 hp

Max Horsepower

355 hp
2431 lbs

Max Payload Capacity

2280 lbs
89.1 cu. ft.

Max Cargo

89.1 cu. ft.

Max Torque


2021 GMC Sierra vs 2021 Chevy Silverado

If you’re looking for a powerful truck that doesn’t compromise on style, comfort, or cutting edge technology, then maybe the 2021 GMC Sierra or 2021 Chevy Silverado are for you. Perfect for trips out of Biloxi or that job site in Gulfport, these are two versatile trucks. Read this guide from the experts from Mandal Buick GMC for more information.

2021 GMC Sierra vs 2021 Chevy Silverado: Overview

Although they have many similarities, there are a few key differences to notice when deciding between the Silverado or Sierra. The first is that the Sierra has higher maximum horsepower, torque, and payload capacity when compared to the Silverado.

Sierra Towing Specs:

  • Max Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Max Torque: 460
  • Max Payload Capacity: 2431lbs

Silverado Towing Specs:

  • Max Horsepower: 355 hp
  • Max Torque: 383
  • Max Payload Capacity: 2280 lbs

In contrast, the Silverado has a slightly lower starting price when compared with the Sierra. 

Sierra Starting Price:

  • $31,695

Silverado Starting Price:

  • $28,900

Ocean Springs area drivers who don’t particularly need the extra payload capacity or who prefer a lower price may find the Silverado to be a better option. Whereas those who are regularly towing larger amounts may prefer the Sierra.

2021 GMC Sierra vs 2021 Chevy Silverado: Performance

When buying a truck, one of the most important aspects you need to consider is performance. Between the 2021 GMC Sierra vs 2021 Chevy Silverado, there are some differences in performance.

Both models allow customers to choose between the same array of 6 different engines, but due to design differences the Sierra has better horsepower and torque, while the Silverado has slightly better fuel economy. Read below for more specific information on their performance:

Sierra Performance:

  • Base Engine: 4.3L Ecotec3 V6 Engine
  • Max Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Max Torque: 460
  • Fuel Economy: 20/23 mpg city/highway
  • Trailering Capacity: 11,800 lbs
  • Payload Capacity: 2,431 lbs
  • Max Cargo Volume: 89.1 cu. ft.

Silverado Performance:

  • Base Engine: 4.3L Ecotec3 V6 Engine
  • Max Horsepower: 355 hp
  • Max Torque: 383
  • Fuel Economy: 23/33 mpg city/highway
  • Trailering Capacity: 13,300 lbs
  • Payload Capacity: 2,280 lbs
  • Max Cargo Volume: 89.1 cu. Ft.

2021 GMC Sierra vs 2021 Chevy Silverado: Interior Features

The 2021 GMC Sierra and 2021 Chevy Silverado actually share many of the same standard and available interior features. These features include but are not limited to:

  • 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar
  • 6 speaker audio system
  • 7 inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Stabilitrak, electronic stability control system
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • And more!

If you have more questions about the available features of the 2021 GMC Sierra or 2021 Chevy Silverado, feel free to contact us!

Come Check Out the 2021 GMC Sierra for Yourself!

Here at Mandal Buick GMC, we’re proud to sell the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500. If you’re curious about this marvelous truck, come in today for a test drive. If you want to make sure you get the best deal you can when buying your new truck, make sure to check out our new vehicle specials, contact our finance department for a consultation, or use our online payment calculator tool to create a monthly payment plan that works for you.

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