2020 GMC Sierra vs. 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the Sierra and the Silverado have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available four-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Engine

As tested in Motor Trend the Sierra SLT/AT4/Denali 6.2 V8 is faster than the Silverado LTZ/High Country 6.2 V8:

Sierra

Silverado

Zero to 30 MPH

2 sec

2.1 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

5.8 sec

6 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

9.4 sec

9.8 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

2.8 sec

3 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

14.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

98.9 MPH

98.3 MPH

As tested in Motor Trend the Sierra SLT/AT4/Denali 6.2 V8 is faster than the Chevrolet Silverado 5.3 V8:

Sierra

Silverado

Zero to 30 MPH

2 sec

2.3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

5.8 sec

6.6 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

9.4 sec

10.7 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

2.8 sec

3.3 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

14.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

98.9 MPH

94.6 MPH

Brakes and Stopping

The Sierra stops much shorter than the Silverado:

Sierra

Silverado

60 to 0 MPH

123 feet

134 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

The Sierra has a standard full size spare so a flat doesn’t interrupt your work or a trip. A full size spare costs extra on the Silverado Without the option you must depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

The Sierra offers an available driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads. The Silverado’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The Sierra 1500 Short Bed Denali Crew Cab 4x4 handles at .77 G’s, while the Silverado Short Bed LT Trail Boss Crew Cab pulls only .69 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Sierra 1500 Short Bed AT4 Crew Cab executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.3 seconds quicker than the Silverado Short Bed LT Trail Boss Crew Cab (27.7 seconds @ .73 average G’s vs. 30 seconds @ .55 average G’s).

Economic Advantages

Insurance will cost less for the Sierra owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Sierra will cost $450 less than the Silverado over a five-year period.

Recommendations

Four Wheeler performed a comparison test in its June 2019 issue and they ranked the GMC Sierra 1500 Short Bed AT4 Crew Cab two places higher than the Chevrolet Silverado Short Bed LT Trail Boss Crew Cab.

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