What are the differences between the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
Pickups are waging a fierce and merciless battle. For many years now, they have been among the bestselling vehicles in North America. In such a competitive market, the debate about the best pickup on the market is heated. With the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 set to roll into dealerships, it’s a perfect time to compare these two big trucks.
The Sierra: Six engines and a carbon fibre bed The brand new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 features a whole bunch of interesting characteristics. For starters, it offers a choice of six engines ranging from a 2.7-litre four-cylinder turbo to a 6.2-litre V8, so you can choose the engine that best suits your needs.
Furthermore, the Sierra is the first American-made truck to use carbon fibre in its bed design. Choosing the CarbonPro bed not only shaves off 28 kg (62 lbs.), but it is also much more resistant than an aluminum box, according to General Motors. And speaking of the box, the Sierra 1500 offers the MultiPro smart tailgate made up of three articulated sections. It can be transformed into six different configurations. GMC also offers an optional set of speakers for your next beach party or tailgate party.
The Silverado: 100 years of experience This year, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offering six engines and up to eight different versions. But what’s really garnering attention is a 2.7-litre four-cylinder engine that promises some rather impressive performances. We’re talking 310 horsepower and 348 lbs.-ft. of torque paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It can tow up to 3,266 kg (7,200 lbs.)! Not too shabby for a four-cylinder, wouldn’t you say?
Unlike the GMC, the Silverado’s bed is not made of carbon fibre. However, GM opted for high-strength steel, as they feel that aluminum is not strong enough for workers. Instead, ultralight materials have been reserved for the moving parts: hood, doors and tailgate.
So which pickup comes out on top? That’s for you to decide. It depends on what you use it for. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.