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2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

A heavy-duty pickup truck is great for hauling and towing big loads. While this segment gives you some solid options to choose from, the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD is clearly among the best. It’s spacious, luxurious, and strong enough to get the job done. Furthermore, bold exterior styling helps the Sierra 2500HD to make a powerful statement. Seaside Chevrolet dealerships also offer the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, which is a great pickup in its own right. Let’s take a closer look at how these two heavy-duty workhorses compare.


According to Salinas Chevrolet, these pickups boast a similar list of standard features. Highlights include a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a backup camera and Bluetooth. Even the base models offer 4G Wi-Fi connectivity as an option. If you’re seeking a more luxurious driving experience, go for the Sierra 2500HD. GMC outfits its cabin with of premium materials. The range-topping Sierra 2500HD Denali is one of the most extravagant trucks on the market. Upgraded interior trim with real wood and aluminum accents gives it an especially plush feel. Meanwhile, a Bose Active Noise Cancellation system helps keep the cabin whisper quiet. You’ll also enjoy a power-sliding rear window and a configurable 8.0-inch driver information display.

Compare Performance

In terms of on-road performance capabilities, these trucks are virtually even. A 6.0-liter, V8 engine is standard. It cranks out a healthy 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Stepping up to the turbocharged 6.6-liter diesel V8 rewards you with more muscle. Output increases to 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. You can use the extra brawn to tow up to 15,400 pounds. Adventure seekers will be interested in the Sierra 2500HD’s optional All Terrain X HD package, which is a step above the Silverado 2500HD’s Z71 Off-Road package. Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires and a black skid plate help you to confidently venture through the rough backcountry.

Compare Amenities

Although the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado are built on the same platform, they have different styling cues. The Sierra 2500HD has a more upscale appearance. You’ll immediately notice its bolder grille design. Signature C-shaped LED accent strips further set apart the Sierra 1500HD. Standard xenon headlights also enhance this truck’s curb appeal. Chrome exterior treatments and an upgraded set of 20-inch wheels are found on the Denali trim.


Like its counterpart, the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD offers some great accident-avoidance technologies. Designed to prevent front-end collisions, Forward Collison Alert warns you of fast-approaching obstacles. Parking sensors help you to safely maneuver in tight spots. Lane Departure Alert is also offered, which detects unintentional drifting. When towing a load, Stabilitrak with Trailer Sway Control gives you extra peace of mind.

In the End

While these heavy-duty trucks have a lot in common, the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD offers a higher degree of luxury. An especially plush interior and a more striking exterior help the Sierra 2500HD win this comparison. More features are also available for the new Sierra 2500HD.