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The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The level of competition in today’s full-size pickup segment is at an all-time high. Many Watsonville Chevrolet shoppers compare the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500. While these two trucks are built on the same platform, there are some key differences to consider. Let’s take a closer look at how the Sierra 1500 stacks up against the Silverado 1500.

Exterior

When visiting GMC dealers near Watsonville, you’ll be able to see the obvious styling differences between these trucks. The Sierra 1500 has a more premium look. While LED headlights come standard on the Sierra 1500, halogen headlights are found on the base Silverado 1500. A more upscale front grille and unique fender flares help further set apart the Sierra 1500.

Performance

The Sierra 1500 and the Silverado 1500 offer the same powertrains. This means performance will be quite similar. However, Adaptive Ride Control is only offered on the Sierra 1500. It takes handling and ride comfort to the next stage.

Compare Towing and Hauling Features

Both trucks offer some great hauling and towing features. By helping to limit dangerous blind spots, an all-new Transparent Trailer View camera makes towing far more secure. However, only the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 offers a class-exclusive MultiPro tailgate. This unique tailgate can fold out into six different configurations. When hauling longer items like surfboards and lumber, it can be used as a load stop. Meanwhile, a built-in step makes loading the bed easier. You can also use the MultiPro tailgate as an outdoor workstation.

Another feature exclusive to the new Sierra 1500 is GMC’s CarbonPro bed. Not only is this bed more resistant to denting and corrosion, but it’s also roughly 25 percent lighter than a typical steel bed. Because of the CarbonPro bed’s grained surface, a bed liner isn’t even necessary.

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Compare Interior

Like the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 provides a lot of space for you to spread out. These trucks also offer plenty of amenities, including dual-zone automatic climate control and heated/ventilated seats. However, GMC designed the Sierra 1500 to provide an even more luxurious driving experience. This is especially true for the Sierra 1500’s range-topping Denali trim. Open-pore ash wood and real aluminum trim give its cabin an extremely lavish feel. Premium Forge leather-appointed seating adds to this truck’s plushness.

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Infotainment and Audio

Whether you choose the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 or the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you’ll have access to a long list of great features. Both of these pickup trucks provide a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An available Bose audio system seeks to excite music fans. However, the Sierra 1500 goes a step further by offering a MultiPro Audio System by Kicker. It features two amplified speakers built into the tailgate, which make camping and tailgate parties especially fun.

Our Conclusion

While these trucks have much in common, the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 wins this comparison over the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Exclusive features and a more luxurious nature help give the Sierra 1500 the edge.