Your Seaside Chevrolet Dealer Is No More
Time To Check Out Cardinale GMC

Now that the neighboring area Seaside Chevrolet dealer has closed, it’s a good time to step up to a GMC truck, SUV or van. The Chevrolet and GMC brands are both manufactured by GM, and many of their vehicles share the same platform and the same engines. If you’re wondering what the difference is between the two brands, you’re not alone. We’ll cover the differences between Chevys and GMC and explain why some buyers prefer one over the other. To start with, we should point out that Chevrolet sells more vehicles each year than GMC. This can be explained by the fact that Chevrolet sells more types of vehicles than GMC, including sedans, compact cars, subcompacts, SUVs and trucks. GMC concentrates on trucks, SUVs and vans. So, a buyer looking for a small two-door subcompact won’t be looking at GMC when it comes time to buy a new car.

Seaside Chevrolet Shoppers Find The Real Value in GMC

One major difference between Chevrolet and GMC vehicles is evident when you get to the upper trim levels. If you look at the base trim level of a similar vehicle sold by the two brands, you’ll find most of the same features in each one. At the upper trims, GMC offers a higher level of luxury amenities than you’ll get with a similar Chevrolet vehicle.

Chevrolet Lacks In Luxury Qualities

Let’s examine the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado is a great pickup, but it’s aimed at the core of the truck market. Those who are looking for luxury features will likely choose the Sierra 1500’s upper trim levels, including the AT4, SLT and Denali. The top-of-the-line Sierra 1500 Denali trim offers a level of comfort and sophistication you won’t find in the Silverado 1500. The Denali includes exclusive open-pore wood trim and genuine aluminum accents.

Seaside Chevrolet Shoppers Find Versatility In
The GMC Sierra 1500

The GMC Sierra also gets exclusive features such as the MultiPro tailgate. This feature isn’t offered on the Chevrolet Silverado. The MultiPro tailgate, which is offered on the Denali, AT4 and SLT trims, can be configured to use in many different ways, including as an entry step or a bed extender. GMC’s Adaptive Ride Control is another feature you won’t find on Chevy vehicles. This chassis and suspension system delivers a refined ride and outstanding responsiveness.

The GMC Sierra 1500 benefits from more advanced technology features, including GM’s Rear Camera Mirror and a multicolor head-up display, two features you won’t find in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Another difference between Chevrolet and GMC vehicles is quality control. According to It Still Runs: “It's common practice among modern auto manufacturers that have twin brands to do more quality control tests on each unit that reaches the end of the assembly line. While a Chevrolet pickup might receive a 60- or 100-point inspection before release, a GMC might have a 110-point inspection.” The more thorough the inspection, the higher the vehicle’s reliability, and the more valuable the vehicle will be.

So, if you’ve been thinking about buying a Chevrolet car or SUV, step up to a GMC for the utmost in style and comfort. You’ll be glad you did.