The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra 2500HD are exceptional pickups that provide the power to handle tough jobs and the comfort for use as excellent daily drivers. Both models feature a Denali trim level, which offers luxury levels of comfort. If you’re considering buying a GMC Sierra model at a dealer like the GMC dealership near Salinas and you’d like to learn about the differences between these two models, read on as we compare the two to help you determine which one is best for your needs.
The GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size light-duty pickup capable of handling tough jobs, including towing, hauling and off-roading. The Sierra 2500HD is a full-size heavy-duty pickup with even more capability than its Sierra 1500 stablemate.
The 2021 Sierra 1500 costs less than the 2021 Sierra 2500HD. The Sierra 1500 has a starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $30,100, while the Sierra 2500HD’s MSRP starts at $36,200. Keep in mind that you won’t pay the MSRP when you visit the GMC dealership serving Salinas. We use this figure to compare the two models.
Buyers will get more engine choices with the Sierra 1500, while the Sierra 2500HD has more powerful engines. The Sierra 1500 lineup includes five different engines:
The Sierra 2500HD gets two engines:
Towing and Hauling
Those looking for a pickup that provides the most towing and hauling capacity will choose the 2021 Sierra 2500HD over the 2021 Sierra 1500.
Both pickups seat three in Regular Cab models and six in Double and Crew Cab models.
With a smaller The GMC Sierra 1500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 2500HD, making it easier to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
Which One to Buy?
The 2021 Sierra 1500 is a good choice for most pickup buyers. It provides all the power to accomplish most tasks. Buyers who need the extra performance required to handle the most challenging jobs should choose the more powerful 2021 Sierra 2500HD.
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