GMC Sierra 1500 vs Chevy Silverado 1500: Which Used Truck is Right for You?

The GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500 have long been top picks for buyers who need a reliable, powerful truck. Patterson Truck Stop’s inventory often has both available, so we thought we’d help buyers narrow down their options by comparing the GMC Sierra 1500 vs Chevy Silverado 1500. 

We used the 2015 model year for purposes of this comparison. 

2015 Chevy Silverado
Average Price: $10,700 to $17,500

Chevy has earned tremendous brand loyalty, so many will opt for the Silverado without needing to know anything more than it’s a Chevy. Those who want to dig a little deeper will appreciate the surprisingly well-appointed interior with an intuitive entertainment system, three engine choices and decent gas mileage for the class. 

  • Engines: 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8, 6.2L V8
  • Horsepower: 285 to 420
  • Towing: 5,500 to 9,400
  • Payload: 1,738 to 2,011
  • MPG: 18 city/24 highway

2015 GMC Sierra

Average Price: $10,800 to $17,300

When the 2015 GMC Sierra was introduced, reviewers loved the stylish dash, the quiet cab, and the impressive standard audio systems. Complaints were few, but some mentioned that second row seats weren’t very comfortable and that it wasn’t easy getting in and out. In spite of that, this was a solid choice in 2015, and earned high marks for customer satisfaction. 

  • Engines: 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8, 6.2L V8
  • Horsepower: 285 to 420
  • Towing: 5,500 to 11,000
  • Payload: 1,738 to 2,011
  • MPG: 18 city/24 highway

Which Is Right For You?

You’re not seeing things. The specs and pricing for the two trucks are very similar and, in some cases, identical. While the GMC has a leg up for towing capacity, for many the decision will just come down to personal preference or, in the case of shopping for a used truck, what you can find with the upgrades you want. 

When comparing the GMC Sierra 1500 vs Chevy Silverado 1500 one statistic that is not the same is how many were sold in 2015. Chevy sold 600,544 Silverados while GMC only sold 224,139 Sierras. This disparity was likely more about brand loyalty than about the quality of the trucks, but it does mean it will be easier to find a used Silverado since so many more were sold. 

One of the many perks of shopping for your used truck at Patterson Truck Stop is that you’re able to compare many models in just one place. If we don’t have what you want, let us know! We’ll be happy to look for it and then let you know when it arrives.