2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab vs. 2019 GMC Sierra Crew Cab Comparison
2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab
Starting Price: $36,095 | Price yours
Above Average: Towing, payload, bed volume, infotainment, options, configurable tailgate
Below Average: Driver assists only offered on high-end trims, pricing can get up there
Consensus: A reliable full-size pickup with new styling, features and capability plus an expanded line of engines and transmissions.
2019 GMC Sierra Crew Cab
Starting Price: $48,590 (SLT) | Price yours
Above Average: Bed volume, luxury features, infotainment, configurable tailgate
Below Average: Slightly lower payload and towing than Silverado stablemate
Consensus: A more luxurious but ever-so-slightly less capable version of the Chevy Silverado.
Both the Silverado and Sierra are completely new for 2019, with a longer wheelbase, more interior space and a class-leading cargo bed with expanded volume and functionality. New engines and transmissions are also on tap that, depending on the configuration and trim, can include a 3.0-liter turbodiesel I6, 2.7-liter turbo 4-cylinder or a 5.3-liter V8 with stop/start technology. Both trucks offer the latest in driver assists, including lane departure warning and assist, adaptive cruise control and low-speed autonomous emergency braking. As the two trucks share most of their mechanicals and interior parts, the most notable differences can be found in the little things. For example, in crew cab form, the Silverado’s max towing and payload are slightly higher than the Sierra, but the Sierra offers a bit more luxury, including the high-end Denali trim that sits a step above the Silverado High Country. The Silverado offers more trims, including a lower priced Work Truck, although both trucks offer enough options and packages to balance out the standard feature difference.
Chevrolet Silverado Advantages
The Silverado offers better max towing and payload numbers, a lower base price and numerous trim choices including the off-road-ready Custom Trail Boss, sporty RST and luxurious High Country.
GMC Sierra Advantages
The Sierra retains its bold attitude with a more dynamic appearance, luxurious Denali line, a reconfigurable tailgate, a more upscale interior and unique special-edition trims.
The two trucks share the same engines, transmissions, features and fuel economy. Both offer the option of a power tailgate and both offer the largest bed floors in the business. The Silverado can tow 100 more pounds and carry 40 extra pounds of payload, but that’s not enough of a difference to call one the winner over the other.
If you’re looking for a basic work truck to rough up, you’ll cry a bit less when you scratch your $36,000 Silverado Work Truck versus a $70,000 Denali. It really just comes down to whether you need a truck to be rugged or pampering, and even then the Silverado High Country is nearly as plush as the Denali.
|2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab||2019 GMC Sierra Crew Cab|
|Engine||5.3-liter V8||5.3-liter V8|
|Horsepower||355 hp @ 5,600 rpm||355 hp @ 5,600 rpm|
|Torque||383 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm||383 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm|
|Transmission||8-speed automatic||8-speed automatic|
|Fuel Economy||19 mpg (17 city/23 hwy)||19 mpg (17 city/23 hwy)|
|Also Available||4.3L V6, 6.2L V8, 10-spd auto||4.3L V6, 6.2L V8, 10-spd auto|
|Warranty||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Max Seating Capacity||6||6|
|Wheelbase||147.4-157.1 inches||147.4-157.1 inches|
|Overall Length||231.7-241.2 inches||231.7-241.2 inches|
|Width||81.2 inches||81.2 inches|
|Height||75.7-78.2 inches||75.7-78.2 inches|
|Headroom, Front||43.0 inches||43.0 inches|
|Headroom, Rear||40.1 inches||40.1 inches|
|Legroom, Front||44.5 inches||44.5 inches|
|Legroom, Rear||43.4 inches||43.4 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||66.0 inches||66.0 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Rear||65.2 inches||65.2 inches|
|Max Payload (Crew Cab)||2,180 pounds||2,140 pounds|
|Max Towing (Crew Cab)||12,200 pounds||12,100 pounds|