Updated: 2/20/2018

Despite the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado’s shared heritage, the Sierra has carved out a legacy of superiority when compared to its sister light-duty pickup. The story is unchanged in 2017. The new Sierra 1500 outperforms the Silverado 1500 by several metrics.

In this post, we highlight a few exterior accents that add style to the Sierra that is absent in the Silverado. We also look at a few features that make the Sierra the right choice for the more serious, heavy-duty worker.

Rugged Sophistication is the GMC Sierra’s Expertise

An inspired grille and crisp LED lighting system make the Sierra a more stunning vehicle than the Silverado.

First Impressions Matter

The Sierra boasts a commanding chrome bumper that accentuates the grille’s authoritative yet refined tone. The grille is a testament to masterful design on its own. It contrasts high-quality chrome with darker tones in clean horizontal lines. Taking center stage is GMC’s bold logo in crimson and chrome. The elements combine to create a muscular and eye-catching effect.

By comparison, the Silverado’s design suffers from a lack of diversity. The uniformity of its headlights and horizontal lines don’t pop with the same fierceness as the Sierra’s.

Light the Way

The Sierra’s LED lighting system also sets it apart from the Silverado. The housing for each headlight is outlined by a crisp row of LED bulbs that emit a beautiful blue-tinted light. The headlights themselves have the appearance of diamonds. Their housing is smaller and more focused. But on the road, the headlamps cast a wide beam of light through the darkness.

The Sierra 1500’s IntelliBeam technology makes handling late night hauls less troublesome. IntelliBeam automatically switches between high-beam and low-beam headlamps depending on traffic density.

Hard Work Pays Off

Both trucks offer a class-leading max towing capacity of 12,500 lbs. The power to move that weight is generated by a 6.2L EcoTec3 engine that pumps out 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.

The two trucks have the same engines, but the Sierra offers a wider range of towing capabilities than the Silverado. Add to that multiple options for durable bed liners, classier interior packages, and the power of the GMC IntelliLink system and you have one sharp truck that can handle any job.

Test Drive a GMC Sierra 1500 Near Jacksonville

It’s hard to set the Sierra 1500 and Silverado 1500 side by side and not see that the Sierra is the more competent machine. We welcome you to join us at our dealership and see all that the Sierra has to offer.

Schedule a test drive today at Moore Buick GMC in Jacksonville, North Carolina. It’s just a short drive from Morehead City, New Bern, and Kinston to see your next truck in action.