2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD vs 2019 GMC Sierra 3500
If you're in the market for a new heavy-duty pickup and you've narrowed your choice down to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD or the 2019 GMC Sierra 3500, you're getting close to the finishing line, as they’re very closely related vehicles. There are differences though, and our comparison article will show you whether your next move should be a visit to a Chevrolet dealer in Moscow to test drive the Silverado.
Perhaps a little surprisingly, there is a difference in price between these two. You can get into an entry-level Silverado 3500HD from $40,300, but a base GMC Sierra 3500HD has a starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $40,800. It's a similar story with the top-level trims, as the Silverado 3500HD High Country has an MSRP of $55,800, while the Sierra 3500HD Denali costs $56,600.
Although the silhouettes of the two trucks are almost identical, their front fascias are very different. The GMC has a large, deep front grille and conventional headlight clusters at either side. If you check out the Silverado 3500HD at a dealership like Chevrolet Moscow you'll see that it opts for a longer, thinner grille with an unusual split headlight cluster arrangement. Despite there being a bit more going on with the front of the Silverado, the Chevy actually has a cleaner, simpler look that's more modern and more stylish than the Sierra.
There are almost countless ways trucks like these can be customized to reflect the buyer's tastes, needs and preferences, but these two do go in slightly different directions. The GMC is a little more high-end and upscale, with an emphasis on luxury, while the Chevy has more appearance options that transform its looks to extremely cool, rugged or even sporty. The Chevy Silverado 3500HD has a bunch of impressive exterior styling packages up its sleeve, such as Z71 Off-Road, Alaskan Edition, Texas Edition, Midnight Edition and more. If you’re concerned with dressing your heavy-duty pickup to reflect your individual style, the Silverado 3500HD is the easy choice.
It's difficult to judge how reliable a vehicle is going to be when you buy it brand new, but the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) is an extremely trusted resource. It named the Silverado 3500HD as the top choice in its Large Heavy-Duty Pickup segment. Vehicles at this capability level are often going to be heavily relied upon by their owners to deliver, day-in and day-out, so this accolade is a big plus for the Silverado 3500HD.
The Last Word
While it may be hard to separate these two trucks, they do definitely have their own distinctive personalities. The 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD is just as capable as the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, but the GMC has a distinct focused on luxury and high-end features that can rival some genuine luxury sedans at the Denali level. However, the Chevy is a little more affordable, it has the benefit of coming in at the top of its class in the J.D. Power VDS study for 2019, and its styling can be configured in a wider variety of ways than the GMC.