Vehicle Comparisons:
2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs GMC Sierra 1500

If you’re shopping for a full-size pickup, it’s because you’re looking for a tough vehicle that can handle any job you need. The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500 are two capable trucks, both with some additional perks that make them a great choice.

Drivers in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte can find out more about the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 1500 with our side-by-side comparison.

Engine Options and Performance

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with a 4.3L V6 rated for 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Other options include a 5.3L V8 rated for 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque and a 6.2L V8 rated for 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Depending on which engine you choose, it can be mated to either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission. The Silverado is available in rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.

The GMC Sierra 1500 has a similar range of engines to choose from, including a 355-horsepower, 5.3L V8, and a 420-horsepower, 6.2L V8. These engines are well-matched to the Silverado.

Towing Capacity

Towing capacity is important for a truck of this size. The base 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow an impressive 7,600 pounds, while the 5.3L V8 can tow 11,000 pounds. If you’re looking for the heavy-duty hauls, the 6.2L V8 can tow an impressive 12,500 pounds, which is the best in its class.

The GMC Sierra 1500 is evenly matched in this area as well, but it doesn’t quite have the composure with towing as the Silverado counterpart.

Durability

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500 have identical warranty packages, which means that you can trust that your truck will stand the test of time.

Here’s an overview of the Silverado and Sierra warranties:

  • Basic warranty: 36 months/36,000 miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty: 72 months/100,000 miles
  • Maintenance warranty: 24 months/24,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty: 60 months/100,000 miles
  • Roadside assistance coverage: 60 months/60,000 miles

Safety

Because they’re both GMC trucks, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500 have a similar suite of safety features. Active lane control, automatic high beams, parking assistance, and other features are available for both, and they each scored well in federal and independent safety tests.

Both vehicles also have OnStar® concierge and safety services, which ensure that if you do become involved in a crash, you’ll receive immediate assistance.

Test Drive the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 at the Lake Dealerships

Now that you’re seen our 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 1500 comparison, you may have a better feel for which vehicle is right for you. Though they may seem similar, especially when it comes to engine power, towing, and safety, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the better choice for a heavy-duty truck that can tackle any job you need.

Drivers in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte can experience the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 for themselves when they visit the Lake Dealerships. Stop by our dealership today to learn more about this capable truck and schedule your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 test drive!