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2017 GMC Sierra vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado: Which One Is The Better Truck?

By James Yu , Feb 18, 2017 09:39 AM EST

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2017 GMC Sierra are basically brothers that are very much alike. These pickup trucks are almost identical in every way and it can be difficult to tell the difference between them. Of course, there are also a few things in which they differ. That being said, it simply begs the question of which among the two trucks is the better one?

2017 Chevrolet Silverado vs 2017 GMC Sierra: Power Struggle

When it comes to power, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2017 GMC Sierra are equals. According to report, both trucks are equipped with a 4.3-liter V6 engine that is good for 285 horsepower. This is paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission. If you want more power, you can choose between the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engine that can crank out 355 and 420 horsepower respectively. Accordingly, some of these models are offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is better if you are planning to tow stuff around.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado vs 2017 GMC Sierra: On-Road And Off-Road Performance

Given the fact that the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2017 GMC Sierra have identical powertrains, it is no surprise that they also offer the same level of performance on and off the road. According to US News, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2017 GMC Sierra have the same fuel efficiency rating of 18 and 24 miles in the city and on the highway individually. The more powerful V8 engines have decent 16/23 and 15/21 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway for the 5.3 and 6.2-liters respectively.

As far as off-road performance is concerned, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2017 GMC Sierra both have an option for an all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration. The top trims for both models offer an off-road package with equal performance rating.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado vs 2017 GMC Sierra: Ride Comfort

Both the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2017 GMC Sierra offer settings for a regular cab, double cab and a crew cab. Each setting offers comfort for passengers, but here's where the similarities end for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2017 GMC Sierra. Apparently, the 2017 GMC Sierra as compared to the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado has a quieter cabin, which means more comfort for everyone in it. First score goes to the 2017 GMC Sierra.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado vs 2017 GMC Sierra: Truck Reliability

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2017 GMC Sierra has been tied up until they landed in the ride comfort part where the latter gained the upper hand. The reliability aspect however, evens the score as the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado gained a higher reliability rating of 4.5 against the 2017 GMC Sierra, which only received 3.5 stars from J.D. Power. The points are even and we are back to square one.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado vs 2017 GMC Sierra: Most Bang For The Buck

Things have heated up in the battle of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado vs 2017 GMC Sierra and we are at the deciding round. Everyone wants a vehicle that gives the most bang for the buck and in this case, that happens to be the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. The Silverado has a base price of $27,585 while the Sierra starts at $28,205. In the top trim, the Silverado will make you spend about $54,925 while the Sierra in comparison will make you shell out $55,605. Yes, the difference does not appear to be big but you know what they say about "every dollar counts" right?

2017 Chevrolet Silverado vs 2017 GMC Sierra: The Conclusion

With two points for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado against one for 2017 GMC Sierra, it is clear which truck is the winner. However, you still cannot count out the 2017 GMC Sierra especially when you are looking for a truck with a bit of luxury and more features. That being said, the 2017 Silverado may have won the battle against the 2017 GMC Sierra but the buyers are the overall winners as we will be able to get a good truck regardless of the choice we make.

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