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2018 Chevy Silverado vs. 2018 GMC Sierra

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  • 2018 Chevy Silverado

    2018 Chevrolet Silverado

    Starting at

    $28,300

    2018 GMC Sierra

    2018 GMC Sierra

    Starting at

    $29,000

    285 hpHorsepower285 hp
    305 lb-ftTorque305 lb-ft
    18 / 24MPG18 / 24

    When it comes to heavy-duty pickup trucks, drivers will be familiar with both the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra. Both full-size pickup trucks are made by General Motors and are very similar vehicles. Mechanically, the two trucks are very much alike. But, there are many important differences in the details. Both trucks, now in their fourth generation, are powerhouses of towing and hauling and bring all of the capability, performance, safety, and technology that one expects from a heavy-duty pickup truck. Let’s look at the 2018 Chevy Silverado vs. the 2018 GMC Sierra up close in a few different categories that will interest buyers.

  • Technology

    Even the most impressive heavy-duty pickup trucks should have equally impressive entertainment technology to keep their drivers and passengers connected at all times. Chevrolet understand this and never skimps on the technology onboard their vehicles, and the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is no exception. Available built-in 4G LTE WiFi lets passengers connect up to seven devices on board with a much stronger single than a smartphone alone. The Chevrolet MyLink display lets drivers use voice commands to make calls and send texts hands-free. Drivers can also access and play music, send navigation instructions, and set navigation preferences using this Bluetooth technology. The Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment system also features the convenience of real-time traffic alerts, weather updates, USB ports, and an auxiliary port. Simply connect your iPhone or Android using either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and you are on your on your way. It is important to note that the 7-inch touchscreen display of the entertainment system receives good reviews from consumers when it comes to its responsiveness.

    To access information about your vehicle, like fuel levels, tire pressure, and more all from a remote location, drivers will love the MyChevrolet App. This app also lets drivers lock/unlock, and start their vehicle, as well as send navigation points with the push of a button.

    You can also stay connected while on board the 2018 GMC Sierra. The infotainment system allows drivers to access their smartphones via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Play music, access directions, and save favorite routes. Make hands-free calls, and send texts with voice control tech from Bluetooth. Available onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi lets you connect up to seven devices at a time to keep all your passengers happily entertained. The GMC mobile app lets you have remote control and information access to your vehicle. Check fuel levels and the air levels in your Sierra’s tires, find your vehicle when it is parked, and send navigation instructions remotely to the onboard infotainment system.

  • Safety

    Because drivers of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado will be in charge of some pretty heavy-duty cargo, Chevrolet has created some ground-breaking technology on board to help drivers have more control, confidence, and safety while they are hauling heavy loads on the road. For added stability, there is the available tow/haul mode, StabiliTrak with trailer sway control, and hill start assist, all of which give drivers more control over their hitched cargo. Of course, When it comes to hauling safely and efficiently, having clear points of vision when carrying large loads is very important. This is why Chevrolet makes use of intuitive camera systems to give drivers the best views of their surroundings as possible.

    The EchoMaster Trailering Camera System is made up of four cameras to reveal blind spots, which could otherwise become quite dangerous. This system is dealer installed and a great investment for drivers who will spent a lot of time trailering. There is also an available rear vision camera and trailering mirrors that are equipped with LED lamps to illuminate the area you are backing up into. When you are hauling a significant amount of weight, it’s important to have a capable braking system to be able to handle it. Features like the integrated trailer brake controller, auto grade braking and 4-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors give drivers ultimate control over whatever they might be towing.

    The 2018 GMC Sierra has the safety technology you need to have confidence when you are towing heavy weight. A confident driver is a safe driver, and GMC makes this a priority for its heavy haulers with available safety technology, such as the available trailering camera, trailer sway control technology, and additional trailering control that gives drivers the ability to switch into tow/haul mode for further stability. This mode allows for cruise as well as Powertrain Grade braking for even more control of what you are towing behind you.

    Another safety technology that aids drivers who are towing large weights is the available Hill Descent Control. With the push of a button, drivers can activate anti-lock braking and allow for a smoother descent when sensors indicate that the GMC Sierra is on a grade of five percent or greater. This tech also holds the brake until the accelerator pedal is pressed to prevent the truck and its haul from rolling backward during the switch.

  • Performance

    Voted most-dependable pickup truck in its heavy-duty class, the Chevrolet Silverado is a truck that consistently gets the job done, whatever that job may be. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is best-in-its class for fuel efficiency with its available V8 engine and also brings best-in-class horsepower with its V8 engine. With a maximum available towing of 9,400 pounds, there’s nothing the Silverado can’t handle. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado gives drivers three engine choices, all with fuel-saving tech built into the way they function. Drivers can choose from the 4.3 L V6 (285 HP) the 5.3L V8 (355 HP), or the 6.2L V8 (420 HP) and be sure they will be getting the perfect mix of efficiency and power, depending on what their needs are.

    When it comes to tow and haul capabilities, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado comes in on top. The foundation of this truck is made from high strength roll-formed steel which makes it sturdier than the average truck and aids in its ability to tow large loads effectively. Along with its cutting-edge trailer and hitch capabilities, control, and safety technology, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is the truck you need to get any job done – whether it’s for work or play.

    The 2018 GMC Sierra has a maximum towing capacity of 12,500 pounds, as well. It maintains a nice fuel efficiency of 18 city and 24 highway EPA estimated MPG, while still giving drivers an impressive 420 horsepower to work with. The 2018 GMC Sierra is available in three cab styles; crew, double, and regular. Each cab style gives drivers different options for passenger and cargo management.

    When it comes to driving performance, the 2018 GMC Sierra delivers fuel-efficient power and tow and haul management with its available V8 engine, which is the most fuel-efficient engine in its class with its EcoTec3 5.3L eAssist engine. There is also an available 6.2L engine that offers the most V8 horsepower in its class.

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