2015 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Its Competition

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Crew Cab
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2015 GMC Sierra, and the nearly identical 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, were updated just last year, giving them the tools to stay competitive with the trucks from Ram and Ford.

The new Ford F-150 uses aluminum body panels to reduce weight and improve efficiency and also comes with a menu of updated or new engines, including two twin-turbo V-6 options.

The Ram 1500 recently received significant powertrain upgrades, including a new base engine and available eight-speed automatic transmission, and it’s one of the best-handling, best-riding full-size trucks with a very nicely appointed cabin.

Nissan's Titan is the most dated in this class, and its appeal is narrower, as it specializes in personal truck use and its powertrains are the least efficient in this class and lack competitive power.

The Toyota Tundra has a strong V-8 that’s great for towing, but it doesn’t ride as well and its interior can feel gimmicky and overstyled and is just not as nice to use.

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Crew Cab2015 GMC Sierra 1500
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2015 Ford F-1502015 Ford F-150
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2015 Nissan Titan2015 Nissan Titan
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2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE2015 Ram 1500
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Quick Specs
The 2015 GMC Sierra is a great pickup that offers simple and powerful engines, easy-to-use infotainment, and inoffensive styling inside and out.
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado continues with a serious face, impressive powertrain options, a comfortable and refined interior, and the right mix of technology.
The 2015 Ford F-150 delivers on the promise of better utility through light weight; fuel economy is still left undecided.
The 2015 Nissan Titan is an excellent performer, but lacks much of the segment's advanced technology at this point in the game.
The 2015 Toyota Tundra looks interesting enough, but lacks the sophisticated drivetrains that you'll find in its competitors.
The 2015 Ram 1500 is a half-ton favorite, with fuel economy and ride comfort being its main strengths once again.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Gas/Ethanol V6Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Style Name     
2WD Reg Cab 119.0"2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 122.5" XL2WD King Cab SWB SDouble Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT SR (Natl)2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Reg Cab PickupRegular Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideKing Cab SWBDouble CabRegular Cab
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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