2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Its Competition

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Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 shares much with its Silverado sibling, from engine offerings to feature options, and the Silverado’s climb into the luxury space with High Country trim has blurred the traditional distinction between the workmanlike Silverado and the executive Sierra.

The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 comes with an available hybrid powertrain that improves capability and efficiency in a way GM’s V-8s can’t match.

The 2021 Ram 1500 and its smooth ride feels like a more modern take on the premium truck space occupied by the Sierra.

The 2020 Nissan Titan and 2021 Toyota Tundra soldier on as compelling budget buys in an increasingly expensive segment.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 GMC Sierra has deep beds and big tow ratings, but low crash-test scores.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado offers ample power, cargo volume, and towing capacity, but it lags rivals in safety ratings and interior refinement.
The 2021 Ford F-150 ushers the bestselling truck into the electrified age.
The 2021 Nissan Titan doesn’t cast the same wide net as other trucks, but its higher starting price comes with good standard features.
The 2021 Toyota Tundra leans hard into its brand name and its reputation for durability.
The 2021 Ram 1500 full-size pickup is heading in the right direction with just a couple of small detours.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy10 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Style Name     
2WD Reg Cab 140"2WD Reg Cab 140" Work TruckXL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box4x2 King Cab SSR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L (GS)Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Regular Cab PickupRegular Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideKing CabDouble CabRegular Cab
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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