What’s The Difference Between the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2500?

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2022 GMC Sierra 2500
2022 GMC Sierra 1500


2022 GMC Sierra 2500

Starting MSRP

2.7L Turbo high-output engine

Base Engine

6.6L V8 Gas Engine
Up to 13,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

18,500 pounds

Multi-Pro Tailgate

310 hp

Base Engine Horsepower

401 hp

Both the GMC Sierra 1500 and 2500 HD trucks offer a great deal of towing power and payload ratings that eclipse any of their competitors in the Detroit area. However, between the two, which of these vehicles is ultimately the best choice for you? While both have their benefits, what it ultimately boils down to is how it matches up to your budgetary and off-roading needs. Read this GMC pickup truck comparison below, and then learn more about the size and engine power in person at Ray Laethem Buick GMC, Inc..



2022 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2500: Size

With both the Sierra 1500 vs 2500, you can choose between the regular cab, double cab, or crew cab options. Both trucks therefore can provide seating to three, six, or five passengers, respectively. Regardless of which option you choose, both the 1500 and 2500 can offer you a sizable cabin perfect for Royal Oak drives.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500: Power

When comparing the GMC Sierra vs Sierra HD in terms of towing power, there is a sizable difference. The Sierra 1500 option can tow up to 13,000 pounds where the 2500 can tow up to 18,500 pounds. Learn more about the details of each engine spec below:

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Engines

  • Enhanced 2.7L Turbo I4 – 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.3L V8 Engine – 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel – 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2L V8 – 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque

2022 GMC Sierra 2500 Engines

  • 6.6L V8 Engine – 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel – 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque

So if you are looking for towing power, you should go for the Sierra 2500 option. However, if that is not as much of a concern for you, you should check out the Sierra 1500 option.

Learn More About The GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2500

Regardless of if you’ve decided on a specific configuration, or if you need more time to decide, we will welcome you with open arms and a helpful hand through our Farmington Hills dealership. Once you’ve decided, you can also check out the GMC Rewards to garner additional savings.


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