Compare the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500 HD

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


2022 GMC Sierra 2500
$34,600 MSRP

Starting Price

$39,200 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

The lineup of GMC pickups spans from daily drivers like the Sierra 1500 to heavy-duty workhorses—but which model has the dimensions and capability that best meet your needs in Southgate? While a Sierra 2500 HD will bring some extra muscle to the job site, the Sierra 1500 has a smaller frame (and more efficient performance) that is better suited for everyday driving. Below, Moran Buick GMC compares the light-duty GMC Sierra vs. Sierra HD 2500 in detail to help you make the call!

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500: Capability

The Sierra 1500’s 13,000-pound towing capacity covers a wide variety of applications, so there’s no reason to go for a heavy-duty model unless you have specific heavyweight towing requirements. For instance, you may need more than 13,000 pounds of towing capacity if you need to haul a mobile home, a 5th wheel camper trailer, a construction vehicle, or heavy building materials like concrete. For these and other tasks, you’ll need the 2500 HD’s towing capacity of 18,500 pounds. Compare the GMC Sierra vs. Sierra HD engine specs for details:

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options

  • Enhanced 2.7L Turbo I4 – 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.3L V8 – 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 Engine Options

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

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500: Bed & Cab Dimensions

If your truck is going to function as a daily driver, then you may want to choose the Sierra 1500, as its shorter overall length will make it easier to park on Brownstown streets and fit into your garage. That said, if you frequently carry large and heavy building materials and construction equipment in your truck bed, then the 2500’s higher payload capacity offers the bigger advantage. Here’s a quick look at the GMC Sierra vs. Sierra HD in terms of overall length:

  • Sierra 1500 Overall Length – 211.0 to 241.5 inches (depending on configuration)
  • Sierra 2500 HD Overall Length – 235.5 to 266.1 inches (depending on configuration)

Either way, both the Sierra 1500 and the 2500 HS are highly customizable when it comes to the relative size of the cab and bed; each offers multiple bed sizes and cab size options so that you can create the right balance of cargo space and passenger space for your needs.

Light-Duty GMC Sierra vs. Sierra HD: Features & Design

As you’d expect from any GMC pickup, you get a wide range of premium interior materials and appointments to choose from—including cloth, vinyl, and leather seat upholstery options. All in all, the 1500 offers several specialized, comfort-focused features that aren’t available for the Sierra 2500, but both have everything you (and your crew) need to stay comfortable on the road and optimize productivity on the job ion Dearborn.

Both models boast a highly functional exterior thanks to standout features like heated, power-folding mirrors, LED daytime running lights, six-function MultiPro tailgate, and power assist steps.

Which is Right for You: The GMC Sierra 1500 or 2500?

If you’re still deciding between the GMC Sierra vs. Sierra HD, feel free drop by our Taylor dealership if you’d like to explore Sierra 1500 tires, 2022 Sierra 2500 towing capacity specs, and more. We’re also happy to set you up with a test drive of one or both models when you give us a call at Call Main Phone Number734-939-0288 or contact us online!


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