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GMC Sierra 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 2500

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 | Ancira Buick GMC

2023 GMC Sierra 1500


2023 GMC Sierra 2500

Starting MSRP

2.7L Turbo High-Output

Base Engine

6.6L V8 Gas Engine
9,400 pounds

Base Towing Capacity

14,500 pounds
495 lb-ft


464 lb-ft

Base Engine HP


Multi-Pro Tailgate


GMC pickups are some of the best on the road today. These rugged workhorses work hard and play hard, whether you need a GMC Sierra 1500 for DIY projects or traveling from job site to job site in San Antonio, or you want a more robust towing capacity for handling livestock or heavy equipment around Comfort.



Find out everything you need to know about the differences between the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. the GMC Sierra 2500 from the friendly staff at Ancira Buick GMC. We know you’ll love either one of these great trucks!

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 2500: Size

Both the GMC Sierra 1500 or 2500 (also called the Sierra HD) gives you plenty of power for getting stuff done around Boerne. Each truck comes with your pick of the regular cab, double cab, or crew cab to accommodate three, six, or five passengers, respectively. You also have different bed sizes to accommodate your requirements, so size is not that big of a deal when choosing between the GMC Sierra 1500 and 2500 trucks.

Sierra 1500 vs. Sierra HD: Power

The notable differences between the Sierra 1500 vs. 2500 start to happen with power and towing capabilities. The GMC Sierra 1500 offers best-in-class towing, reaching 13,000 pounds in higher trims. Meanwhile, the Sierra HD can tow up to 36,000 pounds with maxed-out trims and a world-class Allison transmission. Each pickup has a few engine options. 

2023 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 – 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2L V8 – 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque

2023 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

You definitely get more power from the 2023 GMC Sierra 2500 thanks to the huge Duramax Turbo Diesel. The 2500 comes out on top for towing and cargo handling, too, when deciding between the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 or Sierra HD.

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 2500: Interior & Exterior

Both pickups have a choice among leather, cloth, or vinyl appointments. The difference between the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra HD interior includes a more driver-centric design in the 1500. When considering the Sierra 1500, choose available 16-way power front seats with a massage feature. However, you can still find comfort in the 2023 GMC Sierra 2500 with its 10-way power front seats.

In both models, LED daytime running lights are standard with an available six-function MultiPro tailgate and power assist steps. Heated, power-folding mirrors to keep the view of Kerrville roads clear as you navigate your property or Hill Country destinations for your favorite lake or camping spot.

Test Drive the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 or Sierra HD Today!

Reading about the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. the GMC Sierra 2500 is one thing, but you really need to test drive one of these rugged pickups to truly experience all they have to offer. Contact us or call (830) 266-5210 to schedule a test drive. We’re happy to help in any way we can!


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