Black 2018 Sierra 2500HD in field in front of large satellite dishes

The Competition to Keep Your Eye On: The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

You’re a weekend adventurer, but you work hard during the week too. You need a truck that can haul your toys year round, but also safely tow equipment to and from the work site. You need a truck, and it has to be a powerful one. This is where the competition between two top-of-the-line, high-performance vehicles comes in: The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD.

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD and the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD are two of the most powerful trucks currently on the market, with the towing capability and engine performance to handle any heavy duty job. If hauling a boat to the beach is your plan this year, then taking a look at these two vehicles should be on your to-do list. We’ll take a look at the performance, interior and exterior, and capability features of each truck to determine which vehicle is the front-runner for all of your outdoor adventures and work requirements.

 

Performance

2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD

The heavy duty 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has the performance capabilities that make it a leader in the truck market. For those who are looking to haul heavy cargo like boats and campers, then you’re looking at the ideal truck. This GMC truck has the towing capacity of 18,100lbs and a maximum payload of 3,543lbs. With two powerful engine options: the 6.6L Duramax Diesel Engine and the 6.0L V8 Engine that delivers 445hp and 910 lb-ft of torque, and 360hp and 380 lb-ft of torque respectively. This is a truck that has the power and capability to handle any task you throw at it.

 

2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD have some very similar performance features. This 2018 Chevy truck also hauls an impressive 18,100lbs with two available engine options: the 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 Engine and the Vortec 6.0L V8 engine with a maximum 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. With similar performance capabilities, and on equal footing as far as horsepower and torque, this is going to be a tough competition for the best truck currently on the market.

 

Interior

2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD packs a punch when it comes to interior comforts and interior connectivity. This truck utilizes acoustic treated rocker covers that make it the quietest idling engine offered in a Sierra HD, and with a quiet-tuned cabin, this is the perfect truck where you won’t have to shout to be heard over outside noise or engine noise.

If comfort is important to you – then take a look at these luxury features this GMC truck offers. The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD includes available leather front seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel, a sleek black interior as well as wood and chrome accents to make the cabin truly modern. And it doesn’t stop there! This truck includes some impressive connectivity features, including an available built-in WiFi hotspot, a wireless charging station, an 8-inch touchscreen GMC Infotainment System that includes navigation, Apple Carplay and a number of other apps and services, Bose Premium Audio System, and finally the myGMC Mobile App that lets you stay connected to your car even when you’re not in it. Truly a 21st Century truck, this is a vehicle that offers more than just power and performance – it’s a truck that has the comforts and technology to make you feel right at home.

 

2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has plenty of high tech features and comforts that make it an ideal, modern vehicle. This truck includes built-in WiFi, a 7-inch Chevrolet MyLink Display, wireless charging station, and a MyChevrolet Mobile App. When it comes to comfort features, this 2018 Chevy truck includes leather seating, a quiet-tuned cabin, and chrome and wood accents. With similar interior features, it’s a tough call between the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD and the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD. However, with a sleek command center and the interior styling that makes it a frontrunner aesthetically, we think that the 2018 GMC Sierra has an edge over the 2018 Chevy Silverado.

 

Exterior and Capability Features

2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has some capability extras that puts this truck straight into the spotlight. This GMC truck includes some off-roading features like all-terrain tires, underbody shield to protect from rocks and debris, Rancho brand shocks, off-road driver information center graphics that make this a perfect vehicle to take off the streets and into the mountains or desert.

This GMC truck also includes a number of trailering and hauling options that make towing that much easier, safer, and more controlled. The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD includes features like a rear vision camera, StabiliTrak with Hill Start Assist, a trailering camera system so you can see all angles of the gear that you’re hauling. The exterior of the vehicle also includes a high strength steel frame, EZ-lift and lower tailgate, upper tie-down hooks, available hood scoops, and that GMC exterior aesthetic that’s instantly recognizable on the road. With both style and utility, this is a truck that has it all and more.

 

2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has plenty of capability features that make this truck ideal for work and play. Some of these features include hill start assist, trailer sway control, rear vision camera, and an integrated trailer brake controller. These safety features ensure that you are in control of whatever you may be hauling.

When it comes to exterior features, the 2018 Chevy Silverado includes a spray-on bedliner, cargo tie downs, and a cornerstep rear bumper. With a prominent grille and that iconic Chevy emblem, this is a truck that stands out on the streets.

 

Safety

2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD doesn’t skimp when it comes to safety features. These safety features include technology like lane departure warning, forward collision alert, safety alert seat, available front and rear park assist, as well as OnStar Safety and Security. With a truck that stays vigilant even when you may not be, this is a great truck that you can rely on to keep you safe and secure at all times.

 

2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

With an impressive suite of safety technologies, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD includes such safety features like forward collision alert, front and rear park assist, lane departure warning, and a safety alert driver seat. With similar safety features, these are two trucks that you can truly depend on.

 

The Winner

Choosing a winner from this impressive line-up is a tough job, and the battle between the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD was a tight competition. But, based on an impressive array of safety features, high tech connectivity, and the powerful performance that makes it a top-of-the-line vehicle, we think that the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has a slight edge over the 2018 Chevy Silverado. With a stylish interior and exterior that can’t be beat and the features that make it a modern and powerful truck, we think that the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD is the all out winner in this race.