2023 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500 HD

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV
2023 GMC Sierra 1500


2023 GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Starting MSRP

310 hp to 420 hp

Horsepower Range

401 hp to 445 hp
383 lb-ft to 460 lb-ft

Torque Range

464 lb-ft to 910 lb-ft
13,000 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

36,000 pounds


What is the difference between the GMC Sierra 1500 and 2500? Both pickup trucks are good options for any of your New Haven needs, whereas the GMC Sierra 2500 is the more premium option and can tow up to three times as much as the Sierra 1500, where the GMC Sierra 1500 is almost $1,500 more affordable. Learn more about the differences below, or check out the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 HD towing capacity or the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L towing capacity here.



2023 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Sierra 2500 HD: Performance Specs

The Sierra 1500 offers more trim and engine options, while the GMC Sierra 2500 has more engine power. Learn more about the specs here:

GMC Sierra HD 1500 Engine Options:

  • 2.7L Turbo High-Output
    • 310 hp and 430 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Max available trailering: 9,400 lbs
  • 5.8L V8
    • 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque
    • Max available trailering: 11,200 lbs
  • 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel
    • 305 hp and 495 lb-ft of torque
    • 24 city /29 hwy MPG
    • Active Thermal Management
  • 6.2L V8
    • 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque
    • 15 city /19 hwy MPG
    • Dynamic Fuel Managemet

GMC Sierra HD 2500 Engine Options:

  • Standard 6.6L V8 Gas Engine
    • 401 hp and 464 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Available 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 Engine with Allison 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
    • 445 hp and 910 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Large variable-speed cooling fan and dual path air induction system

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Sierra 2500 HD: Towing

Compare the GMC 1500 vs. 2500 HD towing capacity below:

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing:

  • Available Maximum Towing Up to 13,000 Lbs
  • Maximum Payload Up to 2,270 Lbs

2023 GMC Sierra HD 2500 Towing:

  • Available Maximum Towing Up to 36,000 Lbs
  • Maximum Payload Up to 7,442 Lbs

Compare the GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2500 HD at Wallingford GMC

Now that you know a little more about the GMC truck options, be sure to visit our Cheshire or Hamden showrooms. Learn more about how to save with the new vehicle specials as well.


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