GMC Sierra 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 3500HD

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Key Specs

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$37,800 - $43,800 (MSRP)
$44,000 (MSRP)

Expert Rating

Expert Rating
Not Available

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.21 / 5
14 Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
277 - 355 hp
360 - 445 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.7L Turbo (310 hp [231 kW] @ 5600 rpm 348 lb
2.7L TURBO
5.3L ECOTEC3 V8
DURAMAX 3.0L TURBO
Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI E85
PICKUP BOX
6.0L V8 SFI GASEOUS CNG/LPG
DURAMAX 6.6L TURBO

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.53 in.
45.27 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
43.03 in.
42.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.24 - 43.4 in.
40.93 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.88 - 40.12 in.
40.5 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
62.9 - 71.7 cu. ft.
76.3 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
255/70R17 - LT275/65R18C
LT235/80R17E - LT265/70R18E

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
147.43 - 156.98 in.
167.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
46.3 - 50.2 ft.
55.7 - 56.1 ft.

Length

Length
231.72 - 241.25 in.
258.4 in.

Width

Width
81.24 in.
80.51 - 95.98 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
277 - 355 hp
360 - 445 hp

Torque

Torque
348 - 460 ft. lbs.
380 - 910 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
11100 - 11400 lbs.
20000 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 lbs.
500 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
24 gal.
36 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 22 mpg
Unknown mpg

City

City
15 - 20 mpg
Unknown mpg

Highway

Highway
21 - 24 mpg
Unknown mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500
GMC Sierra 3500HD

Body Style

Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup - Double Cab Pickup
Crew Cab Chassis Cab - Crew Cab Pickup

Body Code

Body Code
E63
E63 - ZW9

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
6
6

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
3700 - 3800 lbs.
4800 - 6000 lbs.

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
3800 - 4150 lbs.
7050 - 9375 lbs.

Curb Weight - Front

Curb Weight - Front
2723 - 2928 lbs.
3919 lbs.

Curb Weight - Rear

Curb Weight - Rear
1875 - 1986 lbs.
3129 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap
6800 - 7300 lbs.
11000 - 13025 lbs.

Gross Combined Wt Rating

Gross Combined Wt Rating
12000 - 16800 lbs.
16600 - 31300 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs.
5000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs.
500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
6500 - 11400 lbs.
8900 - 20000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
650 - 1140 lbs.
890 - 2000 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
11100 - 11400 lbs.
20000 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Diesel I6
Gas I4
Gas V8
Gas V8
Gas/Ethanol V8
Gas/Ethanol/Natural Gas/Propane
Turbocharged Diesel V8

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
Direct Injection - Electronic Fuel Injection

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
L3B, L84, LM2
L5P, L96, LC8

Displacement

Displacement
2.7L, 3.0L, 5.3L
6.0L/366 - 6.6L/403

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MQB - MQE
MW7 - MYD

Trans Type

Trans Type
8 - 10
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.56 - 4.70
3.10 - 4.03

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 - 2.99
1.81 - 2.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 - 2.15
1.41 - 1.53

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 - 1.77
1.00 - 1.15

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 - 1.52
0.71 - 0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.28
0.61 - 0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82 - 4.87
3.06 - 4.49

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - 850
720 - 730

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - 220
150, 150 & 220, 220

Engine Oil Cooler

Engine Oil Cooler
Yes
Yes

Frame Type

Frame Type
Hydroformed
Hydroformed

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Independent
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle
Multi-Leaf

Spring Capacity - Front

Spring Capacity - Front
3700 - 3800 lbs.
4800 - 6000 lbs.

Spring Capacity - Rear

Spring Capacity - Rear
3850 - 4150 lbs.
7050 - 9750 lbs.

Axle Capacity - Front

Axle Capacity - Front
3700 - 3800 lbs.
4800 - 6000 lbs.

Axle Capacity - Rear

Axle Capacity - Rear
3800 lbs.
7050 - 9750 lbs.

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 - 3.42
3.73 - 4.10

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
50 mm.
51 mm.

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
50 mm.
51 mm.

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.30 in.
1.31 in.

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
QAB, QAE, QBN, QDF, QDS, QDV, R3O, RC5, XCE, XCK
QGM, QQO, QWF, QZT

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
QAB, QAE, QBN, QDF, QDS, QDV, R3O, RC5, XCE, XCK
QGM, QQO, QWF, QZT

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
QAQ, QBR, RHM, XCQ
4GM, ZQO, ZWF, ZZT

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
255/70R17, 265/65R18SL, 265/70R17, 275/50R22SL, 275/60R20, 275/60R20SL, LT265/70R17C, LT275/65R18C
LT235/80R17E - LT265/70R18E

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
255/70R17, 265/65R18SL, 265/70R17, 275/50R22SL, 275/60R20, 275/60R20SL, LT265/70R17C, LT275/65R18C
LT235/80R17E - LT265/70R18E

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
255/70R17, 255/80R17SL, 265/70R17SL, LT265/70R17
LT235/80R17E - LT265/70R18E

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 - 22 in.
17 x 6.5 - 18 x 8.0 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 - 22 in.
17 x 6.5 - 18 x 8.0 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
17 in.
17 x 6.5 - 18 x 8.0 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
Pwr Recirculating Ball

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
46.3 - 50.2 ft.
55.7 - 56.1 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
Pwr

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 x 1.18 in.
13.8 x 1.57 - 13.98 x 1.57 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 x 0.79 in.
13.98 x 1.57 - 14.17 x 1.34 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
24 gal.
36 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
43.03 in.
42.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.53 in.
45.27 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
66.02 in.
64.84 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
61.18 in.
60.73 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.88 - 40.12 in.
40.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.24 - 43.4 in.
40.93 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
64.88 - 65.16 in.
64.33 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
60.24 in.
60.24 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
147.43 - 156.98 in.
167.7 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
231.72 - 241.25 in.
258.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
81.24 in.
80.51 - 95.98 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
75.35 - 75.63 in.
77.76 - 78.07 in.

Ground Clearance, Rear

Ground Clearance, Rear
7.75 - 8.09 in.
8.27 - 8.53 in.

Cargo Box Length @ Floor

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
69.92 - 79.44 in.
97.76 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
50.63 in.
51.02 in.

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
22.4 in.
21.22 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
62.9 - 71.7 ft³.
76.3 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Sierra
Sierra HD

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Large Pick-up
Large Pick-up

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Crew Cab - Double Cab
Crew Cab

Body Cab Style

Body Cab Style
Crew Cab
Crew Cab

Bed Style

Bed Style
regular
regular

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.7, 3.0, 5.3
6.0 - 6.6

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC - OHV
OHV

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4, 6, 8
8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
2 - 4
2 - 4