Chevrolet vs. GMC: Head to Head

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Winner: GMC

This category determines which manufacturer, Chevy or GMC, has better performance across its truck and SUV lineup. Each model we review gets a performance score on a 10-point scale to help consumers assess attributes like acceleration and power, handling and braking, and in the case of trucks, towing and hauling.

GMC’s five models average out to a performance score of 8.08 out of a possible 10 points, and Chevy’s eight models average out to 7.95 on that same scale. Let’s take a look at some standouts.

The Chevrolet Silverado tops this group with a performance score of 8.6, thanks to its choice of powerful engine options, comfortable handling, and competitive towing capacity. The GMC Sierra has the same powertrain options and towing capacity, but it doesn’t handle as well as the Silverado, hence its lower score of 8.2.

The Canyon leads the pack for GMC with a score of 8.5, though this is a tie with its sibling, the Chevy Colorado. These trucks are powerful, reasonably efficient, and comfortable to drive.

Even though Chevy has the best-performing model in these truck and SUV lineups, Chevy also has the lowest-scoring model, the Trax, which comes in at 6.7 due to its lackluster acceleration and harsh ride quality. In fact, if you eliminate the Trax from the mix, Chevrolet’s average would be higher than GMC’s.

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