GMC Sierra 2500 vs 3500

The GMC Sierra is a truck enthusiast’s dream. The powerful, and performance driven line of GMC trucks deliver excellence regardless of the model. These trucks prove that although bigger can be great, it doesn’t automatically mean better. The 2500 and 3500 Sierra trucks are absolute road beasts; the ultimate towing companions. Although these two trucks are similar mechanically, they have key differences. When comparing the GMC Sierra models, it truly comes down to logistics..

GMC Sierra 2500 – SLE, SLT, AT4, & Denali

Starting at $38,200 msrp, the 2500 is the little brother of the two Sierra trucks. This truck can be modified into 30 different configurations of trim levels or modifications including cab and bed size. The Sierra 2500 can be modified as a regular, double, or crew cab, with the option of either a long or standard bed. This truck weighs about 6500lbs yet it is quite slim in comparison to the 3500; still capable of being a city truck. The 2500 is also competitively priced, which appeals to many truck buyers. With a max towing capacity of 18,500lbs, a maximum payload of 3500lbs, and availability in both 2 or 4 wheel drive (with exceptions of the AT4 and Denali as only 4 wheel drive), the 2500 exhibits strength at the comfortability that you’ll love.

GMC Sierra 3500 – SLE, SLT, AT4, & Denali

Starting at $39,400 msrp, the 3500 is the big brother of the two Sierra trucks. This truck is available as a regular, double, or crew cab on the basic Sierra or SLE, yet only crew cab on the SLT, AT4, and Denali. In addition, the 3500 comes with long beds of either single or double rear wheel configurations. This is because of the capabilities this truck has. With an original max towing capacity of 23,100lbs but now modified to reach up to 35,500lbs, the 3500 proves to be all about performance. This heavy duty truck also has a maximum payload of 6500lbs, almost double the 2500’s capability. If you need the powerhouse of GMC Sierras, the 3500 is the truck for you.


Whether you prefer a gas or diesel truck, the 2500 and 3500 will surely exceed your expectations with their identical specs and engines. On the 6.6L gas V8 engine there’s 401hp, 464-ft of torque, and a 6-speed automatic transmission, and on the 6.6L diesel V8 engine there’s 445hp, 910lb-ft of torque, and a 10-speed automatic transmission.

GMC Sierra at Lynch Buick GMC of West Bend

Whether you’re shopping for a 2500 or 3500, new or used, we at Lynch will find you your dream vehicle because Lynch Buick GMC of West Bend knows GMC! Take a look at our GMC inventory, call  262-208-5223 for more information, or stop in at our Lynch Buick GMC location for a test drive! We are located at 2275 S Main St, West Bend, WI 53095