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Difference Between GMC and Chevy

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GMC (General Motors truck Company) and Chevrolet (also known as “Chevy”) are two of the leading brand names of vehicles. The vehicles under this brand, particularly trucks, are mostly identical since they are both manufactured by the same company, GM (General Motors).

In the GM’s line-up of brands, Chevrolet holds the position as the top-selling brand. It has been like that ever since and up to this day. GMC follows the Chevrolet in the ranking however, the GMC brand only manufacture three types of vehicles ‘“ trucks/pick-ups, vans, and SUV/Crossovers. Chevrolet, on the other hand, has vehicles of all types including sedans, compact cars, and sub-compact cars.

GMC and Chevrolet are very similar in SUVs, trucks, and vans. This is where the confusion starts and some may say that one is better than the other. Actually, they are essentially the same and it’s just a matter of individual aesthetic taste. The difference between the two is mostly cosmetic. They have slight divergences in their trims ‘“ grilles, emblems, interiors, and other minor visuals. Many would say that GMC is usually slightly better equipped.

Back in the 60s, their main distinction from each other is their headlights where GMC sported quad-headlights and Chevys were equipped with dual-headlights. However, in 1973, General Motors end the production of quad-headlight models making the two brands even more similar. It was the start of GMC/Chevrolet line of extremely similar line of trucks. It still stands today; even vans and SUVs have complementary models from both brands.

Since both brands have the same engineering make-up and very similar designs, perhaps the only other differing aspect of the two brands is the dealership. In the United States, GMC is usually sold by dealers in combination with Buick or Pontiac, typically at lower volumes than the equivalent Chevrolet trucks. GMC’s trucks, vans, and SUVs offer more options and standard features than Chevrolet, while Chevrolet is often offered as an entry-level car.


1. Chevrolet has other car models such as, sedan and subcompact cars, while GMC only focuses on trucks, SUVs, and Vans.

2. GMC models are now better equipped aesthetically than Chevys. However, it is still considered subjective.

3. In the 60s, GMCs were equipped with quad-headlights while Chevy counterparts were equipped with dual-headlights.

4. In the US, GMC trucks are sold at lower volumes than the equivalent Chevrolet trucks.

5. GMC’s trucks, vans, and SUVs offer more options and standard features than Chevrolet, while Chevrolet is often offered as an entry-level car.

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  1. are GMC half-tons pickups a little heavier than a Chevrolet Silverado half ton pickup

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