Should You Purchase a Light-Duty Truck or a Heavy-Duty Truck?

More drivers than ever are opting for pickup trucks as their go-to vehicles. If you’re in the same camp and want to buy a truck from Transwest Buick GMC, you have to first decide: Should you drive a light-duty or heavy-duty truck?

This guide will help you answer that question about the GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Sierra HD, which we currently have in stock in Denver, Colorado.

Benefits of a light-duty truck

One of the most notable benefits of buying a light-duty truck is the smaller price tag that it carries. The basic 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 has a starting price under $30,000, while the GMC Sierra HD has a much heftier asking price around $40,000.*

With trucks like these, automakers tend to offer a much wider array of trim levels, configurations, and engine options for light duty trucks, as they’re made to be versatile to meet the needs of a wide array of drivers. Heavy duty trucks are catered to drivers who need maximum power, so they’re designed largely for excelling in that one area.

Light-Duty or Heavy-Duty Truck - 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 - Henderson, CO

If you want a versatile truck that’s pretty good for a lot of different uses, buy a light-duty truck from Transwest.

Benefits of a heavy-duty truck

If you want the most towing and hauling power a pickup truck can provide, you’ll want a heavy-duty truck like the 2021 GMC Sierra HD. They’re built to handle more weight, generate more power, and endure more grueling tasks.

For instance, while the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 can tow up to 12,100 pounds, the Sierra HD models can tow up to 35,500 pounds when properly equipped.

If you help determining which kind of truck is the right fit for you, contact us at Transwest Buick GMC. We’ll guide you through the differences between the pickup trucks we sell.

*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment.