Sierra Denali compared to Silverado High Country

High Country VS Denali Overview

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country goes head-to-head with the GMC Sierra Denali. Since the Sierra and Silverado are both manufactured by GM, they share the same engines, transmissions, and platform, but their features and styling sets them apart from one another. We are breaking down the features included within the top trims, Sierra Denali and Silverado High Country.

Silverado 1500 Trailering a boat

High Country

Starting at: $49,895

5.3 EcoTec3 V8 Engine

GMC Sierra Denali


Starting at: $54,700

5.3 EcoTec3 V8 Engine

Performance Overview

5.3L V8 Engine

Powerful Engine Options

Standard: 5.3L V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management

Available: 6.2L V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management

Available: 3.0L Turbo-Diesel

Available 6.2L V8 Engine420Horsepower

Available 6.2L V8 Engine460lb.-ft.

Available 6.2L V8 Engine13,400LBS


Silverado High Country and Sierra Denali

Difference in Exterior Styling

As mentioned before, the Sierra and Silverado share the same frame, but their unique styles set them apart from one another. Below we discuss the different features found on the exterior for both the High Country and Denali trims.

brown 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country in field

Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country Exterior

The Silverado High Country is designed with a straight-bar two-tone bronze and chrome grille, only available on the High Country. The high-intensity discharge LED headlamps are paired with the Silverado signature curtain LED daytime running lamps.

GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra Denali Exterior

Unique to the Denali trim on the GMC Sierra is the Denali signature sculpted chrome grille. The Denali trim is designed with premium materials and sculpted accents making it distinguished from the rest of the lineup.

Silverado High Country Exterior Feature

Silverado 1500 High Country Power Tailgate

Power Tailgate

The Silverado 1500 High Country has the industry-first power up and down tailgate. With a push of the button you can automatically raise or lower the tailgate.

Sierra Denali Exterior Feature

Multipro Tailgate

The Sierra Denali has a unique six-function multipro tailgate to improve accessability to cargo and convert to a work station. Integrated into the tailgate is a step when the tailgate is folded down or fold up the tailgate for a work station.

Sierra Denali multipro Tailgate

Learn More About the GMC Sierra Denali and the
Chevy Silverado High Country

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GMC Sierra
Chevy Silverado High Country


Sierra Denali and Silverado High Country Interior Comparision

The interior of the Sierra Denali and the Silverado High Country are noticeably different from each other but share a few similarities. For instance, the Denali and the High Country both come equipped with heated and ventilated seats, the same infotainment system, and an available segment-first rear seat storage compartment. Available on both the High Country and Denali is the class-leading 15 camera view system paired with the HD surround camera, the rear view mirror camera, and the bed view camera. The biggest difference between the Denali and High Country are the materials used within the interior and the styling.

Silverado High Country Interior

Silverado High Country Dash

Inside the High Country

The Silverado 1500 High Country is styled with a two-toned black interior with umber accents. The seats are a perforated leather that are heated and ventilated.

Available in the Silverado High Country is the multi-color 15-inch head-up display. The heads-up display show important information including; speed, navigation, and safety alerts all without taking your eyes off the road.

Silverado High Country Headsup display
Inside the Silverado High Country
Hidden Storage in Silverado High Country

Sierra Denali Interior

Inside the 2020 Sierra Denali

Inside the Denali

The interior of the Sierra Denali is designed with premium material and refined detail. The Sierra Denali is designed with real aluminum trim accents and open-pore ashwood trim. The leather seats are accented with perforated inserts.

The GMC Sierra Denali is available with the first-in-class 15-inch diagonal head-up display. The headup display displays important information including: speed, navigation, safety alerts, and more.

Interior seating in GMC Sierra
GMC Sierra Headup display
GMC Sierra interior Storage

Features Breakdown

White Silverado High Country and Black Sierra Denali
Silverado High CountryvsSierra Denali
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlStandard
StandardForward Collision WarningStandard
StandardLane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone AlertStandard
AvailableHeads-up DisplayAvailable
8-inch StandardTouch-screen Display8-inch Standard
StandardRemote StartStandard
StandardWireless ChargingStandard
StandardHD Backup CameraStandard
StandardHitch Guidance & ViewStandard

Comparison Summary

You can't go wrong with either of these full-size pickup trucks. Since the Sierra Denali and the Silverado High Country come from the same manufacturer, General Motors, both trucks share many features. The Sierra Denali and Silverado High Country share the same frame, engines, drive terrain, and perform the same on and off the road. The difference between the two trucks comes down to looks, both in the interior and on the exterior. The Sierra Denali is slightly more expensive because of the luxurious materials crafted inside the truck.

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