The GMC Sierra 1500 is an excellent truck for doing work, running everyday errands and having fun off-road or on. Among the first pickup trucks not built on a car platform, the GMC Sierra 1500 has an excellent driving position, roomy interior design, quality infotainment system and lots of technologically advanced features. Many families enjoy riding in its crew cab model. The GMC Sierra 1500 has made an indelible mark in the marketplace because of its luxurious appointments, its versatility, great performance on pavement and its ability to tow heavy loads and churn through muddy trails with ease.
Since its introduction over 20 years ago, the GMC Sierra 1500 has been a top selling truck brand in the United States and globally. Millions of customers regularly post rave reviews about the exceptional performance and utility of their GMC Sierra 1500. People love its dependability, reliability and easy maintenance and the fact it can last years and still perform well. Plus, it has a low cost of ownership. As long as you do basic maintenance, this pickup can give you hundreds of thousands of miles of excellent service.
Buying any year or model GMC Sierra 1500 is an excellent investment. It's affordable, can go anywhere and do anything, has an attractive appearance, is versatile, dependable and has good resale value. You're sure to get good value for your money when you buy one of these pickup trucks. The GMC Sierra 1500 is a very capable truck that performs well on any terrain or weather condition. Need a good truck to move equipment or material for work, tow your motorbike, jet ski, snowmobile, or to haul old stuff to the dump? The GMC Sierra 1500 can do all of that and much more.
The GMC Sierra 1500 comes with an array of powerful engines. One is a turbocharged 310 horsepower, four-cylinder engine that produces 348 pound-feet of torque and tows over 7,000 pounds. The standard engine on a GMC Sierra 1500 is a 285 horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 with 305 pound-feet of torque. You can also get the pickup with four different V-8 engines. A 295-horsepower, 4.8-liter V-8 and a 315-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 are the base engines. There's the option to get it equipped with an impressive 367 horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 or an even stronger 400-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8. All of these engines work with either a 6,8 or 10-speed automatic transmission.
The GMC Sierra 1500 lets you configure your truck’s cab and bed to make it even more comfortable and help you get more work done. You have the option to combine a regular, crew or double cab with a short, standard or long bed to equip your truck just the way you want it. It gives buyers 9 different ways they can configure their truck to better handle their work tasks and have enough room for all the people and things they need to transport on a daily basis.
The regular cab is standard equipment on the Sierra base trim and is usually configured together with the long box. This is the smallest of the cabs and is only designed to hold three passengers.
The crew cab tends to be combined with the short box and is available on the base, the SLE, the SLT, the AT4 and the Denali trims. The crew cab can also be used with the standard box and is used on all 5 trims of the GMC Sierra 1500. The crew cab can hold 6 passengers and is the largest of the three cabs.
The double cab is often configured together with the standard box and can be used with the Base Sierra, the SLE, Elevation, SLT, as well as AT4 trims. The double cab holds 6 passengers. It has more cabin space than is found in the regular cab, but less than what's in the crew cab.
The GMC Sierra 1500 has the choice of three different sized beds. The short box, the standard box and the long box.
The short box on the GMC Sierra 1500 is 5.8-feet long, 4.2-feet in width and has a bed volume of 62.9 cubic feet.
The standard box is 6.62-feet long, 4.2-feet wide and has a volume of 71.7 cubic feet.
The long box is 8.2-feet in length, 4.2-ft. in width, with an overall bed volume of 89.1 cubic feet.
Even the base model GMC Sierra 1500 has all the power you need daily driving, towing and hauling, or you can opt for a model with one of the beefier V-8 engines. They have more than enough muscle to satisfy almost any truck enthusiast. The 5.3 liter version with its impressive 355 horsepower should be powerful enough to handle even the tallest tasks. Need even more power? Get the GMC Sierra 1500 V-8 with the 6.2 liter engine and a monstrous 420 horsepower that produces over 450 pound-feet of torque and can go from zero to 60 in about 5.8 seconds. If you want more than just a truck with brisk acceleration, take advantage of its enhanced towing capabilities. The GMC Sierra 1500 can tow over 12,000 pounds.
Long considered an upscale version of GMC's Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the Sierra 1500 has been almost completely redesigned. It now has more technology and boasts an engine lineup that's much more efficient. The GMC Sierra 1500 also has improved towing capabilities. While the base model has more than enough standard features to handle the everyday grind,, some buyers are enamored with the more luxurious trims. The Sierra 1500 has a smooth, solid ride, great handling and breathtaking acceleration. Plus, it has good off-road capability, effortless towing and impressive payload capability.
The spacious cabin is comfortable and equipped with all the 'must have' infotainment and driver assistance features. The steering wheel is positioned so the driver is over it and feels in complete control of this strong, robust, capable truck. It has an innovative design and performance that you can count on to confidently conquer any terrain. The cabin has sound-absorbing technology, comfortable seating, good rear seat legroom and inventive storage that help to elevate the driving experience. Add its high quality sound system and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration and driver and passengers can always be entertained and informed.
The tailgate and bed are two other features people love about the GMC Sierra 1500. The truck has a CornerStep rear bumper that makes it easy to get into and out of the cargo bed. Plus, you can have a custom-fit WeatherTech TechLiner installed in minutes to protect and preserve the bed of your pick-up truck from scratches, dents, chemicals and paint damage. The seamless 'soft touch' material lines the truck bed and tailgate, helps prevent your cargo from shifting and provides easier loading and unloading. This durable, flexible, UV-resistant liner will not warp, crack or break even in very hot or cold temperatures. It is made from odorless, 100% recyclable, thermoplastic elastomer.
The GMC Sierra 1500 has won many awards since its introduction over two decades ago. In the last few years, J.D. Power gave it the award as the Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup In Initial Quality. The next year the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration gave the GMC Sierra 1500 a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety. The truck has also been a Performance Award Winner and a Quality Award Winner more than ten times each. The awards are based on a majority of consumers voting the GMC Sierra 1500 the best when it comes to design, performance and the fewest maintenance problems.
Safety is of paramount importance whether you are using your truck to work or play. The GMC Sierra 1500 has many of the latest modern safety innovations so that the driver and passengers are safe whether your activities have you using your truck off-road or on. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as well as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration consistently give the GMC Sierra 1500 high crash test and safety ratings. Some of the safety features on the GMC Sierra 1500 are driver and passenger front and rear head and side airbags, 4-wheel ABS and disc brakes, brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, daytime running lights, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, cross-traffic alert and front tow hooks.
The GMC Sierra 1500 comes in six excellent trim levels. The Base trim, the Elevation, the SLE, the SLT, the AT4 and the Denali. If you are looking for a good, affordable, attractive used GMC Sierra, talk to the experts at Tim's Truck. They have a wide selection of all years and models GMC Sierra 1500s from which to choose.