2017 GMC Sierra 1500


Overview: If the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Ford F-150 are the two mainstream consumer candidates in the full-size pickup-truck race, then consider the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 a viable third-party alternative. Sure, the GMC technically espouses the same values as the mechanically identical Chevy, but the Sierra does so without the bow-tie badge and with a slightly more white-collar image.

Three cab configurations and bed lengths, four trim levels, and five powertrain choices are available for this GMC. All two-door standard-cab Sierra 1500s come equipped with seating for three, while the double cab adds a rear bench seat and two small rear doors. A 6.5-foot box is standard for both cabs, although an 8.0-foot box is offered on single-cab models. With an available 5.8-foot bed, the bigger crew cab trades cargo space for additional rear-seat room. But you don’t have to make any sacrifices if you opt for a four-by-four crew cab, which also is available with the 6.5-foot bed. Both four-door Sierra 1500s offer the option to trade the standard three-across front-row bench seat for a pair of bucket seats and a large center console.

While all cab configurations are available in base and SLE trims, the higher-end SLT trim is offered only with the double-cab or crew-cab body styles, and the top-of-the-line Denali comes only with the latter.

Most base and SLE Sierra 1500s come standard with a 285-hp 4.3-liter V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission; a 355-hp 5.3-liter V-8 that’s also connected to a six-speed automatic is optional, but it’s standard on base and SLE Sierra 1500 double-cab models with the 6.5-foot bed. Read more...

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07 Feb 2017


By GREG FINK