The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 has the most impressive interior compared to its peers and also a history of excellent reliability. It has a maximum towing capacity of about 12500 lbs, which is one of the highest capacity in this class. Sierra 1500 is a flexible vehicle from the base of the hose-it-out model to its high-luxury Denali. Three bed lengths, three different body styles, both rear and all wheel drive and a trio of engines offer plenty of options. It’s one of the best truck sales in the market that can undertake various tasks.
What is new for GMC Sierra 1500 in 2017?
The Sierra had great cosmetic update back in 2016. In 2017, there are just some minor changes. General Motor’s Teen driver system is currently standard across the range. It enables the parents to monitor the location and speed of the truck. It also allows them to mute the radio until occupants are buckled up.
The standard across its lineup is also a capless fuel filter. New active aero shutter located behind the grille automatically closes to smooth and improve the fuel economy, especially on the highway. To the list of all available accessories of this vehicle, original running boards have been added. Finally to the Sierra palette, two colors have been added. The magnificent Dark Slate Metallic and Pepper Dust Metallic.
Driver information center
17″ painted steel wheels
4.2′ color audio display
The 2017 Sierra provides best towing and hauling scores, in a particular among the half-ton pickup trucks. It also delivers excellent real world usability. In fact, you should consider buying a Sierra 1500 if you want to pamper yourself with one of the best multi-tasking pickup trucks. The Sierra’s interior repletes with an upscale atmosphere as well as modern technology.
Its three option engine options, standard V-6 and two available V8s, are very compelling. They provide better fuel economy compared to the Sierras’ competitors.
Engine and Transmission
As I mentioned above, Sierra’s three optional engines will absolutely satisfy the majority of buyers. The GMC Sierra’s base is 285 horsepower, 4.3L V-6. It has six-speed automatic transmission plus 305 lbs-feet of torque. The engine steps up to 5.3L V-8 that boosts the stats to 383 lbs-feet of torque and 355 hp which improve capability.
The engine speed automatic is also available on Denali models and SLT while the six speed automatic is standard. 5.3L rumbles upon the acceleration, and wheel cruising, it quiets down. The GMC Sierra range sits a 420 horsepower 6.2L V-8. It consists of 460 lbs-feet of torque as well as eight-speed automatic. In facts, this engine is the most powerful and most sonorous of the bunch. There are many trucks for sale available in the market, but instead of going for the complicated engine downsizing and turbo charging, Sierra keeps larger displacement engines, having the latest redesign.
2017 GMC Sierra Safety and Comfort
Sierra Crew Cab models are provided with two different bed lengths- 5.8′ or 6.6′. The regular cab models come in 6.6′ or 8′ lengths. Double cab extended cab versions like the middle size. Crew cab models are passenger friendly. They consist of longer doors and B-pillar moved forward. This makes it easier for exit and entry. The extended can version has front-hinged rear doors. The most preferred seats are leather ventilated ones, but this depends on taste and preference. Numerous seating configurations are also available.
The specific models maximize the potential of Sierra for various purpose. For example, the Sierra new Denali Ultimate and Denali are luxury trucks. The Sierra All Terrain have an optional Z71 off-road suspension, recovery hooks, monotube Rancho shocks, hill descent control among other features. The Denali Ultimate add some unique styling detail as well as plush features such as Bose plus Ventilated from seats.
The GMC Sierra exterior
A full-size truck for sale embodies masculine styling. Sierra is no different with its square-jawed memorable appearance. Numerous appearance packages are best for customization, and the lower overall height helps egress and ingress. The GMC Sierra and its competitors are within inches of each dimensionally. Sierra has a dimension of 73.8,”and it is the lowest compared to others. The lower height makes getting in and out easier. It has a width of 80″ without mirrors, 238.8″ length, and 8.6″ ground clearance.
The GMC Sierra comprise a dizzying array of body style and powertrain combination. Regarding fuel efficiency, most of its competitors such as Ford F-1590 are all close. The most efficient Sierra’s engine is the V-6. The rear wheel drive models are rated by EPA at 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. The mod range engine of Sierra is the V-8,355 horsepower which can be paired with either an eight or six-speed automatic. Extra speed usually drops the EPA rating for the highway to 22 mpg.
The GMC Sierra has a classier interior compared to the available full-size pickup trucks for sale. Another remarkable attribute of this vehicle is its excellent towing abilities, ample selection of amenities, and respectable fuel economy. In facts, truck sales have increased, meaning there is an increase in their popularity. However, its price is higher than average and best for play, luxury and also work.