2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Values
For 2009, the GMC Sierra 1500 gets a new V8 option, a new six-speed automatic transmission and some desirable options, including Bluetooth, XM traffic reporting and a back-up camera. A half-ton full-size pickup that's available in three body styles—standard cab, extended cab and crew cab—the Sierra offers a variety of engines, some of which are E85 capable. GMC Sierra 1500 standard features include a 4.3L V6 with 195 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque as standard, but can be upgraded to a 4.8L V8 with 295 hp and 305 lb-ft, or a 5.3L V8 with 315 hp and 338 lb-ft. Available on select trim levels is the 6.0L V8 with 367 hp and 375 lb-ft or the brand-new 6.2L V8 with 403 hp and 417 lb-ft. A four-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode is standard, while a six-speed automatic is available. Properly equipped, the Sierra 1500 can tow up to 10,700 pounds. Fuel economy estimates range from 15 mpg city/20 mpg hwy to 14/18 mpg. Antilock brakes are standard, while the V8s are equipped with a stability control system with roll-mitigating technology.Read more Read less
The GMC Sierra sees some important changes for 2009, including the availability of a new gas/electric hybrid model, as well as a new 6.2L Vortec V8 engine, which can run on E85 ethanol-blended fuel. Also new for that engine, is a 6-speed automatic transmission, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and a rearview camera system. The 4-speed super-duty transmission has been deleted, as have the paint colors Dark Blue Metallic and Desert Brown Metallic. New standard features on SLT models include a rear locking differential, trailer package and remote start. StabiliTrak stability control is now only available on V8 model Sierras.
Refinement; interior appointments; fuel economy; tow rating; available luxury features.
To cater to the wide range of customers and their uses for full-size pickups, GMC is wisely offering two completely different interiors for the new Sierra, resulting in products that are both functional and luxurious. Prices are very competitive with other full-size trucks, and the new 6.2L Vortec V8, putting out 403 hp, outguns the Toyota Tundra's V8 as the most powerful engine in its class. With the highest tow rating among light-duty pickups (up to 10,500 pounds), and now with a new gas-electric drivetrain, the Sierra is very competitive among full-size pickups.