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The GMC counterpart to the Chevrolet Silverado, the GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size pickup truck with a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 lbs. Engines consist of a 4.3-liter V6 engine (195 hp), 4.8-liter V8 engine (302 hp), and 5.3-liter V8 engine (315 hp). Standard RWD and optional 4WD are available with all engines. A 4-speed automatic transmission is paired to the 4.3-liter V6 and 4.8-liter V8, while the 5.3-liter V8 is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is an EPA estimated 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. Features include 22-inch wheels, hands-free phone capabilities, steering wheel mounted controls, rear vision camera, navigation and heated exterior mirrors. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, StabiliTrak stability control system, anti-lock braking (ABS), and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The Sierra 1500 is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The GMC Sierra 1500 is unchanged for 2013 with the exception of a minor update to the transmission. The automatic gearbox will now use the engine to assist with braking on hill descents even in normal mode.
Top-notch interiors to suit work or luxury use; extensive features and options; fuel economy; strong tow ratings
Full-size trucks are used in such a wide range of situations--from construction fleets to long-distance driving--and the broad range of interiors and hauling/towing options offered in the GMC Sierra and help satisfy shoppers better than most other competing models. SLE and SLT models are probably the best fit for buyers who need the sturdy, get-messy capability of a pickup at least some of the time, but the Sierra Denali is the choice for those who need a pickup that doesn't compromise luxury. And for those who need a pickup but want to make a greener choice, with even lower operating costs, the Sierra Hybrid makes up to 25% better fuel economy without sacrificing much towing or hauling ability.