GMC Sierra 1500 Models and Sierra 1500 History

Replacing the GMC badged version of General Motors’ C/K pickup truck line, the GMC Sierra 1500 was extensively reengineered for 1999. The 1999 GMC Sierra was launched as a regular cab and extended cab model with rear access doors. A crew cab version of the Sierra was not added until the 2005 model year. Propulsion options for the 1999 GMC Sierra 1500 consisted of a 4.3-liter V-6 powerplant as well as 255-horsepower 4.8-liter and 270-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8 engines.

 

In 2001, GMC launched a high-class version of the Sierra 1500 called the C3. Featuring a unique appearance and several high-quality features such as Dynamic Brake Propositioning System, the GMC Sierra C3 would continue as the Sierra Denali in 2002. 2002 also brought an innovative feature to the GMC Sierra 1500. A four-wheel steering system called Quadrasteer was briefly available on the GMC Sierra 1500 (standard on the 2002 Sierra Denali). Due to the high-price of the technology and lack of consumer interest, Quadasteer was discontinued after a few years.

 

 

In 2004, a hybrid model of the GMC Sierra 1500 was introduced with a starter generator and torque converter providing fuel savings as well as mobile auxiliary power. The GMC Sierra 1500 received an all-new platform and design for the 2007 model year. A 4.3-liter V-6, 4.8-liter V-8, 5.3 liter V-8 and a 367-horsepower 6-liter V-8 engine powered the 2007 GMC Sierra. A new hybrid version of the GMC Sierra was introduced for 2009 combining two electric motors with a 6-liter V-8 gasoline engine. For 2014, the GMC Sierra is all new powered by a choice of EcoTec3 engines.

 

New and Used Sierra 1500 Prices, GMC Sierra 1500 Model Years and History

The full-size Sierra 1500 by GMC makes it clear that no job is too big for this truck.
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 5.0
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 5.0

The workhorse of the GMC lineup, the Sierra 1500 is as rugged and capable as pickup trucks come.
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GMC’s reliable Sierra 1500 pickup truck gives buyers multiple cab and cargo bed options with available four-wheel drive that enables it tackle terrain and tow like a champ.
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A powerful, capable, competent and reliable full-sized pickup truck that comes in a variety of cab and bed options with plenty of engine bases to choose from and available all-wheel-drive.
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Boasting best in class trailering, the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 has been significantly updated with three new engines, all while retaining the versatile qualities that make the 1500 a true work horse.
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Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.2
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 3.7
Dependability
 4.2
Handling
 3.8
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.0

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.
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Braking
 4.2
Fuel Economy
 3.8
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 3.8
Ride Quality
 4.2
Overall Rating
 3.5

A flexible and powerful light-duty, full-size pickup truck, the 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 offers multiple engine as well as varying body types.
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Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 3.2
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.3

Sporting a wide array of features and equipment, the half-ton 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck ranges between a modestly-equipped Work Truck trim to a luxury-centered Denali.
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Braking
 4.4
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.1
Acceleration
 4.4
Dependability
 3.7
Handling
 4.6
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.1

A full-size work truck, the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 is similar to the Chevrolet Silverado but offers more upmarket amenities with the same great towing and payload capacities.
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Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.2
Ride Quality
 4.2
Overall Rating
 4.5

Powerful, comfortable and offered in a wide range of body styles and configurations, the 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 is a versatile half-ton full-size pickup.
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Braking
 3.5
Fuel Economy
 2.0
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 3.5

A full-size pickup truck, the 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 is offered in numerous body style and bed length configurations, and is a carryover from 2007.
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 5.0
Fuel Economy
 2.5
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 5.0
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 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

The 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck has been totally redesigned for the new model year and is available with a long list of configurations and engine choices.
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 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

The 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size pickup truck that has a long list of configuration choices and can be had with a manual or automatic transmission.
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 3.5
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 3.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

The 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size pickup truck available with a 195 hp 4.3L V6, 285 hp 4.8L V8, 295 hp 5.3L V8, a 295 hp flex fuel 5.3L V8, a 300 hp aluminum-block 5.3L V8 or a 335 hp 6.0L V8.
Customer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

A full-size 1/2-ton pickup truck, the 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 has updated styling touches this year and is offered in a wide range of configurations.
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Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.3
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.3

The 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size pickup truck that is available in a range of cabs; from seating for three up to seating for six passengers.
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A full-size pickup truck with a long list of standard features, the 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 is available with a regular or extended cab and RWD or 4WD.
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Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.5

A full-size pickup truck, the 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 is available in regular and extended cab styles, and a variety of wheelbase lengths.
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Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0