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GMC Sierra 1500
2017
GMC Sierra 1500 2017 crew cab Trim Shown: 2017 SLT crew cab 4WD Automatic
The Sierra and similar Chevrolet Silverado have relatively responsive handling and a spacious, quiet cabin. Benefits include easy cabin access, intuitive controls, and generous towing and payload capacities. Fuel economy with the 5.3-liter V8 crew cab we tested was 16 mpg overall, but the truck feels a bit sluggish in everyday driving. Other engines are a 4.3-liter V6 and powerful 6.2-liter V8. Its few shortcomings include a jittery ride and front seats that aren't as supportive as those in certain competitors. Lane-keeping assist is offered, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available. Reliability has been below average.
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2014-2016
2014 Redesign Year
GMC Sierra 1500 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 Crew Cab Base
Sierra's 2014 redesign brought a more spacious cabin that is nearly as quiet as a luxury car's. The truck's relatively low ride height eases access, while the dashboard controls are simple to use. The Silverado also provides impressive towing and payload capacities. An assist system makes the tailgate easy to lift and prevents it from flopping harshly when it drops open. The 5.3-liter V8 hits the sweet spot, combining plenty of power with a high towing capacity and strong performance. We'd only get the 6.2-liter V8 if we had to frequently tow a heavy trailer in hilly terrain. The optional Driver Alert Package includes lane-departure warning and forward collision alert.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $37,050 - $43,025 $34,350 - $40,150
2015 $19,750 - $43,025 $17,480 - $40,080
2014 $18,825 - $38,700 $16,580 - $35,880
2007-2013
2007 Redesign Year
GMC Sierra 1500 2013 Trim Shown: 2013 Crew
GMC's 2000-06 full-size Sierra has powerful, efficient engines and an inviting interior, but expect a stiff, choppy ride. A 2007 redesign brought more responsive handling and improvements to the ride, but the powertrains still aren't as refined as some competitors'. High-end interiors have attractive fit and finish -- all have simple controls. Fuel economy from the 5.3-liter V8 and six-speed automatic are decent, and its crash test scores are improved over previous versions. Cabin access is easy, while towing and payload capacities are generous.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2013 $16,775 - $32,725 $14,400 - $29,900
2012 $14,675 - $29,950 $12,220 - $27,020
2011 $12,000 - $26,450 $9,540 - $23,440
2010 $10,950 - $24,900 $8,430 - $21,830
2009 $10,400 - $23,350 $7,860 - $20,260
2008 $9,350 - $20,375 $6,780 - $17,280
2007 $7,425 - $18,625 $4,895 - $15,495
1999-2006
GMC Sierra 1500 2006 Trim Shown: 2006 Crew Cab
This full-sized half-ton pickup ("C" is used for 2WD versions, "K" for 4WD) was fundamentally unchanged from 1991 through 1998, though upgraded powertrains and an optional third door for extended-cab models were added in 1996. A complete redesign for 1999 brought powerful, more efficient engines and friendlier interior packaging. Braking and handling were also significantly improved. Extended-cab models received a fourth door for 2000, and the pricey AWD C3 model, later called Denali, joined the line in 2001.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $6,675 - $15,000 $4,180 - $11,995
2005 $5,825 - $13,925 $3,365 - $10,990
2004 $5,300 - $11,900 $2,860 - $9,070
2003 $4,750 - $10,200 $2,350 - $7,455
2002 $4,650 - $8,925 $2,220 - $6,240
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A