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GMC Sierra 1500

Overall Score
GMC Sierra 1500 2019 crew cab
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The 2019 Sierra is completely redesigned and ready to battle the competitive Ford F-150 and also redesigned Ram 1500. The Sierra offers a carbon-fiber composite bed that GMC promises to be lighter and tougher than a conventional steel bed. The two V8s (5.3-liter and 6.2-liter) use an advanced cylinder deactivation system to help optimize fuel efficiency. A 3.0-liter diesel six-cylinder also joins the lineup for the first time. A 10-speed automatic is mated to the 6.2-liter V8 and the diesel engines. An all-new trim level, called AT4, mixes the luxury appointments of a Denali with off-road abilities. Blind-spot warning and automatic emergency braking are optional only on the higher trims. Other technology options include a color head-up display and an upgraded rearview "mirror" that relies on a wide-angle image from a camera in the back that is not compromised by the head restraints.
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  • Road Test
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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 a 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 compatibility is available.
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2014 Redesign Year
GMC Sierra 1500 2017
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
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $18,525 - $40,150 $15,990 - $36,990
2015 $17,175 - $36,550 $14,525 - $33,325
2014 $15,075 - $31,400 $12,360 - $28,160
2007 Redesign Year
GMC Sierra 1500 2013
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 $13,050 - $26,750 $10,295 - $23,495
2012 $12,000 - $24,700 $9,195 - $21,395
2011 $10,925 - $22,125 $8,130 - $18,830
2010 $9,750 - $19,550 $6,960 - $16,260
2009 $9,000 - $18,525 $6,190 - $15,190
2008 $7,950 - $16,975 $5,190 - $13,690
2007 $6,875 - $16,250 $4,180 - $12,980
GMC Sierra 1500 2006
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 $5,800 - $13,375 $3,180 - $10,280
2005 $5,275 - $11,875 $2,665 - $8,880
2004 $4,725 - $9,550 $2,160 - $6,660
2003 $4,600 - $9,325 $2,050 - $6,455
2002 $3,775 - $8,175 $1,520 - $5,540
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A