For various types of pickup trucks, GM has a wider range of vehicles compared to other carmakers, as it is. The Sierra lineups of models are quite popular with GM fans. There are quite a few models under the Sierra range, including 3500 HD and 2500 HD both of which are aimed at hardcore users. The Sierra 1500 however, is a light duty truck aimed mostly at urban users looking for a pickup that can be ideal for mixed usage with occasional off-road trips. The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 comes with decent features and technologies to cope with competition.
2017 GMC Sierra – Features Design and Technology:
The GMC Sierra 2017 retains its rugged and boxy build. It is sold in 9 hues like onyx black, summit white and cardinal red etc. Both the front and back bumpers get chrome treatment. This trim gets 17 inches all season tires and painted steel wheels. It also gets HID Projector Beam Headlamps and LED Signature Daytime Running Lights. There are 4 other trims than entry level Sierra- SLE, SLT, All Terrain and Denali. You can opt for Rubber bed mat, Cargo box LED lighting and Spray-on bed liner. All trims come in crew cab build with either short or standard box.
The cabin of 2017 GMC Sierra is classy if not lavish. Single-zone manual air conditioning is there in base trim while higher trims get dual zone auto climate control. You get cruise control, Power windows, and an Audio system, AM/FM stereo and 4.2-inch display. You may opt for All-weather floor mats, Underseat storage, 110-volt AC power outlet, Remote Keyless Entry and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. GM has used several noise insulation technologies to keep the cabin quiet. These include Aerodynamic exterior mirrors as well as Triple door seals.
The GMC Sierra 2017 does not get too may safety and entertainment features but there are packages that buyers can opt for. Included safety features are Tire pressure monitoring system, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes airbags, and a Rear Vision Camera is optional. The Sierra Convenience Package for base trim has outside heated power-adjustable mirrors, Power windows. You may also opt for OnStar 4G LTE and embedded Wi-Fi hotspot.
2017 GMC Sierra – Engine Expectations:
The 2017 GMC Sierra base trim gets a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. The short box variant gets a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine which makes 285 hp. The other one makes 355 hp. Rated maximum towing capacity is 12,000 pounds.
2017 GMC Sierra – Price and Expected Release Date:
The base trim of GMC Sierra 2017 is priced at $36,570. Based on configuration this can cross $41,000. The other trims, as expected are priced higher. The top-end Denali trim starts at $55,000. It will go on sale late in 2016.
The 2017 GMC Sierra is a decent light-duty pickup truck that covers the basics right. While the base trim loses out on many safety and amenities, you can opt for some packages. The Build quality is solid and the engine choices are also good. However, it will face strong competition from Honda Ridgeline and Fiat Toro.