The new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is a solid pick in the full-size pickup class thanks to a wide range of body styles, fuel efficient engines, and a hush cabin. Additionally, the new model offers powerful and fuel-efficient engines, comfortable interior, and lots of configurations to choose from. The GMC Sierra 1500 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2018, at least for the USA market if recent industry rumors are anything to go by.
In addition to working as a rugged workhorse for small business owners, farmers, and construction companies, contemporary light-duty pickups are also seen handling family vehicles and daily driver duties. Therefore, automotive marques have made fuel efficiency and comfort a priority in recent years.
This is especially true for the new model, it comes with a slew of modern technologies and a high quality cabin. The newest Chevy Silverado has also received a refreshing redesign and will undoubtedly offer the Sierra 1500 a run for its money.
Typical for this class, there’re a variety of engines choices offered ranging from the 4.3L V6 rated at 285 horsepower and 305 lbs. ft. of torque to the 6.2L V8 gonzo good for 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque. Fuel economy ratings have also improved substantially, with the base engine offering EPA ratings of about 18/24/20 mpg with the rear-wheel drive version, and 17/22/19 mpg with the 4WD.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 towing capacity for the V6 stands at a whopping 7,200 pounds – enough to handle most folks’ heavier stuff. Performance aside, the GMC Sierra 1500 2018 also comes with a smorgasbord of latest safety and convenience technologies. They include an eight-inch infotainment screen, forward collision waning system, smartphone app integration, lane departure warning, rear-seat entertainment system, and ventilated and heatedfront seats.
Naturally, it is prudent to check out what other trucks in the segment have to offer before making a decision. The “A” rated Ford F-150 is perhaps one of the attention grabbers thanks to a performance-enhancing design and respectable fuel economy ratings. Others include the Toyota Tundra, and the Ram 1500.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Review of Trims & Body Styles
Three body styles are offered for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500: Crew cab, Extended cab, and the Regular cab. Each cab is offered with unique configurations in terms of the bed length and trims. The Regular cabs are offered with base and SLE trim levels; Double cabs with base, and SLT, while the Crew cab gets the plush Denali trim model. The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel, according to GMC, will be offered at a later date and will, in addition to offering impressive performance, offer amazing fuel economy ratings. More specs will be available on its release date.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 accessories available include a four-inch color display, full power accessories, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, chrome bumpers and grille, seventeen-inch wheels, auxiliary audio controls, adjustable front seat bench, cloth upholstery, rubber floor covering, and cruise control.
Opting for the SLE gets you Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, LED cargo box lighting, stainless steel finished wheels, a color driver information display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an upgraded IntelliLink audio system, voice control functionality, satellite radio, adjustable driver lumbar support, and an “E-Z” lift/lower tailgate.
The SLT steps you up with remote starting, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, heated eight-way power driver and passenger front seats, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a trailer towing package, a 110-V power outlet, driver-seat memory settings, an anti-theft system, leather upholstery, an automatic dual-zone climate control, and power-adjustable pedals.
The top-of-the-line 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali features a perforated leather upholstery, a locking rear differential, twenty-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a customizable information display, assist steps, chrome exterior trim, a navigation system, and a Bose audio system.
Exterior 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 colors include Iridium Metallic, Fire Red, Bronze Alloy Metallic, Onyx Black, Summit White, and Sonoma Red Metallic.
Wheelbase: 143.5 in
Length: 229.3 in
Width: 80.0 in
Passenger volume: 136 ft³
Cargo volume: / ft³
Curb weight: 5776 lb
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 5.6 sec
MPG: 15/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Iridium Metallic, Fire Red, Bronze Alloy Metallic, Onyx Black, Summit White, Sonoma Red Metallic
Towing Capacity: 12,000 lbs
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Specs For The Engine
Three engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500: a 4.3L V6 rated at 285 horsepower and 305 lbs. ft. of torque, a 5.3L V8 good for 355 horsepower and 383 pounds-feet of torque, and a 6.2L V8 rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque.
Towing capacity for the V6 stands at 7,200 pounds, the 5.3 V8 at 11,200 pounds, and that for the 6.2L V8 at a walloping 12,000 pounds.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Release Date & Price
Various rumors say the new model should probably hit dealerships sometime in the second half of 2018.
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab price starts from an MSRP of $35,390, the Sierra 1500 Regular Cab from $26,670, and that for the Sierra 1500 Double Cab from $30,695.
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