2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

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2017 MODEL
$36,720 - $55,605 See Inventory Prices

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The trust old light weight pick-up truck that resides in hearts of America since time. And this one is does it all and it is pretty good at what it does. Back in its 2017 iteration and features a mild facelift over the outgoing models and some upgrades.

There is no denying that GMC has aced the styling of the Sierra 1500 indeed. It is easily one of the most handsome trucks out there in the market. Moreover, the balance between the performance and fuel figures of the trucks make the package even more bountiful.


7.1/10
Features

 

7.9/10
Engine

 

6.5/10
Fuel Economy

 
 

7.9/10
Exterior

 

8.1/10
Safety

 
 
 

Be it looks, fuel efficiency or even performance, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 seems to have got a hold on all of it. The truck certainly appears to be destined to stay at its spot and sell in decent number throughout the USA.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Features

7.1/10

The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is offered in 2 basic but potent trims. Both of them feature the 5.2L engine and can be bought with front or 4 wheel drive. The base trim is called the Sierra 1500 and sports a price tag of $28.205. The set of standard features include, HID headlamps, 3.5 inch monochromatic display amongst other features.

The top end trim is called the Sierra 1500 SLE and can be bought for a MSRP $34,995. The standard set of features include a 4.2 diagonal color display, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise control and remote keyless entry amongst other things.

Trim

Sierra 1500

Sierra 1500 SLE

MSRP

$28,205

$34,995

MSRP

(4WD)

$32,145

$38,860

Key

Features

Headlamps, High-Intensity Discharge (HID), bifunctional with GMC LED signature

 

 

STEERING WHEEL Leather-wrapped with audio and cruise controls

 

 

DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER With 3.5" diagonal monochromatic display. Provides warning messages, odometer, trip odometer and basic vehicle information

 

CLIMATE CONTROL Single-zone manual air conditioning

 

 

STEERING COLUMN Tilt-Wheel, manual operation

 

Color-keyed carpeting with rubberized vinyl floor mats

 

CLIMATE CONTROL Single-zone manual air conditioning

 

REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY Included with Convenience Package on Sierra trim. Includes remote locking tailgate

FLOOR COVERING Graphite-colored rubberized vinyl

 

 

REARVIEW MIRROR With manual day/night adjustment

 

We Recommend

We recommend picking up the SLE trim since it adds a host of creature comforts that are bound to make life easy for the occupants. Features like cruise control and multifunctional steering wheel are some of the basic things that are expected from a vehicle of the 21st century. Moreover, it is certainly worth the extra money you’d for it.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Engine

7.9/10
“With its composed ride and terrific transmission, the Sierra is a refined truck—even if it doesn't quite offer the grunt of the Ford turbo V-6.” -The Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The engine duties on the GMC Sierra 1500 is handled by a 4.3L 6 cylinder motor mated to a 6 speed auto gearbox. The base engine is good for producing 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. The figures are modest to say the least but they surely do make the truck feel lethargic on open roads.

Models

GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

MSRP

$28,205

$27,110

$29,610

Engine

4.3L 6cyl

3.5L 6cyl

4.3L 6cyl

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed Automatic

6-speed Automatic

Horsepower

285 hp

282 hp

285 hp

Torque

305 lb-ft

253 lb-ft

305 lb-ft

In comparison with rivals, the GMC Sierra 1500 sits at par with the Chevy Silverado to take the top spot when it comes to both engine capacity and performance.

Acceleration

The GMC Sierra 1500 is able to reach 60 mph from a standstill in a modest 5.3 seconds and goes to complete the quarter mile in 13.6 seconds. The acceleration is balmy and controlled. The truck takes time to gather momentum but never feels like it’s pushing too hard.

Models

GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

0-60 MPH

5.3

7.3

5.3

Quarter mile

13.6

13.2

13.6

Engine

4.3L

3.5L

4.3L

In comparison, the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 both claim the top spot again with identical quarter mile and 0-60 mph timings.

Ride and Handling

The GMC Sierra 1500 is big vehicle and it behaves like one too. The truck is at its best when .cruising on a highway a moderate speed, something it do like the back of its hand. It is not made with cornering at crazy speeds in the mind which is the reason why it shouldn’t be done in the first place.

The truck does behave erratically over uneven surfaces and the issue is worsened when low profile tires are installed.

Braking

The GMC Sierra 1500 features a set of 13.0 inch brake rotors in the front and a set of 13/6 inch rotors in the rear. Even with its substantial curb weight the truck is able to stop from 60 mph to a standstill in an impressive 134 feet.

 

Model

GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Brake Front (in.)

13.0

13.8

13.0

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

13.7

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4510

4051

4510

60-0 MPH (ft.)

134

119

134

The lighter Ford F150 takes away the cake here with 119 feet while both the Silverado and the Sierra settle for the second spot with similar specs.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Fuel Economy

6.5/10

Keeping in mind that the GMC Sierra 1500 weighs almost 2 tons, the truck is able to return an impressive 20 MPG combined.

Model

GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

MPG (city)

18

18

18

MPG (highway)

24

20

24

MPG (combined)

20

25

20

The Ford F-150 XL is able to better the Sierra by almost 5 mpg at 25 mpg combined and it also takes away the top spot amongst its rivals.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Interior

“A nice interior and comfortable seats make the crew cab Sierra a pleasant place to spend time.”-The Car Connection

Seats and Comfort

GMC Sierra 1500 with a regular cab is able to accommodate 6 adults comfortably. The legroom and headroom on the truck is something that will make even the taller guys happy. Overall, it is arguably the most spacious truck amongst its rivals.

Model

GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Passenger capacity

6

6

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

42.40/66.73/45.27

40.8/66.7/43.9

42.40/66.73/45.27

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.9/ 65.73/40.50

40.4/65.9/40.4

40.9/ 65.73/40.50

Both the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 are the most spacious trucks in the segment.

Infotainment

The base trim on the GMC Sierra 1500 comes loaded with a 3.2 inch monochromatic display while the top end trim comes with a 5.2 inch color display. The MMI is simple and neat and displays all the required information directly on the click of a button. The overall interface is laggy and does take a while to register user inputs.

Interior Features

Some of the key interior features are

  • Vinyl or fabric upholstery
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • 4-way adjustable driver seats

Cargo volume

Cargo volume is one of the most important parameters on which a truck is judged on. The GMC Sierra 1500 is features a cargo volume of 61.60 cubic feet which is relatively modest with respect to other rivals in the segment.

The Ford F-150 features the largest boot in the segment at 65.2 cube feet.

Model

GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

61.60

65.2

61.60

Towing Capacity

Trucks are used to haul loads and the towing capacity is absolutely paramount while one goes looking out for a truck to buy. The GMC Sierra 1500 is able to tow a load of up tp 8900 lbs hooked to its back.

The Ford F150 fares only marginally better at 9100 lbs.. but it still takes the 1st position amongst its rivals.

Model

GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

8900

9100

8900

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Exterior

7.9/10
“The Sierra's broad-shouldered good looks stand out among this competitive crowd.” –The Car Connection

Dimensions and Weight

At 4510 lbs., the GMC Sierra 1500 is one of the heaviest truck in the segment. The truck is not overly elongated at 205.6 inches while it is the segment’s widest truck 80 inches in width. It is also at highest distance from the ground in the segment at 73.5 inches.

The Ford F150 is the lightest truck in the segment at 4051 lbs. It is also the longest one amongst its rivals at 209.3 inches.

Model

GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Curb weight (lbs.)

4510

4051

4510

Length(in)

205.6

209.3

205.6

Width(in)

80.0

79.9

80.0

Height(in)

73.5

75.2

73.5

Ground clearance (in)

8.2

9.3

8.2

Wheelbase (in)

119.0

122

119.0

Exterior Features

Some of the key exterior features of the GMC Sierra 1500 are

  • Heavy duty steel rims
  • Large front grille
  • HID headlights

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Safety

8.1/10

The GMC Sierra 1500 has not been crash tested by any major crash testing agencies yet. The set of standard safety features include dual stage frontal airbags, lane assist and forwards collision alert and tire pressure monitoring system amongst others. There is definitely a lack of active safety features on the Sierra 1500.

  • AIR BAGS Dual-stage frontal for driver and front passenger with Passenger Sensing System
  • LED DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS
  • LANE KEEP ASSIST AND FORWARD COLLISION ALERT Included and only available with Enhanced Driver Alert Package. On SLE, requires Regular Cab mode
  • TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM Does not monitor spare tire

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Competition

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a cousin of the Sierra 1500 truck. They share the same powertrain, chassis and even design elements to an extent. The Silverado on one hand features a lot of cosmetic look good exterior components while the GMC Sierra takes a more rugged approach.

Hence, this one is totally up to the preference of the customer since they are virtually the same trucks.

Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 just like the GMC Sierra 1500 takes a very hands on approach to work. It is fine as a work truck but that’s all it is. The exterior is boring while the interior is borderline tacky.

The GMC Sierra 1500 features much more comfortable interior which makes it a better truck in out honest opinion.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Final Verdict

The GMC Sierra is a potent truck with a doubt. The interior is on point while the exterior does leave a lot to be desired but it does what advertises to do and that is work in the field and haul heavy loads without a hiccup. If you’re in the market for a work truck, you can’t go wrong with the GMC Sierra 1500.

Pros

Sprightly performance

Great looking interiors

Intuitive infotainment system

Cons

Harsh ride quality

Feels over-sized

What's New?

For 2017, the GMC Sierra 1500 receives only minor updates such as a cap-less fuel-filler neck, active grille shutters for improved aerodynamics, low-speed automatic braking and a driver monitor system.



Styles

 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab in Stone Blue Metallic color  2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab in Quicksilver Metallic color  2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab in Onyx Black color  2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab in Dark Slate Metallic color  2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab in Crimson Red Tintcoat color  2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab in Cardinal Red color
Stone Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.1

Engine

7.9

Fuel Economy

6.5

Exterior

7.9

Safety

8.1

Driving

7.4

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB

4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB

power
285 hp @ 5300 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
mpg
20 combined

$36,720


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $36,720 MSRP (18/20/24) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 4.3 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 6 NA

 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB

4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB

power
285 hp @ 5300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$38,115


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $38,115 MSRP (16/19/23) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 5.3 L, V6, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 6 NA

 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab

4dr Crew Cab

power
285 hp @ 5300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$39,870 - $41,265


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $39,870 MSRP (17/19/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4.3 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 6 NA
4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $41,265 MSRP (16/18/22) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 5.3 L, V8, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 6 NA

 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE

SLE

power
285 hp @ 5300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$40,025 - $45,390


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SLE 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $40,025 MSRP (18/20/24) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 4.3 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 6 NA
SLE 4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $41,420 MSRP (16/19/23) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 5.3 L, V6, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 6 NA
SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $43,995 MSRP (17/19/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4.3 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 6 NA
SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $45,390 MSRP (16/18/22) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 5.3 L, V8, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 6 NA

 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT

SLT

power
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$44,540 - $47,990


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SLT 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $44,540 MSRP (16/19/23) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V8, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 6 NA
SLT 4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $44,840 MSRP (16/19/23) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V8, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 6 NA
SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $47,690 MSRP (16/18/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V8, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 6 NA
SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $47,990 MSRP (16/18/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V8, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 6 NA

 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali

Denali

power
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$52,155 - $55,605


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Denali 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $52,155 MSRP (16/18/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V8, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA
Denali 4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $52,455 MSRP (16/18/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V8, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA
Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $55,305 MSRP (15/17/20) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V8, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5 NA
Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $55,605 MSRP (15/17/20) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 5.3 L, V8, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5 NA

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MPG: 20 combined