2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab

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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 13, 2019


One of the most iconic and easily recognizable trucks the GMC Sierra series has withstood the test of time and is as of today one of the most selling trucks that America has ever seen. The truck is a jack of all trades kinda deal and does not let down on any front.

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.

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Pros

Stylish looks

Enthusiastic performance

Neat interior

Smart Infotainment system

Cons

Bumpy ride quality

Slightly bigger for lightweight truck

What's New?

Capless fuel-filler neck

Active grille shutters

Low-speed automatic braking and a driver monitor system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33500

bodystyle

4dr Double Cab

passenger capacity

6

top speed

98 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

262 cu.in.

horsepower

285 hp @ 5300 rpm

torque

305 lbs.-ft @ 3900 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

front independent suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13/13.6

dimensions

wheelbase

147.4 in.

length

231.8 in.

width

81.2 in.

height

75.5 in.

curb weight

4693 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

71.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

9900 lbs.

payload capacity

1890 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

14.6 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

7.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

210 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/17/21 mpg

highway range

504 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

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Cardinal Red

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

7.5

Interior

7.5

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Base

Base

power
285 hp @ 5300 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
17 combined

$33,500 - $36,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $36,800 MSRP (15/17/20) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 4.3 L, V-6, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $33,500 MSRP (16/17/21) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 4.3 L, V-6, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab SLE

SLE

power
310 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$37,800 - $41,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SLE 4dr Double Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $37,800 MSRP (20/21/23) 310 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2.7 L, I-4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
SLE 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $41,100 MSRP (19/20/22) 310 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2.7 L, I-4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Elevation

Elevation

power
310 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
17 combined

$40,300 - $43,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Elevation 4dr Double Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $40,300 MSRP (20/17/23) 310 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2.7 L, I-4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
Elevation 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $43,600 MSRP (19/17/22) 310 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2.7 L, I-4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab SLT

SLT

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

$44,300 - $47,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SLT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $44,300 MSRP (17/17/23) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
SLT 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $47,600 MSRP (15/19/21) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab AT4

AT4

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

$50,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
AT4 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $50,800 MSRP (15/17/20) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5   Smokey Quartz Metallic
  Satin Steel Metallic
  Red Quartz Tintcoat
  Dark Sky Metallic

Expert Review

7.5

Overall Rating


Be it looks, fuel efficiency or even performance, the 2019 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.


 

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Features

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 DoubleCab 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

Headlamps

 

High-Intensity Discharge (HID)

High-Intensity Discharge (HID)

 

3.5" diagonal monochromatic display

4.2" diagonal monochromatic display

 

STEERING COLUMN Tilt-Wheel

STEERING WHEEL Leather-wrapped with audio and cruise controls

 

CLIMATE CONTROL Single-zone

CLIMATE CONTROL Single-zone

 

manual air conditioning

manual air conditioning

 

REARVIEW MIRROR With manual day/night adjustment

REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY

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.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Engine and Performance

7.5/10

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.

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.

Models

GMC Sierra 1500 Doublecab

Ford-150 XL DoubleCab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

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

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.

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.

Models

GMC Sierra 1500 Doublecab

Ford-150 XL DoubleCab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

0-60 MPH

5.3

7.3

5.3

Quarter mile

13.6

13.2

13.6

Engine

4.3L

3.5L

4.3L

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.

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

Model

GMC Sierra 1500 Doublecab

Ford-150 XL DoubleCab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

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

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 Doublecab

Ford-150 XL DoubleCab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

8900

9100

8900

 

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Fuel Economy

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

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;

Model

GMC Sierra 1500 Doublecab

Ford-150 XL DoubleCab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

MPG (city)

18

18

18

MPG (highway)

24

20

24

MPG (combined)

20

25

20

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Interior

7.5/10

Seats and Comfort

GMC Sierra 1500 with a Doublecab is able to accommodate 5 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.

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

Model

GMC Sierra 1500 Doublecab

Ford-150 XL DoubleCab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Passenger capacity

3

3

3

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.)

38.7/65.8/34.6

39.7/65.7/34.7

38.7/65.8/34.6

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 cube.feet which is relatively modest with respect to other rivals in the segment.

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

Model

GMC Sierra 1500 Doublecab

Ford-150 XL DoubleCab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

61.60

65.2

61.60

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Exterior

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 a 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 Doublecab

Ford-150 XL DoubleCab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

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 grile
  • HID headlights

Wheels

The GMC Sierra 1500 features a set of high profile heavy duty tires that drape a set of steel rims.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Safety

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 forward 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 DoubleCab mode

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM Does not monitor spare tire

NHTSA and IIHS not rated

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Competition

Chevy Silverado 1500

The Chevy 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.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Double 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.