2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab

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2017 MODEL

$32,230 - $45,330

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Overview

The trusty 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 to be sure. It is effectively a standout amongst the best looking trucks out there in the market. In addition, the harmony between the execution and fuel figures of the trucks make the bundle considerably progressively plentiful.

Be it looks, eco-friendliness or even execution, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 appears to have a hang on every last bit of it. The truck positively gives off an impression of being bound to remain at its spot and move in not too bad number all through the USA.

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Pros

Compliant Ride Quality

User-friendly Infotainment System

Plush interiors

Cons

No Diesel Powertrain available

Higher gear ratio makes it bad for towing

What's New?

Low speed automatic braking

Cap-less fuel filler neck

Driver monitoring system now available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32230

bodystyle

4dr Double Cab

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

262 cu. in.

horsepower

285 hp @ 5300 rpm

torque

305 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.6 in. ventilated disc brakes/13 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

143.5 in.

length

229.5 in.

width

80 in.

height

73.9 in.

curb weight

4980 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

towing capacity

13000 lbs.

payload capacity

1890 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.4 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/20/24 mpg

highway range

624 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/100000 miles

roadside assistance

No



Styles

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

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Ratings

Features

7.1

Engine

7.9

Fuel Economy

6.5

Exterior

7.9

Safety

8.1

Driving

7.4

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab 4dr Double Cab SB

4dr Double Cab SB

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 6

$32,230

Configurations
4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (18/20/24)
Torque: 305 lbs.-ft. @ 3,900 rpm

 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab 4dr Double Cab

4dr Double Cab

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 6

$36,210

Configurations
4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (17/19/22)
Torque: 305 lbs.-ft. @ 3,900 rpm

 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab SLE

SLE

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 6

$37,560 - $41,405

Configurations
SLE 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (18/20/24)
Torque: 305 lbs.-ft. @ 3,900 rpm
SLE 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (17/19/22)
HP: 285 -hp @ 5300-rpm Torque: 305 lbs.-ft. @ 3,900 rpm

 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab SLT

SLT

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 6

$42,080 - $45,330

Configurations
SLT 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/19/23)
Torque: 383 lbs.-ft. @ 4,100 rpm
SLT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (16/18/22)
HP: 355 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 383 lbs.-ft. @ 4,100 rpm

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial January 11, 2019

7.5

Overall Rating


7.1/10
Features

 

7.9/10
Engine

 

6.5/10
Fuel Economy

 
 

7.9/10
Exterior

 

8.1/10
Safety

 
 
 

There is no denying that GMC has aced the styling of the Sierra 1500 to be sure. It is effectively a standout amongst the best looking trucks out there in the market. In addition, the harmony between the execution and fuel figures of the trucks make the bundle considerably progressively plentiful.

Be it looks, eco-friendliness or even execution, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 appears to have a hang on every last bit of it. The truck positively gives off an impression of being bound to remain at its spot and move in not too bad number all through the USA.

 

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), bi-functional 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.

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-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 huge vehicle and it carries on like one as well. The truck is getting it done while cruising on a roadway a moderate speed, something it do like the back of its hand. It isn't made with cornering at insane speeds in the mind which is the motivation behind why it shouldn't be done in any case.

The truck behaves unpredictably over uneven surfaces and the issue is exacerbated when low profile tires are introduced.

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.

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.

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 an ordinary taxi can oblige 6 grown-ups serenely. The legroom and headroom on the truck is something that will make even the taller folks glad. By and large, it is ostensibly the most spacious truck among its opponents.

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.)

 38.7/ 65.8/34.6

40.3/65.8/33.5

38.7/ 65.8/34.6

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.

Model

GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

61.60

65.2

61.60

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

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 to 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

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.

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

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.

Exterior Features

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

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

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

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 simply like the GMC Sierra 1500 adopts an exceptionally active strategy to work. It is fine as a work truck however that is all it is. The outside is exhausting while the inside is fringe crude.

The GMC Sierra 1500 highlights substantially more agreeable inside which improves it a truck in out fair assessment.

Final Verdict

The GMC Sierra is a powerful truck with an uncertainty. The inside is on point while the outside leaves a great deal to be wanted yet it does what promotes to do and that is work in the field and pull substantial burdens without a hiccup. In case you're in the market for a work truck, you can't turn out badly with the GMC Sierra 1500.

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