2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

December 13th, 2019 by

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Coming from an automaker that has mastered the craft of making intricately-engineered pickup trucks, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is loaded with exclusive features including a carbon fiber-made cargo box and a set of adaptive dampers.

Features and Specs

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 not only offers a smooth and comfortable ride — it also provides a wide range of powerful engine options to help with your towing and hauling needs (V8 5.3L/325 engine, a 310-HP turbocharged four-cylinder, 355- and 420-HP V8s, and a turbodiesel). It has pretty good gas mileage, which is at 16 MPG (city) and 22 MPG (highway). ENGINE 5.3L ECOTEC3 V8 WITH ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT DIRECT INJECTION and Variable Valve Timing includes aluminum block construction (355 hp [265 kW] @ 5600 rpm 383 lb-ft of torque [518 Nm] @ 4100 rpm; more than 300 lb-ft of torque from 2000 to 5600 rpm).

It is available in four trim levels — base, SLE, Elevation, SLT, and Denali. Generally, this model is considered on the premium side, thanks to its superior interior quality and feature-laded infotainment system. The latter includes a six-speaker audio system, a 7-inch touch screen, a USB port, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Configuration

The Sierra 1500 has a length that ranges from 17 feet and 6.8 inches to 20 feet and 1.3 inches, with a height that ranges from 6 feet and 3.4 inches to 6 feet and 6.5 inches. Its curb weight, on the other hand, is from 4,531 to 5,516 pounds.

Safety

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 has garnered a total score of 8 (out of 10) according to the US News and World Report. For its safety component, it managed to pull off an 8.6.

It further garnered four (out of five) stars from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, thanks to its several safety features. These include a forward collision alert that enables the pickup to flash a light and sound off an alarm whenever a possible front crash is detected. It also has a lane keep assist and a low-speed forward automatic braking feature.

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