2017 GMC Sierra 1500 - Watsonville GMC DealerIf you’re looking for a rugged pickup that’s a bit more upscale with sophisticated styling, you need look no further than the Watsonville GMC dealer, where you’ll find the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. While the Sierra 1500 is built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Silverado, there are some important differences. The GMC Sierra 1500 is geared toward drivers who value comfort, with a premium interior that features luxurious interior options, including leather seats and a more elaborate dash. There are some style differences, too. The Sierra 1500 has a sharper front fascia and some more chrome. And, of course, there’s the unparalleled Denali trim level, which packs a powerful standard 6.2-liter V8 under the hood.
After the 2016 refresh, the Sierra 1500 sees a few minor upgrades for 2017, notably a capless fuel-filler neck, active grille shutters designed to decrease aerodynamic drag and an enhanced infotainment system.
Kelley Blue Book wrote: “GMC’s 2017 Sierra 1500 not only claims most powerful gasoline V8 available, its 12,500-pound max trailering figure for crew-cab pickups is a best-in- class first. The Sierra’s impressive towing ability is augmented by bold styling and new driver-assist features, giving two more reasons to buy.”
The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is offered in four trim levels: base, SLE, SLT and Denali. Here’s a breakdown of each trim:
- The base trim is offered with the choice of a regular or a double cab.
- The SLE trim includes many features you wouldn’t expect to find in a work truck.
- The SLT trim strikes a good balance between comfort and functionality.
- The top-of- the-line Denali provides luxury that will appeal to the most discriminating buyers.
All trims are offered with different combinations of cabs and beds.
- Regular cabs can get a 6.5- or an 8-foot bed.
- Double cabs are equipped with a 6.5-foot bed.
- Crew cabs have a choice between a 5.8- or a 6.5-foot bed.
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Powering the base Sierra and the SLE trim is a standard 4.3-liter V6 that makes 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque or an optional 5.3-liter V8 that generates 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines have a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The SLT trim gets the 5.3-liter V8 standard with an available eight-speed automatic transmission, or an optional 6.2-liter V8 that’s good for 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque with the eight-speed standard. The Denali trim is powered by the 6.2-liter V8.
The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is one of the class leaders when it comes to towing. Properly outfitted, the Sierra can tow a maximum of 12,500 pounds. The transmission features a tow/haul mode that holds gears longer when the pickup is pulling a heavy trailer. The maximum payload capacity is 2,250 pounds. When it comes to safety, the 2017 Sierra has you covered, with one of the highest safety scores of any truck in its class. The Sierra received the highest overall crash test rating of five-stars from the NHTSA.