Salinas GMC Dealerships Are Excited To Show You The New 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Impressive towing capabilities and powerful styling help make the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 one of the most rewarding full-size trucks on the market. Most importantly, it’s a comfortable pickup that you’ll love driving on an everyday basis. Salinas GMC dealerships confirmed that a touchscreen infotainment system and a backup camera come standard throughout the lineup. If you decide to travel off the beaten path, the available All Terrain package will give the Sierra 1500 an extra layer of toughness. 

Three Powertrains To Choose From For Salinas GMC Drivers

GMC gives you three capable engines to choose from. Standard on the base and SLE trims, the 4.3-liter V6 engine develops a competitive 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. It provides enough muscle for you to tow up to 7,400 pounds. A six-speed automatic transmission transfers the available power to the wheels. Stepping up to the higher trim levels gives you access to GMC’s powerful V8 engines. The 5.3-liter version develops a formidable 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, which increases the truck’s maximum towing capacity to 11,100 pounds. Along with the extra power comes an eight-speed automatic transmission. Producing a total of 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, the 6.2-liter engine sits atop the lineup. You'll be able to confidently pull a 12,500-pound load. 

On the road, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 inspires drivers with a great deal of confidence. You’ll always have plenty of brawn under the hood. When equipped with the top-of-the-line V8 engine, the Sierra 1500 accelerates like a muscle car. Meanwhile, adaptive suspension dampers enable the luxurious Denali model to deliver an especially plush ride. 

Salinas GMC Drivers Love Thier Trucks

Truck enthusiasts are immediately drawn to the Sierra 1500’s tough-looking appearance. Featuring an exclusive set of 20-inch black wheels and unique exterior trim, the Elevation Edition promises to turn a lot of heads. If you desire a more rugged look, check out the All Terrain X package. Upgrades, such as full LED headlights are available as well. 

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is certainly designed to offer a relaxing driving experience. A well-insulated cabin helps keep road noise to a minimum. You'll also have plenty of space to stretch out. With the ability to accommodate up to six passengers, the crew cab model is the ideal choice for families. Heated and ventilated front seats are found in the upscale Denali trim. 


A host of high-tech goodies are available for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. While the standard IntelliLink infotainment system is simple to operate, an available 4G Wi-Fi hot spot enables your passengers to remain connected to the web. A thumping Bose sound system and navigation are found on the SLT and Denali trims 

You certainly can’t forget about the Sierra 1500’s five-star overall safety rating. While the available Enhanced Driver Alert package is optional on the SLE and SLT trims, it comes standard on the Denali model. This advanced safety package includes active driving aids like low-speed automatic braking and lane departure intervention. In the event that a potential crash is detected, the package’s Driver Alert Seat vibrates to get your attention.