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2018 GMC Sierra 1500

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$28,995 - $39,999
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2018 Base 4x2 Regular Cab 6.6 ft. box 119 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $29,000
2018 Base 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 133 in. WB Price:   -  From $29,300
2018 Base 4x4 Regular Cab 6.6 ft. box 119 in. WB Price:   -  From $32,900
2018 Base 4x2 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $33,000
2018 Base 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 133 in. WB Price:   -  From $33,200
2018 Base 4x2 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,500
2018 SLE 4x2 Regular Cab 6.6 ft. box 119 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,700
2018 SLE 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 133 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,800
2018 Base 4x4 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,000
2018 SLE 4x2 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,300
2018 Base 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,700
2018 SLE 4x4 Regular Cab 6.6 ft. box 119 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,600
2018 SLE 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 133 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,900
2018 Base 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,100
2018 SLE 4x2 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,700
2018 SLE 4x4 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,100
2018 SLT 4x2 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,800
2018 SLE 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,700
2018 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,200
2018 SLT 4x4 Double Cab 6.6 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $46,000
2018 SLE 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB Price:   -  From $46,100
2018 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $48,400
2018 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB Price:   -  From $48,700
2018 Denali 4x2 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $52,900
2018 Denali 4x4 Crew Cab 5.75 ft. box 143.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $56,000
2018 Denali 4x4 Crew Cab 6.6 ft. box 153 in. WB Price:   -  From $56,300
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Overview

Consumers shopping around for a full-size pickup truck are spoiled for choice between offerings from Chevrolet, Ford, Ram, and more. But for those wanting something more luxurious and stylish, there's the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. The range-topping Sierra Denali 1500 is downright plush, rivaling some of the best luxury trucks on the road at the moment.

What's New for 2018

With a redesign expected around the corner, the Sierra 1500 shows up with minor changes for 2018. There are two new exterior colors – Deep Mahogany Metallic and Red Quartz Tintcoat – while a 7.0-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, and a rearview camera are now part of the pickup truck's standard features. Tire Fill Alert has also been added to the truck to let drivers know that the tires have reached the proper setting. The new colors and the Tire Fill Alert system have been added to the Sierra Denali 1500, as well.

GMC Sierra 1500

Choosing Your GMC Sierra 1500

Just like the majority of other full-size pickup trucks on the road, the Sierra 1500 is available in three different body styles to choose from: Regular, Double, and Crew. The Regular Cab, which is a two-door pickup that can seat three passengers, is available with either a standard 6.5-foot bed or an 8.0-foot long bed. Crew Cabs, which are four-door models capable of seating up to six passengers, are available with a short 5.7-foot box and a standard 6.5-foot bed. Lastly, the Double Cab that has smaller rear doors and a more cramped rear seating position, is only available with the standard 6.5-foot bed.

5.75-foot Bed6.5-foot Bed8-foot Bed
Regualr CabN/AStandardOptional
Double CabN/AStandardN/A
Crew CabStandardOptionalN/A

Engine choices range from a 4.3-liter V6 engine that makes 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque to a 6.2-liter V8 motor that produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The middle child of the family is a 5.3-liter V8 engine generating 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. There are two transmission options that the engine can be paired to: a six-speed or an eight-speed automatic.

Adding four-wheel drive to the truck costs an additional $3,150 for Crew Cab models, $3,980 on Double Cab models, $3,940 on Regular Cab models with the standard box, and $3,850 on Regular Cab models with the long box.

When properly equipped, the Sierra 1500 can tow 12,500 pounds, which is better than the Ram 1500, identical to the Silverado 1500, but a good margin off the Ford F-150.

GMC Sierra 1500

Base

The entry-level Sierra trim, based on the configuration, starts at $30,000 (all prices include the $1,295 destination charge). The base model comes with the 4.3-liter V6 engine and the six-speed automatic transmission. Standard features on the Sierra include: a CornerStep rear bumper, a locking tailgate, cruise control, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, a split-bench seat, and 17-inch wheels.

Available packages on the Sierra model includes the Sierra Appearance Package ($410) that adds 17-inch stainless-steel wheels on Regular Cab and Double Cab models, 17-inch premium painted aluminum wheels on Crew Cab models, and deep-tinted glass. The Convenience Package ($1,000) adds power-adjustable heated exterior mirrors, remote keyless entry, a remote locking tailgate, a 110-volt AC power outlet, LED cargo box lighting, and power windows on the Regular Cab model.

The Snow Plow Prep Package ($350) adds a power feed to accommodate a backup and roof emergency light, a 170-amp alternator, a forward lamp wiring harness, an underbody transfer case shield, a high-capacity air cleaner, an auxiliary transmission air cooler, and heavy-duty front springs. The GMC Interior Protection Package ($200) brings all-weather floor mats and a bed mat to the pickup truck. Lastly, the Trailering Equipment ($790) adds trailering hitch platform and a two-inch receiver, an automatic locking rear differential, and four-pin and seven-pin connectors.

GMC Sierra 1500

SLE

The SLE trim, which starts at $36,700, adds a host of features, including: an Autotrac two-speed active transfer case, LED cargo box lighting, a remote locking tailgate, deep-tinted rear glass, power-adjustable heated exterior mirrors, 17-inch premium painted aluminum wheels, OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, remote keyless entry, steering wheel audio controls, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, an eight-inch touchscreen, and HD radio.

Available packages on the SLE trim include the GMC Interior Protection Package ($200), Snow Plow Prep Package ($350), and the Trailering Equipment ($395). The Preferred Package ($1,190) adds 10-way power seats, a manual tilt and telescopic steering column (only on trucks with V8 engines), remote start, front LED fog lights, a rear-window defogger, and a 110-volt power outlet.

The Enhanced Driver Alert Package ($945) includes IntelliBeam headlights, lane keeping assist, low-speed automatic emergency braking, front and rear park assist, forward collision warning, and a Safety Alert Seat. The Off-Road Suspension Package ($350) brings high-pressure gas-charged shocks, a 34mm front stabilizer bar, an under body transfer case shield, a high-capacity air cleaner, Z71 chrome side emblems, and hill descent control.

GMC Sierra 1500

SLT

Opting for the SLT trim requires choosing between the Crew Cab with the short box, Crew Cab with the standard box, or the Double Cab with the standard box. The cheapest option is priced at $43,825 and requires stepping up to the 5.3-liter V8 engine and the eight-speed automatic gearbox.

In addition to the more powerful powertrain, the trim benefits from an external transmission oil cooler and hill descent control. Exterior features on the SLT trim include: chrome front and rear bumpers, chrome body-side moldings, fog lights, LED taillights, and power-adjustable, power-folding heated exterior mirrors. Interior features on the model include: dual-zone automatic climate control, a front floor console, power-adjustable pedals, power outlets, remote start, a tilt and telescopic steering column, a Universal Home Remote, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

There are various packages to choose from for the SLT model. The Preferred Package ($795), GMC Interior Protection Package ($250), and Enhanced Driver Alert Package ($945) include the same features as on lower models. The Max Trailering Package ($945) adds increased towing capability thanks to an automatic locking rear differential, the Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, an enhanced cooling radiator, revised shock tuning, heavier duty rear springs, a 9.76-inch rear axle, a trailer brake controller, and Trailering Equipment. The SLT Premium Package ($2,145) includes a Bose premium audio system, 20-inch wheels, and six-inch chrome assist steps.

The Texas SLT Premium Package ($2,145) adds all of the same features as the SLT Premium Package, as well as Texas emblem badging. The Cargo Convenience Package ($410) brings all-weather floor mats, a front console organizer, and rear under seat storage. Lastly, the Black Pack ($3,225) includes 22-inch black wheels and four-inch black round assist steps.

Adding all-wheel drive brings a whole set of new packages. The All Terrain Package ($2,470) includes Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package, Rancho Tenneco brand shocks, front and rear body-color bumpers with CornerSteps, body-color exterior door handles and bodyside moldings, black exterior rearview mirrors, All Terrain front grille with body color grille surround, Rear Park Assist, a spray-on bed liner, 18-inch wheels, All Terrain badges, heated leather seats, all-weather floor liners, bright sill plates, a Bose premium sound system, an underbody shield, and an Eaton automatic locking rear differential.

GMC Sierra 1500

Denali

The range-topping Denali trim is only available on Crew Cab models with either the short or standard box. The cheapest variant is priced at $53,900. The trim adds navigation, a spray-on bedliner, six-inch chrome assist steps, body-color front and rear bumpers, IntelliBeam headlights, a heated steering wheel, wireless charging, a Bose audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, and leather seats. The Cargo Convenience Package ($410) and the GMC Interior Protection Package ($250) are the only available packages for the Denali trim.

CarsDirect Tip

While we’re fans of luxurious vehicles, the SLE trim is the most bang for the buck when it comes to the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. The model, especially with one of the V8 engines, combines the best of a capable full-size truck and a luxury vehicle. The Max Trailering Package is a worthy addition, as is the SLE Value Package for consumers that want to be comfortable while completing truck-like tasks.

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Five years into its current model cycle and due to be replaced by next year, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 features restrained good looks, a comfortable interior, and a solid choice of engines. But Chevy's Silverado is cheaper, fuel economy is only average, and its design may even be too conventional.

Best Value

Pricing begins at an even $30,000 for a 4x2 base trim V6 regular cab model and gets pricey at over $71,000 for a 4x4 Crew Cab Denali model loaded up with such niceties as the Denali Ultimate Package, rear seat entertainment, and Red Brembo Performance Front Brake kit.

Like the rest of the full-size pickup market, GMC Sierra 1500 buyers are faced with a bewildering array of options: 11 wheel designs, four trim levels, three bed lengths, three body styles, rear- and four-wheel-drive systems, and four engines (a 4.3-liter V6, a 5.3-liter V8, a 6.2-liter V8, and a mild hybrid – called eAssist – version of the 5.3-liter V8). A six-speed automatic is standard with the V6 and smaller V8. Optional on the smaller V8 and standard with the 6.2-liter V8 and models with eAssist is an eight-speed automatic.

Given its mission as an upmarket Chevy Silverado, we'd opt for the Sierra SLT trim with its standard 5.3-liter V8, automatic locking rear differential, and luxury touches that include leather seats (heated in front), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote start, LED taillights, power adjustable pedals, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, and power-folding heated outside mirrors.

  • Model: 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Crew Cab, Short Box
  • Engine: 5.3-liter V8
  • Output: 355 hp / 383 lb-ft
  • Transmission:Six-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy
  • Options:Dark Slate Metallic ($395), Premium Package ($1,345, Bose audio system, 20-inch polished alloy wheels, six-inch chrome assist steps), Preferred Package ($795, front and rear park assist, heated steering wheel, power sliding rear window), Enhanced Driver Alert Package ($945, perforated leather front seats, lane keeping assist, automatic high beam headlights, low speed automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, safety alert seat, wireless charging, heated steering wheel), Spray-on Bedliner ($495), Front Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats ($510, required with driver alert package), Heated and Ventilated Front Seats ($650, required with driver alert package).
  • Base Price:$49,795 (including the $1,395 destination fee)
  • Best Value Price:$54,535

Performance

GMC Sierra 1500

The Sierra features a smooth ride, accurate steering, and good highway stability, while the top shelf Denali gets GM's Magnetic Ride suspension for an even silkier ride. The base 3.6-liter V6 offers strong acceleration and can tow up to 7,600 pounds. A need for heavy towing or climbing grades would be the only reasons to spend more on either of the V8s.

At the same time, all three engines offer only average fuel economy. EPA numbers with the more expensive eight-speed automatic are lower than the six-speed, while the $1,125 mild hybrid eAssist Package – only available on the 2WD SLT – improves the Sierra's estimated combined fuel economy by only one mile per gallon.

Style

The GMC Sierra 1500's upright grille, functional, integrated rear bumper steps, LED accent lighting, and conservative design set it apart from the Silverado, as well as much of the competition. Inside, the controls are logically arranged and even the entry-level trim looks somewhat upscale with a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, and rearview camera.

Conversely, roll-up windows and vinyl seats are standard on the base trim, which lacks the eigh-inch touchscreen and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability of the other models. In addition, the extra chrome trim on Denalis can look garish, and, while the seats up front are first class, the crew cab back bench is economy.

The Best and Worst Things

A clean look, comfortable interior, and smooth ride make the GMC Sierra 1500 a solid choice. We just wish the hybrid came with better fuel economy numbers, while some might find its design too conservative.

Right For? Wrong For?

GMC Sierra 1500

The Sierra's wide range of available active safety systems should appeal to safety-focused buyers.

At the same time, it's much pricier than its Chevy Silverado twin, which could prove to be a turn off for value-oriented truck buyers.

The Bottom Line

Despite pricey top trims, a conventional design, and middling fuel economy, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500's smooth ride, comfortable interior, and wide choice of advanced safety features make it a top choice in the full-size pickup class.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 4.3L V-6 / 285 HP / 305 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
18 / 24 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
3 / 2
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 4.3L V-6 / 285 HP / 305 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
18 / 24 / 21 Mpg
Brakes
Duralife 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Leaf
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Aluminum / Full-size
Fuel Tank
26.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$100
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
205.0 "
Exterior Width
80.0 "
Exterior Height
74.0 "
Front Headroom
42.4 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
45.3 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,515 Lbs.
Wheel Base
119 "
Turning Radius
20.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Painted Steel / 17.0 " Styled Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Manual Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Front Chrome With Colored Insert / Front Chrome With Colored Insert, 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3 / 2
Seat Trim
Cloth / Vinyl
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 Split-bench / Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Gmc Infotainment System Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Gmc Infotainment System Am/fm, Seek-scan / Gmc Infotainment System Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2 / 1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Pass-key Iii+
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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