Just as GMC ramps up production of the all-new Sierra 1500, the existing body style continues into 2019 as the Sierra 1500 Limited. This truck is indeed limited in which body styles and options it offers. It features the double cab, standard-length bed, 5.3-liter V8 engine, and the latest technology in infotainment.
What's New for 2019
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited is offered in far fewer features and configurations than in previous years as this current generation’s production winds down.
Choosing Your GMC Sierra 1500 Limited
The body configuration is limited to a single spec: a double cab and a 6.5-foot bed, each of which are the median of their selected groups. The same down-the-middle mentality is applied to the powertrain. A 5.3-liter V8 producing 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque rated for 9,400 pounds mated to a six-speed automatic transmission is the only setup available, eschewing the V6 and the larger V8.
Two-wheel drive is standard, though the four-wheel-drive system featuring a transfer case and additional protection underneath is available on both trims. It costs $4,000 more on base Sierra models and $3,400 on SLE models. When ordered with the base trim level, the system is operated by a floor-mounted shift lever; the higher trim gets a dash-mounted rotary knob and an automatic four-wheel-drive setting.
The 2WD setup is slightly more efficient than the 4WD model, achieving an EPA-estimated 15 miles per gallon city, 22 mpg highway, and 17 combined. The 4WD model gets up to 15/21/17 mpg (city/highway/combined).
There are two trim levels: the base Sierra and the SLE.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited carries on with its more traditional silhouette. The SLE trim equipped with the SLE Value Package and the Off-Road Suspension Package presents a very capable truck with the ideal modern feature list. Because it’s the final year of this generation, expect big price reductions.