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Sierra 1500
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16 city / 21 hwy

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What you must know before buying the GMC Sierra 1500

John Diether
Automotive Editor - November 9, 2020
  • 2021 Sierra arriving; 2020s in short supply
  • $6,000 factory rebate on 2020s; $5,250 on 2021s
  • Lease from $319 for 36 months
  • APR offers still on hold

2021s to the rescue:

The carryover 2021 Sierra 1500 has started arriving at dealers nationwide. It's a good thing, too, because supplies of the 2020 Sierra 1500 are very limited due to factory shutdowns last spring.

For 2021, a carbon-fiber bed is available on the Denali and AT4, and the MultiPro configurable tailgate continues as standard on the SLT and above.

Crew Cab models are easiest to find and most likely to be discounted. On the other hand, locating a Regular Cab may take some patience. The line-topping Denali isn't usually discounted at all by dealers.

Current factory offers will remain in effect through November 30, 2020 and are available nationally unless otherwise noted. It's possible GMC will enhance incentives ahead of Black Friday weekend.

Cash off the top:

GMC continues to offer all buyers a $6,000 rebate on most 2020 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab models. Rebates on the other configurations tend to be lower and may vary by trim level. See your dealer for exact amounts.

The 2021 Sierra now comes with a $5,250 rebate on most configurations, an increase of $750 over the initial offer.

Leasing still looks great:

Current lessees of any brand of vehicle can now lease a 2020 Sierra 1500 SLE Double Cab 4x2 from $319 for 36 months (10,000 miles a year) with $1,169 due at signing.

The effective monthly cost works out to $351, an exceptional value for a full-size pickup. If you're not currently in a lease, the lease structure may be different, but you can still expect very good value.

The same 2021 Sierra model costs the same per month, but the cash requirement is higher at $2,549, resulting in an effective monthly cost of $390. Even so, this is still an exceptional value, if not as stellar as the 2020 offer.

If you finance:

There are no factory APR specials this month on either Sierra 1500 model year. Discounted rates will likely return by the end of the year. For now, it pays to compare rates at the dealer level.

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Term Length (months): 36
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MSRP: $41,995
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Expiration: 11/30/20

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MSRP
$31,295
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$31,295
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$2,500
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$28,795
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$403/mo
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$402/mo

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Bonus Cash Buick & GMC Consumer Cash Program (Expires 11/30/20) Customer Rebate: Customers must take delivery of this vehicle prior to the expiration date to be eligible for this manufacturer rebate. This rebate may not be available on special factory orders or used in conjunction with special manufacturer financing or leasing programs. Other special financing programs may be available. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details. $2,500

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Bonus Cash Buick & GMC Consumer Cash Program (Expires 11/30/20) Customer Rebate: Customers must take delivery of this vehicle prior to the expiration date to be eligible for this manufacturer rebate. This rebate may not be available on special factory orders or used in conjunction with special manufacturer financing or leasing programs. Other special financing programs may be available. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details. $2,500

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Lease Conquest Bonus Cash GM Lease Conquest Program (Expires 11/30/20) Lease Conquest Bonus Cash available for customers currently leasing a competing make toward the purchase or lease of a vehicle. May not be compatible with other conquest offers. Please check with your Trusted Dealer Partner for complete details and rules.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Eligible Customers who have a current 2015 model year or newer non-GM vehicle and lease one of the eligible new and unused models. $1,500

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2021 GMC Sierra 1500: Model Preview

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

The GMC Sierra 1500 took on an all-new look in 2019 thanks to a complete redesign that included a bold grille, new headlights, smoother sheet metal down the sides, and a revamped backside all atop a new chassis. While there are rumblings of an early-life refresh coming for the 2021 Sierra 1500, we expect it to be a carryover.

As a carryover model, we expect the 2021 GMC Sierra to hit showrooms with the same bold nose the automaker introduced in 2019. This includes a large grille that’s distinct at each trim level, C-shape LED headlights, and more. Consumers will have a few extra paint options this year with four new additions: Ebony Twilight Metallic, Cayenne Red Tintcoat, Brownstone Metallic, and Hunter Metallic.

Inside, the new-generation Sierra 1500 boasts a more angular dash with a striking center stack that features almost an “X” shape. This dash also includes dual glove compartments, angular air vents, chunky HVAC knobs, and a bold steering wheel. New for 2021 is the addition of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


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Under its hood, the current Sierra 1500 has a wide range of powertrain options, starting with a 285-horsepower 4.3-liter V6 engine. Next up is a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit with 310 hp on tap. Entering V8 territory starts with two 5.3-liter units that deliver 355 ponies each or a 6.2-liter with 420 hp. Capping off the lineup is a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-six engine with 277 hp and a barn-razing 460 pound-feet of torque. We expect these powertrain options to remain the same in the 2021 Sierra 1500.

Like many trucks, safety is not the Sierra 1500’s specialty. It struggled with a “Marginal” rating in the IIHS’ passenger-side small-overlap crash and a “Poor” rating in the headlight test. Those subpar results knocked it way out of Top Safety Pick contention. Its automatic emergency braking did, however, score a “Superior” rating, but it’s only available as an option on the SLT, AT4, and Denali trims. On the bright side, GMC plans to make automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all its vehicles starting in the 2021 model year, and there’s a chance the Sierra 1500 will be included in that group.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is expected to begin production in mid-September of 2020 based on fleet schedules. We estimate a release date sometime this fall. The Sierra and a number of competitors have been affected by plant closures related to COVID-19.

Pricing will range from $31,295 to $60,595 (including destination). That starting price is only $100 more than last year. Additionally, the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel will see a $1,500 decrease compared to the 2020 model.

This full-size pickup will battle the Chevy Silverado 1500, Ford F-150, and Ram 1500.

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