The new Sierra 1500 has arrived in Raleigh, and you can still be one of the first drivers to own this capable light-duty full-size pickup. The GMC Sierra was built to be tough, and thanks to its powerful powertrains, it can do anything that you need it to, whether that’s towing a trailer, hauling a truck bed full of construction materials, or taking you off-road with confidence.

Everything You Wanted to Know about the GMC Sierra 1500

Since the latest version of the GMC Sierra 1500 is new, you may want to learn a bit more about it before heading to your local dealership for a test drive.

Engine Specs

No matter which engine you choose for your Sierra 1500, you will get plenty of power. The EcoTec3 5.3L V8 is a popular choice with its top V8 fuel efficiency among full-size pickups. Drivers also love the 6.2L V8 with the designation of being the most powerful gas V8 within the segment.

To show that claim in terms of figures, this engine gives you 460 lb.-ft. and 420 HP. Even the base 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 is a great choice with 305 lb.-ft. and 285 HP.

Towing Capacity

To make towing with the new Sierra 1500 easier, it comes standard with an incredible list of features. Expect your GMC Sierra to include:

  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Tow/Haul mode featuring Cruise
  • Powertrain Grade Braking

If you plan on towing frequently, consider getting the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller as well.

You might also consider adding the Max Trailering Package with its LED rear guidance lamps mounted to the trailering mirror. You can tow up to 12,500 pounds when the Sierra 1500 is configured correctly.

Off-Road Capabilities

Hill Start Assist can give you a boost when taking the Sierra 1500 off-road. You can supplement this with Hill Descent Control if wanted. There is also an available Eaton automatic locking rear differential, which locks the rear wheels whenever it detects slippage, thereby improving traction while enhancing control.

Consider the Luxurious Denali

Of course, the new GMC Sierra 1500 offers plenty of luxury features, but if you want a truly premium experience, consider upgrading to the Sierra 1500 Denali. This version will give you all the capabilities of the Sierra 1500 and a trailering capacity of 9,300 pounds along with luxury features that you expect from a premium vehicle.

For people who plan on spending a lot of time with their Sierra, the Denali is worth it for the LED lighting, standard heated and ventilated front seats, Magnetic Ride Control System, and higher-quality materials.

Where to Get the New Sierra 1500

Now that you have a better idea of why the GMC Sierra 1500 is the perfect pickup truck for Raleigh drivers, visit Thompson Buick GMC Cadillac to experience it in person.

While at our dealership, you can take this pickup on a test drive or learn more about the various configurations, options, and accessories that will let the Sierra do exactly what you need it to do. Visit our dealership today to learn more.