Your Performance Options with a New GMC Sierra 1500
You don’t want a truck for the show of it; you have real needs that only a pickup truck can deliver. This means you need to know the performance of your next truck will be up to the task. Whether it’s bringing the boat to the lake, towing along the camper to tailgate, taking the dirtbikes out of town, or bringing your tools to the next job site, there’s a new GMC Sierra 1500 that can handle it! In fact, this truck offers best-in-class horsepower and torque and a best-in-class light duty diesel engine horsepower! The only question is, which engine is right for you?
GMC Sierra SLE and Elevation
The base model, and the next step up, come with a 310-horsepower 2.7 liter turbo engine. The 8-speed automatic transmission makes your drive smooth and comfortable, plus powerful enough to do the job ahead.
GMC Sierra SLT
A step up to the SLT trim gives you a powerful 355-horsepower 5.3 liter V8 engine. There is a 10-speed automatic transmission available on 4WD models and an 8-speed automatic transmission on 2WD models. The engine is available on the SLE and Elevation trims as well.
Other Available Engines
You also have the choice of a 420-horsepower 6.2 liter V8 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a 277-horsepower 3.0 liter turbo diesel engine. Imagine what you could get done when your truck is being powered by a 420-horsepower 6.2 liter V8 engine and 4WD!
The New GMC Sierra 1500’s Duramax Turbo Diesel Engine
The best-in-class 277 diesel horsepower from GMC’s turbo diesel engine outpaces rival diesel engines in capability. GMC is especially proud of this engine because it has been named to the 2020 Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems list. It received high praise for its best-in-class diesel horsepower, as well as its efficiency and smooth driving experience. It isn’t just powerful. The 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel is an efficient engine, offering up to an EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway. This is thanks to features like start/stop technology and an engine block made of a lightweight cast aluminum alloy, which provides a 25 percent savings in mass over a comparable cast iron engine block. This engine is well suited to different driving situations, from stop-and-go traffic to giving power on demand. The 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel stands out with its smooth, responsive, and quiet driving experience. This turbo diesel engine is available on the new Sierra 1500 SLE, Elevation, SLT trims listed above, as well as the AT4 and Denali trims.
The next step is to visit your nearest dealership. Now that you’ve read all about these engines, it’s time to feel the power for yourself!