The new GMC Sierra 1500 Limited light-duty pickup truck is the perfect combination of brains and brawn. It's capable, boasts modern technologies and has a strong, confident appearance. It comes with the option of two trims; the Sierra and the SLE; both options boast a 5.3-litre EcoTec3 V8 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, although the SLE package is a lot more desirable.
The GMC Sierra 1500 Limited is definitely a head-turner. With a rugged and robust exterior that comes available in a vast array of colours, this big pickup gives you the chance to own a vehicle that expresses your character. The teams at GMC also offer an Elevation Edition sport-appearance package, so if you're the adventurous type and decide to upgrade, you'll benefit from a unique grille with body-colour side mouldings, bumpers, and mirror caps. Thin-profile LED fog lamps, 20-inch painted high-gloss black wheels and Exclusive Elevation Edition badging complete this unique appearance, what more can you ask for.
While both trims come with the impressive 5.3-litre EcoTec3 V8 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the base model is less exciting. The exterior comes kitted out with 17-inch painted steel wheels, Active Aero Grille Shutters, cab-mounted cargo area lamps, chrome front bumper, chrome grille surround, chrome rear bumper and CornerStep rear bumper. The list doesn't end here but we could go on all day and even these shades in comparison to what the SLE version includes.
Inside the Sierra GMC Limited, things go from good to great. A practical and high-tech interior greets its passengers, packed with cool features and nifty kit. Heated front-seats, rubberized-vinyl floor mats and the 8-inch (7-inch for base trim) GMC infotainment system, which allows passengers to connect to apps and playlists via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth, are all available in both trims. It even has a remote keyless entry makes life that bit easier, no more fumbling for keys in the dark or on cold days. What's more, is that with the SLE version it feels like you've stepped into the future, boasting; LED bed lighting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
When it comes to driving the GMC Sierra doesn't disappoint, the 5.3-litre EcoTec3 V8 is a strong and powerful engine with massive torque that certainly gets you off the line fast, put the pedal to the metal and the Sierra goes quick. The age-old saying goes 'With great power, comes great responsibility' and GMC were listening, the brakes are receptive and capable especially around town. And for a truck of this size, the stopping distance is an impressive 141 feet, if this still doesn't settle the nerves GMC offers a brake upgrade.
The biggest question when looking at a new pickup is can it haul? If you can't store a lot or haul a lot, you're not doing the truck game right. The short answer for the GMC Sierra is: yes! There's a ton of space throughout the truck, inside its got space for drink storage, laptops, mobile phones in the centre console and still offers sufficient door pocket storage. The 5'9 short bed is lower than a lot of other trucks so it is easy to access and use, the intrusions from wheel wells are tiny so you can utilize the space it has to offer, making it ideal for both personal and professional use.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited comes with a starting price of $36,595, so if that's in your budget and you’re into a vehicle with brains and brawn, look no further.