The Full Review on the 2019 GMC Sierra
GMC completely redesigned the Sierra 1500 for 2019. This brand-new fourth-generation Sierra is larger and got a cosmetic exterior redesign to keep it looking rugged, yet modern. In this 2019 GMC Sierra review will go over what’s changed, what’s new, and what the 2019 Sierra can do for you.
2019 GMC Sierra Review – Exterior Updates
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 keeps the bold feel it had in previous generations, but with distinct differences such as more defined front grille, larger and c-shaped headlights, and an updated feel overall.
The 2019 Sierra 1500 is larger than previous generations and can stand up to a dominating 2 meters tall. The updated version also has more legroom in the rear seats, making the 2019 Sierra a great choice if you’re planning to transport your family or big work crews. The truck’s height makes for an impressive view and visibility while driving, but be prepared for a good stretch when entering and exiting the vehicle. In general, the 2019 Sierra is a solid update, with many of its trims and features helping to continue pushing it in the direction of being a luxury truck.
2019 GMC Sierra Review – Trim Customization
The 2019 GMC Sierra is available in five different trim levels: Sierra Base, Sierra SLE, Sierra Elevation, Sierra SLT, and the luxury trim, the Sierra Denali. Depending on the trim level, various cab and bed sizes and configurations are available.
Regardless of your price point, your utility requirements, or the level of luxury you’re looking for out of your truck, the 2019 Sierra 1500 can adapt to best suit you and your needs.
2019 GMC Sierra Review – MultiPro Tailgate
The 2019 GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate is one of the features that really makes the 2019 Sierra stand out from its class. The Sierra MultiPro Tailgate is a flexible tailgate with up to 6 different functions. Like any other tailgate, it can fold down but it has several surprising features. Not only does it have a pop-up load stop with two different heights (depending on cargo length), it can create a cutout for more easily accessed cargo while the tailgate is open. It can also turn into a desk-like work surface or transform into steps to make climbing into the bed significantly more convenient. 2019 GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate is exclusive to this truck and isn’t even available on the Sierra’s close relative, the Chevrolet Silverado.
2019 GMC Sierra Review – Features and Entertainment
Depending on the trim, the 2019 Sierra 1500 is available with a variety of modern entertainment luxuries such as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, GPS navigation and more.
The GMC Sierra is also equipped with several active safety features to help keep you safe and comfortable. Available driver assistance features include a safety alert seat that vibrates to alert you of hazards, lane assist and lane departure warnings, blind-spot monitoring, a surround-view camera and more.
The Sierra 1500 also comes standard with GMC’s Teen Driver Mode, which allows you to set speed limits and audio restrictions for secondary drivers. This will give you peace of mind when letting your young driver take the car for the evening.
2019 GMC Sierra Review – Cab and Bed Styles
The Sierra 1500 is available in three cab styles:
The two-door regular cab is only available on the base Sierra and seats three. The regular cab is available with the standard bed (6-foot-9-inch), or the longer 8-foot bed. The four-door double cab is only available with the standard bed and seats up to six. The crew cab is available with the standard 6-and-a-half-foot bed or a shorter 5-foot-9-inch bed and adds full-size rear doors. Be aware that although all the cab configurations are available with two- or four-wheel drive, not all trim levels are available with all configurations.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Review
The base 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is powered by a 285-horsepower, 4.3-litre EcoTec3 FlexFuel-Capable V6 gasoline engine with 305 pounds of torque. This engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. The base Sierra comes with 17-inch steel wheels.
The Sierra Convenience package adds a remote-locking tailgate, remote keyless entry, an LED cargo box lighting and more. The next level trim, Sierra Elevation, includes these items plus 20-inch black alloy wheels and body-colored exterior trim.
2019 GMC Sierra SLE Review
The Sierra 1500 SLE trim level includes 17-inch alloy wheels and an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen.
There are also many other options are available on the Sierra 1500 SLE. You can upgrade the engine to a 2.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 310-horsepower and 348 pounds of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The SLE’s Convenience package adds many creature comforts, such as keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats and steering wheel, and second-row USB charge ports.
Other upgrade options include leather upholstery and wireless smartphone charging.
2019 GMC Sierra SLT Review
The next trim up, the GMC Sierra 1500 SLT includes most of what’s been mentioned in previous trims but comes standard with a 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 engine with 383 pounds of torque that’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This is the first trim that comes standard with the 2019 GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate and also includes a trailering package and trailer brake controller. A 6.2-litre EcoTec3 V8 engine with 460 pounds of torque and 10-speed automatic transmission and Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) is an available upgrade.
2019 GMC Sierra AT4 Review
The Sierra 1500 AT4 trim has similar features to the Sierra 1500 SLT, but with a 2-inch suspension lift, 18-inch wheels with 20-inch wheels available, standard four-wheel drive, and hill descent control and a terrain-selectable traction control system to make hauling easier.
2019 GMC Sierra Denali Review
The highest and most luxurious trim available is the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali, which comes with most of the features available on lower trim levels and includes all available GMC driver assistance features. It also adds 20-inch chrome wheels, a rear camera mirror, and exclusive adaptive suspension dampers. The GMC Sierra Denali is the only trim where the MultiPro power assist steps are available.
2019 GMC Sierra Review – Additional Upgrades
Many of the upper trim features are offered packages or stand-alone options for lower trim levels. Other available features include various axle ratios, off-road tires, larger wheels, and a sunroof.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is bigger, better, and more luxurious than ever before. Whether you’re looking for a truck that’s up to big hauls, a comfortable and roomy ride, or both, the GMC Sierra 1500 is the perfect truck for you.