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2024 GMC Sierra 1500 review

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GMC Sierra 1500 highlights

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Pros

  • Heavy-duty towing capacity
  • Denali Ultimate trim piles on the luxury
  • Variety of engine, cab, and bed configurations

Cons

  • Base model lacks key features
  • Shorter drivers have to work for entry
  • No dedicated off-road trim

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 19 highway, 17 combined

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Workhorse in a suit

The 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 is more than your average work truck. While the Sierra 1500 has multiple cab, bed, and engine configurations to complete any task, the interior offers luxury-car-like comfort and amenities. With a giant infotainment screen, acres of leather, high-tech features, and a quiet and insulated cabin, the Sierra 1500 is equally at home heading downtown for date night as it is towing a cattle trailer or hauling mulch. If you want one vehicle to do it all well with no compromise, the GMC Sierra is worth a look.

All GMC Sierra 1500 years

5 reasons to buy the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500

1. Beefy engines 

The Sierra 1500 has four available engine options, paired with either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic, and rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.7L four-cylinder making a healthy 310 horsepower. A turbodiesel 3.0L inline-six cylinder makes 277 hp but gives you 460 lb-ft at just 1,500 rpm for added utility. Two V8 engine options are also available: a 5.3L with 355 hp and a 6.2L with 420 hp. Accelerating with heavy cargo in the bed has never been this effortless. 

2. Cargo and towing 

The powerful engines above mean the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 is capable of some impressive numbers. Depending on the engine, cab, bed, and other options, the Sierra 1500 has a maximum estimated towing capacity between 8,900 and 13,000 lbs, when properly equipped.

For that big number, look for either the 3.0L diesel or 6.2L V8 — both options can tow an estimated 13,000 lbs paired with 2WD when properly equipped.
That’s enough pulling power for a large speed boat, cabin cruiser, or a fifth-wheel camper.  

3. Passenger comfort 

GMC claims the crew cab Sierra 1500 has impressive headroom and leg room, with just over 43 inches and 44.5 inches, respectively. Your 6’5” friend won’t have to scrunch down when riding with you. Denali Ultimate trim adds upscale appeal thanks to real wood and soft leather surfaces, and the heated 12-way power seats even offer an available massage feature. Your passengers won’t want to get out of your Sierra 1500.  

4. High-tech features 

With over 40 diagonal inches of screens in the Sierra 1500, you’ll have all the info and selectable features you need at your fingertips. Out back, the available six-function MultiPro tailgate can adapt to your cargo needs, making it easier to load or enter the cargo bed. The available trailer camera provides 14 views of your cargo, a great feature that ensures everything stays safe when backing. The available Super Cruise lets you travel hands-free on 400,000 miles of highway. No matter the length of your trip, you can arrive fresh and ready to work.  

5. Multiple trim levels 

Find your exact ideal truck by searching for the trim level with the content you want. Sierra 1500 Pro starts off the base model, with steel wheels and black exterior trim, it’s a work truck available with 2DW or 4WD. The SLE gets heated seats and a 13.4-inch touchscreen. The Elevation trim upgrades the suspension, and wheels, alongside additional storage. The SLT delivers luxury and power features, while the AT4 adds off-road touches. Look for the Denali if you want heated rear seats and wireless charging. The AT4X upgrades to locking differentials and a two-inch lift for extra off-road ability while the Denali Ultimate has 22-inch wheels, a 12-speaker Bose® sound system, power sunroof, and much more. 

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the GMC Sierra 1500 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks GMC Sierra 1500 4th out of 19 among Fullsize Trucks.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a GMC Sierra 1500 is $637, compared to an average of $818 for Fullsize Trucks and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, GMC Sierra 1500 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.6 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Fullsize Trucks and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 20% for the GMC Sierra 1500, compared to an average of 22% for Fullsize Trucks and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

GMC Sierra 1500 features and specs

Pro 2WD 2D Regular Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Defroster
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.7L

Horsepower

310

Torque (ft-lbs)

430

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

28

Wheelbase

139.56"

Overall length

229.73"

Width

81.15"

Height

75.7"

Leg room

F 44.53"

Head room

F 43.11"

Front tires

255/70R17

Rear tires

255/70R17

Seating capacity

3

Max towing capacity

950/9900 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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