If you’re looking for a full-size pickup that checks all the boxes, you’ll want to take a look at the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500. This truck satisfies every buyer at dealerships like the Spruce Pine GMC dealer. That’s because you can get the Sierra 1500 in a configuration for towing and hauling, off-roading, and driving everywhere you want to go in comfort.
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Changes for 2023 include a new off-road oriented AT4X AEV Edition for the Sierra 1500 AT4X trim level. The AT4X AEV Edition comes with cutting-edge off-road tech features and adds even more creature comforts. According to the Spruce Pine GMC dealership, this special edition adds gloss-black 18-inch AEV Salta wheels, 33-inch off-road tires, an improved 32.5-degree front approach angle, a raised ground clearance of 11.2 inches,23-degree departure and breakover angles, a front winch, additional steel skid plates, and steel front and rear bumpers with recovery points.
The Sierra 1500 gets praise from Auto Trader: “Sharing DNA with the Chevy Silverado 1500, the GMC Sierra is a bit more upscale than its bow-tie cousin... We like the Sierra for its range of powertrain choices, rugged styling, high-end Denali trims, and dedicated off-road versions.”
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Buyers can get the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 in eight trims: Pro, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, AT4X, Denali and Denali Ultimate. The Sierra 1500 is available as a single cab, double cab, or four-door crew cab. Most models come with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is standard on the AT4, Denali, AT4X and Denali Ultimate and optional on the other trims. Properly outfitted, the GMC Sierra 1500 has a tow rating of up to 13,000 pounds. It can haul up to 2,270 pounds.
Four engines are available. The base powerplant is a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit that makes 310 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. There are two V8s in the lineup: a 5.3-liter V8 that puts out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and a 6.2-liter V8 that generates 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Buyers looking for a diesel engine can choose the 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel powerplant. It develops 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four and rear-wheel-drive versions of the 5.3-liter V8 are connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The other engines are teamed to a ten-speed automatic.
The base 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Pro trim comes with 17-inch steel wheels, chrome bumpers, LED headlights, remote keyless entry, automatic high beams, a tilt-only steering wheel, vinyl floor coverings, cloth or vinyl upholstery, and heated exterior mirrors. Also standard is a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, a stereo setup with six speakers (double cab and crew cab models), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and two USB ports. The Sierra 1500 also gets standard frontal collision mitigation and lane-keeping assistance.
Move to the top-level Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate trim, and you’ll get amenities such as 22-inch wheels, a carbon-fiber composite bed, power-deploying side steps, a sunroof, a virtual mirror camera, tailgate-mounted speakers, a head-up display, a Bose premium audio system with 12 speakers, and adaptive cruise control. Also standard is the Super Cruise semi-automated driving system, which allows hands-free driving on over 200,000 miles of roads throughout the United States and Canada.