Carving a solid niche in the domain of full-size trucks is the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500, a particular favorite among customers of the Glen Alpine Chevrolet dealer. The Sierra 1500 offers robust performance, resilient adaptability, and a comfortable ride. A range of engine options, including a high-performance turbodiesel, can tackle the most daunting tasks. The truck’s interior exudes quality, housing state-of-the-art technology to deliver an extraordinary ride.
The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is available in eight trim levels: Pro, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, AT4X, Denali, and Denali Ultimate. Buyers can choose from three cab configurations at a dealership like the Glen Alpine Chevrolet dealership: regular cab, double cab, and crew cab. Three bed lengths are available. However, the availability of cab styles and beds varies by trim.
The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 features four powerful engines. The turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine kicks things off, generating 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. For those looking for more power, the 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel engine cranks out 277 hp and an impressive 460 lb-ft. Next up is the 5.3-liter V8 engine, which develops 355 hp and 383 lb-ft. Finally, a 6.2-liter V8 engine pushes out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. Rear-wheel drive is standard on most trims, but the AT4, AT4X, Denali, and Denali Ultimate trims get all-wheel drive standard. All-wheel drive is optional on the other models.
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Pro
The Sierra 1500 Pro features a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with the 5.3-liter V8 available. Remote keyless entry, LED headlights, 17-inch steel wheels, automatic high beams, and chrome bumpers are some of the standard exterior features. On the inside, buyers get cloth or vinyl seats, a tilt-only steering wheel, and vinyl flooring. Standard technology and safety features include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a six-speaker stereo system (for double and crew cab configurations), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane-keeping assist, and frontal collision mitigation.
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE
The 2023 Sierra 1500 gets the same engine as the Pro. The 5.3-liter V8 and the turbodiesel engine are both available. The SLE adds an automatic-locking rear differential, 17-inch alloy wheels, remote start, and keyless entry and ignition. It also comes with LED bed lighting, body-color door handles, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. The SLE is also equipped with heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated and leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and carpeting.
Technology and safety features include a trailer hitch receiver, a rearview camera with trailer hitch guidelines, and cruise control. The SLE trim also comes with a configurable MultiPro tailgate with power lock/release, a digital instrument panel, and a full-color digital gauge cluster. The infotainment system gets a 13.4-inch touchscreen, and there’s satellite radio, two 120-volt power outlets, and additional USB ports.
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation
The Elevation trim gets the equipment of the SLE, plus larger 20-inch wheels, LED fog lights, cloth seating, and a boost in towing capacity. For models equipped with four-wheel drive, a single-speed transfer case is standard.
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT
The SLT trim is powered by the 5.3-liter V8 engine teamed to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The 6.2-liter V8 and the turbodiesel engines are both available. This trim level comes with 18-inch wheels, leather seats, and chrome exterior trim. It also includes auto-dimming rearview and driver’s side mirrors, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, rain-sensing wipers, memory settings for the driver’s seat, and heated and power-folding mirrors. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 120-volt power outlet are also standard.
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4
The AT4 trim employs the 3.0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder engine paired with a ten-speed automatic gearbox. The 6.2-liter V8 is optional. Standard equipment includes four-wheel drive, a two-speed transfer case, all-terrain tires, hill descent control, recovery hooks, skid plates, and an upgraded suspension with a 2-inch lift. The interior is equipped with heated rear outboard seats, ventilated front seats with a center console, and a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system. Further, the AT4 comes standard with a spray-in bedliner, an integrated trailer brake controller, rain-sensing wipers, automatic rear braking, and a wireless smartphone charging pad.
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X
The AT4X trim is equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This trim level starts with the AT4’s features and adds electronic front and rear locking differentials, exclusive off-road adaptive dampers, a power-sliding rear window, a sunroof, tailgate-mounted speakers, a bed-view camera, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, and a virtual rearview mirror camera.
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
The Denali trim is motivated by a 5.3-liter V8 engine, with the 6.2-liter V8 and turbodiesel powerplants available. Four-wheel-drive models get a two-speed transfer case. This trim level features a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, a power-sliding rear window, and a Bose stereo system. The exterior boasts 20-inch wheels, a spray-in bedliner, an integrated trailer brake controller, and side steps. The Denali trim also includes a bed-view camera and wireless charging for added convenience.
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate
The Denali Ultimate is powered by the 6.2-liter V8 engine. The turbodiesel unit is optional. The Denali Ultimate sets itself apart with striking 22-inch wheels, a carbon-fiber composite bed, and power-deploying side steps. It also boasts a sunroof, the hands-free Super Cruise highway driving system, and adaptive cruise control.
Regarding technology, the Denali Ultimate is at the top of its game. It features a virtual mirror camera, a head-up display, and tailgate-mounted speakers for outdoor sound. For an immersive audio experience inside the cabin, it comes equipped with a 12-speaker premium Bose audio system.