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2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 Crew Cab

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2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 Crew Cab Review

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You can thank the Coca-Cola Company for attaching the term "classic" to a product that should actually be termed "old." The latest company to grab hold of this scheme is GMC. With the arrival of the all-new Sierra, the previous model forgoes mothballing to become the 2007 GMC Sierra Classic. A capable pickup truck by all measures, the Sierra Classic continues to offer a full range, including 1500, 2500 and 3500 models in Regular Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab configurations. Despite the Sierra Classic's age, it can still pull, haul and luxuriate with the best new rivals from Dodge, Ford and Toyota.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need a serious work truck, one that can haul loads of dirt or tow a horse trailer, there is a Sierra Classic with your name on it. The Sierra Classic's interior can be made quite plush, especially with the Denali trim level.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you are not used to piloting a large pickup, the Sierra Classic may be a bit too much truck for you. The Sierra Classic also lacks such newer conveniences as GPS navigation and side-curtain airbags.

What's Significant About This Car?

Entering its final model year, the Sierra Classic receives standard recovery hooks on 1500HD, 2500HD and 3500 trim levels.

Driving the Sierra (Classic) 1500 Crew Cab

Driving Impressions On the open road, you'll find the Sierra's steering is light, with modest feedback to the driver. On the other hand, the brakes get excellent marks for their rock-solid pedal...

feel. It should be noted that different wheel and tire packages will affect the way the Sierra feels on the road, so you may want to test-drive something that will reflect your final choice. Choose the available 5.3-liter V8, with 295 horsepower and a stump-pulling 335 pound-feet of torque, and you'll find that even a fully-loaded Sierra with a trailer attached can accelerate and pass without much hesitation. When not burdened with a heavy load, the Sierra's performance is practically muscle-car quick, especially when accelerating from a standing stop. The four-speed automatic transmission delivers crisp, precise shifts, and features a tow/haul mode that limits gear hunting when towing or driving in mountainous or hilly terrain.

Hybrid Drive
An electric motor mounted between the engine and transmission helps get the Sierra Hybrid trim rolling, saving gas as well as wear on the engine.

Denali Trim
The luxury-oriented Denali Crew Cab is a step above the SLT trim level.

2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 Crew Cab Details
2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 Crew Cab photo Interior

The Sierra Classic's interior is nice, but starting to show its age. There is a lot of dark plastic on the dash face, and the plastics and other materials used on the dash and door have a generic look. Denali models get a bit more color and contrast with their trim and interior fabrics. The Sierra Classic's seats are soft but comfortable, especially when covered in leather. Those who regularly carry two or more people will want to get the Crew Cab for its roomy rear seat; the Extended Cab is best used for short trips or to provide a secured storage area.

Exterior
2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 Crew Cab photo

GMC has tried to distance its trucks from their Chevy counterparts with a bold grille design, different wheels and the upscale Denali trim option. The Sierra Classic maintains that tradition with a boxy middle section tempered by rounded edges and the familiar GMC logo proudly centered in the grille. Though older than the F150 and Dodge Ram designs, the Sierra Classic still strikes a powerful stance, especially when outfitted with the Denali trim package.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Base SL models have cruise control, CD player, air conditioning, tilt wheel and chrome-styled steel wheels. SLT and Denali models get a four-speed automatic, electronically controlled transmission with overdrive and tow/haul mode and a 4.8-liter V8 or 5.3-liter V8. Other models can be equipped with engine choices that include the 6.0-liter V8 and the 5.3-liter hybrid.

Optional Equipment

Options for the Sierra are too numerous to list. Beyond the various bed lengths, wheelbases and cab configurations, you can opt for the StabiliTrak stability management program, a number of off-road and towing packages and the OnStar telematics system. SLT and SLE Extended Cab two-wheel-drive models can be outfitted with a new Performance Edition package that matches a 6.0-liter high-output Vortec V8 with 20-inch chrome wheels, high-performance suspension, 3.73 rear axle, automatic locking differential and traction control.

Under the Hood

The Sierra line up offers a wide variety of engines, allowing the consumer to choose between fuel economy and power, or a combination of both.

4.3-liter V6
195 horsepower @ 4600 rpm
260 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/21 (2WD automatic), 16/23 (2WD manual), 15/18 (4WD automatic), 15/20 (4WD manual)

4.8-liter V8
285 horsepower @ 5600 rpm
295 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/21 (2WD automatic), 16/21 (2WD manual), 15/19 (4WD automatic), 15/19 (4WD manual)

5.3-liter V8
295 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
335 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/21 (Hybrid 2WD), 17/19 (Hybrid 4WD), 12/16 (E85 2WD), 11/14 (E85 4WD), 16/21 (Gasoline 2WD), 15/19 (Gasoline 4WD)

5.3-liter V8 (L33)
310 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
335 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/21 (2WD), 15/19 (4WD)

6.0-liter V8
300 horsepower @ 4400 rpm
360 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/19 (2WD), 14/17 (4WD)

6.0-liter V8 (VortecMAX)
345 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
380 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 12/16

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2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 1572 Ratings for the 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

best truck i have ever owned

By on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 183,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "reliable, comfy truck"

Cons: "nothing to dislike."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this truck new. I have always owned Fords but decided to try GMC. Glad I did! Better build quality. Better ride. Better handling. Better fuel mileage. I replaced the factory air filter with a K&N and now get 22mpg on the highway. I run Mobil Synthetic oil and it makes a difference. 183000 trouble free miles. Just general maintenance and brakes. Oil change every 5000 miles. Still runs great. I tow my tractor with bush hog and a cattle trailer with up to 10 cows at a time in it no problem."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Very good truck!

By on Sunday, November 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 205,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Runs great, reliable, smooth and comfortable ride."

Cons: "Rust issue over the rear wheel wells."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned this truck since 2002. Overall, very reliable thru the years and still runs great. My only beef is with the rust issue with GMC and Chevy trucks of this era. 99% of the trucks I see have the rust problem over the rear wheel wells and along the running boards under the doors."

11 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Very comfortable puller

By on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Comfort, power, Allison tranny, economy."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this truck new in 2003 - use it mainly to pull a 32'RV. Approx. 91k mostly road miles. Dealer replaced all injectors early on - warranty. I have only replaced batteries, tires, both window regulators ( a snap to do yourself ) and regular service. I added an Edge Attitude for increased towing performance - handles my RV just fine. Ride is superior to other makes of that year. Very comfy on trips, sound system is great too. Can break the 20mpg barrier running solo all the time. Been a good truck. Allison tranny is a definite plus."

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

An excellent all purpose pickup

By on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Good power, 4x4, comfortable"

Cons: "poor cup holders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Camping on the North Carolina outer banks

"I bought the truck in 2009 with 34,000 mi. on it and have the service records from original delivery. I have used it mainly for camping with a Lance slide-in camper. It was manufactured with a bad rear axle bearing so GM replaced all 4 bearings and seals. Other than that it has just been routine. I just had 4 Bilstien shocks installed. It drives like a dream. Loaded it gives about 12 mpg."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Camping on the North Carolina outer banks

Best truck every rode in and owned

By on Friday, October 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 289,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Ride is smooth loaded with extras - nice to drive"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am a woman who wanted a truck ,so my husband brought me a used one cause he didn't think I would like it well that was in 08....my 2004 Sierra 4x4 is getting close to 300,000 miles now ! With No problems what so ever,..only thing we have done is put brakes on it from time to time and a few set of tires (lol) .. It is the best ever ! Runs like the day I got it ..I LOVE MY TRUCK ! I live in the country so it's 4x4 power is put to the test at times get us to the highway. Hauling stuff and pulling a trailer with it Can't be beat. It has more bells & whistles than you can count... it's Just a Great truck all the way around. So glad I Brought it, better than my husbands Ford truck any day of the week in riding & driving ! . When time comes and I do have to get another truck it will be a GMC truck it has proven to me they are build to Last. My grandson said he wants this one..But I'm just not ready to let it go yet !"

18 people out of 23 found this review helpful

Very reliable and sturdy.

By on Monday, September 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Ride, durability, looks"

Cons: "Axle seals and instrument cluster issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought new in fall of 2004. Great ride and durability. Only complaint would be the front axle seals had to be replaced several times because of a burr that cut through the seals. Otherwise, will probably be life-long truck for me and I am only 52."

13 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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