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2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 HD Crew Cab

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2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 HD 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 HD 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 HD Crew Cab Details
2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 HD 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 HD 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 1518 Ratings for the 1999 - 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

why didn't this get recalled?

By on Friday, August 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "radio and comfortable"

Cons: "everything but the radio and comfort"

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

"Mass produced by people who don't care! Underbody and rocker panels are barely held together by rust. Guess how much fuel you have- range, gallons used fuel guage none work. Now I see why there is a company that deals in rebuilt instrument panels. Heated seats don't work (they don't work in my Cadillac either). Great radio so you don't hear the wheel bearings failing. Broken headlight mount. I'm sure every other owner feels my pain and can probably add to my list. Not one recall so I must be the only one cursed with this heap."

6 people out of 15 found this review helpful

I Love My Truck

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 313,000

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: "Best Truck I have every owned and I have had a few"

Cons: "No Cons!"

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

"My 01'GMC 4x4 Crew is great! I have driven over 3000000 miles pulling everything,everywhere. It has had very little money spent on repairs up to 250000 miles and I just replaced the AC and oil pump. I hope I can drive this truck forever. Buy one if you can find one in good condition."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great truck. Always been a GM fan.

By on Monday, August 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Love my truck. Very dependable and hardworking. Wish it got a little better gas mileage though. Will always be a GM guy."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Excellent pulling for fifth wheel or large trailor

By on Saturday, August 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reasonable cost, excellent driver"

Cons: "no major cons, would have bouht a better model"

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

"Average milage around town is 16mpg towing 5th wheel 14mpg at 60-65mph flat road 11-12 on hilly roads top milage I 95 south steady speed was better than 23 mpg. Comfortable driving good economy. Rear brakes changed at 95K and front at 125K first time for each. Only wear related repair was a universal joint."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

good truck

By on Friday, August 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "has never failed me"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"only owner,speed odometer does not work,automatic locking with key does not work,check engine stays on,needs suspension"

Great handling truck

By on Friday, August 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

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
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Handling"

Cons: "Fuel mileage"

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

"I have never owned a truck that handles any better than this one. With anti skid brakes, all wheel drive, & all wheel steering it will take on almost any road condition! It's maneuverability is unparalleled! It corners similar to a sports car with the Qdra-steer. It handles a trailer great! ! I just don't know why GM stopped offering this option. I hate to think of selling it. But I would like to have a crew cab truck rather than this extended cab."

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