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2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 Regular Cab

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2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular Cab Details
2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 1500 Regular 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

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 1538 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

since purchase, never broke down, dependable,

By on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

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
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "reliable, "handy", still running, next one is GMC"

Cons: "middle console not convinient"

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

"since purchse, have had no major repairs, just standard maintenance, i.e. oil changes, brakes, new tires, replaced fuel pump once. no other problems in 14 years, many long distance miles, reliable, never let my wife and I down, from indiana, to new orleans, florida, virginia, tenneessee, pennsylvania., the only thing I would change on a 2w drive is handling in the winter months. (but excellent tires, (destination LE) helped tremendously, don't scrimp on costs when it comes to putting money and parts in your truck............."

easy 250,000 miles to go

By on Sunday, November 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

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: "loaded w/new everything"

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

HEAVY DUTY!

"new fuel filter-fuel lines & fuel pump,new orphace rings, new a/c, new 880 CA batteries, new alternator, new HD brake pads-rotors & fluid change, good AT tires, just changed rear end fluid, new timing belt, new gas shocks, train horn, sprayed bed and aluminum tool bed box."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

HEAVY DUTY!

Reliable working truck

By on Thursday, November 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price for the features"

Cons: "None really, I knew the mileage would be poor"

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

"Replaced a 1972 C20 that went 230K+ miles with $1K maintenance, that one had a 402 big block and HD 4 speed. This truck is essentially similar in basic spec and it has been VERY reliable, easy for my wife to drive with the Allison auto. Gas mileage is only in double digits on the highway, but it is the 8.1 L big block motor."

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Excellent truck. Poor factory paint.

By on Wednesday, November 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,500

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
6/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great truck."

Cons: "Poor factory paint."

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

"Excellent truck. Clear coat peeling on hood, top of cab and both drivers side doors. Truck had been kept garaged. Had to get it repainted. I will keep this for a long time."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Minor problems with Electronics

By on Thursday, October 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Used for hauling on gravel roads and for pleasure"

Cons: "Electrical problems expensive to fix due to design"

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

"Rough roads required replacement of fog lights and housings. Under dash problems with 4WD controls. Shifter indicator lights burned out or disconnected in modular dash. No other problems. Second owner."

7 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Blind "Spaces" and gas tank meter/pump location

By on Monday, October 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,500

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Well made product that lasts if you maintain it."

Cons: "BLIND SPOTS!!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I have found this truck to cause "near incidents" on several times as the tires are so high and the "safety structure" of the window brackets are as large as 15 inches on each side. The height of the vehicle made me almost back into another because it was close and did not register in the mirrors. Another chronic problem of GMC Trucks is with the fuel pump/gauge being located between the bed and the gas tank in the middle of the vehicles. You have to pull the bed from the truck to access it!. Otherwise, it is a good vehicle that I will probably continue to buy and drive."

7 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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