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2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 3500 Extended Cab

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2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) 3500 Extended 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) 3500 Extended 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) 3500 Extended Cab Details
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) 3500 Extended 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) 3500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 1533 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

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."

3 people out of 6 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."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Completely Satisfied with this vehicle.

By on Friday, October 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"This truck has been everything and more than I expected. I moved down to a 1500 size from a 2500 and have not missed the old suspension. The smooth ride accompanying a very strong suspension has allowed me to have the best of both worlds. The 6.0 has plenty of power and I love the way it drives. To me this is the prettiest truck ever made. I will definitely stay with GMC or Chevrolet on the next one, but giving this one up will be hard."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Still own this truck

By on Friday, September 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

2002 GMC Sierra beautifil!

"I bought this new in 2002, the yellow stepside. It has been a very reliable truck, and still going strong. Never fails to start, even in winter. Kept up on all maintenance, and any sign of rust has only been in the door bottoms and fixed promptly. Still shines like new after washing. This trucks only flaw, is that it does not "turn on a dime" so to say. This truck is still in excellent condition. It has been well taken care of."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

2002 GMC Sierra beautifil!

Nice Reliable Truck

By on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Styling, interior, power"

Cons: "everyone would love more MPG's"

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

"I have owned this vehicle for 2 yrs and just paid it off. Outside of the battery going bad it's been a reliable vehicle. About 15 or 16 MPG maintenance is not expensive and has a pretty powerful 5.3L engine that pulls my trailer with my Harley Davidson no problem. It's 2002, but people still come and tell like the styling of the truck and I have offers to sell. It's held it's value pretty good. Overall I am very happy with this GMC product, definitely head and shoulders above my previous truck which was a Ford Ranger."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

it was very easy to use Kelly Blue book

By on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,050

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
Not Rated

Pros: "love the twin pipes---love the throaty sound"

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

"love the vehicle it's a 10 in all categories it will be soled to my son. so good --keep it in the family"

11 people out of 19 found this review helpful

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