2019 GMC Sierra Denali First Drive
- All-new platform makes Sierra larger, lighter and more efficient, with a roomier interior
- Six new engine/transmission options, including a 4-cylinder and a diesel
- Innovative tailgate can be used six different ways for loading/unloading gear
- Can tow up to 12,100 lbs, haul 2,140 lbs
- Base price expected to be around $31,000; SLT pricing to start at $48,590, Denali pricing to start at $56,195
In a model year that sees an all-new Ram 1500 and recently updated Ford F-150 hit the showroom floor, GM also introduced two new trucks. Fresh off our first review of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, we turn our attention to the Silverado’s more premium brother, the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra. While the trucks share the same underpinnings, designers and engineers have ensured that for 2019, there are Sierra-specific features that separate it from its Chevrolet sibling.
When the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra goes on sale, it will initially be offered with the company’s 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8, both of which undergo significant changes and improvements for 2019, and also benefit from new and updated transmissions. There are some familiar trim levels – Sierra, SLE, SLT and Denali – as well as the new Elevation and the off-road-ready AT4. All undergo big changes for 2019.
Our first taste of the GMC Sierra was in a Denali Crew Cab, with the 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter engine and four-wheel drive. We spent a considerable amount of time getting to know this new model, and learning more about what the new Sierra offers truck buyers. There’s a lot to go into about the new Sierra, as well as the Denali that we drove, which we will have for you soon.