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2017 GMC Sierra Buyer's Guide

By Jason Allan on February 24, 2017 6:26 AM

Stylish, Quiet and Capable

Essentially a buttoned-up Chevrolet Silverado, the Sierra caters to worksite managers and weekend warriors even more so than your everyday Chevy alternative. Like its corporate sibling, the Sierra boasts a stable of fuel-efficient engines and one of the best interiors in its segment. For 2017, the GMC Sierra receives new safety and convenience features. Also, active aero shutters, capless fuel fill, and the Teen Driver suite have been made standard. The biggest news, though, is that the 2017 Sierra crew cab's 12,500-pound towing capacity is now best in the segment.

Hear Yourself Think

General Motors paid close attention to keeping noise, vibration, and harshness out of the Sierra. Easily one of the quietest offerings in the segment, the Sierra has little trouble keeping road noise out thanks to a slew of sound-deadening materials that envelop the cabin. The recently refreshed interior also gives way to one of the nicest offerings currently available in a light-duty pickup, sitting second only to the Ram 1500. The Sierra Denali lineup has more posh touches throughout the interior, and comes with Magnetic Ride Control suspension, making the cabin even more comfortable.

Driving It

A few impressions from our full review: "The Sierra’s standard 5.3-liter V8 is well suited to this truck, delivering decent fuel economy and excellent pulling and passing power. The interior is amazingly well insulated from road and wind noise and the ride is settled and confident over most road surfaces, although washboard back roads can send a pronounced shudder through the cabin."

Build and Price

The 2017 GMC Sierra starts at over $29,000 and tops $67,000 for a loaded Sierra Denali. The most popular GMC Sierra version is the crew cab. Build and price one right here at KBB.com to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Consumer Reviews

Some insights from KBB.com reader and Sierra owner JL: "5.3L power is very sufficient, engine breaking works well. Gas mileage is really good for 355HP engine. Have towed stock trailers local and a packed utility trailer on a cross country trip (12MPG). Smartphone app is handy. Things that could be better. Cup holders and dash storage too small. Bed stake pockets are dumb and almost useless. the insides are bigger than the opening. Front spoiler clearance and approach angle might be good for city dwellers but it is really bad design for anyone working the truck in 4WD conditions. It scraps when crossing ruts, potholes and hits on snow/ice buildup on roads/parking areas." Read more consumer reviews of the GMC Sierra.

Other Choices

Is the GMC Sierra the perfect truck for you? You'll never know until you explore all your options. Check out our Pickup Truck Buyer's Guide to get a good look at all the trucks on the market.
 

Photo Gallery: GMC Sierra Inside and Out
 


 


 

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