The styling of GMC's full-size pickup, the Sierra 1500, is set-off by a bold, vertical front grille flanked by stacked dual headlight clusters, and pronounced wheel openings.
Wheel and tire options include 17-inch painted steel, equipped with all season black-wall radials for the base 1500 model all the way up to 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels, optional on the uprated Denali trim.
All told there are 6 body configurations to choose from, including single, extended, and crew cabs as well as multiple bed lengths.
There are five engines available on the Sierra, ranging from a 4.3-liter V6 that generates 195 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque, all the way up to a 6.2-liter Vortec V8, putting out 403 horsepower and 417 pound feet of torque. Power is sent through either a 4- or 6-speed automatic to the rear wheels or available 4-wheel drive with low range.
When properly equipped, this rugged pickup can haul over 1900 pounds of payload or tow as much as 10,500 pounds.
Fuel economy for the Sierra 1500 ranges from 12 miles per gallon city, up to 20 miles per gallon highway.
The 09 Sierra comes well-appointed. Even the entry level Sierra 1500 includes such interior features as air conditioning and an AM/FM, MP3-compatible CD player with multiple speakers. The Sierra can also be outfitted with leather appointed power seats, high-end audio, in-dash navigation and DVD systems.
While the base 1500 comes with a disc front and rear drum antilock braking system, all other models in the Sierra line-up come with 4-wheel antilock discs supported by a wide variety of electronic braking safety features.
Dual-stage airbags for front passengers are standard with available head curtain side air bags offered on all models.
Base MSRP for the 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 is $19,375. A fully loaded SLT model can cost as much as $50,000. The Sierra is backed by a 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
From basic "Work Truck" to top of the line luxury...GMC has all the bases covered in its full size Sierra pick-up truck.