2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Specs, Prices, Release Dates

With a massive overhaul, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 now is longer, more spacious and lighter than the previous version, while still highly capable. This major change kept it competitive in the rapidly changing segment including the newly updated Ford F-150, the Chevrolet Silverado and the new Ram 1500. The GMC Sierra 1500 is different from the Silverado where it shares its underpinnings. The biggest difference is the exterior style, more luxurious interior, and features that are only available on GMC. The range from basic work trucks to luxurious Denali. Maximum payload and towing capacity are very good, and the short beds are now the largest in the segment.

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size truck offered in six trim levels: base, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4 and Denali. The regular Sierra is powered by a 4.3-liter V6 with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Inside, there’s power door locks and windows, a 7-inch screen, one USB port, and Bluetooth. Cruise control is an option, but every 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 comes with the Teen Driver safety suite, side corner steps in the rear bumper and 12 cargo tie-downs in the bed.

Engine Specs

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is offered in five different engine options. This year, there are two types of cylinder-management systems to improve fuel economy. Active Fuel Economy is the cylinder shut-off system that has helped boost GM truck mpg. The new Dynamic Fuel Management, which is designed to perfect the balance between power demand and efficiency. It allows the engine to operate anywhere between two and eight cylinders, in 17 different patterns. The GMC Sierra 1500 is originally available with 5.3-liter V8 and the 6.2-liter. The turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder, 4.3-liter V6, and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel/10-speed automatic will follow.

4.3-liter V6 and 6-speed automatic
285 horsepower @ 5,300 rpm
305 lb-ft of torque @ 3,900 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 8-speed automatic
310 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
348 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

5.3-liter V8 and 6-speed automatic (Active Fuel Management)
355 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
383 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/22 mpg (2WD), 15/21 mpg (4WD)

5.3-liter V8 and 8-speed automatic (Dynamic Fuel Management) SLT, AT4, Denali
355 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
383 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/23 mpg (2WD), 15/21 mpg (4WD), 15/20 mpg (AT4)

6.2-liter V8 and 10-speed automatic (Dynamic Fuel Management) SLT, AT4, Denali
420 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
460 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/20 mpg (4WD), 15/19 mpg (4WD, AT4)

Pricing Notes

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is arriving now at dealers nationwide. It will be sold in regular, double and crew cab configuration. The base Sierra 1500 crew cab work truck starts at about $37,000 (include destination fee). Price for a regular cab or models with smaller engines, will cost less to get into. The Denali priced around $67,000.

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