2017 GMC Sierra 1500: What's New
The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 retains the same nine configurations of box size, cabin style, and drivetrain as in the previous model year, but the exterior color choices have been adjusted. New additions include Dark Slate Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic, with Light Steel Gray Metallic, Mahogany Metallic, and Iridium Metallic no longer being offered. The 2017 Sierra 1500 also now offers tri-mode power steps with rearward articulation and a foot-activated running side board to make it easier to access the truck bed. Completing the exterior changes, you will now notice available P265/65R18 all-season blackwall tires and a newly standard capless fuel fill system for convenience.
Models that have the Enhanced Driver Alert Package on the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 will now get Low Speed Mitigation Braking as well. The SLE Trim has been adjusted slightly, no longer offering the All Terrain Package, but instead offering a new Elevation Edition. You will now find Android Auto on the 8-inch GMC IntelliLink systems. Finally, opting for the SLT Crew Cab Premium Plus Package in the 2017 model will now give you the trailer brake controller.
The GMC Sierra 1500 Provides Optimum Features and Performance
The GMC Sierra 1500 is one of the many pickup truck offerings on the market, but it manages to stand out from the crowd with its tough capabilities and range of features. The Sierra is fully capabe of handling your hauling needs, with the Sierra 1500 towing up to 12,500 pounds. The Sierra also comes with plenty of features to make taking advantage of this towing capacity easier, such as Trailer Sway Control, Tow/Haul Mode, an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, and Hill Start Assist.
In addition to offering the capabilities you need, the GMC Sierra 1500 provides a truly comfortable interior that lets it do well as a family vehicle. You can enjoy heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, wireless charging, 4G LTE WiFi, under seat storage, and a spacious center console that even holds a laptop. The IntelliLink system in the GMC Sierra 1500 keeps you connected at all times via Bluetooth* and it's easy to use its touchscreen for navigation, audio, and more.
History of the GMC Sierra
The history of GMC pickup trucks is truly extensive, going back to 1918, but the Sierra nameplate was only a trim level until 1988. The GMC Sierra with its current name didn't arrive until 1999. As part of the naming change, the Sierra 1500 was redesigned and got a new set of engines. The base engine was a 4.8-liter V8 with 255 horsepower, while the top option was a 6.0-liter V8 with 345 horses on the Sierra Denali. This first light-duty Sierra still had minimal production.
In 2003, Quadrasteer became an option on the GMC Sierra, giving the model a class-leading turning radius. It didn't last long, however, ending for the 2006 model year because it was too expensive. If you look at the lineup from that same model year, it is incredibly similar to the current arrangement. There was the choice of a Regular, Extended, or Crew Cab in the Work Truck, SLE, SLT, and Denali trims. The unique feature was that an SLE Hybrid was also offered, although this was eventually dropped due to lack of interest. When the next generation arrived as a 2007 Sierra, the SL and SLE trims offered multiple tiers like they do today. In 2009, a 403-horsepower, 417-pound-foot 6.2-liter V8 engine arrived as did a 6-speed automatic, which would become standard the following year. The current generation arrived in 2014 with higher-quality upholstery, an available 8-inch touchscreen, and a new front grille.
Why Buy Your GMC Sierra 1500 at McKenzie Motors?
It's easy to see why the GMC Sierra 1500 is popular, with its rugged features and high capabilities. To get the best selection of different models available, visit McKenzie Motors in Milton, Florida. Our highly-trained professionals have been helping people get into their preferred model for years and are happy to answer any of your questions. Financing can be handled right here at the dealership and our certified mechanics are happy to assist you at our comprehensive service center. Give us a call and we'll help you get behind the wheel of your favorite model!