The GMC presented its all-new Sierra 1500 model, a pickup truck that drives and acts like one. The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will hit the markets with the goal to beat the Chevrolet Colorado model. Whatsoever, those two are very similar models in so many categories. Both can tow a few tons, cornering is not their main strength and interior features are excellent.
It has become clear as day that the General Motors are slowly moving focus to the full-size pickup segment and the upcoming Sierra 1500 is a perfect example. This pickup will arrive with plenty of changes which includes a new infotainment system and additional off-road equipment. On top of that, 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is now bigger and lighter and it offers a carbon-fiber bed, the first in this segment.
2020 GMC Sierra 1500 exterior design looks sharper
The changes in the exterior department are significant. Not only the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is bigger and lighter but it also looks bolder. The front end adds more chrome material and the grille is completely made of chrome. On top of that, the grille is also larger than before and most of the features are enlarged generally.
The hood is taller and the top of the hood is rounded. A few muscle lines are stretching all the way from the hood to the windshield. The headlights are still done in a C-shape but the front fascia that houses the headlights is completely different. It stands taller and the new design looks sharper.
At the back, the taillights get a new design as well, and LED technology is implemented into the fog lamps, headlights, taillights and even the daytime running lights. A MultiPro tailgate is all-new, just like the carbon fiber bed. The rest of the truck is unchanged.
2020 GMC Sierra 1500 brings more legroom and headroom
Larger dimensions of the vehicle mean bigger interior. There is three inches more rear legroom than on the previous model. Moreover, the GMC claims that the upcoming model 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will come with the best-in-class legroom and headroom.
The driver’s seat is higher and the steering wheel is slightly moved to the inside so it is finally in line with the driver.
The materials inside the cabin are premium and that includes leather, dark aluminum wood. Of course, all of the materials are optional on all of the models except the Denali trim. Speaking of Denali trim, a new 8.0-inch screen is added and it supports navigation. The base model will get a smaller multi-color heads-up display and more safety feature.
The newest model 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will be a very safe truck. It comes with plenty of options and with Driver Alert Package the buyers will get features like lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, low-speed automatic braking, IntelliBeam headlights, forward-collision alert and rear/front park-assist. There is also a rearview camera and child lock system.
2020 GMC Sierra 1500 engine
The forthcoming 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will arrive with the four powertrain options. The standard version is the 4.3-liter V6 that produces 285 horsepower. The existing 6.2-liter and 5.3-liter V8 are slightly re-tuned while this truck will get its all-new diesel engine. A 6.2-liter V8 is producing 355 HP and 383 lb-ft of torque, while the 5.3-liter V8 can generate 420 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque.
Both V8s includes start/stop technology and Dynamic Fuel Management technologies. The fresh 3.0-liter turbodiesel will make a production, however, the specs of this six-cylinder output are not revealed. Diesel powertrain will get a 10-speed automatic transmission, just like the 6.2-liter V8. The 5.3-liter V8 engine comes with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Towing capacity and fuel economy
All engine comes with great towing capacity. The first one 4.3-liter V6 is capable to maximum tow of 7,600 pounds and it gives EPA city/highway fuel economy of 18/24 mpg for the 2WD and 17/22 mpg for the model with 4WD.
The next one is 5.3-liter V8 with the fuel economy of 16/23 mpg/2WD and 16/22 mpg/4WD. This one engine will be able to tow 11,100 pounds. The last one is the strongest 6.2-liter V8 that pull out up to 12,000 pounds. It provides 15/21 mpg for the 2WD and 15/20 mpg for the 4WD.
2020 GMC Sierra 1500 price and release date
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will go out next fall while the pricing data will become available closer to the launch date. We believe that this pickup truck will cost around $32,500 and Sierra Denali could cost up to $70,000.