five reasons to consider the 2018 sierra

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FIVE REASONS TO CONSIDER THE 2018 SIERRA

If you need a full-size pickup that’s as distinguished, dependable and well-rounded as you are, take a look at the 2018 Sierra 1500.

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Looking for a vehicle that can handle any task you ask of it, whether it’s tackling chores outdoors, trailering a boat to your weekend getaway at the lake, or carrying the whole family in refined comfort? Look no further than the 2018 GMC Sierra.

At GMC, our teams of engineers worked hard to design, develop, and refine the Sierra from head to tail, allowing them to not only create a vehicle that’s as dependable and well-rounded as you are, but also set a standard for what a true Professional Grade pickup truck can be. Here are five reasons Sierra should be a leading choice for your next full-size pickup.

SMART STRENGTH
At its core, Sierra utilizes hydroformed fully-boxed steel frame rails, which serve as a robust backbone. Sierras equipped with available V-8 engines include larger rear axle ring gears, and are offered with an available automatic locking rear differential that can react quickly to wheel slip, optimizing traction and confidence on wet, snowy, or slippery surfaces.

Looking to pull a trailer? Sierra was precision-engineered to not only deliver towing capability, but control and driver confidence. Trailer Sway Control, for instance, can help stabilize the truck and trailer if trailer sway is detected. Tow/Haul mode adjusts throttle response and shift points to optimize power delivery for pulling heavy loads, while Auto Grade Braking functionality helps lend added control during downhill stretches by downshifting to leverage engine braking.

An available integrated trailer brake controller provides easy adjustment and control of electric trailer brakes. Additionally, Sierra’s available Max Trailering Package adds a 9.76" ring gear in the rear axle, heavier-duty rear springs, revised shock tuning, unique suspension tuning, and an enhanced cooling system. When combined with the available 6.2-liter V-8, a Sierra equipped with the Max Trailering package can tow up to 12,500 pounds.

STRONG POWERTRAIN
A strong powertrain is important in a pickup truck, and Sierra delivers here as well, across the entire lineup. The available 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8 engines both offer Active Fuel Management – an advanced system that allows the engine to deliver the perfect blend of power and efficiency.

SMART BOX DESIGN
A pickup box is a true multi-purpose tool. Whether you’re looking to haul much, carry camping gear, or bring home a new piece of furniture, you’ll appreciate the thought and engineering GMC put in to designing Sierra’s bed. To start, the roll-formed pick-up box bed in the GMC Sierra is stronger, lighter, and more durable than a traditional stamped steel bed. Additionally, an available spray-on bedliner further provides protection and a skid-resistant finish.

Sierra’s bed is also designed to be user-friendly. If you’re lashing down cargo, the available movable upper tie-down hooks – each rated for 250 lbs – make quick work of securing a wide variety of loads. And if you’re working late, available LED under-rail lighting can help shine a light on items in the bed after dark.

Getting in and out of the bed itself is also simplified, thanks to the Cornerstep Bumper and integrated handgrips. Even the simple act of opening the tailgate itself is easier than ever – an available power-locking tailgate allows you to secure the tailgate with one click of the keyless remote fob, while the available EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate allows you to open or close the tailgate with one hand – perfect if you also happen to have your hands full of cargo. Sierra Denali models go a step further with the available Tri-Mode Power Step – not only does it fold down to function as a step once a door is opened, tapping the end of the step with a foot allows the entire board to pivot rearward, allowing it to improve access to the front of the pickup box.

SMART INTERIOR SPACE, PREMIUM APPOINTMENTS
While your cargo may live primarily in the box, you’ll spend most of your time within Sierra’s spacious cabins. That’s why we’ve spent plenty of time to ensure Sierra’s interior is as thought out, well-equipped, and professionally engineered as it can be.

Sierra offers a spacious interior, replete with premium touches throughout on SLE, SLT and Denali models, including authentic aluminum trim, available soft touch upper door panels and instrument panel, and on Sierra Denali, perforated leather seating surfaces. For added comfort in cold climates, a heated steering wheel and heated front seating surfaces are available.

Just as you keep your tool box, tackle box, or other belongings organized, Sierra’s interior provides the means to keep items within the cab neatly stored. Door panels incorporate multiple storage cubbies and pockets, while dual gloveboxes provide ample in-dash storage. Sierra models equipped with bucket front seats also incorporate a deep center console, with provisions to hang file folders beneath the arm rest.

SMART TECHNOLOGY
From a connectivity standpoint, Sierra comes equipped with standard Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity, which allows you to leverage the power of your smartphone and select apps (data plan rates may apply) through voice commands and Sierra’s own physical controls. Sierra’s available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot can provide connectivity for up to seven devices, allowing passengers to check email, browse the web, or use Sierra as a mobile office.

Need to charge your phone while out and about? Sierra can be equipped with up to five USB ports, while models equipped with bucket front seats also include a provision for wireless charging of Qi/ Powermat-compatible devices.

Sierra’s suite of active safety and driver assistance technologies is equally impressive. Available technologies include:

  • Front and Rear Park Assist, which can help drivers avoid certain objects in their path during low-speed parking maneuvers
  • Rear Vision Camera System, which provides a view of the area directly behind the vehicle when the vehicle is shifted into reverse
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, which can help avoid or reduce collision severity by enhancing braking or automatically applying brakes if the driver has not already done so when a potential front-end collision situation is detected
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, which can provide gentle steering wheel input to help keep the vehicle in a lane. If necessary, it can also provide warnings if the driver unintentionally drifts out of their lane when the turn signal is not activated.
  • Safety Alert Seat, which uses pulsing driver seat vibrations on either side of the seat cushion to intuitively communicate the direction of a possible collision threat.
  • Teen Driver Mode, which allows parents to program a key fob to help impart safe driving habits upon new drivers. When active, Teen Driver mode can limit certain vehicle features, prevent certain safety systems from being disabled, and provide a “report card” with information for coaching a new driver.
Remember, safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.
 
LEARN MORE
To learn more about Sierra’s comprehensive list of features and equipment, visit the Sierra overview page.
 

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  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Vehicle user interfaces are products of Apple and Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply.

  • Service varies with conditions and location. Requires active service plan and paid AT&T data plan. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Not compatible with all devices.

  • The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see my.gmc.com/learn or consult your carrier.

  • Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges.

  • Canyon’s 7700-lb rating requires 2WD Crew Cab model with available Duramax 2.8L I-4 Diesel engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra's 12,500-lb rating requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2wd with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • Requires Double Cab with available 6.2L V-8 and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges. Bed/Roof-Mounted Bicycle Carriers shown. Requires crossbars or Thule Rack Solution. Non-GM warranty. Warranty by Thule®. See dealer for more information.

  • Available. Requires 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine.

  • Terrain's 3,500-lb rating requires available 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine and available trailering equipment. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Requires available 3.6L V6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Savana Cargo's 10,000-lb rating requires 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Passenger's 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 Wheel Base with 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment and cargo in the vehicle and trailer.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Canyon’s 7000-lb rating requires available trailering package and 3.6L V-6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped, includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

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