After a refresh last year, the GMC Sierra rolls in pretty much unchanged for the 2017 lineup year. But, it continues to be the same trusty and widely competent pickup that has kept it a popular choice for several years. If you're on the fence about buying a pickup truck, here are some of the top reasons that investing in a truck like the 2017 GMC Sierra is a great decision.
While trucks are known first and foremost for their useful qualities (towing, hauling, etc.), comfort is right up there on the must-have list. The 2017 GMC Sierra is one pickup that excels in this area. Seats are soft, but accommodate a range of body shapes, making them great for long journeys. Road, wind and engine noise is also non-existent, which further helps boost the level of comfort for passengers.
Many think of rucks as having great exterior space with their handy cargo beds, but believe their interiors must be small and cramped. But this is definitely not the case – at least not for the 2017 Sierra. The Sierra features small item storage with door pockets and a center console that both offer generous space. There is also good cargo space available inside the Sierra's cabin. One key feature is the rear seat bottoms that easily fold up, revealing a flat load floor. Not only does this open up more cargo space, but it also makes loading and unloading cargo much easier.
Power and Towing
Let's be honest, no one likes a wimpy truck. Instead, we like them to provide adequate power and towing for the things we need to accomplish. For a truck that is impressive in both of these areas, check out the 2017 GMC Sierra.
When equipped with the optional 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 420 horsepower, the Sierra is one of the fastest full-size pickups in the segment. Along with good power, the Sierra offers stand-out tow rates. When properly equipped, the Sierra has a maximum tow rate of 9,200 pounds. But, when fitted with the 3.42 axle ratio that comes with the Max Trailering Package, the Sierra's maximum tow rate explodes to 11,800 pounds.
Options in Trims and More
When buying a truck, it comes with a lot of options, like trim levels, body styles and bed configurations. Four trim levels make up the 2017 lineup of the Sierra: the base, SLE, SLT and Denali.
The base Sierra comes with the bare necessities which makes it the perfect choice for anyone simply looking for a work truck. With the standard 4.3-liter V6 that creates 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque or the optional 5.3-liter V8 that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, this trim conquers whatever job you throw at it.
The Sierra's SLT trim is definitely worth a look if you want upscale content, like heated mirrors and heated leather seats. But the most luxury – and rugged gear – can be found in the top-level Denali trim that includes all features available on lower trim levels, plus more, like 20-inch wheels, unique interior elements, and exclusive Magnetic Ride Control dampers.
So what kind of cab and bed configurations does the Sierra offer?
- Cab styles: regular, double and crew
- Bed lengths: 5.8-ft., 6.5-ft. And 8-ft.
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