The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 – modern truck for modern needs
The modern truck has come a long way in the past decade. With cheaper technology available, customer demand for better exterior looks, and greater interior comfort, a 2021 truck looks like a spaceship compared to the same nameplate produced in 2010. A perfect example of just how exceptionally good modern trucks have become is the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500.
With five engines, six trims, three cab sizes, and three beds to choose from, it would take a miracle not to find the perfect Sierra rendition to meet your needs. From spartan workhorse to luxurious crossover-like demeanor, the 2021 Sierra can embody every need and check all the boxes on your must-have list.
And it all starts with...
1. Conservative-cool exterior design
You don’t get to hear those two in the same sentence very often, conservative and cool. Yet, that’s precisely what the Sierra 1500 can be described.
With square lines and a boxy exterior aesthetic, the Sierra 1500 is very reminiscent of the trucks of old. But, weirdly enough, it doesn’t seem a bit outdated, quite the contrary.
A huge front grille is flanked by two C-shaped headlights and the Denali top trim covers the car in chrome. The 2021 Sierra 1500 is big, it’s brash, and not at all apologetic about its might.
Speaking of which... let’s take a look at engine options.
2. Tons of powertrains to choose from
If you’re in the market for a powerful truck that can tow more than you'll ever need for a job, the Sierra has some engines for you, specifically the V-8s. Then, if you’re in the market for a fuel-conscious truck that can deliver a whopping 30 miles per gallon on the highway, you should check the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder – which is only one in two available diesel engines. So let’s take them one by one.
- The standard powertrain is a tried-and-true 4.3-liter V-6 that will deliver 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. Designed for fleet purchases, we suspect most retail buyers will upgrade to a more powerful option.
- The first of two diesel engines, the 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will belt out 310 horsepower and a whopping 348 pound-feet of torque, enough to tow upwards of 9,200 pounds
- The second diesel, and the most impressive one, is the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder that will produce 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Great for highway mileage, it can also tow up to 9300 pounds but only in Rear-Wheel-Drive which will affect fuel consumption a bit.
- The smallest V-8, if you can call it that, is a 5.3-liter that will churn out 355 horsepower ad 383 pound-feet of torque. It can be paired with either a 6-, 8-, or 10-speed automatic and can go as high as 11,300 pounds of towing power under the 8-automatic and Rear-Wheel-Drive configuration
- The top of the line is a 6.2-liter V-8 that will deliver 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet f torque, a premium engine for those that want nothing but the best. The 6.2-liter can tow up to 11,800 pounds.
Now for the trims, truth be told, you can write a full novel. So the best move would be to come on over here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, Connecticut and let our dedicated sales team guide you through all the options.
Before you pay us a visit, it’s worth taking a look at Sierra's base model list of standard features. For a little over $30,000 future, Sierra 1500 base can expect to receive the EcoTec3 4.3-liter engine, Rear-Wheel Stabilitrak electronic stability control, LED headlights, tail lamps and daytime running lamps, a locking tailgate, chrome front and bumpers, a 7-inch color touch, Bluetooth audio streaming, a rear-vision camera, and Teen Driver settings.
Visit us at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, Connecticut to see the other five trims on our showroom floor and we can even arrange for you to take the 2021 Sierra 1500 out for a test drive.