GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options for Bristol Connecticut Truck Shoppers
Every pick-up truck prospective buyer out there should have the GMC Sierra series on their shortlist.
A bold statement that will take me 4 minutes or less to back up with facts, especially since we'll focus on the magnificent Sierra 1500.
Created for those that appreciate the character and boldness of classic pick-up trucks, the Sierra 1500 sports a look that blends old features with modern aesthetics. The result is a commanding looking truck that almost demands a rugged, full-of-grit driver behind its wheel.
Inside, modern comforts and high-end materials make for a comfortable ride for all passengers. Today, even the manliest of men appreciate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, USB ports, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, or a high-definition rearview camera. Pampering found its way into the mainstream and onto the best pick-up trucks. GMC is well aware of its consumers' shifting needs, and dully delivers on all of them.
The Sierra 1500 is still a pick-up truck, though, so if you're planning to impress buyers, you better deliver some solid powertrain options. Not 0ne, not two, three, or four. Five different engine options are available for the 2020 rendition of this fantastic truck, ranging from fuel-conscious to mighty V8s.
The base model is designed for fleets and comes with an attractively low price plus a 4.3-liter V-6 that will produce 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. Not a monster, but for the money is a hell of a deal.
Retail buyers will most likely start their search by looking at the 2.7-liter turbo-4 that makes 310 hp and 348 lb-ft. Coupled with an 8-speed automatic, it delivers exceptional mileage per gallon – up to 21, combined, with four-wheel drive. It's also capable of towing 6,800 pounds, so it's no pushover.
For serious towing needs, GMC puts forth two V8s. The smaller one, if you can call it that, is a 5.3-liter V-8 that rates at 355 hp and 383 lb-ft. Coupled with a 10-speed automatic, its towing power peaks at 11.300 pounds, making it a veritable workhorse.
One step forward is the top of the line, a 6.2-liter V-8 that will produce 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. In one word, a monster. When properly equipped, it can pull up to 12.000 pounds, something a few other trucks in its class can match up to. Stout and capable, the 6.2-liter V8 makes for a dream to drive, and you can always rely on it to get the job done – not more you can ask for from a pick-up truck.
There's a fifth choice, though. Just when you think nothing else will top the mighty V8, GMC throws a superb diesel into the mix that will make your decision quite a bit harder. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel puts out a deceptively low 277 horsepower, but then compensates with a massive 460 pound-feet of torque, precisely the same as the top of the range V8. That means it will have a far better pull than you’d expect.
It's also the quietest engine out of the entire lot, and when you look at the fuel efficiency numbers it pulls, you’ll think they wrote them wrong. A confirmed 30 miles per gallon on the highway that went up to 34 in some tests is a figure even a sedan could be proud of, not to mention a truck.
Wildly different choices that cover the full spectrum of pick-up truck owners’ needs. Here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet GMC Buick in Torrington CT we have all engine choices already on stock, and ready for Bristol Connecticut truck shoppers, so if you pay us a visit, you’ll be able to test them all to see which one matches your needs better. Our dedicated sales team can arrange for a test drive and walk you through your options.
Visit us today and match with a pick-up truck so good you’ll carry a picture of it in your wallet.