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SLE Key Features & Specs

$25,725 - $32,745
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14-17 City / 17-20 HWY

SLE Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • Seat trim, Custom Cloth
  • Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench, 3-passenger, driver and passenger manual reclining, center fold-down armrest with storage, adjustable outboard head restraints and storage pockets on Extended Cab Models. (Not available with (UC6) Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer.)
  • Seats, rear bench, folding, 3-passenger (includes child seat top tether anchor) (Standard with Extended Cab Models only)
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting and rubberized vinyl floormats (with Extended Cab, includes rear floormats) (May be substituted with (PDP) Floor covering, Graohite-colored rubberized vinyl)
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable, includes brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped rim, Black, steel sleeve, includes theft-deterrent locking feature
  • Theft-deterrent system, PASSlock II
  • Instrumentation, analog, includes speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure and tachometer
  • Driver Information Center, includes trip odometer and message center (monitors numerous systems depending on vehicle equipment level including low fuel, turn signal "on", transmission temperature, and oil change notification) (With (UK3) Sound system feature, steering wheel mounted radio controls, includes trip and fuel information selections and programmable personalization features.)
  • Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and passenger seat belt reminders, turn signal on
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric (Deleted when (A28) Window, rear sliding is ordered)
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, includes telltale in instrument panel cluster
  • Door locks, power
  • Windows, power, includes driver express-down
  • Keyless entry, remote, includes 2 transmitters, panic button and content theft alarm
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone, manual, individual climate settings for driver and right front passenger (Upgradeable to (CJ2) Air conditioning, dual-zone, automatic on Extended Cab Models.)
  • Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with CD player, includes seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, and Radio Data System (RDS) (Requires (AE7) Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench. Includes 4-speakers on Regular Cab and 6-speakers on Extended Cab Models. - Upgradeable to (UB1) Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with CD and cassette player or (UC6) Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer)
  • Cupholders, front (Also includes rear cupholders on Extended Cab Models)
  • Cigarette lighter, on instrument panel
  • Power outlets, auxiliary, covered, 2 dash-mounted, 12-volt
  • Mirror, inside rearview, electrochromic (light-sensitive auto dimming), 8-point compass and outside temperature indicator
  • Headliner, Shale-colored cloth, with matching retainer moldings
  • Console, overhead mini, includes map lights
  • Visors, padded, Shale-colored, driver and passenger side with cloth trim, extenders, pocket on driver side and vanity mirror on passenger side
  • Assist handle, front passenger (Also includes rear outboard passenger assist handle on Extended Cab Models.)
  • Lighting, dome lamp, reading, courtesy, illuminated entry feature, backlit instrument panel switches and door handle-activated illuminated entry
  • Door trim, side reflectors (Also includes lights on SLE and SLT)
  • Coat hook, driver side (Also includes passenger side coat hook on Extended Cab Models.)

Exterior Features

  • Paint, solid
  • Bumper, front, chrome (Includes body-color lower with SLE or SLT Models)
  • Bumper, rear, chrome step, includes pad
  • Air dam, Gray
  • Grille, chrome surround
  • Moldings, bodyside (Moldings are bright.)
  • Headlamps, dual halogen composite, includes flash-to-pass feature and automatic lamp control
  • Daytime running lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control
  • Fog lamps, front, halogen
  • Lamps, dual cargo area lamps
  • Mirrors, outside rearview, manual folding, power, heated, Black (Upgradeable to (DL3) Mirrors, outside rearview, power, heated or may be substituted with (DPF) Mirrors, outside rearview, power, heated, camper-style.)
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep tinted (all windows except light tinted glass on windshield, driver and front passenger) (With Regular Cab Models, includes rear window. - With Extended Cab Models, includes rear and rear quarter windows. - With (C49) Defogger, rear-window, electric includes light-tinted rear window)
  • Windows, rear quarter swing-out (Standard with Extended Cab Models only)
  • Wipers, intermittent, front, wet-arm with pulse washers
  • Tailgate protection, top of tailgate protection cap

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger, includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owner's Manual for more safety information.)
  • Daytime running lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control

Mechanical Features

  • Engine, Vortec 4800 V8 SFI (285 HP [212.3 kW] @ 5600 rpm, 295 lb.-ft. [398.2 N-m] @ 4000 rpm) (Standard with TK15*03, T*15753 and TC15*03 Models only)
  • Engine, Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (295 HP [219.7 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 330 lb.-ft. [445.5 N-m] @ 4000 rpm) (Standard with T*15953 Models only. -Included with (PDU) Light Duty Power Package)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode
  • Transfer case, electronic Autotrac, includes push-button controls (Requires 4WD Models)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Four wheel drive
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio (Standard on 2WD Models only)
  • Rear axle, 3.73 ratio
  • Battery, heavy-duty, 600 cold-cranking amps, includes rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Alternator, 105 amps (Not standard with (NYS) 4-wheel steering)
  • Pickup bed, Wideside box
  • Frame, ladder-type
  • Recovery hooks, 2 front, frame-mounted (Recovery hooks required on 1500 models)
  • GVWR, 6100 lbs. (2767 kg) (Requires TC15703 Models)
  • GVWR, 6400 lbs. (2903 kg) (Requires T*15903, TK15703, TK15753 or T*15953 Models. - With TK15753 not available with (NYS) 4-wheel steering.)
  • GVWR, 6200 lbs. (2812 kg) (Requires TC15753 Models. - Not available with (NYS) 4-wheel steering.)
  • Suspension Package, Handling/Trailering, heavy-duty
  • Suspension, front, independent (2WD Models include coil springs. -4WD Models include torsion bars.)
  • Suspension, rear, semi-elliptic 2-stage multi-leaf springs
  • Tires, P245/75R16, all-season, White outlined-letter, includes a White outlined-letter spare tire (With 2WD models, Requires (Z85) Suspension Package, Handling/Trailering, heavy-duty or (ZX3) Suspension Package, Ride-Control, manual selectable. Not available with (PDU) Light Duty Power Package. With 4WD models, not available with (Z71) Suspension Package, Off-Road)
  • Tires, P245/75R16, all-season, blackwall (Requires 4WD Models. -Not available with (Z71) Suspension Package, Off-Road.)
  • Tire, spare, full-size, 16" (40.6 cm) with steel wheel located at rear underbody of vehicle
  • Wheels, 4 - 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) 6-lug chrome-styled steel, includes chrome center caps and steel spare (Upgradeable to (PF4) Wheels, 4 - 16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) 6-lug bright machined aluminum)
  • Tire carrier, outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear
  • Steering, power
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel muffler and tailpipe
  • Tools, mechanical jack and wheel wrench, spare tire assist hook, floor-mounted in back of cab

Options & Packages

Suspension Pkg

Suspension package, ride-control, manual selectable ($325)

  • Includes 2-position electronic control for shock setting and smooth-road/trailering

Suspension package, off-road ($300)

  • Includes 1.81" (46 mm) shocks
  • Off-road jounce bumpers
  • Stabilizer bars
  • (NZZ) Skid Plate Package
  • (K47) Air cleaner
  • High capacity and Z71 decals on rear quarters


Engine, vortec 5300 v8 sfi ($1,050)

  • (295 HP [219.7 kW] @ 5200 rpm
  • 330 lb.-ft. [445.5 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)

Engine, vortec 5300 v8 sfi, flexible fuel ($1,050)

  • (295 HP [219.7 kW] @ 5200 rpm
  • 330 lb.-ft. [445.5 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)


Differential, locking, heavy-duty, rear ($295)

  • (Included with (PDL) Off-Road Package or (PDU) Light Duty Power Package.


Wheels, 4-16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) 6-lug bright machined aluminum ($200)

  • Includes steel spare

Additional Options

Limited appearance package ($2,995)

  • Includes (Z60) Suspension Package
  • High-Performance
  • (QR9) Wheels
  • 4-20" x 8.5" cast aluminum
  • Chromed
  • 5-spoke
  • (QSS) Tires
  • P275/55R20
  • Touring
  • Blackwall
  • And (ZGC) Tire
  • Spare
  • P265/75R16
  • Blackwall and 16" Wheel
  • Spare
  • Steel

Sierra performance package ($2,850)

  • Includes (LQ9) Engine
  • Vortec high-output 6000 V8 SFI
  • (M32) Transmission
  • 4-speed automatic
  • Heavy-duty
  • (Z60) Suspension Package
  • High-performance
  • (QR9) Wheels
  • 4-20" x 8.5" cast aluminum
  • Chromed
  • 5-spoke
  • (QSS) Tires
  • P275/55R20
  • Touring
  • Blackwall
  • And (ZGC) Tire
  • Spare
  • P265/75R16
  • Blackwall and 16" Wheel
  • Spare
  • Steel

Texas/oklahoma/louisiana/california/florida/ new mexico sle package ($620)

  • Includes (UB1) Sound system
  • ETR AM/FM stereo with CD and cassette player
  • (K47) Air cleaner
  • High capacity and (**D) Seat trim
  • Custom Cloth

Light duty power package ($1,675)

  • Includes (LM7) Engine
  • Vortec 5300 V8 SFI or (L59) Engine
  • Vortec 5300 V8 SFI
  • (G80) Differential
  • Automatic locking
  • Heavy-duty or (G86) Differential
  • Limited slip
  • Heavy-duty and (Z82) Trailering equipment
  • Heavy duty

Off-road package ($845)

    4-wheel steering, quadrasteer ($1,995)

    • Includes 4WS mode selector switch on instrument panel
    • Redesigned pickup bed with flared fenders and mark lamps and 71" rear track width. Also includes (U01) Lamps
    • Amber roof marker
    • (G86) Differential
    • Limited slip
    • Heavy-duty
    • Rear
    • (KG3) Alternator
    • 145 amps
    • (ZX3) Suspension Package
    • Ride-Control and heavy-duty power disc brakes.

    Safe and sound package ($2,685)

    • Includes (U2K) Sound system feature
    • XM Satellite Radio
    • (UE1) OnStar
    • (UB1) Sound system
    • AM/FM stereo with CD and cassette player or (UC6) Sound system
    • AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer
    • And (A95) Seats
    • Front reclining buckets or (AN3) Seats
    • Front power reclining full-feature buckets

    Air cleaner, high-capacity ($25)

    • (Included with (Z71) Suspension Package
    • Off-Road or (Z82) Trailering equipment
    • Heavy-duty)

    Cooling, external transmission oil cooler, auxiliary, heavy-duty air-to-oil ($95)

    • -Included with (VYU) Snow Plow Prep Package or (Z82) Trailering equipment
    • Heavy-duty)

    Skid plate package ($95)

    • Includes aluminum front underbody shield starting behind front bumper and running to 1st cross-member
    • Protecting front underbody
    • Oil pan
    • Differential case and transfer case
    • Frame-mounted shields

    Snow plow prep package ($405)

    • Includes 10-amp power for backup and roof emergency light
    • 145-amp alternator
    • High-flow front bumper
    • Forward lamp wiring harness
    • 1.65" (42 mm) access hole with grommet in front of dash panel
    • Mounting location for snow plow controls
    • Instrument panel jumper wiring harness for electric trailer brake controller
    • (K47) Air cleaner
    • High capacity and (NZZ) Skid Plate Package

    Trailering equipment, heavy-duty ($330)

    • Includes trailering hitch platform
    • 7-wire harness (harness includes wires for: park lamps
    • Backup lamps
    • Right turn
    • Left turn
    • Electric brake lead
    • Battery and ground) with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7-way sealed connector
    • 7-way to 4-way trailer adapter
    • Instrument panel jumper wiring harness for electric trailer brake controller
    • And 1-way sealed connector for center high-mounted stop/brake lamp. Also includes (K47) Air cleaner
    • High capacity and (KNP) Cooling
    • External transmission oil cooler.

    2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Reviews

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    2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Extended Cab

    2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE

    The 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE extended cab is a very dependable vehicle. It has lasted for me since buying it new way back in 2004. It has over 200,000 miles and it is still going strong. Inside the cab it is quite without any rattles or irritating noises. Staying on top of maintenance schedules, such as regular oil changes, can keep this vehicle on the road for a long time.

    - Brent V

    The vehicle is SLE model Sierra with Bose sound system, climate controls

    2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE

    The vehicle has been very reliable with no major performance issues except for engine hose replacement that is all it gets decent gas mileage and is very comfortable to ride in. With leather seating front and back they do get rather warm after sitting in the sun for a long period but other than that everything else is in good shape.

    - Garrett T

    Best truck ever! I will keep it forever.

    2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE

    I've had this truck since day one and I love it. I will never trade it in for a new one I will just buy a new one and retire this one. Great truck! It has never broken down on me as I keep the maintenance on it and keep it very well maintained. It still drives like the day I drove it off the lot.

    - Lexie I

    Love my 4 door roomy truck

    2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE

    My truck is awesome I have a vortex v8 engine I have had minimal issues I bought it used 2 years ago and only had to replace the alternator. Beside reg maintenance of oil, brakes.it is a 4 door so I have lots of room.it's very comfortable and roomy I love my truck and glad I bought it

    - Christine H

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