Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,595 - $34,345
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
195-345
Seats
3-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,595 - $34,345
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
195-345
Seats
3-6

GMC Sierra 1500 Models & Trims

2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Reviews

4.32

41 Reviews

44% 49% 5% 2 star 0% 2%

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Overall impressive, but encountering aging issues.

Purchased without side steps- should be standard! Passenger side has handrails to assist with getting in/out of vehicle- driver seat lacks at least one. Because of this, undue stress is put on steering wheel as driver uses it to pull himself into the seat. Overall this vehicle has been reliable in all weather conditions. The 4 wheel drive is a must in Midwest! At 10 years old, rust is attacking the body. We currently need to repair the power steering fluid line, also because of rust. Unfortunately, the mechanic tells us that the line cannot be replaced. We may have to replace the whole reservoir box!

- Tammy L

Wonderful riding truck. But a wiring nightmare.

Oh where do I start, I was desperate to buy a vehicle quickly as the motor blew on my old one. I have had this truck since may and have already put over $3k into it. First of all there is a bunch of recalls on the truck starting with the power steering pump all the way to the transmission I have put a rebuilt trans and all coolant lines in new fuel pump & lines, pulleys window control module. The truck is beautiful its spacious and comfortable but there is a lot of issues

- Kaitlyn M

05 sierra still going after all these years.

I have had basically no problems with this vehicle whatsoever. Other than the rocker panels rusting and having to be replaced. It was cheaper to replace them than to buy a newer vehicle. I love my old truck. It starts every time, and gets me on down the road. The 5.3 engine is snappy and dependable. Leather heated seats, am/FM satellite radio w/ 6 slot CD player and Dolby sound is also a plus. It may be an older truck, but it is still got a lot going for it.

- Ron L

Ranked #16 Full Size Pickup Trucks by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$31,475
$18,190 - $29,710

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 - 295 hp
195 - 310 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (295 HP [219.7 kW] @ 5200 rpm 335 lb.
VORTEC 4800 V8 SFI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI FLEXIBLE FUEL
LIGHT DUTY POWER PACKAGE
Vortec 4300 V6 MFI (195 hp [145.4 kW] @ 4600 rpm 260 lb.
Vortec 4800 V8 SFI (285 HP [212.3 kW] @ 5200 rpm 295 lb.
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (295 HP [219.7 kW] @ 5200 rpm 335 lb.
VORTEC 4300 V6 MFI
VORTEC 4800 V8 SFI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI ALUMINUM BLOCK
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI FLEXIBLE FUEL
LIGHT DUTY POWER PACKAGE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41 in.
41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.7 in.
33.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
73.9 cu. ft.
43.5 - 73.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

AC

AC
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
6
3 - 6

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Chrome Wheels
Steel

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
157.5 in.
119 - 157.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
51.1 ft.
37.4 - 51.1 ft.

Width

Width
78.5 in.
78.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 - 295 hp
195 - 310 hp

Torque

Torque
295 - 335 ft. lbs.
260 - 335 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
750 .lbs
570 - 750 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
34 gal.
26 - 34 gal.

Combined

Combined
8 - 9 mpg
8 - 19 mpg

City

City
15 mpg
15 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety