2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Dark Slate Metallic
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MSRP
$29,126 - $49,314
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MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
285-420
Seats
3-6

How 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 4.0Comfort 4.0Styling 4.2Value 3.9

What's New

For 2018, the GMC Sierra 1500 pickup gains a 7-inch touch-screen audio system with six speakers as standard equipment. A rearview camera is also made standard, while the TPM system now includes Tire Fill Alert to warn when you’ve reached the proper tire pressure.

GMC Sierra 1500 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $32,879 - $37,446
Horsepower: 355 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon SLE $29,126 - $34,159
Horsepower: 285 hp - 355 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V6, Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 22 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon SLT $37,743 - $43,402
Horsepower: 355 hp - 420 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Gas/Electric V8, Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5, 22 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Denali $45,489 - $49,314
Horsepower: 355 hp - 420 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 9.0, 22 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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The GMC sierra is an awesome drive and ride.

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This is a very comfortable ride. We love the heated seats and steering wheel. Seats can also be set to cool. The seats have. Lumbar support that helps on long drives. Back seat is spacious and comfortable. Pulling our 5th wheel trailer is very easy. We hardly notice it behind us. This is a diesel and I think it has more power than a gas vehicle. We were pleased that our mileage is about 13 miles to the gallon when we are pulling the fifth wheel. We have gotten as much as 23 miles to the gallon highway driving without the 5th wheel.

Terry B
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If you like trucks you will love this model.

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The sierra is a very good truck to ride in. The ride is smooth, your higher than most people in cars. You feel safe wrapped inside of this truck. It has power to spare and drives like a dream. It has access player which most vehicles do not have anymore. There is no cap for your gas tank. That took a little getting used to. The only problem I have is all the computerized equipment which takes a lot of time to master and get use to it.

Thomas P
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It is an okay vehicle

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The truck is very sturdy and gets great mileage. It is small, so there is not a lot of room in the back two seats. The seat belts always slip down, so it is difficult to find. The handle on the passenger door is loose, so I always have to roll down the window and open the door from the outside, . The truck does not go very fast, put it does have a lot of room in the bed of the truck.

Nadia R
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$32,879 - $37,446
$29,126 - $34,159

Horsepower

Horsepower
355 (hp)
285 - 355 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.3L EcoTec3 V8, with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing, includes aluminum block construction (355 hp [265 kW] @ 5600 rpm, 383 lb, 5.3L ECOTEC3 V8, WITH ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT, DIRECT INJECTION, E85 FLEXFUEL CAPABLE
4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with Active Fuel Management Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing, includes aluminum block construction with FlexFuel capability, capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (285 hp [212 kW] @ 5300 rpm, 305 lb, 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing, includes aluminum block construction (355 hp [265 kW] @ 5600 rpm, 383 lb, 5.3L ECOTEC3 V8, WITH ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT, DIRECT INJECTION, 4.3L ECOTEC3 V6 WITH ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT, E85 FLEXFUEL CAPABLE
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Not Available
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.27 (in.)
45.27 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.8 (in.)
42.4 - 42.8 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.93 (in.)
34.63 - 40.93 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 (in.)
38.67 - 40.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
61 (cu. ft.)
53.4 - 76.3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Not Available
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
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Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
3 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Not Available
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Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Not Available
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Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Not Available
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT265/70R17C
P275/55R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
153 (in.)
119 - 153 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
48.6 (ft.)
40 - 48.6 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
80 (in.)
80 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
355 (hp)
355 (hp)

Torque

Torque
383 (ft. lbs.)
383 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
9100 (.lbs)
8600 - 11100 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Optional
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Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders, V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 (gal.)
26 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
19 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
22 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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Standard
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Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
M
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control, includes electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Airbags, Dual-stage frontal airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Head-curtain airbags for front and rear outboard seating positions; Includes front outboard Passenger Sensing System for frontal outboard passenger airbag (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar Delete
  • Rear Vision Camera (Deleted with (ZW9) pickup box delete.)
  • Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Alert (does not apply to spare tire) *
  • OnStar and GMC connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.) *
  • GMC Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, GMC Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Included and only available with (UE1) OnStar. Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer GMC vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking *
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System *
  • Rear Vision Camera with dynamic guide lines
  • Front and Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist *
  • Safety Alert Seat

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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