2015 GMC Sierra 1500

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Summary

Reviewers love the comfort of the truck. General Motors Truck Company (GMC) crafted it with high-quality materials, using soft-touch plastics at almost all touchpoints.

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Why Buy the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500

Are you looking for a full-size truck to tow and haul large loads? You are looking for the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500. Comfortable and safe, the car possesses a strong and efficient engine system and was designed for heavy-duty towing and hauling.

Reviewers love the comfort of the truck. General Motors Truck Company (GMC) crafted it with high-quality materials, using soft-touch plastics at almost all touchpoints. The front seats are spacious and comfortable, and unlike earlier GMC models, this truck does not rattle either you or your ears while you are riding in it. In fact, the cabin is quiet enough to allow for whispered voice commands. Then, the bed inside can be easily mounted from a step built into the corner of the rear bumper. As for additional comforts that you can acquire for your truck, GMC offers the following options: a rearview camera, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, Bluetooth, a specialized IntelliLink infotainment system (on a 4.2-inch display or an 8-inch touch screen, depending on which you prefer), and OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot. Overall, this truck spells comfort and luxury.

Not only does it spell comfort but it also ensures superb safety, something that not every truck can claim. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a five star rating for overall safety. Specifically, it earned a five star rating for frontal and side crashes and a four star rating for a rollover crash. That gives me confidence in this truck. Perhaps the airbags factor into those ratings, for GMC has installed them for the driver and passenger seats, as well as for both sides. The truck also has four-wheel ABS and electronic stability control. Because of the strong four-wheel disc brakes with long-life brake rotors, I doubt that I will need a brake check. The daytime running lights, front tow hooks, and traction control also protect the driver. Thanks to the excellent steering system, drivers should find it easy to drive where they want. Consistently noted for responsiveness, the steering system is also well-balanced, run by electric power, and has quick reflexes. People also praise the controlled handling. Indeed, this truck ensures its passengers safety in every direction. I call that quality work.

2015 GMC Sierra 1500

Test drivers report that the base V6 (4.3 liters) of the 2015 Sierra 1500 provides the adequate thrust for towing or hauling anything that is not overly heavy. The 4.3-liter V6 makes 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft, the 5.3-liter V8 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft., and the optional 6.3-liter V8 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. All three engines team with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, plus GMC offers a six-speed automatic transmission (plus cruise grade braking to reduce brake wear) with the 4.3-liter and the 5.3-liter V8s. The 8-speed automatic pairs with the 6.2-liter V8 to ease the towing and hauling of hefty loads. A more flexible powertrain and improved fuel economy form the additional benefits of the 8-speed automatic. In addition, no other truck surpasses the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 fuel efficiency rate of 18/24 miles per gallon on the highway.

Comfortable. Safe. Strong. Efficient. To me, this truck sounds like a dream. With this model, GMC surpasses itself, especially so when considering all the delightful new optional features. With navigation, front and rear park assist, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and more, I judge this to indeed be “a work truck for the boss.” The price estimates range from $27, 660 to $59, 920 (though it is always possible to acquire it more cheaply, of course). Considering all its features, I am inclined to think the price quite fair.

Stashi is an Editor at Driver Pulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and latest news throughout the automotive industry. From the sight of sleek curves to the sound of a roaring engine, old and new, she has a great love for vehicles of all makes and models. What she finds most exciting is that automakers of iconic muscle cars from the past, such as Ford and Chevrolet, are reproducing them for this generation of gearheads. Her dream car, the 1964 or 1966 Ford Mustang, is the ultimate American pony car and paved the way for her love of growling and rumbling engines of old school muscle cars. She spent her whole life in the Midwest and still finds herself playing the same game she once played with her father when she was a young girl. It’s a game her father liked to call “Name that make and model”. This game has become more challenging as the years pass making it a great way to pass the time on long road trips. She believes that automobiles, old and new, are an art form that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.

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