2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Excellent Ford F-150 And Chevrolet Silverado Alternative; One Of The Most Desirable Full Pickups

Mar 06, 2017 12:20 AM EST | Paul Urban

The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is one of the best full pickup trucks available in the market and is even considered an excellent alternative to Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado which are both reported to be the leaders in this segment. The 2017 Sierra boasts of advancements that may convert loyal Chevrolet and Ford users to try this promising truck.

According to The Car Connection, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 garnered 7.0 points out of possible 10 in its ranking. It had the highest rating of eight points in three categories such as Styling, Comfort and Quality, and Performance. Given this, it even solidifies the legitimacy of this truck.

The 2017 Sierra 1500 is reported to have styling advantage. Combining the elements from the last redesign with last year's tweaking which makes it more pronounced and appealing. It is known that the last year's design incorporated a bolder grille with all models receiving LED lighting running lamps on the base model, SLE, and SLT. Full LED was then added to top-of-the-class Denali.

The performance is also noteworthy as the base model has 4.3-liter V-6 which is definitely living up to its promise for full towing capacity. There is also a 3.5-liter V-8 which is capable of producing 355-horsepower which can perform towing task of up to 11,100 pounds. There is also an even stronger version powered by 6.2-liter V-8 which produces an insane 420-horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque with a towing capacity of 12,500 pounds.

The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 can also be ordered with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive option. The six-speed automatic transmission is standard with V-6 and lower versions of 5.3. Higher models such as SLT and Denali has eight-speed automatic as standard.

The 2017 Sierra 1500 also includes four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife brake rotors. It is reported to produce the most pleasant riding experience. Its power and towing capacity are also not to be discounted. It does offer what Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150 offers.

As added by Car and Driver, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 has minor changes. It has updated and beefed up its Enhanced Driver Alert package by adding low-speed automatic braking system. It also comes with GM's Teen Driver technology which gives parents a view of the young driver's habits behind the wheel.

The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is considered one handsome machine. Not only is it attractive from the outside, it also boasts of spacious storage pockets and bins. The interior is also considered classy and stylish. It may not be as popular as Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150, but it does bring impressive features and specs which are enough to make a good number of converts.


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