GM is one of the top players in pickup truck segments and their models rule the roots in various countries, successfully braving competition from rivals like Toyota and ford. The 2017 GMC Sierra Denali is the company’s most beefed up contender in light pickup truck segment. For 2017, the Denali trim gets more bells and whistles from GM.
2017 GMC Sierra Denali – Sleeker Design:
The appearance of GMC Sierra Denali 2017 evokes a sense of masculinity and ruggedness. The front is dominated by its large chrome treated grille which has a GMC logo in the middle. The bold lines, Led lighting, and chrome treated body parts look enticing. LED lighting has been used in tail and headlamps and Fog Lamps too. Even the cargo box gets LED lights. The IntelliBeam technology ensures headlamps get turned on based on surrounding traffic. The truck also gets 20″ bright aluminum wheels, Body-color bumpers. You can opt for larger 22-inch wheels. A power sunroof and Tri-Mode Power Steps are available too. The Denali trim is sold only in crew cab body style. There are 6 body hues to pick from including Onyx black and mineral metallic.
The cabin of 2017 GMC Sierra Denali does not look truck like, as it is. The materials are top notch and touches of craftsmanship cannot be overlooked. The front row seats have to heat and they can be adjusted in 12 ways. The steering wheel is also heated. GM says the Dual-density foam seats make long rides comfortable. The cabin is pretty quiet too and you may opt for available noise insulation technology. Usage of Aerodynamic exterior mirrors, valved exhaust system and Triple door seals help reduce noise. Dual zone auto climate control is standard as is cruise control.
2017 GMC Sierra Denali – Engine Options:
For a light duty pickup truck, 2017 GMC Sierra Denali comes equipped with the beefy powertrain. The EcoTec3 5.3-liter V8 engine is standard and you may opt for the 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 420 hp. Standard engine has an output of 355 hp. These engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission unit and 2WD or 4WD. The Magnetic Ride Control System ensures the truck glides over bumpy terrains without hassles. There is Trailer Sway Control as well.
Rated maximum payload is 1900 pounds and towing capacity is 11,500 pounds.
As expected from the top end Denali Trim, the 2017 Sierra Denali is loaded with safety and infotainment features to the hilt. There are Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, and a Rear Vision Camera System. Other standard safety features are Forward collision alert, Safety alert seat, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Lane keeps assist and Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking.
Technology features include IntelliLink3, Bluetooth connectivity, Smartphone integration, Wireless Charging Pad and you can opt for 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot too. You may use the MyGMC mobile app to control vehicle features through Smartphone. You can opt for the Denali ultimate package and GMC Interior Protection Package.
2017 GMC Sierra Denali – Price and Release Date:
The price of 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 is $55,155 but the 2WD version costs $52,000. It is now available for sale.
Overall, you will not find many things to grudge about the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali. This is the top trim and so comes loaded with all the bells and whistles you may think of! The exterior looks stylish and macho while the interior is laden with classy materials and creature comforts. The ride is quite good and safety features are also quite satisfactory. Still, the truck will face some competition from new Honda Ridgeline and Ford F 150. However, for a luxurious light duty pickup you cannot go wrong with it.