Sierra is one of the best-selling models with the GMC badge. The new model appeared last year with a diesel engine. General Motors is waiting for Ford’s move, which is preparing the debut of the all-new F-150. It will cause an earthquake in the truck market. The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 will be unchanged, and the following model will react to novelties the best-selling US vehicle is about to introduce.
So, there is a Duramax unit under the hood of the new 2021 GMC Sierra 1500. The offer starts with a petrol V6, and the truck also offers a turbo-four as an option. It is interesting to see such a big rig with the small block, but more popular are versions with a V8. Sierra will pair a 6.4 displacement with the premium Denali model, for one of the most luxurious offers in the pickup market.
2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Specs
A V6 is a 4.3-liter unit with the capability to produce 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. As the base engine, not too many drivers will opt for it. Even a turbo-four is more interesting. It is fresh and more potent with 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. The first impressions are quite positive. The pickup cannot tow too much, but the ride is sportier. At the top of the petrol lineup, buyers will find a pair of V8 mills. A 5.3-liter engine comes in two different configurations. It is known as a crucial part of the AT4 off-road package. Another V8 is delivering 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, and the GM is also installing the Dynamic Fuel Management system, as one of the most advanced options, they have to offer.
Trucks by General Motors, both the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and its Chevy twin, Silverado, are equipped with the most powerful diesel unit in the class. A 3.0 Duramax engine is capable of producing 280 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, converted to towing capacity, that is not enough to match outputs of its rivals. The Sierra 1500 Diesel can haul 9,600 pounds, which is 1,500 lbs shorter than Ram 1500 diesel and 2,000 below the F-150. That is one of the reasons why the Blue Oval company is recording the best sales in the class. Ford is even considering the Raptor version of the F-150 Diesel.
2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali and AT4 Models
The most luxurious version in the lineup is the Denali trim. Some even consider it as the only luxury pickup in the market. For example, there are internet hotspot, MultiPro tailgate, a lot of sensors and cameras, leather upholstery, large infotainment screen with navigation…
Still, the trucks are popular because of their utility, not luxury. So, there is no surprise why the new 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 is more popular than the Denali. Special equipment is making this version capable of various off-road tasks. All-terrain wheels, skid plates, unique suspension, and a powerful V8 engine are ready to take you over the toughest obstacles.
Prices for the new Sierra will remain unchanged.