Quick Review: 2013 GMC Sierra Denali

2013 Sierra Denali 1500 2 IIII

One of our newest writers (but also a long-time industry analyst) Aaron Bragman spent some time in one of the last current-gen GMC Sierra Denalis we're likely to drive before the new 2014 models get to us later this summer. Astute readers will note that no announcements were made about a new GMC Sierra Denali during the world debut of the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500, but we think it would be crazy not to continue the hugely popular option package.

We assume we'll hear more in the next few months about the next Sierra Denali 1500. For now, here's a quick look at the outgoing 2013 model. 

To read our impressions from this quick drive, click here

To download a larger-sized photo of the Denali's pricing sheet, click here

2013 Sierra Denali 1500 11 II



@lou and Paul and Todd.. point is ALL GM CREW CABS were not made in Mexico...

@Jason - I never said they were. Looks like Todd hit a nerve.
I can't find specifically which GMC/Chev trucks that are currently being made in Mexico but the Silao Plant is going to make the 2014 GMC Sierra and Silverado.
"What is headed to American dealers is GM’s next generation full-size pickup truck. General Motors will spend $200 million of its $420 million investment to retrofit its Silao, Mexico plant to make full-size pickups starting next year. Those pickups include the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, which are due to be replaced in 2013 with a 2014-year model."


This story says Silao is GMC's fastest growing North American Plant.
"TransDevelopment was the development manager for two phases of construction at GM’s fastest-growing North American assembly plant in Silao, Mexico."
This story is from PUTC but does not specify which trucks are made in Mexico:

Location: Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico
Production since: 1995
Facility size: 2,300,000m2
Activity: vehicle, engine, transmission assembly
Products:Vehicles: Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab, Chevrolet Cheyenne Crew Cab, GMC Sierra Crew Cab, Cadillac Escalade EXT, GMC Sierra Hybrid, Chevrolet Silverado HybirdEngines: 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L, 6.2LTransmissions: 6L45, 6L50, 6L80

That is a sharp looking truck...well thats what I was saying in the 80's when it first camr out. Seriously GM... I know your fixing things in your out dated trucks in 2014 but years too late. Even after a tax payer bailout you still pushed the same garbage for 6 more years... You lost a loyal GM buyer for life based on your stupidity alone.

A true luxury pick up truck. It will bring out the crybabies and $8 an hour redneck rubes jealous sides though. The only people who will criticize this truck are losers who can only afford a buy-here-pay-here junk ram or ford. This truck is for the educated and sophisticated truck buyer who earns more in 6 months than a ram owner of ford owner does in 5 years. I get lots of jealous looks from dodge ram owners and ford owners than I can count in mine. Ford has the king ranch which is a decent truck and dodge has nothing that compares to anything but neither can lick the treads of a Denali, they aren't worthy.

And I thought trolls were going to get deleted?

I have owned some 20 plus new trucks over many years and I owned a 2009 GMC Denali for three years and loved it. I replaced it with a 2013 exactly like it they have been the best two trucks I ever owned. I installed a k&n cold air induction system and dual exhaust with turndowns and get good mileage and has tons of power!

You can't fool me. The GMC and Caddy trucks are nothing but rebadged common Chevrolets.

I am finished with the deceit and dishonesty of GM.

I have a 2013 Denali pick up and I bought it because it has all the toys.do I need it? No do I like it yes! My next truck will probably be a Chevy.i know tha Chevys are built in ft.wayne Indiana.im sold on gm trucks we've gotten three hundred thousand miles on many of our gm pick ups including the Denali wich I do believe is made In Mexico.i believe that started some time ago,I think when gm changed body styles.i believe 08" may have been the Change overuntil13"I think it's a step up from Chevy as far as luxurytoo and resale value,I compare it with Cadillac only it's much cheaper all these trucks and most cars are way too expensive anymore75,100k for a Cadillac or 60k for a suburban.....now,some of the new Denali pick ups only have the three fifty engine and come in four wheel drive instead of awd.i guess you can order what you want if you got the money!!!!!!lol!

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