2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Preview

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Competes with: Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Nissan Titan, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra

Looks like: The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500

Drivetrain: 285-horsepower (305 pounds-feet of torque), 4.3-liter V-6; 355-horsepower (383 pounds-feet of torque), 5.3-liter V-8; 420-horsepower (460 pounds-feet of torque), 6.2-liter V-8; six-speed transmission for 4.3-liter and 5.3-liter, and eight-speed optional for 5.3-liter and standard for 6.2-liter; two- and four-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Late 2017

For model-year 2018, there is relatively little change for the GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck. The Sierra 1500 is the lower-volume structural twin to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 half-ton pickup and shares many of the same assets and liabilities, but there are quite a few trim package and pricing differences. It's worth noting that the average transaction prices for GMC pickups are typically higher than Chevy, reflecting their premium marketing posture.

Among the few distinguishing offerings for GMC, the Sierra 1500 offers the All Terrain X package and Denali premium-priced trim exclusively, the latter of which is one of the few vehicles (along with the Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150) to offer 22-inch aluminum wheels in the segment. Denali trims are only offered on crew cabs.

One of the most interesting features and abilities of the GMC Sierra 1500 is that it offers the best towing in the segment thanks in large part to a heavy-duty NHT ordering package. The package upgrades to a larger 9.76-inch rear axle that offers 12,500 pounds of towing when optioned appropriately. Additionally, there is an upgraded driver assistance technology (called eAssist) that improves overall fuel economy when included.

The GMC Sierra 1500 offers four trims that include a base-level Sierra (its work truck) package that starts right around $30,000, with the remaining more well-equipped levels being SLE, SLT and top-of-the-line Denali, as well as offering several special editions like the Elevation and All Terrain. The Sierra 1500 comes in both two- and four-wheel drive, with four separate wheelbases to accommodate both short- and long-bed regular cab models, a double-cab pickup with a 6-foot-6-inch bed, and a crew cab model that can be had with either a 5-foot-8-inch bed or 6-foot-6-inch bed.

The 2018 models have no new powertrain or driveline options, but we've been seeing more activity from our spy photographers saying they've seen and heard some heavily disguised GM pickups (likely the new 2019 models) with what sounds like a small diesel engine. Engine choices include the base-level all-aluminum 4.3-liter V-6, and two all-aluminum V-8s - one the 5.3-liter and the other the 6.2-liter.

All GM engine choices for the half-ton models have direct injection and active fuel management (cutting fuel to select cylinders) for extra fuel economy during lighter loads. Two-wheel-drive EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy for the three engines are 18/24/20 mpg, 16/23/19 mpg and 15/21/17 mpg, respectively. Additionally, depending on configuration and needs, the GMC offers four different axle ratios: 3.08:1, 3.23:1, 3.42:1 and 3.73:1.

As for safety technology, again, GMC shares all of the same Chevy technologies, just in different trim package configurations. Standard safety equipment in the GMC Sierra 1500 pickups includes six airbags comprising front, head-curtain side airbags for outboard passengers, and seat-mounted side airbags for the driver and passengers; a rearview camera; and StabiliTrak with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control and hill start assist. SLE and SLT trims add forward collision alert, safety alert driver seat, IntelliBeam headlights, lane keep assist and lane departure warning, front and rear park assist, and low-speed forward auto braking.

Here's a list of the upgrades and changes to the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500:

  • New colors offered for 2018 include Deep Mahogany Metallic and Red Quartz Tintcoat
  • Tire pressure monitor system now includes tire fill alert
  • Base model (1SA) now includes 7-inch color touch radio, six-speaker sound system (in regular cab) and rear-vision camera
  • Range-extending eAssist system available across the country

Manufacturer images

 

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Comments

Yep, GM says a lot of things. There sure are a lot of disappointed RUST bucket owners. They were lead astray with talk of cold rolled steel, only to find out it was paper thin tin.. All you GM losers should stop the hating on FORD the true truck leader and direct your anger at GM for burning you

GM says a lot of things. There sure are a lot of disappointed RUST bucket owners. They were lead astray with talk of cold rolled steel, only to find out it was paper thin tin.. All you GM losers should stop the hating on FORD the true truck leader and direct your anger at GM for burning you

Posted by: GM is BEST | Sep
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I dont hate Frod,,I never buy their junk,,its only YOU projecting your own feelings here,,bc youre disapointed with their shyt..
Btw
my 8 year old Silvy has been running perfectly fine and no rust anywhere either..

Superior tow rating for FORD.
No magic, just SAE J2807,and of course Ford built tough, better ideas. Just seems like magic dust to the GM kids as GM lacks the engineering expertise.

Fords got plenty of magic spring dust. They seem to always magically get new higher tow ratings every time they hear of a competitors' higher rating. I no longer believe ford ratings anymore.
Posted by: uh huh | Sep 18, 2017 4:39:24 PM

C'Mon! That's about the dumbest post since my last one. The tow ratings meet SAE J2807 standards. The days of magic spring dust are over. I do think the steps on the bumper are new this year and should catapult GM sales. Wow!! What a great innovation!!!!! I LOVE YOU GM TRUCKS!! KISS KISS KISS UMMMM I LOVE YOU!!!

OMG! I want to just wrap my lips around that 6.2 tailpipe and suck that tuck!!! I LOVE GM! THEYRRRRRRRGREAT!!!

Yep, GM towing max 12.5
FORD. 13.2. Winner -FORD.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Sep 18, 2017 12:08:32 PM

Yep, Ford says a lot of things. There sure are a lot of disappointed 6.7 liter Superduty owners after seeing the results of that engines performance failure during the premium HD challenge and FLT Ike gauntlet runs. Serves them right, they listened to Ford's claims and got burned. All you FORD losers should stop the hating on GM and direct your anger at FORD for burning you.

Yep, GM says a lot of things. There sure are a lot of disappointed RUST bucket owners. They were lead astray with talk of cold rolled steel, only to find out it was paper thin tin.. All you GM losers should stop the hating on FORD the true truck leader and direct your anger at GM for burning you

They were lead astray with talk of cold rolled steel, only to find out it was paper thin tin.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Sep 18, 2017 10:54:24 PM

Ford calls their trucks "military grade", "Ford Tough":

https://www.f150forum.com/f118/3-ton-floor-garage-jack-vs-2017-f150-aluminium-box-394566/

https://www.fordf150.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=123005

https://www.f150forum.com/f118/torn-f-150-aluminum-bed-322362/

https://www.f150forum.com/f118/military-grade-my-344034/

I'll take cold rolled steel over this "Ford Tough" garbage. What a joke!

So Vince the best part of your GM JUNK is the bed? Hahahahahahaha.
Failure to secure loads, you get what you get.
95% of all pickup truck owners use s bed liner.
What kind of moron does theses things, or throw tool boxes over the side or drop cement blocks from a loader, that's right Morons.
How about the rest of your paper thin tin that dents when a child leans against, don't even think about star gazing leaning on your windshield, you will have bowls formed on your hood. GM what at frickin Joke!!!

Go ahead and finish my quote,

Posted by: andrwken | Sep 18, 2017 3:18:12 PM

Only an Idiot thinks that a same CID size engine witha a one cam/16valves engine beats a 4cams/32valves engine. LOL

@Blueman

You are out of your league on this discussion. Do some reading. Or better yet, watch a Nascar Cup race. Every single car in the race is putting out insane power and torque. Every single car regardless of brand is running a 16 valve single cam engine.

What matters is flow. Can the heads flow. Can the crank and rods survive. Do the valve springs last long enough to finish a race. Does the rear seal survive the torture.

Worrying about the number of cam shafts or the number of valves? Not so much.

Yep, GM towing max 12.5
FORD. 13.2. Winner -FORD.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Sep 18, 2017 12:08:32 PM

Yep, Ford says a lot of things. There sure are a lot of disappointed 6.7 liter Superduty owners after seeing the results of that engines performance failure during the premium HD challenge and FLT Ike gauntlet runs. Serves them right, they listened to Ford's claims and got burned. All you FORD losers should stop the hating on GM and direct your anger at FORD for burning you.

Yep, GM says a lot of things. There sure are a lot of disappointed RUST bucket owners. They were lead astray with talk of cold rolled steel, only to find out it was paper thin tin.. All you GM losers should stop the hating on FORD the true truck leader and direct your anger at GM for burning you

Yep, GM towing max 12.5
FORD. 13.2. Winner -FORD.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Sep 18, 2017 12:08:32 PM

Yep, Ford says a lot of things. There sure are a lot of disappointed 6.7 liter Superduty owners after seeing the results of that engines performance failure during the premium HD challenge and FLT Ike gauntlet runs. Serves them right, they listened to Ford's claims and got burned. All you FORD losers should stop the hating on GM and direct your anger at FORD for burning you.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Sep 19, 2017 8:47:02 AM

@GM Blows Chunks

You are an imbecile! talking about rusting?? Your aluminum can that dents, cracks, and has holes in it with the drop of a tool box is a joke!! Plus, your claimed "best in class" towing is a joke to bc we all have seen that Ford lies and its HD truck doesn't stack up to that!! Be made Ford for lying to you and you being stupid enough to believe them!

You are out of your league on this discussion. Do some reading........

Posted by: papajim | Sep 19, 2017 8:17:16 AM

Amsoil Engine Masters Rules Released; Ford Mod Motors Need Not Apply
One significant change from the original announcement is that there will not be a Chevy LS vs Ford Mod Motor shootout. Instead, it’s just a LS shootout, and there is no place in this year’s rules package for a team to enter a Ford 4-cam Modular engine. Two years ago, Ford Mod Motors swept the top three places in their first year of eligibility but were not allowed in last year’s competition.

http://www.enginelabs.com/news/amsoil-engine-masters-rules-released-ford-mod-motors-need-not-apply/

Nice try Papajim with your story. LOL

@blueman

You just changed the subject.

Today's big 3 are desperately trying to squeeze gas mileage out of their heavier cars and trucks. It has almost nothing to do with engine tech because the real story is about weight.

Your earlier comment attempted to make the case for high revving OHC engines versus overhead valve engines.

I referred you to the powerful engines used in Cup racing and you went off in some other direction because you can't win my argument about OHC vs OHV

TNTGMC Does your GM thin tin not rust? Does GM have some magic dust for that.
It is a fact that FORD has greater towing capacity than GM. Are you not familiar with SAE J2807 towing standard .

Yep, GM towing max 12.5
FORD. 13.2. Winner -FORD.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Sep 18, 2017 12:08:32 PM

Yep, Ford says a lot of things. There sure are a lot of disappointed 6.7 liter Superduty owners after seeing the results of that engines performance failure during the premium HD challenge and FLT Ike gauntlet runs. Serves them right, they listened to Ford's claims and got burned. All you FORD losers should stop the hating on GM and direct your anger at FORD for burning you.

you can't win my argument about OHC vs OHV

Posted by: papajim | Sep 19, 2017 9:56:12 AM

I just did a headups comparison.

I let the engine dyno do my talking, Ford 4cam vs Chevy 1cam LS engines. The Chevy one cam engine boys said they would not comeback if they had to compete against Ford 4cam engine boys again. (Chevy taking there ball & going home........)
Ford was 1st, second & third place vs 4th place for the LS engine in a dyno competion. Gold,silver & bronze.

Better luck next time Jimmy Boy. LOL

The 5.3L is rated higher on E85... its written in the owners manual... It just not nearly as efficient...

@Blueman: This a pick-up truck Web site. Become reacquainted with the V8 comparison done right here at PUTC and report back about what engines were in the 1st and 2nd place trucks.

http://special-reports.pickuptrucks.com/2015/01/2015-light-duty-v-8-challenge-results.html

you can't win my argument about OHC vs OHV

Posted by: papajim | Sep 19, 2017 9:56:12 AM

I just did a headups comparison.

I let the engine dyno do my talking, Ford 4cam vs Chevy 1cam LS engines. The Chevy one cam engine boys said they would not comeback if they had to compete against Ford 4cam engine boys again. (Chevy taking there ball & going home........)
Ford was 1st, second & third place vs 4th place for the LS engine in a dyno competion. Gold,silver & bronze.

Better luck next time Jimmy Boy. LOL


Posted by: Blueman | Sep 19, 2017 11:46:16 AM

I fail to see how a dyno competition relates to the topic at hand. So in a dyno competition 4 cams wins.

Does the Powerstroke, Duramax or Dummins run OHC? Why not? The application does not require rpm over 7-8000. OHC adds unnecesary weight and bulk so OHV designs are still used.

The OHC mod motors are extremely bulky and packaging is an issue. Most truck applications don't need the extra weight and bulk to put out similar output. You're not in an application that "needs" OHC. Ford just decided to use it and now your unable to see around it.

So again, as I've been saying.

It's more about application and output than whether you have to have OHC to be modern and cool.

@Blueman: Park a Corvette ZO6 with its OHV engine beside a Mustang GT350R with its OHC engine in a parking lot. Then latter interview people who walk by both vehicles. They well all be surprised to discover that there was car parked beside the Vette. Then take both cars to the track and race them. You know what the result will be considering the Stang can't hang with the Camaro ZR1. So I got off topic a little there, but how is your favorite car companies OHC engines winning at anything.

@Blueman: Park a Corvette ZO6 with its OHV engine beside a Mustang GT350R with its OHC engine in a parking lot. Then latter interview people who walk by both vehicles. They well all be surprised to discover that there was car parked beside the Vette. Then take both cars to the track and race them. You know what the result will be considering the Stang can't hang with the Camaro ZR1. So I got off topic a little there, but how is your favorite car companies OHC engines winning at anything.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Sep 19, 2017 1:34:35 PM

Wow, how old are you 12? You're a Dope!!

So again, as I've been saying.

Ford engine weight is 475lbs vs Chevy at 476lbs.

Park a Corvette ZO6 with its OHV engine beside a LeMans winning Ford GT...............in a parking lot. Then latter interview people who walk by both vehicles. They well all be surprised to discover that there was car parked beside the Ford GT. Then take both cars to the track and race them. You know what the result will be considering the Vette can't hang with the Ford GT

Yep, GM says a lot of things. There sure are a lot of disappointed RUST bucket owners. They were lead astray with talk of cold rolled steel, only to find out it was paper thin tin.. All you GM losers should stop the hating on FORD the true truck leader and direct your anger at GM for burning you

@Blueman

Bringing up Le Mans was dumb.

Corvette wins include eight Corvette Racing wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, two at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and nine at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. From 1999 to 2013, Corvette Racing led the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in all-time victories and 1-2 finishes.

Back in the 1960s Ford GT’s won 4 LeMans races, using 289 cubic inch pushrod engines and 427 pushrod motors, I should point out.

The Ford 427 Cammer decimated Nascar, this is why in '65 Nascaer Banned the Ford 426ci OHC Cammer. Bada$$ motor.

**Nascar banned the 427ci OHC.

Then take both cars to the track and race them. You know what the result will be considering the Vette can't hang with the Ford GT.

Just remember, on any given day the vette can beat the GT with only its OHV normally aspirated engine.

https://www.torquenews.com/106/corvette-beats-ford-gt-leads-both-classes-lemans-practice

@ GM Blows Chunks

Does your aluminum can not dent, crack, or get holes??? Does ford lie about max towing?? YEEEEEESSSSS...you are just to idiotic to know better bc you drive a ford!! Lowers your IQ

Plus, my Gm products have never rust because I take care of them and properly wash and wipe them down. The ones that rust are from people who go through automatic car washes and don't properly get wheel wells, door jams, ect....
And it also doesn't help that the highway maintenance crews in the midwest and upper northeast us terrible chemicals on roads that do our automobiles no justice!!! That's not any manufactures fault!! have you ever seen the chemicals they use!! GET A CLUE

@Blueman

Comparing at $70k stingray or $100k Vette Zo6 to an overpriced "supercar gerbil engined junk is just plain idiotic. Now when GM brings the ZL1 Vette out your overpriced lawn mower will be embarrased. You ford guys are stupid!!!

I know I'm off topic but ford has never EVER been able to compete with the camaro or the vette....and taking a limited production GT and bragging about it is dumb. Its only been offered minimally...while the vette has been in production for over 60 years.
All ford has had is the mustang and if it did beat the camaro it has been far and in between, and then they have the vette to wipe it clean....what did ford have????? nothing other than the GT for like 3 years...what about the other 57???

You ford guys are stupid!!!

I know I'm off topic but ford has never EVER been able to compete with the camaro or the vette....and taking a limited production GT and bragging about it is dumb. Its only been offered minimally...while the vette has been in production for over 60 years.
All ford has had is the mustang and if it did beat the camaro it has been far and in between, and then they have the vette to wipe it clean....what did ford have????? nothing other than the GT for like 3 years...what about the other 57???


Posted by: TNTGMC | Sep 19, 2017 2:29:07 PM

The Irony on this one. The stupidity is beyond comprehension. Fak you're stupd.

You honestly think manufactures can't loop hole the J2807? The J2807 has so many flaws, it's laughable they even agreed to it. Let's be real... Ford over rates their trucks for bragging rights. Every comparison test shows it. The aluminum F150 was could not handle the weight. It was said the truck was getting pushed around because it was light. The handling was described as squirmy when towing heavy loads.

http://www.enginelabs.com/news/amsoil-engine-masters-rules-released-ford-mod-motors-need-not-apply/


Posted by: Blueman | Sep 19, 2017 9:29:28 AM

@Blueman,

There is a HUGE crowd of Ford haters, aka Chevy FanBoiz.

Hot Rod banned the Ford MOD because the P0S LS Motors can't hang, so they banned.

If you can't beat them, join them, except we don't want you so you ban them.

Chevy girls are the biggest puss!ies on this planet. PERIOD!

Nascar banned the 427ci OHC. Posted by: Frank | Sep 19, 2017

True dat.

But Nascar also banned the dual quad 426 Hemi, but they allowed Ford to run a dual quad 427 pushrod motor that nobody could buy from Ford unless you were a Ford racing team (after 1964).

The Hemi? You could go down to your local Plymouth or Dodge dealer and order a dual quad Hemi just as nice as you please.

The 427, the high-compression, dual-quad big-block made primarily for racing. Greg was surprised to learn Ford optioned the same racing 427 in a limited run of 1966 and 1967 Fairlanes. Intrigued, he “went on the hunt” for one. He discovered how difficult these cars are to find. Ford built a mere 57 for the 1966 model year and 230 for the 1967 model year.

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/ultra-rare-1967-ford-fairlane-427-comes-out-of-hiding-after-25-years/

@Blueman

And your point is?

@Jim--Go back to bed.

i thinks so, the latter of which is one of the few vehicles (along with the Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150) to offer 22-inch aluminum wheels in the segment. Denali trims are only offered on crew cabs.

And your point is?

Nascar , but they allowed Ford to run a dual quad 427 pushrod motor that nobody could buy from Ford unless you were a Ford racing team

Posted by: papajim | Sep 20, 2017 2:52:27 AM

Ford built a mere 57 for the 1966 model year and 230 for the 1967 model year. (They were sold to the general public)

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/ultra-rare-1967-ford-fairlane-427-comes-out-of-hiding-after-25-years/


@Blueman

They were sold to racing teams. Look it up.

From wikipedia

The 427 V8 was a race-only engine produced as both a top-oiler and side-oiler. Introduced in 1963, its true displacement was 425.98 cubic inches, but Ford called it the 427 because 7 liters (427 cu in) was the maximum displacement allowed by several racing organizations at the time.

The stroke was the same as the 390 at 3.784 inches (96.11 mm), but the bore was increased to 4.2328 inches (107.51 mm). The block was made of cast iron with an especially thickened deck to withstand higher compression. The cylinders were cast using cloverleaf molds—the corners were thicker all down the wall of each cylinder. Many 427s used a steel crankshaft and all were balanced internally. Most 427s used solid valve lifters with the exception of the 1968 block which was drilled for use with hydraulic lifters. Space-saving tunnel-port heads with matching intakes were available, which routed pushrods through the intake's ports in brass tunnels. As an engine designed for racing it had many performance parts available both from the factory and the aftermarket.

Posted by: papajim | Sep 20, 2017 6:08:13 AM


Utter Havoc - 1967 Ford Fairlane XL500 427 - What hap ...
https://www.hemmings.com/...1967-Ford-Fairlane...427/3726471.html‎CachedUtter Havoc -
1967 Ford Fairlane XL500 427 from Hemmings Muscle Machines ... sold to the general public,

Better luck next time Jimmy. LOL

@Frank

Yes you are truly hopeless! You never have facts to back anything up. You just insult people!! And when facts are thrown your way you run and hide and belittle people. Like a little girl!!!

@Blueman

Nothing in your Hemmings article refutes what I've already said. Ford's FE NASCAR 427 was a dual quad Holley racing set up with crazy high compression and no way to buy proper fuel for it at gas stations (except maybe Sunoco's ultra premium).

The 427 was listed as an option in 1964 when my father bought a Mercury 390. However, listing an option and actually getting one is something else.

Even your article says that only very small numbers were ever made and you can be sure most of those either went to collectors or to racing teams.

You never saw them on the street. I've been charitable with you, now run along.

First you said that they didn't make any, now you say that did.

Posted by: papajim | Sep 20, 2017 8:33:26 AM

Ford built 57 for the 1966 model year and 230 for the 1967 model year. (They were sold to the general public)

My older brother's friend bought a new 427 dual quad Fairlane in 1967. On the trunk lid was written "Chevy Eater" He street race it for 3 years. He sold it to buy a new 1970 Boss429. So I know what I'm talking about.

Jimmy you need to be like Hilary Clinton and go back to walking in the forest. LOL



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