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2013 GMC Sierra C/K1500 Truck

MSRP Range: $23,590 - $51,935 | 12 MPG City - 18 MPG Highway

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2013 GMC Sierra C/K1500 Truck

Benefits of Driving a 2013 GMC Sierra C/K1500 Truck

Full-size trucks are used in such a wide range of situations--from construction fleets to long-distance driving--and the broad range of interiors and hauling/towing options offered in the GMC Sierra and help satisfy shoppers better than most other competing models. SLE and SLT models are probably the best fit for buyers who need the sturdy, get-messy capability of a pickup at least some of the time, but the Sierra Denali is the choice for those who need a pickup that doesn't compromise luxury. And for those who need a pickup but want to make a greener choice, with even lower operating costs, the Sierra Hybrid makes up to 25% better fuel economy without sacrificing much towing or hauling ability.

What's new for 2013?

The GMC Sierra 1500 is unchanged for 2013 with the exception of a minor update to the transmission. The automatic gearbox will now use the engine to assist with braking on hill descents even in normal mode.

Model Strengths

  • Top-notch interiors to suit work or luxury use
  • extensive features and options
  • fuel economy
  • strong tow ratings

Model Review

GMC continues to offer two completely different interiors for its Sierra 1500 family of pickups: Work Truck, SL and SLE trims get a so-called 'pure pickup interior' that includes larger door handles and controls that are designed to be used with gloves on, while the SLT trim gets the same luxurious, softer, and more carlike interior that's used in the GMC Yukon. The SLT instrument panel is a bit lower to afford a better outward view, and several special color and trim themes are offered with the SLT exclusively.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt


Alarm Opt
Telematics Opt
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2013 GMC Sierra C/K1500 Truck

2WD Reg Cab 119.0' Work Truck


Engine Type 4.3L Gas V6
Horsepower 195 @ 4600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 260 @ 2800 RPM
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Fuel Capacity 26.0 gal
Fuel Economy 15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 520 miles


Driven Wheels RWD


Rims 17 x 7.5 in.
Tires P245/70R17
Spare Tire Full-Size Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 3 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 41.5 in. / 41.3 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 60.7 cubic ft.


Wheelbase 119.0 in.
Overall Length 205.6 in.
Width 80.0 in.
Height 73.6 in.
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2013 GMC Sierra C/K1500 Truck

2WD Reg Cab 119.0' Work Truck


Air Conditioning Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Privacy Glass Optional
Telematics Optional


Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Front Split Bench Seat Standard
Full-Size Spare Tire Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Bed Liner Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Front Split Bench Seat Optional
Full-Size Spare Tire Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional
Power Windows Optional
Running Boards Optional
Steering Wheel Controls Optional


AM/FM Stereo Standard
AM/FM Stereo Optional
CD Player Optional
MP3 Player Optional
Satellite Radio Optional