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2016 GMC Sierra 1500

Original MSRP Range
$27,815--$54,640
Available Style(s)
Truck
MPG
15--18 MPG City / 21--24 MPG Hwy
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2016 GMC Sierra 1500

What We Like

Class-leading interior; vastly improved steering and handling; technology tops rival pickups

What We Don't

Styling is a little too similar to the outgoing truck

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.3/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500?

The 2016 Sierra receives a mild freshening that includes a slightly updated front fascia, along with new technology features such as wireless smartphone charging, automatic high beams, lane-keep assist and a remote-locking tailgate. 

Which Sierra 1500 is the Best?

You can't go wrong with any 2016 Sierra -- assuming you pick the truck that works for your lifestyle -- so we don't suggest the base-level Sierra if you're the kind of driver who enjoys gadgets, and we don't suggest the Denali if you're going to visit dirty jobsites or rutted country roads. Our dream Sierra is probably a Sierra SLT or a well-equipped Sierra SLE, though we certainly wouldn't turn down the Sierra Denali if we had the cash. Find a GMC Sierra for sale

 

How Much Does a 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Cost?

Like all full-size pickups (and its Silverado sibling), the Sierra comes with a wide array of choices ranging from bed sizes to cab preference, drivetrain, engine and trim level. We've simplified things and organized the truck's features by trim level, but choosing the right Sierra for you will likely involve more than simply picking a trim.

Pick a base-level Sierra ($28,500), and you're stuck, as you might expect, with the basics. That means power locks, cruise control, air conditioning and an AM/FM stereo but no simple conveniences such as keyless entry or power windows. With that said, base-level Sierra models do include a USB port and an auxiliary jack.

Next up is the SLE ($35,200), which adds all the base model's missing luxuries, such as keyless entry, power windows, SiriusXM radio, a CD player and a few more goodies. Such items include GMC's IntelliLink infotainment system, a backup camera and LED lighting in the bed.

Next up is the Sierra SLT ($42,600), which is only offered as a double cab or crew cab pickup. The SLT offers a long list of standard features, including leather upholstery, dual power front seats, heated mirrors and a locking rear differential. SLT models also come standard with the Sierra's 5.3-liter V8, while base and SLE models offered it as an option.

Topping the Sierra lineup is the Denali ($51,600), which only comes in crew cab form and includes the pickup's 6.2-liter V8 engine as standard equipment. Denali models include a long list of standard features, from chrome accents and leather seats to a heated steering wheel and an upscale Bose surround sound system.

As for options, the Sierra has several. Extras include a power sunroof, a navigation system, cooled seats, power adjustable pedals and 4-wheel drive. Additionally, drivers can add safety features like forward-collision alert and a lane-departure warning system. New for 2016 are a wireless cellphone-charging system, automatic high beams and lane-keep assist.

Sierra 1500 Trims

TruckOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5'$36,330 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28518 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5' Denali$51,190 / N/A8 Cylinder35516 / 228-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5' SLE$39,635 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28518 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5' SLT$44,220 / N/A8 Cylinder35516 / 238-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0'$37,725 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder35516 / 236-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0' SLE$41,030 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder35516 / 236-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5'$31,840 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28518 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5' SLE$37,170 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28518 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5' SLT$41,760 / N/A8 Cylinder35516 / 238-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0'$27,815 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28518 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0' SLE$34,565 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28518 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0'$28,205 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28518 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0' SLE$34,690 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28518 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5'$39,480 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28517 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5' Denali$54,340 / N/A8 Cylinder35515 / 218-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5' SLE$43,605 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28517 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5' SLT$47,370 / N/A8 Cylinder35516 / 228-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0'$40,875 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder35516 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0' Denali$54,640 / N/A8 Cylinder35515 / 218-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0' SLE$45,000 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder35516 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0' SLT$47,670 / N/A8 Cylinder35516 / 228-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5'$35,820 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28517 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5' SLE$41,015 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28517 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5' SLT$45,010 / N/A8 Cylinder35516 / 228-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0'$31,755 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28517 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0' SLE$38,470 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28517 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0'$32,055 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28517 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0' SLE$38,770 / N/A6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder28517 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Safety

Is the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 a Safe Car?

All GMC Sierra pickups include dual-front airbags, front-side airbags, side-curtain airbags, daytime running lights and a tire-pressure monitor. Options include a lane-departure warning system, a forward-collision alert system, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams and GM's OnStar system, which can call for help if there's an accident.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, the GMC Sierra and its twin, the Chevrolet Silverado, earned a perfect 5-star overall crash-test score, thereby becoming the first full-size trucks to do so.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Maintenance2 Years/24,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
Packages
  • All-Terrain Pkg
  • Texas Edition
  • Z71 Off-Road Pkg
  • Preferred Pkg
  • Convenience Pkg

Competition

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 vs the competition

2016 Chevrolet Silverado -- It may seem obvious, but you'll probably want to check out the Silverado if you're also interested in the Sierra. These two trucks are mechanical twins, and you might find that the Chevy offers a better deal than the GMC, or vice versa.

2016 Ford F-150 -- The all-new Ford F-150 provides close competition to the Sierra and Silverado, boasting excellent fuel economy, high-strength towing and payload capacities and a heavily modernized interior.

2016 RAM 1500 -- The RAM 1500 offers available air suspension and famous HEMI V8 power. There's still no other light-duty pickup with an available diesel engine.

Used Toyota Tundra -- The Tundra is refined and muscular, offering a strong rival to the Sierra. However, the Tundra still can't trump the Sierra's wide range of bed, cab and engine configurations.

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