The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has the force, space and technology to dominate any task. Discover just some of its stunning capabilities.
Customized powertrains to satisfy different needs
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has powertrain options for efficiency or potency — or both. The 2.7-liter Turbo four-cylinder yields 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with two-wheel drive, it attains 23 mpg on the highway.1 If you prefer more energy, go with the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8, which outputs 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine available only with four-wheel drive. This version dishes out a stunning 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
Impressive payload and trailering capacities
When properly equipped, the double cab configuration of the 2019 Sierra 1500 boasts a maximum towing capacity of 12,200 pounds2 and a maximum payload range of 2,020-2,160 pounds. 3 The crew cab version has a maximum payload range of 1,950-2,140 pounds. 3 Cargo volume varies depending on which bed length you choose. The short box yields 62.9 cubic feet of space, while the standard box yields 71.7 cubic feet to accommodate more gear.
Intelligent trailering technology to simplify your life
The ProGrade™ Trailering System, available on the SLE trim and higher, makes it easier and faster to hook up a trailer on the first go. An in-vehicle app pairs with high-resolution cameras to engage Hitch View mode, which extends your line of vision to make positioning the truck easier. Auto Electric Parking Brake Assist technology automatically engages the parking brake when it senses the vehicle is parked, to keep the truck stationary while you finish connecting the trailer.
More performance-enhancing technologies
Tow-Haul mode adjusts transmission shift points to maximize power. This function stays engaged for up to four hours, even after you turn off the ignition, so you can focus on other aspects of the trip. Like its name implies, Automatic Grade Braking automatically provides downshifts to minimize brake wear when navigating over steep inclines. Trailer Sway Control triggers tow vehicle brakes and reduces engine power when needed to help stabilize the vehicle and trailer.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has more than just engine potency. It has versatile dimensions and the latest technology to put the fun back into towing and hauling. Consider seeing it in person and taking it for a test drive.
1 Requires 2.7L Turbo engine. EPA est. 20 city/23 hwy (2WD). Not available on SLT model.
2 Requires Double Cab with available 6.2L V8 with locking rear differential and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
This article is presented by Bill Marsh Automotive Group in Traverse City, Michigan.