Also for 2013, all Sierra models with the six-speed automatic transmission get a new grade braking feature to enhance stability when towing downhill. Otherwise, the Sierra 1500 feels composed, and its suspension does a good job of absorbing harsh jolts. The slow-selling Sierra Hybrid is often overlooked and deserves special mention. The standard electronic stability system of the Sierra also gets rollover mitigation technology. Throughout the cabin, overall build quality is good, though the consensus is that a higher quality of materials can be found inside a or.
Sierra Crew Cabs have four front-hinged doors that can accommodate up to six passengers. If you maintain and care for these trucks they keep their value and worth for a long long time. It's simple, straightforward, and almost stark--like the rest of the truck—until you get inside one of the more luxurious versions, like the Denali and its plush upholstery, soft-touch plastics, and woodgrain trim. It provides an extrememly quiet and smooth ride. I've owned it for just over a year and a half and have had zero issues. Some may wonder why we'd test one of these instead of waiting a few months for the next model. These estimates do not constitute an advertisement or offer of specific credit terms.
Four different engines are available, 4. The hydraulically actuated rack and pinion steering boasts good feel, with fairly crisp by truck standards on-center feel and responsiveness through corners. Hybrid models are equipped nearly as well as the Denali with a navigation system, Bose audio, and leather in a Premium version , while for off-road specialists, the Sierra's All-Terrain package adds on tow hooks, skid plates, and rescue fittings. While the price is good, fuel economy isn't so impressive with the four-speed automatic--the sole transmission offered--and it strains to extract power from the six. The optional console area is big and nicely laid out, with logically placed cup holders and a storage bin large enough to swallow most items required, whether for work or recreation, including file folders and even small drinks coolers. New For 2013 An electronic trailer sway control, hill-start assist, power door locks, and cruise control became standard last year. The base engine is a 4.
With the Z71 suspension, it enables the truck to work rather well on the rough stuff, with good suspension control, while a wide footprint enhances stability when tackling corners through trails. This engine also gets a cylinder deactivation system for better fuel economy. The only trims that don't quite fit are the woodgrain ones, which are neither convincing on a luxury basis or fitting in with the Sierra's mission. It's also the better pickup to work from if you find a model with the optional Ford Work Solutions — a system that includes an internet connection and available printer. All taxes will be calculated at time of purchase. This engine gets up to 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
Chevrolet owners may call 1-800-630-2438. Bed lengths vary by model. Standard safety features include electronic sway control and hill start assist. Why You Can Trust Us The Best Cars team — a division of U. Side curtain airbags, stability control, and anti-lock brakes are included in all Sierra models, as is OnStar hardware. The basic workhorse engine is a 195-horsepower, 4. Rather flat, wide, and unsupportive front seats are at the root of why we find the Sierra not to be all that comfortable--especially for longer trips--even though they do fit wide folks quite well.
The six-speed automatic is one of the best transmissions offered in a full-size pickup, with superbly calibrated gearing and smooth cog swapping. Sold my Hot Rod to Buy it. I would recommend this truck to everyone. Seating capacity in the Sierra depends on its body style. Still was thinking on putting another tranny oil pan on it. If you want a truck with off-road capabilities, seek out a model with the Z71 off-road package.
Also the trucks are never rated for what they can actually tow, the manufacturer always leave a little on the table to cover their butts. There's a small-block, flex-fuel, 302-hp 4. The Hybrid can run on battery power alone up to about 25 mph. Acceleration is downright blistering when there's no cargo, and gas mileage is predictably very low. Altogether, it makes the equivalent of 332 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque, giving the Hybrid acceleration pretty close to that of models outfitted with the 5. How Safe Is the Sierra 1500? In back, there's less good news.
Regular-cab versions have a little storage space behind the front seats, and Extended Cabs have just enough space behind rear-hinged access doors for a toolbox and work gear. There are differences though, with the Sierra getting unique grille, bumpers, front and rear fenders, cargo box, taillights, and headlights. The interior has a full center console and lots of attractive metallic and wood grain accents for that touch of luxury. Chevrolet owners may call 1-800-630-2438. I have one slight complaint. With its complex, two-mode hybrid drivetrain—a combination of batteries, motors and a 6. In fact, you've seen this truck for a long time, as it was introduced for the 2007 model year.
It's a more important figure that maximum tow capacity. The dash ergonomics are good. The Sierra's conservative, tasteful look totally hinges on the power of the rectangle. Overall, I am pleased with it, and hope it serves me well. With the latter design comes a lower, smoother instrument panel design, with materials and trims upgraded accordingly. I just bought the truck last year and don't want to buy a new one unless absolutely necessary. There's an eerie smoothness to the way in which the Hybrid's powertrain goes about its business, and it can go about 25 mph for short distances with electric power alone.
The vehicle may also shift out of Park without application of the brake pedal while the key is off. For 2013, the Sierra gets the new powertrain grade-braking feature that holds speed by downshifting to a lower gear when traveling downhill to prevent the brakes from overheating. The current-generation trucks have been on the road since 2007 and the next-generation trucks should arrive late next year. The combination of the 5. The ultimate power play belongs to the Denali, which has a 403-horsepower 6. The biggest engine is a 6.