GMC Sierra review from our dealership
The GMC Sierra HD 2020 is brand new… or almost, since only the roof is shared with the GMC Sierra 1500 introduced last year. As for the rest, the big pickup differs from the previous generation which, let’s not forget, had to share the cab of the 1500 with the big models.
What’s the change?
This is no longer the case, as engineers wanted to give more space to passengers who climb aboard these vans capable of towing much heavier loads. The new GMC Sierra HD 2020 is also longer, taller and has an extended wheelbase. Surprisingly, despite the fact that the Sierra is taller at the front, the height of its cargo box is lower than in the past, a necessary modification to facilitate loading cargo in the box, or even to make it easier to secure a fifth wheel trailer, also known as a fifth wheel.
Unsurprisingly, this new model features a massive, darkened grille with the three red letters G-M-C in the middle, red tie-down hooks in the front and exclusive black and chrome wheels. The fender contours are also more “robust” compared to those of the Sierra 1500. As for the rest, the GMC Sierra HD AT4 is just as impressive as the model’s other liveries.
More room for the new model
With more volume on board the Sierra HD is very inviting, even if you have to climb up to get on board. Here, the step is very useful, as is the handle on the A-pillar.
Once seated, it’s very easy to find a good driving position thanks to the multiple adjustments of the electric seat upholstery or even the adjustable steering column. There’s no lack of space in the front row, and the same goes for the rear, where the seat can also be folded up to protect an imposing object from the elements.
It would be easy to criticize the smallness of the infotainment system’s screen (which is 8 inches wide), considering that the Ram HD, for example, can now be equipped with a 12-inch screen, but in this case, I’d like to say that the screen doesn’t do the van justice!
The dashboard offers a fairly traditional layout, with a multitude of buttons both in the middle and on the left side where you can play with the truck’s wheels. And since this is a General Motors pickup, the transmission lever is still mounted on the steering column, which frees up a lot of space in the center console. There’s an induction charging slot for a smart phone, USB ports, two cup holders and a toted-in-middle cargo box capable of swallowing a 13-inch laptop.
What about towing?
The manufacturer is well aware that the vast majority of HD pickup buyers have to tow occasionally. But a good work truck must also be able to carry a heavy load in the cargo box. So we started our journey with a livery equipped with the new 6.6-litre V8 gas engine, good for 401 horsepower and a respectable (!) 467 lb-ft of torque. In this case, the V8 petrol engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while it’s possible to select the type of traction: two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, slow four-wheel drive or even Auto, a mode that manages without driver intervention.
With 2,800 lbs. of logs in the box, the GMC Sierra HD AT4 2020 certainly consumed a bit more fuel than expected, but in terms of accelerations or passing maneuvers, the pickup showed no worrisome signs under the right foot.
We also got to see what a 3500 HD pickup truck with dual wheels was capable of, the truck that was coupled to a trailer full of tailgates from competing pickup trucks (because of GMC’s advertising campaign and its MultiPro tailgate) and sheet metal.
With a towing capacity of 40,000 lbs. (43,500 lbs. with the single cab), the American pickup was driven as if nothing had happened. Of course, with that much towing weight, accelerations are less electrifying and entries on a side road have to be planned – just like braking, by the way – but that’s the case with all these pickups designed for big jobs.
This powerful machine produces 445 horsepower and a whopping 910 lb-ft of torque. And the engineers didn’t stop there, as a new 10-speed automatic transmission completes the powertrain changes for 2020.
Why choose our dealership to try out the GMC sierra 2020 ?
Choosing the right dealership to get back on the road with doesn’t have to be a headache. In fact, when you work with the right team of professionals you’ll find that it’s anything but – and, at MacCarthy GM we believe that you should have fun while you choose your next vehicle. That’s why we apply no pressure and offer all the answers and advice you might need to get you into not just the right vehicle – but the right vehicle for you! You’ll love what awaits you at either of our locations, whether you live near Prince Rupert or near Terrace – there’s more reason to choose MacCarthy GM’s modern approach to the dealership experience – just give us the opportunity to make your time with us even better than you could have hoped for.
This is what sets the MacCarthy team apart from our competitors – we believe in giving you what you want from a dealer. This focus changes from person to person, you come to us looking for a GMC Sierra for sale in BC and want to be sure that you’re making a choice that’s right for you, well, just let us give you a little information about what makes this such an incredible truck. Contact us for any details you might need to recognize the ideal qualities that make the Sierra such a fantastic and rugged option for modern drivers.
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There are a number of reasons why the Sierra lineup continues to set new standards and higher expectations for drivers looking for not just their next vehicle – but a truck that can handle whatever life sends your way. With impressive capabilities across its various models, it’s clear that GM has developed a truck that has the versatility to meet your needs head-on and get the results you need – and deserve. Consider the Sierra 1500, for starters, with its precision blend of structural features and high-strength steel that ensures durability in the face of every obstacle or task the future may hold. Standard features are impressive to be sure, with modern models offering LED headlamps, 6-speed automatic transmission with optional 8-speed for those who want a more efficient drive.
Take note that you’ll have a variety of exceptional features, including but not limited to the amazing 4.3-Litre EcoTec3 V6 engine that gets you the momentum you need with 285 horsepower and active fuel injection management. Naturally, you’ll have the choice of the impressive 355 horsepower on the 5.3-Litre EcoTec3 V8 engine. Prepare for a precision tuned drive when you get into the driver’s seat of the Sierra. At MacCarthy GM you’ll have everything you need to find the best GMC Sierra for sale in BC – whether you want the Sierra 1500, 2500HD, 3500HD or Denali options. We’re going to make your time with us simply amazing.
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The Sierra 1500 is offered in Regular Cab with Standard Box, Regular Cab with Long Box, Double Cab with Standard Box, Crew Cab with Short Box, and Crew Cab with Standard Box. All these options to ensure that you’ll be able to drive home with the absolutely best Sierra for your life on the roads ahead. We’re proud to provide our drivers with the care and the consideration that stands out and gets you the rewarding and enjoyable experience you deserve. We’re looking forward to showing you the options that best embody your needs – from worksite warriors to daydream explorers – you can trust the team at MacCarthy GM.
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When it comes time to head out to a dealership to find out more about your next favourite vehicle or to find solutions to help maintain and keep your current vehicle on the road for years to come, we invite you to check out the competition, of course – but we want you to know that you have everything you could possible want or need when you choose the team at MacCarthy GM. So, why not start with us instead? With years of experience backed by the smiles and the appreciation of lifelong customers that trust us and rely on our expertise, well, we want you to be able to have a dealership you too can call your own.
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While we certainly appreciate your time is valuable, we want you to know that every moment with our team will be remembered as the right decision. Join us at our store between 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Monday through Saturday. We have two locations, one in gorgeous Prince Rupert at 1001 Chamberlin Avenue, and our second location at 5004 Highway 16 West in the wonderful Terrace, BC. You’ll get more when you choose a team that wants you to have all the right reasons to tell your friends and family about a dealership that actually impressed you – and we’re sure you’ll find this when you work with MacCarthy GM.