2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Gets New Colors, New Standard Features, Tire Fill Alert And More19
The current, third-generation GMC Sierra family has proven to be a solid seller for The General, accounting for 224,139 deliveries in calendar year 2015 and 221,680 units in 2016. The figures represent the highest and second-highest, respectively annual sales figures for the Sierra in seven years. And for the 2018 model year, the Sierra 1500/light-duty pickup is getting a few updates, changes and new features for what will likely become the last model year of the Sierra on the K2 platform, as the next GMC Sierra on the GM T1 platform is expected for the 2019 model year.
Starting on the outside, the 2018 GMC Sierra replaces two exterior colors with two new ones:
- Crimson Red Metallic
- Pepperdust Metallic
- Deep Mahogany Metallic
- Red Quartz Tintcoat
The biggest changes, however, are inside — as the 2018 Sierra 1500 receives a few new standard features, including:
- A standard 6-speaker audio system across all trim levels, replacing the 4-speaker system that was standard for the 2014-2017 Sierra 1500
- A standard GMC Infotainment System with a 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, as well as Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones (RPO code IOB) on the 1SA/base models, replacing the AM/FM radio with 4.2-inch display on 2014-2017 Sierra 1500. This results in the deletion of the IOB radio and Rear Vision Camera from the Sierra Elevation Edition
- A standard Rear Vision Camera on all models; the camera was optional on the 1SA/base trim level on the 2014-2017 GMC Sierra, resulting in the removal of the Rear Vision Camera from the Convenience Package
- Addition of Tire Fill Alert to the Tire Pressure Monitoring system
Finally, the 2018 Sierra 1500 sees the introduction of the Performance Front Brake Kit, which includes Red Brembo 6-piston calipers with DuraLife rotors that feature a hardened surface to reduce corrosion and provide quieter braking with less vibration.
And that does it for the changes to the 2018 Sierra 1500. Use the links below for further information on the truck.
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
Depending on configuration, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is assembled at two GM factories in the U.S.:
- GM Flint Assembly in Flint, Michigan, USA
- GM Fort Wayne Assembly in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
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Nothing really changed. Sad to see the pepper dust color go. Any word on the 2019’s?
Just this, for now:
Assuming the standard rear cam was added due to the new law. I’m glad it’s going into effect!
And yet, still no standard 8-speed across the board…
Does it have keyless entry and start in any configuration?
All of these changes are great but in reality we are all just waiting for the T1 version to get here next year! So these changes really don’t matter when you consider a new truck is on the way.
Is a new Canyon also scheduled for release next year?
I believe I read on this site or somewhere else that the next gen canyon/Colorado trucks are not scheduled until 2022
Wow, that long between models? I like my Canyon for the most part, but hate the transmission and wish there was a V8 option with the “Variable Cylinders” feature. That’s probably not the correct descriptor, but it’s a V8 available in the full-size Sierra and Silverado that switches to 4 cylinders when you’re not under a load. My friend has that motor in his Silverado and he says the transition from 8 cylinder to 4 cylinder and back is seamless. And get this: he gets better mileage in his V8 than I do in my Canyon’s V6. Ron
Ya I think it’s called cylinder deactivation to save fuel on highway speeds, and your right it’s seamless you’d never even know when your in 4 or 8.
Also I found the article that says 2022
Expect the F-150 to continue cleaning this and the Silverado’s clocks for 2018 with the expected no real changes GM keeps fostering on the public. They could have at least started offering the 10 speed with the 6.2 and 5.3 and freshened the interior to keep things competitive.
I hope that the new platform of the 2019’s will be worth the time and money… I know I’m waiting to see if it’s worth trading my 2014 Sierra All Terrain, seeing the 17’s and 18’s are the same damn truck, ok, a few changes but nothing I need so I’ll wait another year….
I hope the women at GM see what the other truck builders are offering, and come up with even better quality and options…..
We’ll have to wait and see….. You’d think that for 60 grand for a 1/2 ton pickup you’d get everything including the kitchen sink and than sum!!!!!!!
The Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition is really nice.
Maybe have a better sound system ,,,,,cheap quality seat ,driver seat material was,replace 2015 head light very poor,back seat not good for long run ,,and need to be adjustable like the equinox,,noise inside when the back window is open and it was the same whit the equinox,or Acadia , back seat wall noise insulation very poor specially in the winter if ice get stock behind the wall and the box ,,no heating contrôle in the back not in my 2015 sierra all terrain,,to many cheap plastic in the door ,,driver seat control hard to reach when the door is close,,safety belt noisy if it’s not place properly and hit the plastic,,,engine 5.3 noisy run like a diesel ,windows down ,,,better side mirror,,,it’s a truck not a car ,,I hope your next generation will be a better quality design,,,
The headlights were a real problem for the 14/15 models but the 16-18 HID headlights were a real big improvement
I have a 14 All Terrain, but I have made a lot of changes and upgrades, but your right about the CHEEP plastics, my driver seat cover was replaced with only 20 grand on the truck, now that I planned to keep it another year, the same damn thing is splitting again… Dealer told me because it’s out of the 36 month warranty that it will cost me over $300.00 to replace it this time…….
NOW I have been a loyal GMC customer for a very long time, I still have my 1994 YUKON 2DOOR 4X4, with 160,000 miles on the truck, and my cloth interior is still like brand new, the whole truck looks and is like brand new…. This piece of plastic fantastic, $50,000.00 so called truck will never last 13 years for sure…..
It seems ever since they changed the big money heads to woman, GM has been getting more and more expensive, and cheaply built, bad quality…..
My wife has a Terrain Denali, and it’s a piece of shit bumper to bumper, can’t wait to give it back next year when her lease ends….
I’m over being loyal to the GM brands, am waiting to see what they offer in the 2019 trucks…..
I have a 2016 Sierra. I see no significant change. GM has a LONG way to go to compete with the F-150!
Let’s face it. The Ford is a better truck. Anyone that does not agree has their head in the sand.
I don’t think ford has a better truck!