General Motors has launched a Build & Price configurator for its all-new, 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, allowing customers to go and price out different options and configurations until they land on the precise mix of ingredients that suits them best. The configurator is a bit incomplete at the moment, with no extended cab, long box, or V6 petrol engine selectable; choices are limited to crew cab, short box, and either a 5.3L or a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8. More cab, box, and engine options will be added soon enough, but for now, GM is starting off taking customer V8 crew cab orders.
As such, the least-expensive 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 that a buyer can go and configure right now – an SLT Crew Cab 5.3L – costs a mighty $48,195, including $1,495 destination charge. When available, a base-trim Sierra 1500 with an extended cab and a V6 petrol engine should start right around $36,500 including destination. For comparison’s sake, the also-all-new, mechanically-similar 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 starts at a scant $29,795 with destination.
The redesigned GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have their work cut out for them, as they arrive at a time when not only has the formidable, best-selling Ford F-150 just been revamped, but when FCA is also rolling out a redesigned version of its Ram 1500 pickup truck. At the same time, the mass consumer migration away from cars and into trucks and SUVs could present a golden opportunity for General Motors – one that it’s brand-new pickups are well-positioned to take advantage of.
Click here to check out the configurator for the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 yourself.