This Is The Most Popular Trim Level Of The GMC Sierra15
The GMC Sierra is famous for being GM’s most Professional Grade pickup truck. The vehicle is offered in several different body styles (cab and bed configurations), powertrain combinations, and trim levels, with the range-topping Sierra Denali probably being the most well-known variant. But it’s not the most popular. Rather, the SLT trim level has traditionally been the best-selling Sierra 1500 trim level.
In fact, the Sierra SLT has historically accounted for about 40 percent of all half-ton GMC Sierra sales volume, GMC’s Fred Ligouri told us on the sidelines of the New York International Auto Show. The Sierra Denali has typically been the second-most-popular trim, accounting for about 30 percent of all Sierra 1500 sales mix. The remaining 30 percent was made up of the remaining trim levels – the Sierra Base and the SLT.
|Trim Name:||Sierra (Base)||SLE||SLT||Denali|
However, all that might change with the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra, which sees the introduction of two new trim levels: Sierra Elevation and Sierra AT4. The two new trims expand the quantity of GMC Sierra trim levels from four to six.
|Trim Name:||Sierra (Base)||SLE||Elevation||SLT||AT4||Denali|
In fact, both of the new trim levels will likely reduce the penetration of the SLT trim level. Interestingly, the AT4 is based on the SLT equipment group, while Elevation is based on the SLE trim.
For its part, GMC is seeing a very positive response to the new Sierra and the AT4 trim level, which we’ll discuss in a separate report.
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Makes sense, personally I wouldn’t buy a new vehicle that has leather seats. They’re hot in the summer and cold in the winter. I have owned used vehicles with them, I know, with the SLT you get cloth seats.
“SLE” is the cloth seats. SLT doesn’t come standard with leather, but 90% of SLT trucks are leather. The SLT premium package has almost everything the Denali does minus the Denali price tag.
SLT does have standard leather, in a 60/40 bench-style format. Buckets are optional, and seat cooling is optional on the buckets only. I believe heating is standard on SLT, but not sure.
I’m pretty sure the elevation trim was available on the K2 platform.
It was a package, not an actual trim level. And it was on and off for the K2…
Thanks for the clarification Alex.
I wish they would drop the trim levels and simply let you build your truck with the features you like. Many of us are not fans of all the chrome but yet want the high-end suspension, heads up display, etc. I personally like the look of the AT4 (black chrome and black accents) better than the Denali, but don’t need the off-road features.
Exactly Daniel. You would think that with modern computer management that the manufacturers should be able to build vehicles with a menu of options personally for buyers instead of the fixed price dinner options we are presented with, and still make a profit.
You can order trucks that way but the way GM is working, the ship times have been over 10 weeks. I have seen Bolt orders take 3 months to arrive because of a rail car shortage.
I think that is one of the major reasosn why the F150 is such a big seller.
If I go online and build a new Silverado/Sierra 1500, in order to get remote start, I have to get all this other equipment that I do not want nor need. However, If I go on Ford’s website and build a new F150 I can get Remote start, fog lights and a bunch of other stuff that I want without being forced to buy keyless start or a 110 outlet or nav, or anything I dont want.
AT4 would be at the top of my list of the K2’s if not for that black-with-peanut-butter-stripes only interior. Really not pleased with the severely limited interior options across the entire K2 lineup.
Do you mean T1 trucks? K2 is the outgoing model
Sean, yes, my apologies- T1
OMG, it is the beast, loved it very much and it seems like a ford ranger, will see which car will wins on this era, thank you for the share,
I would expect the numbers are similar in the Canyon line.
Though the Canyon STL can get pretty close to the Denali loaded up.
They need to offer the AT 4 line in the Canyon as the All Terrain lacks some options of the STL though it carries some like hill control that the STL lacks.
To be honest I own the Denali but like the less chrome of the All Terrain. When the Denali is discounted it becomes a better optioned alternative to the STL at the same price.
Now the game is different on the Full size as the price difference on the Denali is more.