Initially breaking cover for the 2019 model year, the latest fourth-generation GMC Sierra 1500 is now expected sunset in 2026 with the forthcoming arrival of the all-new, next-generation 2027 GMC Sierra 1500. Naturally, the fifth-generation 2027 GMC Sierra 1500 will debut a long list of updates and changes over the current model. The questions is – what improvements would you like the next-gen GMC Sierra 1500 to receive?
For those readers who may not remember, the fourth-gen Sierra 1500 received a mid-cycle refresh later in the 2022 model year, with the refreshed pickup launching after the carryover 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited. Compared to the pre-refresh Sierra, the refreshed Sierra 1500 introduced a wealth of updates, starting with the addition of the first-ever Sierra Denali Ultimate and Sierra AT4X to the trim level lineup. The Sierra Denali Ultimate serves as the range-topper of the Sierra 1500 trim level cadence, and features 22-inch midnight painted aluminum wheels with machining and bright Chrome Inserts, a 12-speaker premium Bose sound system, a Vader Chrome grille treatment, heated and ventilated front seats, and more.
Meanwhile, the GMC Sierra AT4X serves as the most-capable off-roader in the light-duty Sierra lineup, running off-road suspension with a two-inch factory installed lift and Multimatic DSSV dampers, a high-strength, high-clearance front bumper, 18-inch wheels wrapped in Mud-Terrain Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires, e-lockers, and Hill Descent Control.
Other highlights of the 2022-model-year refresh included the introduction of Super Cruise, GM’s semi-autonomous driver assist system capable of taking the wheel during extended highway driving. Equipped as standard by the Sierra Denali Ultimate, GM Super Cruise offers semi-autonomous trailering capabilities as well.
The current GMC Sierra powertrain lineup offers four engine options, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, rated at 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque. Two transmission options are on the table depending on the engine selected, including the GM 8-speed automatic and the GM 10-speed automatic.
So, with all that covered, we want to know – what improvements would you like the next-gen GMC Sierra 1500 to receive? Tell us by posting in the comments section below, and remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more GMC Sierra news, GMC news, GM business news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.