2019 GMC Sierra 1500
GMC completely overhauled (redesigned and re-engineered) the Sierra 1500 from the ground up for the 2019 model year, marking the start of the nameplate’s fourth-generation.
The automaker first unveiled the Sierra SLT and Sierra Denali models at a special event in Detroit on March 1, 2018.
With broader, more powerful proportions, the 2019 GMC Sierra is larger than its K2 platform predecessor in virtually every dimension. The larger grille and dramatic lighting underscore its dominant stance. The wheels are pushed closer to the corners, and are wrapped in larger tires than the previous model.
“The next generation Sierra Denali has a deliberate, commanding presence,” said Matt Noone, director of design, GMC Exteriors. “Its unmistakable design embodies the essence of GMC, while advancing the brand’s core styling elements — rooted in inherent capability — with a new expression of its signature cues.”
The Sierra 1500 K2 model was sold alongside the all-new T1 model as the Sierra 1500 Limited during the 2019 model year.
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is available as a light-duty full-size pickup truck with several cab and bed configurations.
- Three Cabs:
- Regular Cab
- Double Cab
- Crew Cab
- Three Beds:
- Short Bed
- Standard Bed
- Long Bed
The cab and bed choices can be configured in the following configurations
- Crew Cab, Short Bed
- Crew Cab, Standard Bed
- Double Cab, Standard Bed
- Regular Cab, Long Bed
We should note that each of the above body configurations is available with either a rear-wheel or four-wheel drivetrain assembly.
Model & Trims
Trim Level Distinctions
Elevation: The Sierra Elevation is offered exclusively in the double cab configuration, and can be had with either 2WD or 4WD. Additionally, the model features monochromatic door handles, bumpers and grille surround, amplified by black exterior accents, including the grille insert, tow hooks, side window trim and standard 20-inch aluminum wheels.
SLT: SLT models come standard with GMC’s new ProGrade Trailering System, which includes an all-new Trailering App featuring a Pre-Departure checklist, Maintenance Reminders, Trailer Light Test, Trailer Electrical Diagnostics, and Trailer Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring. Notably, the system is also standard on Denali models.
AT4: 2019 Sierra AT4 models offer authentic off-road capability with innovative technologies and premium refinement. Features include:
- 2-inch factory suspension lift
- Standard 4WD
- Two-speed transfer case
- Locking rear differential
- Skid plate
- Rancho monotube shocks
- 18-inch wheels with all-terrain Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires
- 20-inch wheels available
- Hill Descent Control
- Traction Select System
- MultiPro Tailgate
- Exclusive exterior and interior trim
- Red vertical recovery hooks
- Standard 5.3-liter L84 V8 engine
Denali: With segment-first technologies such as Multi-Color Head-up Display and Rear Camera Mirror, the redesigned Sierra also features exclusive chassis enhancements such as Adaptive Ride Control and signature design and interior elements. See complete 2019 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 info.
For its first model year, the fourth-generation GMC Sierra 1500 offers a total of ten exterior colors in addition to two interior color options and four different seat trims.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 color options include:
- 10 Exterior Colors:
- Deep Mahogany Metallic
- Cardinal Red
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Pacific Blue Metallic
- Quicksilver Metallic
- Summit White
- Onyx Black
- Dark Sky Metallic
- Red Quartz Tintcoat
- Smokey Quartz Metallic
- 2 Interior Colors:
- Jet Black
- Dark Walnut w/ Slate
The 2019 GMC Sierra is offered with the following engine and transmission choices:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Transmission||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Axle Ratio|
|4.3L LV3 EcoTec3 V6||Gasoline||Atmospheric||6-speed automatic MYC||285 @ 5300||305 @ 3900||3.42|
|2.7L L3B I4||Gasoline||Turbocharged||8-Speed Automatic (MQE)||310 @ 5600||348 @ 1500-4000||3.42|
|5.3L L82 EcoTec3 V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||6-Speed Automatic (MYC)||355 @ 5600||383 @ 4100||3.42|
|5.3L L84 EcoTec3 V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||2WD 8-Speed Automatic (MQE) / 4WD 10-Speed Automatic (MQB)||355 @ 5600||383 @ 4100||3.42|
|6.2L L87 EcoTec3 V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||10-Speed Automatic (MQB)||420 @ 5600||460 @ 4100||3.23|
|3.0L LM2 Duramax I6||Diesel||Turbocharged||10-Speed Automatic (MQB)||277 @ 3750||460 @ 1500||3.23|
The 2019 Sierra 1500 is assembled at the following factories:
The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali and SLT were initially scheduled to go on sale in the fall of 2018.
We expect the fourth-generation Sierra 1500 to remain in production through the 2025 model year.
An all-new, next GMC Sierra 1500 will most likely launch after the 2025 model year.
Discuss the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 in our GMC forum.
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