2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Review, Feature and Images – The GMC Sierra delivers stout towing and hauling ability, a quiet cabin, and distinctive styling. GMC Sierra is built on the same platform and shares many mechanical pieces and body panels with the Chevrolet Silverado. Front-end styling and some details vary, but if you ever needed service either dealership could do it. Reviewers like the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500’s first-rate cabin materials, responsive steering and hushed ride.
The base V6 engine in the 2015 Sierra 1500 delivers good power so long as your plans don’t include a lot of heavy towing or hauling, test drivers write. They add that the optional 5.3-liter V8 has generous power, and a 6.2-liter V8 engine is also available. Reviewers say a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission is paired to the V6 and 5.3-liter V8 engines. The 6.2-liter V8 comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. At up to an EPA-estimated 18/24 mpg city/highway, the 2015 Sierra 1500’s fuel economy is on par for the class. While a few critics say its ride can’t quite match the car-like suppleness of the Ram 1500’s ride, most reviewers agree that the GMC Sierra rides comfortably and has controlled handling. They also note that it has strong brakes and responsive steering.
The cabin is constructed with premium materials, especially in the top Denali trim, and provides a quiet environment when the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 is at speed, reviewers say. They appreciate the roomy and comfortable front seats, as well as the rear bumper’s built-in step that makes climbing into the bed easier. The Sierra comes standard with two USB ports, an auxiliary input jack and an audio system with a 4.2-inch display screen. Options include a rearview camera, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, Bluetooth, navigation, front and rear park assist, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system with either a 4.2-inch display or 8-inch touch screen, OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot and a Safety Alert Seat, which vibrates to notify the driver of potential hazards in the truck’s path. IntelliLink responds quickly to inputs and you don’t have to take your eyes too far off the road to see the screen, reviewers say. However, a few critics mention that the display for the rearview camera is blurry, which can make it tricky to align a trailer hitch with the trailer.
Safety features include dual front airbags, front side airbags, side curftain airbags front and rear, StabiliTrak electronic stability control and tire-pressure monitoring. OnStar and its suite of functions are available on every Sierra.
Standard features in the 2015 Sierra 1500 include two USB ports, an auxiliary input jack and an audio system with a 4.2-inch display screen. Optional features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a 110-volt household-style outlet, a rearview camera, a six-speaker Bose audio system (seven speakers with front bucket seats), GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system with either a 4.2-inch display or an 8-inch touch screen, a power sunroof, Bluetooth, navigation, front and rear park assist, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, OnStar with 4G LTE and an integrated Wi-Fi hot spot, power windows, satellite radio and a Safety Alert Seat, which vibrates to notify the driver of potential hazards in the truck’s path.
Test drivers say that IntelliLink is responsive and easy to use, and they appreciate that you don’t have to look too far away from the road to see the screen. Reviewers also like that the GMC Sierra offers plenty of USB ports and power outlets to keep electronics charged.