2020 GMC Sierra 1500

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2020 GMC Sierra 1500
MSRP Range: $29,600 - $34,200

MSRP$34,200
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2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

  • Several available powertrains for towing and hauling needs
  • Long cabin provides excellent rear legroom
  • Massive bed capacity and a bounty of in-bed tie-down points
  • New touchscreen display is attractive and easy to use
  • Interior design and cabin controls look dated
  • Has a rougher ride than primary rivals
  • Quality of some cabin materials is subpar
  • Extra-large center stack takes up lots of cabin space
  • New 3.0-liter turbodiesel available as an option
  • 10-speed automatic now available with 5.3-liter V8
  • Optional bed-view and trailer cameras added to lineup
  • Adaptive cruise control now available
  • Part of the fourth Sierra 1500 generation introduced for 2019
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The GMC Sierra is comfortable and can be equipped with a rambunctious 6.2-liter V8. But getting the big V8 drives the truck's cost up, reducing its value. Still, if you're looking for the best interpretation of the GM family of trucks, the Sierra could be it.
The optional 6.2-liter V8 is a wonderful engine. The 10-speed transmission shifts quickly. It helped our test truck cover 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds, which is quick for a full-size truck. Maximum braking performance is also impressive, though a lack of brake pedal feel can make it hard to modulate the brakes precisely in routine driving.

We're less fond of the Sierra's handling capability. It leans over a lot and generally feels ponderous as you drive around turns. The feel from the steering wheel is also a bit numb. Off-road capability is average for a full-size truck. There's also a Traction Select system, which allows additional wheelspin and smoother initial throttle response in low-traction scenarios.
The Sierra isn't quite as plush in seating as its main rivals, but the shape and support are there. The ride is relatively smooth on the highway, and the truck ably absorbs most small impacts. But the truck can get bouncy when you drive on roads that have a lot of bumps and dips.

The climate system can easily heat and cool the cabin, but operating it can be a little tricky because a lot of the control buttons are small. We really like the split-heated front seats — offering separate settings for seatback and seat cushion — a GM-exclusive feature. Engine noise is nicely muted until you get hard on the throttle, at which point it becomes a bit unpleasant but not offensive.
Front headroom, shoulder room and legroom are plentiful. The back seat of the crew-cab Sierra is absolutely massive. Three full-size adults can easily fit shoulder to shoulder back there. Both the driver's seat and the steering wheel have a wide range of adjustments. But dialing in a truly pleasing driving position can be difficult because of the way the steering wheel tilts up and down.

The layout of the controls is OK. We like the big volume and tuning knobs but are less fond of some of the virtual buttons on the touchscreen and the overall dated look of the cabin. As for visibility, shorter drivers will have a hard time seeing over the hood of the truck. The thick roof pillars can also impede your vision.
The 8-inch infotainment screen looks small compared to the optional 12-inch screen you'll see in the Ram 1500, but GMC's system is at least relatively easy to use. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard and, in our testing, connected quickly. There are USB and USB-C ports on the dash, plus more in the center console and rear-seat area, but a second set in the rear for passengers would be nice.

The native voice recognition system understands basic commands but doesn't do as well with recognizing natural speech. Our test truck also had automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, front and rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Most of these systems work well.
The GMC's bed is quite useful and convenient. It's big, with tie-downs galore, and no one offers bed steps like these. On top of that, it has an exclusive MultiPro tailgate, which opens in six different configurations. Top Sierra trims come standard with a brake controller, trailer camera angles that help you get hitched, and memory settings for various trailer configurations. Maximum tow ratings are not best-in-class but are nonetheless very respectable.

Inside, a large center console and lots of small pockets provide plenty of space for all your small items. There are copious cupholders too. Accommodating just about any child safety seat should be easy thanks to the crew cab's massive back seat.
The EPA says the Sierra Denali should get 17 mpg combined (15 city/20 highway). That's respectable for an upgraded V8 but not the best in class. At 17.6 mpg, we met the combined rating on our highway-dominant test loop, while our long-term average economy came out to 16.4 mpg. Impressively, we achieved 20.5 mpg during a long highway trip for our best tank.
Value is the Sierra's main weakness, especially when you're looking at the pricey Denali trim level. The interior is well-built and sturdy, but the quality of materials is disappointing. Other than the MultiPro tailgate, there's not much here that's distinctive. Other trucks offer better value and towing capability.

GMC's three-year/36,000-mile warranty and five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty are standard for the segment. Scheduled maintenance (oil changes and tire rotation) is included for the first visit in the first year — Ram and Ford can't match that.
These days a truck has to do much more than the basics. Styling plays a role, as does its drivability. The Sierra has merit in those areas — with plenty of visual bravado and towing and hauling capability, it's certainly a competent rig. But its competitors do many of those things just a fraction better. If you want a full-size truck that's more comprehensively upscale, go with the Ram.

The GMC Sierra 1500 is based on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and it shares almost all of its parts with that truck. The engines, the frame, the interior layout, and even most of the available options are identical. Yet the Sierra is more expensive. So why not just get the Silverado instead? Well, to justify its higher price, the Sierra 1500 offers a slightly more premium experience, a few higher-end materials, and some exclusive options that GMC hopes will draw you in.

One big party piece that the Sierra offers is the MultiPro rear tailgate. It's a six-position tailgate that can act as a table, an extension to the tailgate, or a large step for loading items into the bed. Another available option that gives the Sierra some cool factor is the carbon-fiber composite bed. Available as an option on the top trim levels, the CarbonPro bed promises decreased weight along with increased durability. Then there are the retractable side steps that can move forward and back for easier access to the cab or bed of the truck.

Aside from those GMC exclusives and some styling differences, the Sierra is the same under the hood. The GMC offers the same engine lineup as the Chevy, which includes a V6, a turbocharged four-cylinder and two V8s. And, just like the Chevy, the 2020 Sierra now offers a new 3.0-liter Duramax six-cylinder diesel engine. It provides robust towing capability, improved fuel economy and ample low-down torque.

All of these extras, coupled with a long list of standard features and impressive capabilities, make the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 a tempting truck. However, rivals such as the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 still hold an edge over the Sierra, with similarly equipped but less expensive trim levels and a more enjoyable daily-driving experience.

Which Sierra 1500 does Edmunds recommend?

While you can go full luxe with the Denali, we think the best value comes from the midlevel SLT. It's standard with the likable 5.3-liter V8, or you can get the optional 3.0-liter diesel engine or the upgraded 6.2-liter V8 (our choice of engine). The SLT also has the trick MultiPro tailgate. Plus, most of the Denali's extra features, such as adaptive cruise control and the bed-view camera system, are available on the SLT as well.

GMC Sierra 1500 models

The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is available in six trim levels: base, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4 and Denali. The Sierra is offered in regular single cab, double cab and crew cab with a variety of bed lengths. All cab configurations are available with four-wheel drive.

The base Sierra comes with a 4.3-liter V6 (285 horsepower, 305 lb-ft of torque), a six-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, a rearview camera, a tilt-only steering wheel, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and a six-speaker sound system.

The SLE trim level adds a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine (310 hp, 348 lb-ft of torque) paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, remote keyless entry and an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen. From the SLE on up, a 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel engine (277 hp, 420 lb-ft of torque) is available as an option as is a bed-camera system that adds a cargo-box camera and provisions for two additional trailer-mounted cameras. On top of the standard SLE gear, the Elevation adds a remote-locking tailgate, LED foglights, and two USB ports in the back seat.

Stepping up to the SLT, you add a 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp, 383 lb-ft of torque) paired with an eight-speed auto, a locking rear differential, a MultiPro configurable tailgate, dual-zone climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trailer brake controller, heated-and-ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats. A 6.2-liter V8 (420 hp, 460 lb-ft) with a 10-speed automatic is optional.

GMC offers a Driver Alert 1 package for the SLE and higher trims. It includes driver assistance features such as parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. There's also the Driver Alert 2 package (SLT, AT4 and Denali only) that further adds forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.

GMC gives the AT4 trim similar features to the SLT but with a 2-inch suspension lift, standard four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case, skid plates, monotube shock absorbers, all-terrain tires, hill descent control, and a terrain-selectable traction control system.

At the top of the range is the Denali, which basically builds on the SLT's contents. It also adds exclusive adaptive suspension dampers, the Driver Alert 1 package and a seven-speaker Bose sound system. Many of the top-trim features are available as options on lower trim levels. Other options for the Denali include power assist steps, a head-up display and a rear camera mirror. Also available only on the AT4 and the Denali is a lightweight carbon-fiber composite bed.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500.

5 star reviews: 64%
4 star reviews: 11%
3 star reviews: 5%
2 star reviews: 7%
1 star reviews: 13%
Average user rating: 4.1 stars based on 17 total reviews

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2 out of 5 stars, Technology / infotainment system not so good
Howard,
SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Thought I was upgrading when I traded my 2017 Sierra 1500 crew cab with the premium plus package for this 2020 Sierra with same equipment package. I was wrong. There are indeed upgrades, however, the technology / infotainment system were a big step backward and has me regretting this purchase. Their system doesn't work well with at least some phones ( Iphone xs with latest operating system and 2 year old top tier Samsung ) when paired via bluetooth. GM has removed their built in messaging app so the only way to receive text messages through their system is to plug in / tether your phone and use Apple Car Play or AA. One can send text messages using voice commands but not receive, or even be notified of incoming messages when connected via bluetooth. Their system also turns the volume down on the phones which causes problems. Many pages of information / complaints regarding these issues are available by doing a search. Apparently impacts 2019 and 2020 GM products. I don't know why this isn't mentioned in all of the reviews since it would be a deal breaker for some. There are other issues / omissions on the 2020 that were on my 2017 that I find annoying such as no overhead console to store glasses, moving the wireless phone charger from the console lid to the front console losing half of the console storage area, ( which is ironic considering the phone must be plugged in for the basic phone functions to work ) and lights visible to the driver on the outside door mirrors showing when the turn signal is engaged. There is a lot to like with the 2020 Sierra but mine is an expensive vehicle with many top tier options yet the infotainment interaction with the Iphone is an 8 – 10 year step backward and shows how out of touch GM is with the consumer.

4 out of 5 stars, Good but not class leading
Davelv,
Denali 4dr Crew Cab 6.6 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A)

Just put 8500 miles in 7 weeks on a new 2020 Sierra 1500 Denali with the 3.0 Duramax. Overall mpg was 24 with highway speeds at 75 to 80 mph. Driving at 55 mph in construction zones netted 40 to 50 mpg. Fantastic engine. Ride is smooth. Seats are comfortable. Easy to drive all day. However.... the navigation voice input is useless as it can't recognize most requests. Navigation also will try to send you down a goat path which might be on the maps but is not a real road. And worse it still has the 2016-2018's occasional problem of saying go right when the direction is really left, and vice-versa. Expect to always have to use Apple Carplay as backup for finding stuff and getting good directions. Also the screen is small and can't adequately display maps and music info at the same time. Tailgate is very heavy, as is its subdoor which is tough to close when the gate is down. Truck came with an electrical cable hanging from underneath that if it had caught on something would have torn it away - but was easily re-positioned to tuck it out of harms way. Heads-up display is nice, but the navigation map doesn't fully translate to it, just arrows and road numbers. Radio when it starts in a garage says no satellite signal message which doesn't go away until the channel is changed in the clear. DEF usage about 1 gallon/1000 miles. The 3.0 Duramax starts quickly and idles at 300 rpm and is almost unnoticeable at stop lights. Definitely suggest getting a start/stop eliminator since otherwise it resets every time the engine starts. Lane keeping is weaker than the 2016-2018 models, and severely lags other manufacturer's capabilities to self-drive for extended periods. Adaptive cruse control uses camera and shuts off when driving into the sun, but the standard cruise can still be used - a radar unit would eliminate this problem. Interior has a lot of plastic on the doors and dash that scratches easily. Sunroof is still only a small single pane instead of dual pane. It is a nice vehicle but would be fantastic with technology upgrades, higher interior quality availability, and some luxury options, e.g. dual pane sunroof, rear window shades, 20 way seats. Note that Model selected was for the 5.3L, not 3.0 Duramax as Edmunds doesn't list it, but this review is for the 3.0 Duramax.

5 out of 5 stars, NO REGRETS!!!
B. DLS,
AT4 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Recently upgraded from the 2018 Sierra SLT to the 2020 Sierra AT4. I have been nothing but impressed and surprised with everything this truck offers. When I drove off the lot and got on the highway I immediately noticed how quickly I got up to speed (using normal driving mode, not sport) and how quite the cabin was. There was traffic on the highway and I remember driving to the dealership in the 2018 with the same amount of traffic and I had to raise the volume on stereo to hear the person I was on a bluetooth call with. I called the same person in the 2020 AT4 on the same highway and I could hear them perfectly and at a normal volume. They also said they could hear me better. The ride has been crazy smooth as well. I've been driving down the same roads I did with the 2018 and this AT4 blows it out of the water when it comes to ride comfort. The 2020 comes with the 10-speed tranny which gives the AT4 the extra towing capability which I need to pull my 35' travel trailer with more confidence. I love the look of the AT4 from the 2" lift, tires and wheels, front grille, and of course that amazing tail gate. Some critics have talked down about the anterior of the Sierra's in general. And I have to admit...I have sat in the cabin of Ram, Ford, Tundra, and GMCs. And in my opinion the RAM had the most comfortable seats. But other than the seats all other aspects are in my opinion the same if not better in the AT4. I could never buy a RAM no matter how comfortable the seats are mainly because I don't have any aspirations of being broken down on the side of the road. I think RAM puts so much focus on seat comfort because they at least want you to have a comfortable place to sit when you are in fact broken down on the side of the road and waiting on the tow truck. HA! In closing, I Iove this truck. Has everything I've ever wanted in a truck including a tri-fold tonneau cover which I got my dealer to include in the deal. Couldn't be happier.

1 out of 5 stars, Crooked pick up bed
Danny B,
SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

I bought a 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup and the bed assembly is crooked. The dealer told me "they are all that way" and "no one ever notices" and "if they do they just live with it... This is a joke....buyer beware

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2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel Review and First Drive

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel Review and First Drive

MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER: What's that sound? Oh, just six cylinders and a drum line turning diesel to torque. That's right, this is the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax. Man, I feel so tough right now. Do I look tough? No? OK, whatever-- let's talk about this truck and why you might want or not want a diesel in your half ton. That's not a euphemism. If you're shopping for a diesel truck or any kind of truck, visit us at edmunds.com. And make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 1500 is what I'm interested in, because I don't know. I would call it the most consumer truck. This is the truck you might have as a daily driver, to do some towing, some adventuring. But now it is available with a diesel engine. Every 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup truck comes with a diesel option. And they sell very well, despite being more expensive than the gas engines. The same hasn't been true for the 1500 series half ton trucks until Ram reintroduced a diesel in 2014. Before that, it was gas engine only. Why does that matter? Well, diesel engines are cool, because they make a lot of torque. That's the muscle part of the engine, and it helps for easier towing. They also offer better range and fuel economy than a gasoline engine carrying the same weight. Diesels are especially good at providing respectable fuel economy and range while towing, which makes them very popular with people who have horses or boats or race cars or big camper trailers or pretty much anything that you might need to carry from one place to another. The 3-Liter Straight-6 Duramax in the 1500 is so quiet and chilled out, that you would never even know it was a diesel if you didn't see the badge. I haven't been in any diesel vehicles that I would describe as a rocket ship, but it is plenty quick. We're moving. Because the 3-Liter Duramax is a smaller engine than what's available in the heavy-duty trucks, I like to call it the Baby Max. But it makes 277 horsepower and 460-pound feet of torque, which is a very grownup number. The 3-Liter is backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission, and it's really nice. It shifts smoothly on hills and while towing. And as we are unladen right now, I don't even notice the shifts. It's effortless. It doesn't pull quite as effortlessly as its heavy-duty siblings, but the 15000 still has cool trailering tech. And it is more than ready to take some dirt bikes or a small camper out for the weekend. Speaking of trailer tech, this thing has 15 different camera views. You can see everything that's happening everywhere, in space even. You guys, you guys, you guys, yeah, there's a buffalo right there. There's two buffalo. That is so cool. Hey, guys, do you like my truck? Every time I get into a big truck, I'm always thinking, am I going to be able to see out of this thing? Is it going to be hard for me to drive because I'm not a big person? Seat moves up. The steering wheel moves down. Visibility is great. And also, did I mention 15 camera angles? This thing is fine. I've been in small cars that were harder to see out of. But you might be watching this and going, well, I am a big person, so is it going to be comfortable for me? And that is why I have driven around with many big people this week. And they have all said that they have plenty of room, including in the back. Another big question whenever you get into a truck is, is it going to handle like a truck? Is it going to ride like a truck? Are we going to be bouncing around in here and having to slow down to 10 miles an hour for even the slightest corner? No. No, actually you don't. The suspension is tuned really well. We were driving around in the mountains, and it was not a problem. We were able to keep up with traffic. We didn't feel big and unwieldy. Now, if you're already a GMC fan, you already understand the vibe of GMC. But if you're not, you might be wondering, what is GMC compared to Chevy, which is a sibling company? Or where does GMC fit in the truck market? GMC describes itself as premium pro. So is the Sierra meeting that luxury idea? OK, it's kind of interesting, because from a driving perspective, I would say absolutely. I mean, it's smoother than some Cadillacs I've been in. I think the drive quality is really nice. I think the handling is nice. And again, it's so quiet. From a material standpoint, in the interior, ahh, I think they could push a little bit harder. It's sort of weird, because I would say that, from a tech and performance standpoint, GMC is doing a good job of providing a premium experience. There's this cool mirror that flips to have a full view, not blocked by anything that's in the truck. And you can get heated and cooled seats. And again, it's very comfortable in here, very roomy. It's just the actual physical materials that are covering the interior, they're only OK. [MUSIC PLAYING] I sure wish I had somewhere to sit. Well, you look at that. I'm a fan of the half ton with diesel grunt. This is a good truck. GMC is doing it a little bit differently than some of the competitors, with a focus on driving comfort and tech over top towing numbers. But unless you're hauling something every day, I'd say the 3-Liter Sierra is a great workhorse to add to your stable. For more videos like this, please subscribe, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. [MUSIC PLAYING]

The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 now offers a diesel option for better mileage over the gas engine. In our first drive of the Duramax Sierra, we were impressed by the engine's quiet, smooth power delivery. Is there a better place to review a pickup than in the gorgeous landscapes of Wyoming?

Features & Specs

2dr Regular Cab LB features & specs
2dr Regular Cab LB
4.3L 6cyl 6A
MSRP$29,600
MPG 16 city / 21 hwy
SeatingSeats 3
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower285 hp @ 5300 rpm
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2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB features & specs
2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB
4.3L 6cyl 6A
MSRP$34,200
MPG 15 city / 20 hwy
SeatingSeats 3
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower285 hp @ 5300 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Sierra 1500 safety features:

Forward Collision Alert
Sounds an alert and flashes a light when the system detects a possible front crash.
Lane Keep Assist
Detects when the vehicle is drifting from its lane and gently steers it back toward the center.
Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
Automatically applies the brakes when the system detects an impending frontal crash at low speeds.

NHTSA Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
PassengerNot Rated
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. the competition

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Ram 1500

If you're looking for a luxury experience in a full-size truck, the Sierra and the Ram are two of the top choices. The Ram, however, offers a better cabin, more comfortable seats and a better highway ride than the Sierra. The Sierra has more powertrains to choose from, but the Ram counters with three impressive engines of its own. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Ram 1500.

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GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Ford F-150

Available with a dizzying array of options and a seemingly endless combination of engines and cab configurations, the Ford F-150 is a seriously versatile truck. It also has some top-notch towing and hauling numbers if you're looking for a capable work truck. Like the Ram, the Ford F-150 will appeal to more price-conscious buyers than the Sierra 1500. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Ford F-150.

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GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

If you're looking for all the GMC Sierra's capability but don't want to pay the luxury premium, the choice at this point should be clear: the Chevrolet Silverado. There's very little mechanically that separates these two trucks. And if you like them both, it might just come down to a styling preference.

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FAQ

Is the GMC Sierra 1500 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Sierra 1500 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.3 out of 10. You probably care about GMC Sierra 1500 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Sierra 1500 gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a GMC Sierra 1500. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500:

  • New 3.0-liter turbodiesel available as an option
  • 10-speed automatic now available with 5.3-liter V8
  • Optional bed-view and trailer cameras added to lineup
  • Adaptive cruise control now available
  • Part of the fourth Sierra 1500 generation introduced for 2019
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Is the GMC Sierra 1500 reliable?

To determine whether the GMC Sierra 1500 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Sierra 1500. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Sierra 1500's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Sierra 1500 and gave it a 7.3 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Sierra 1500 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 GMC Sierra 1500?

The least-expensive 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $29,600.

Other versions include:

  • 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $29,600
  • 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $34,200
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What are the different models of GMC Sierra 1500?

If you're interested in the GMC Sierra 1500, the next question is, which Sierra 1500 model is right for you? Sierra 1500 variants include 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), and 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A). For a full list of Sierra 1500 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Overview

The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is offered in the following submodels: Sierra 1500 Crew Cab, Sierra 1500 Regular Cab, Sierra 1500 Double Cab. Available styles include SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A), AT4 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A), Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), Elevation 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Elevation 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Elevation 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), SLE 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Denali 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.6 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A), SLE 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.6 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A), Elevation 4dr Double Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), AT4 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.6 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A), Elevation 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.6 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.6 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), SLT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 6.6 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.6 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), SLE 4dr Double Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Denali 4dr Crew Cab 6.6 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), Elevation 4dr Crew Cab 6.6 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), SLE 4dr Crew Cab 6.6 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), SLT 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), AT4 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 10A), and 4dr Crew Cab 6.6 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Sierra 1500 4.1 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Sierra 1500.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Sierra 1500 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 GMC Sierra 1500?

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)

The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,700. The average price paid for a new 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is trending $5,442 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,442 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,258.

The average savings for the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is 13.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

Which 2020 GMC Sierra 1500s are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 for sale near. There are currently 254 new 2020 Sierra 1500s listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $37,110 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $11,884 on a used or CPO 2020 Sierra 1500 available from a dealership near you.

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 GMC Sierra 1500?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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