By Sam on
Vehicle2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
ReviewFirst new pickup in many years, always had a used one around, but primary vehicle has been SUV's until now. This truck has the Z71 off road pkg and the towing pkg that includes the 5.3L/6A upgrade. Overall, the ride is good but the seats are not very comfortable for long rides. Iyt seems to have good power even towing a heavy load. Fuel economy could be better, but I only have 4500 miles on it so that might improve some. I average 15 mpg with 17 being my best highway trip so far. On the down side, it has a light rattle in the A/C vent that I cant pinpoint, but varies with fan speed and the rock chip protectors on the fenders are peeling off. But overall, it seems to be a good vehicle.
Best FeaturesStereo, instrument cluster, backup warning and overall exterior design.
Worst FeaturesSeat fabric is the worst. Lint, hair and other debris stick to it like glue. It takes a lot of work to clean. So bad I may trade the vehicle because of it. It needs larger sun shades, too much window not covered. Wider door panals to rest your arm on. Better fog lts that come on with headlights.
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