2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Review
Pros & Cons
- Smooth, quiet ride
- comfortable seats
- powerful V8 options.
- Large turning circle
- weak V6 engine
- bland interior design on base trim
- limited cabin storage.
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Edmunds' Expert Review
Most helpful consumer reviews
SLT 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
The SLT version of this truck is totally awesome. It is quiet, powerful, solid and gets 21 MPG with the 5.3 engine. GM hit the mark with this truck and if not for the year end sale I would have bought the 2014. This truck is like a Cadillac inside and rides like one. Love it.
SLE 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
I bought a new truck for reliability and that is not what I have gotten from this truck. When I bought the truck (26K), I had to return it the next day because the flywheel was jacked up, and they had to replace it. Then before it hit 45k miles, the entire left lifter bank collapsed, and it had to be returned for more warranty work. 2 months later, I had to return it again because there was an issue with the emissions and it was throwing a check engine code. Just yesterday, the check engine light starts blinking and the truck goes into limp mode. I shut it off and check the oil (I bought it certified pre owned and the dealer still changes the oil and rotates the tires for free) oil is ok, but low. I start it up, light is still blinking and in limp mode, but I have to get it right up the street to the shop. light goes off and the truck has been ok...for now...its like a time bomb.
SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
paid probably $3K too much, but got what I wanted; a really great looking fully optioned truck that can hold its own in a pasture or heading to a nice dinner all dressed up. A few minor and sometimes annoying negatives are far out-weighed by the pros and overall satisfaction with this great truck. I've driven 7K miles since bought new in June 2013, but terrain and weather conditions since then have been pretty varied, so I fell like the review reflects a fair perspective from a guy who has driven lots of trucks. This is the nicest one so far for me. Granted I look forward to driving the new 2014 and experiencing those upgrades too, but the 2013 model stands its ground pretty well.
SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
Had my 2013 sierra pick in to service twice since new to replace blown transmission gasket. Now at 141000 km transmission failure. Not covered by extended warranty !!! A little cover the problem to get past warranty!! $4100 extended warranty useless. Do not buy these vehicles. Look up transmission problems and lawsuits!! Every single year has massive problem!!!