Pros: look great, nice mpg, Cons: head lights, can't see anything at night and worse in the rain; head rests, very uncomfortable too far forward; vibration in drive line while driving; no radio reception at all; transmission shifting problems; windshield wipers are worthless; dealer help anymore is bad at best. I'm done with GM
I've driven plenty of trucks - F150, Chevy Avalanche, Silverado...but this one...this one blows them away! Looks amazing. Drives amazing. Technology is amazing. Comfort is amazing. Seriously, I can't say enough good things about this 2015 Sierra SLT Z71. I'm not one for fancy things, but I felt that I deserved a nice car - and this is definitely a nice care. Interior is well appointed with leather trim on the wheel and dashboard; nice wood and aluminum accents throughout the cockpit; user-friendly steering wheel and touchscreen controls; heated AND cooled seats; heated steering wheel for those cold mornings; power seats; and plenty of leg room in the back. Exterior is clean: 22" wheels help you ride a bit higher so you'll have better visibility; chrome accents are eye catching, but modestly appointed; overall...it just looks GOOOOOD. Ride is smooth and isn't "trucky" if that makes sense.
Got my truck in April '15 and loved it - until it got hot outside. I've had two F-150's and a/c would freeze you out. Here in Alabma summer's are very hot. A/C blows hard and very cold, briefly. Then the A/C cooling stops while the hard blowing continues. And since we have such hot summers it feels like hot air blowing on you. It does this back and forth continually. Of course once the truck cools off enough then it not so bad. But it's a good 10 minutes- long enough to start sweating! It's as if the compressor switches off and on while the blowing remains the same. Dealer kept it two days and said it was working normally. I work indoors in an extremely cold business and am a slim guy so when I leave work I'm not overly hot so sweating my rear off on my drive home is unacceptable. Im wondering if the dealers hear this a lot and know it's baked into the design. Either way I will be trading it near years end when prices drop on 2015's. In the deep south with our long, hot summers and high humidity good A/C is critical.
So this was the first brand new vehicle I ever purchased. Yes it is beautiful. Love the big screen , dual climate controls( which I can see make a difference) and you have to have it on full blast for people in the back seat due to no vents back there. Love the nice leather interior. However, lights are horrible at night. Hard to see anything. Bluetooth worked good at first but now can't understand anything. Weird! The back glass leaked and stained the headliner. It's in the shop as we speak. The WORST thing is since about 5,000 miles it has had a clunking noise after going 5-10 in traffic then speed up it clunks and jerks super hard! I've had it to dealer four times they say " oh that's just nothing, that's just how these new vehicles shift" BS. I work hard for my money and for what I paid for this GM needs to fix it! I would think twice maybe three or four times before I buy one.
All in all its a great truck. The flaws that I seen so far are these, but not enough to sway you from not buying. Love the heated seats and auto start. 1.) Head lights Suck. 2.) Head rest feels like a brick. Probably so you don't fall asleep. lol. 3.) Needs more storage space like on top of the dash or center console style changed. The 3 sections behind the cup holders on the split seat styles are completely useless and waste of space. The dividers need to be either removable or gotten rid of. Would be a nice place for pens. Also the bottom center could pull out with a nice configuration there. Instead you have to lift the bench to get it opened. 4.) Ride is a little stiff, but that could be because its still new.