The current generation GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck enters its third model year in 2017, having received a substantial refresh last year. It's still a rebadged twin to the Chevrolet Silverado, so very little separates the two trucks beyond cosmetics and sticker price. Still, both are uniformly accomplished, and if the GMC Sierra's looks appeal to you more than do the Silverado's, well, that's fine by us. The choice ultimately comes down to a matter of taste.
For 2017 the GMC Sierra glides along nearly unchanged. It brings a few minor upgrades such as active grille shutters that reduce aerodynamic drag, a capless fuel-filler neck and some enhancements to the infotainment system. Otherwise, this remains the same trusty and widely competent pickup that it has been for the past few years.
- Strong combination of fuel economy and power
- Comfortable, quiet cabin
- Compliant ride quality makes it suitable for daily use
- Many available configurations and trims
- The six-speed automatic gear ratios are spread too far for towing needs
- Cabin not as spacious as those of rivals
- Spendier than otherwise-identical Silverado