2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

2018 GMC Sierra 1500
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2018 GMC Sierra 1500
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What’s new

  • The 7-inch touchscreen is now standard
  • A rearview camera is now standard
  • Part of the third Sierra 1500 generation introduced for 2014

Pros

  • Strong combination of fuel economy and power
  • Comfortable, quiet cabin
  • Compliant ride quality makes it suitable for daily use
  • Many available configurations and trims

Cons

  • Standard six-speed automatic gear ratios aren't maximized for towing
  • Cabin not as spacious as some rivals


Which Sierra 1500 does Edmunds recommend?

With trucks like the Sierra 1500, there are so many options and configurations available that it's hard to recommend one setup that covers all the bases. But a good starting point for the Sierra is the SLT. Selecting the SLT gives you access to several desirable options packages, and it comes standard with the impressive 5.3-liter V8. What's more, you can add the more powerful 6.2-liter V8 to your options sheet if towing tops your priority list. Avoid the optional 22-inch wheels, though; they have a detrimental effect on the ride quality.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.1 / 10

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 doesn't get any big changes this year, but it didn't really need any. The Sierra, which shares its design with the Chevy Silverado, is highly capable when it comes to towing and is an all-around impressive and luxurious truck.

Available with three different engines and with multiple body and bed configurations, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is as customizable as any full-size truck on the road today. In the right configuration, it can tow more than 12,000 pounds. Yet the Sierra is also available with a long list of luxury and safety features and is very easy to live with on a daily basis. There are some drawbacks with the Sierra, including the slightly underwhelming base powertrain (a 4.3-liter V6 that we recommend replacing with one of the optional V8s) and the somewhat dated interior. But overall it's a strong offering from GMC in a highly competitive class.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 configurations

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is available in four trim levels: base, SLE, SLT and Denali. They are available in various cab and bed configurations. The base is relatively sparsely equipped, though a few options are available. We recommend buyers look to the SLE trim level at a minimum because it has features beyond what you'd find in a work-only truck. The version that strikes the best balance between amenities and functionality is the SLT trim level, while the range-topping Denali's luxury will appeal to buyers who want it all.

Configurations are as follows: Regular cabs are offered with a standard bed (6 feet 7 inches) or an extended bed (8 feet); double cabs come only with the standard bed; and crew cabs are available with a standard bed or a short bed (5 feet 9 inches). Be aware that not all trim levels are available with all configurations. All cab configurations are available with four-wheel drive.

The base Sierra comes with a 4.3-liter V6 (285 horsepower, 305 pound-feet of torque), a six-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch steel wheels, automatic xenon headlamps, power locks, a locking tailgate, power windows, air conditioning, cruise control, a rearview camera, a tilt-only steering wheel, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, USB connectivity and a six-speaker sound system.

The Sierra Convenience package adds remote keyless entry, a remote-locking tailgate, heated power mirrors, a 110-volt AC outlet and LED cargo box lighting. The Elevation Edition includes those items plus special 20-inch black alloy wheels, LED foglights, body-color exterior trim and OnStar communications (with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot).

The SLE trim level adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a damped tailgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen.

Many more options are available on the SLE. The SLE's Convenience package adds rear parking sensors, a rear window defogger, a sliding rear window and power-adjustable pedals. The Preferred package adds remote start, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel (V8 only), an power-adjustable driver seat and dual-zone automatic climate control. The SLE Value package adds the same items plus trailering equipment and a rear locking differential. Other options include leather upholstery, a full center console, a power-adjustable front passenger seat and wireless smartphone charging.

Stepping up to the SLT, our trim level of choice, nets you the 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp, 383 lb-ft), an eight-speed automatic transmission, power-folding and heated mirrors, leather upholstery and heated front seats. A 6.2-liter V8 (420 hp, 460 lb-ft) is optional. Other options for the SLT include front and rear parking sensors, a power-sliding rear window, a heated steering wheel, full LED headlights, a spray-in bedliner, navigation, a sunroof and a seven-speaker Bose audio system.

GMC offers an Enhanced Driver Alert package for the SLE and SLT. It includes driver assistance features such as a forward collision warning system with low-speed automatic emergency braking as well as lane departure warning and intervention.

Available on the SLT crew and double cabs are two different off-road-focused packages called the All-Terrain and All-Terrain X. The All-Terrain package adds a few features mentioned above plus some exterior styling changes, an off-road suspension featuring Rancho shocks and an underbody shield. The All-Terrain X package is similar in theme but lacks the off-road suspension.

At the top of the range is the Denali, which comes with most of the features available on lower trim levels and has all of the available driver assistance features. It adds exclusive adaptive suspension dampers, 20-inch wheels and unique interior appointments.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects.
The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Crew Cab Short Bed (6.2L V8 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD | 5-foot-9 bed).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current GMC Sierra 1500 has received some very minor revisions, including the addition of optional upgraded brakes. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's GMC Sierra.

Driving

7.5
The powertrain in the Sierra Denali is nothing short of impressive. With 420 hp, 460 lb-ft of torque and an eight-speed transmission, the truck is never short on grunt. But the brakes and the steering show considerably less advancement. The 22-inch wheels do it no help either.

Acceleration

8.5
There's stout performance from this 6.2-liter V8, so much so that the eight-speed automatic might seem a little much, but together they make for one of the best powertrains in the class. Power is plentiful at any engine speed, even though peak torque of 460 lb-ft is achieved at 4,100 rpm.

Braking

7.0
Around town, the Sierra's brakes are friendly and capable. Panic-braking tests revealed a confident, stable truck with little dive, impressive for its size, though braking distances were a little on the long side at 141 feet. GMC offers a brake upgrade, which is a curious option we've never tested.

Steering

6.5
Pinpoint accuracy and feedback are not its strong suits. Like the brakes, the steering is easy and gives you enough confidence to pilot this truck around town. Though it's accurate enough, the weighting never changes, leaving the driver feeling wholly disconnected from the front wheels.

Handling

6.0
The 22-inch wheels and tires don't help the Sierra's cause. The tires' low-rolling resistance and all-terrain construction leave the Sierra with a lack of grip. The truck feels stable, but the tires howl in protest if asked to turn. Stability control is conservatively tuned if not a bit clumsy.

Drivability

8.5
The Sierra makes having this much capability and power easy to handle. Key among the highlights is the transparent powertrain calibration. You rarely find yourself without enough power, and the system is quick to respond if you need more. Guiding this truck through most environments is a breeze.

Off-road

6.5
Four-wheel drive (high and low) can be selected via a knob on the dashboard. There's an active electronic transfer case and hill descent control, but the off-road prowess of our test truck is muted by the big 22-inch wheels and power side steps. Multiple packages are available for more capability.

Comfort

7.0
The Sierra has the basics down with decent ride control, comfortable seats, and low road and wind noise. But the optional 22-inch wheel and tire package does its best to erase most of those gains. The climate control system also failed to keep the cabin cool during a stint in extreme heat.

Seat comfort

7.0
While the seats are wide and accommodating, there's nothing particularly special about them in the Sierra Denali. There's little support offered for anything other than highway cruising. The seats do benefit from being both heated and cooled.

Ride comfort

6.5
With its Magnetic Ride Control, the Sierra Denali does a fairly impressive job of delivering above-average ride quality on smooth roads. Over rougher pavement the 22-inch wheels simply become too much to handle. The ride degrades noticeably, and the steering column shimmies and shakes constantly.

Noise & vibration

8.0
The cabin is generally well-isolated from tire and wind noise, even over rough roads. The exhaust noise is a subdued burble, and wind noise is minimal considering the shape and size of the truck. Vibrations could only be felt through the steering wheel on rougher roads.

Climate control

5.0
The functionality of the controls is hard to fault, but we found the airflow and performance in hot weather to be subpar. The driver's air vent placement is poor, delivering most of the air to your hands. During one stint in 95-plus degree heat, the Sierra was unable to cool the cabin adequately.

Interior

7.0
Most of the interior is a study on how to do a truck interior correctly. Switches are big and easy to use, access is good, and there's plenty of space. Some options proved to be more annoying than helpful, and the inexplicable misalignment of the center of the steering wheel is a nagging annoyance.

Ease of use

8.0
There are no real ergonomic gaffes in the Sierra Denali. Most controls fall readily to hand; the exceptions are the unusually small power rear window and sunroof rocker switches located on the headliner-mounted console. Screens and menus are clear and easy to navigate.

Getting in/getting out

6.0
The usually easy entry into a Sierra is upset by the optional power step rails. The truck isn't high enough to make them of any use to passengers over 5-foot-5, and their auto deployment caught out many a taller driver. Curiously, a driver's front roof pillar grab handle is optional at this price.

Driving position

6.5
Twelve-way power seats, adjustable pedals and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel make it easy to get situated, but the off-center steering column spoils the driving position. You either lean against the door to center the wheel in your chest or accept the mildly infuriating misalignment.

Roominess

7.0
As with any full-size crew-cab truck, there's ample room for both front and rear passengers. Up front, hip and shoulder room are generous, and rear seat passengers will find no room to complain about space.

Visibility

7.5
All in all, the Sierra has good visibility. Even with the big square hood, the only sight-line restrictions come from the large base of the front roof pillars and the much too small outside rearview mirrors. The backup camera is clear and has a good field of vision.

Quality

5.0
At first glance, the build quality is up to par with that of other luxury trucks in the segment. But upon closer inspection, the notion of anything being very luxurious disappears. Many interior plastics feel similar to those on the back of a television, and the fake wood trim is a poor choice.

Utility

7.5
If you can't haul a lot or store a lot, you're not doing the full-size truck game right. The Sierra Denali excels at both and proves useful for personal and professional needs.

Small-item storage

7.5
Like any good full-size truck, there's a ton of space inside the Sierra. The center console has room for cans, oversized drink bottles, multiple phones and a laptop. There's plentiful door pocket storage as well, but door pockets are all the rear passengers will get.

Cargo space

8.0
The 5-foot-9 short bed came lined and proved easy to access. Intrusions from wheelwells are minimal, and the bed height isn't as high as that of some other trucks in this class. Rear bumper steps are a help, as are the power side steps, which can be adjusted to aid front of the bed access.

Child safety seat accommodation

7.0
The LATCH anchors are easy to get to, and with the power side steps deployed, reaching in to hook up a car seat is much easier on your back.

Towing

8.0
GMC rates the 6.2-liter V8 4x4 Sierra to tow 11,700 pounds. That's competitive with the Ford F-150 and more than a Ram 1500. The Denali comes with trailer sway control as well as a trailer brake controller. A trailering package upgrades the rear axle, rear springs, shocks and cooling systems.

Hauling

8.0
The 6.2-liter V8 gives the 4x4 Sierra Denali 2,120 pounds of payload capacity. That puts it behind the F-150 (both the EcoBoost V6 and 5.0-liter V8 versions) but well ahead of the Ram 1500.

Technology

8.0
The Denali is brimming with modern technology. From the easy to use and fast-acting 8-inch touchscreen to the comprehensive safety suite to the Wi-Fi hotspot, this Sierra is a truck for modern times.

Audio & navigation

7.5
The 8-inch touchscreen display gives clear and quick access to most functions. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are supported, but the GMC's native system isn't wanting for much except perhaps better navigation graphics. The Bose audio system is loud enough but could have offered a bit more clarity.

Smartphone integration

8.0
Whether pairing via Bluetooth or connecting through Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, connecting a device is straightforward. Once a Wi-Fi connection is established, the truck automatically connects to your device upon startup.

Driver aids

7.5
The Sierra isn't lacking for much. There's a forward collision warning system, a driver's seat that vibrates for various alerts, low-speed automatic braking, lane keeping assist and automatic high-beam control. The stability control system has been bolstered with rollover mitigation technology.

Voice control

7.0
The GMC's voice controls could prove frustrating from time to time, and with many controls so close at hand, they're almost unnecessary. Of course both the Apple and Android options are available and have better voice recognition.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Worst truck I have ever owned
Dont buy GM,04/28/2018
Driving Gm for years, this truck is extremely disappointing. Transmission issues from day one and they still can not fix this awful 8 speed. Lifters on the right bank were replaced after one bent at 6k miles. This truck is nothing short of junk. If you want proof look at the resale values or just go into a Facebook forum an ask a few questions. Cant wait to get rid of this junk. 4x4 grinds, transmission bangs and clangs, and rear end failures are all things that I have dealt with. No trucks are perfect but this is not a good option. The think that I find most frustrating is that GM will not stand behind their warranty, they deem these issues as "normal" when clearly any truck guy/girl knows that its an issue. Please do your homework and a quick google search on the generation 5 GM truck 2014- current you have been warned.
Rethink the 8sp trans.
Don P,06/21/2018
18' GMC has the best looks, ride is good, stability in wind is amazing. I love the comfort and they made the cabin very quiet, road noise is not noticed. That said, the 8spd trans clunks, bangs 2nd to 3rd to 4th. Under throttle I hear no issues, city driving idling along, say 10 15mph, roll on and off the throttle and there are serious bangs going on, up and down. Its reminds me of a old drive line ready to spit u joints at any time, its not in the rear end(ring n pinion lash), seems to be in the tranny. I have parked the truck, sits for +-2hrs, level, on start up the rear tires jerk the truck hard, defiantly gets your attention. Does this about once every 10 15 start ups. Took to the dealer and of course they say there is nothing wrong. Do your homework, look on social media about the 8spd trans, they are a problem. Buyer beware. Such a shame, love the truck otherwise.
SLT 6.2L 8 speed
TXGREEK ,01/09/2018
2018 SLT 6.2L Crew Cab Z71 standard bed with 20” wheels. Absolutely amazing truck with awesome power and extremely comfortable. I’m getting 15+ City 22+ Hwy. Make sure to look for the big boy 6.2L engine you will not regret it!
SLT Premium with 6.L 8 Speed Auto
Pm701,05/29/2018
I love this truck. Had the first gen 2014 with a SLE crew cab 4.3 Liter. Although I loved the truck I couldn't help that I settled on the small v6 (that they have since replaced for 2019 moving forward). Went and test drove the new 6.2 with the 8 speed trans and I fell in love! Love my truck. Had to bring it in for warranty already for bad AC compressors... but all paid for and treated right with a new loaner for the day. I'll look to keep this truck for many many years. Especially now with the new gen....boo. I can't stand the 2019s. This gen was a good one and I'm glad I got the one I wanted before they went another direction.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$48,140
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 6
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$55,755
MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$44,990
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 6
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$48,440
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 6
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Sierra 1500 safety features:

Forward Collision Alert
Sounds an alarm 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 middle.
Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
Automatically applies the brakes when the system detects a likely front crash at low speeds.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. the competition

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 is the Sierra's chief competitor in the full-size pickup market. The F-150 is available in more trims with a greater range of engines, making it a more customizable vehicle than the Sierra. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly workhorse, a luxury cruiser or an off-road adventurer, there's an F-150 in the lineup for you.

If you would like to know more about the current Ford F-150, read Edmunds' long-term road test of a 2018 Ford F-150 on our Long-Term Road Tests Page.

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GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra is the old man in the light-duty class, with roots that stretch back to the 2007 model year. It has some strengths, including a standard V8 and competitive pricing. However, the mandatory V8 means the Tundra isn't as fuel-efficient as rivals with standard V6 engines, and the Tundra's engine is even thirstier than competing V8s. The interior is showing its age, while the ride is noticeably less refined than others in the class.

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GMC Sierra 1500 vs. GMC Sierra 2500HD

The GMC Sierra 2500HD is the heavy-duty version of the Sierra 1500 light-duty pickup, so it's more concerned with ultimate towing and hauling capabilities than passenger comfort. Properly configured with the available diesel-powered V8, the Sierra 2500HD can tow considerably more than the 1500. It's more expensive, though, and it's possible a 1500 will still easily meet your needs.

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More about the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

The GMC Sierra is essentially a rebadged version of the Chevrolet Silverado, and though there are certainly differences in trim as well as price, the trucks are identical from a functional standpoint. Both are good pickups, and choosing between them is a matter of personal taste. At its heart, though, the Sierra is the same hard-working truck we've come to know and respect.

The Sierra can be had with three different engines, all designed to deliver strong low-end torque, which is exactly what a pickup truck needs to get those heavy loads moving. The base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 rated at 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. An optional 5.3-liter V8 offers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. For those who want as much muscle as possible, GMC offers a big 6.2-liter V8 that delivers 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. It turns the Sierra into one of the fastest-accelerating full-size pickups you can buy. All engines feature an automatic transmission and rear- or four-wheel drive.

GMC offers a wide selection of bed and cab options. Regular-cab trucks can be had with a standard (6-foot-7-inch) bed or a long (8-foot) bed. Extended cabs come exclusively with the standard bed, and the four-door crew cab can be paired with either a short (5-foot-9-inch) bed or a standard bed. All cabs are nicely finished with broad, soft seats that offer good long-distance comfort, though overall cab space isn't as generous as in some competing trucks. We like the quality of the interior and the easy-to-learn control layout, though we wish the side mirrors were bigger.

The Sierra is a pleasant truck to drive on a daily basis. The steering is reasonably responsive for a pickup truck, and the ride is quiet and smooth, if not quite best in class. Big trucks will always be ponderous on a curvy road, and the Sierra 1500 is no exception, but overall its responses are good. The 4WD models get a low-range transfer case, and when equipped with the Z71 suspension package and more aggressive tires, the Sierra 1500 is a capable off-roader.

GMC offers the Sierra in four trim levels: base, SLE, SLT and Denali. We think most noncommercial buyers will be happy with the SLE or the SLT, which have more of the amenities we like to see for daily driving. For those who want it all, the Denali trim turns the Sierra 1500 into a proper luxury truck. Edmunds can help find the perfect 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 for you.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Overview

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab is offered in the following styles: SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Denali 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), SLE 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 3.5 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 2018 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab featuring deep dives into trim levels including SLT, Denali, SLE, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab here.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall7.1 / 10

Driving

7.5 / 10

Acceleration8.5 / 10
Braking7.0 / 10
Steering6.5 / 10
Handling6.0 / 10
Drivability8.5 / 10

Comfort

7.0 / 10

Seat comfort7.0 / 10
Ride comfort6.5 / 10
Noise & vibration8.0 / 10
Climate control5.0 / 10

Interior

7.0 / 10

Ease of use8.0 / 10
Getting in/getting out6.0 / 10
Driving position6.5 / 10
Roominess7.0 / 10
Visibility7.5 / 10
Quality5.0 / 10

Utility

7.5 / 10

Small-item storage7.5 / 10
Cargo space8.0 / 10

Technology

8.0 / 10

Audio & navigation7.5 / 10
Smartphone integration8.0 / 10
Driver aids7.5 / 10
Voice control7.0 / 10
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 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab?
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A)

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $61,115. The average price paid for a new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) is trending $7,003 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) is11.5% below the MSRP.

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2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A)

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57,325. The average price paid for a new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) is trending $9,444 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) is16.5% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 39 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53,675. The average price paid for a new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is trending $10,991 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,991 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$42,684.

The average savings for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is20.5% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 38 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $50,395. The average price paid for a new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $10,729 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is21.3% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 10 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $51,245. The average price paid for a new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is trending $6,118 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,118 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$45,127.

The average savings for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is11.9% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 2 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $58,690. The average price paid for a new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is trending $11,875 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,875 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$46,815.

The average savings for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is20.2% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 1 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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