If you’re in the market for a new pickup truck, you have plenty of choices, but it’s important to make the right one. The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 might be the vehicle that you’re looking for, but of course, you need answers to some burning questions first. Here are nine of the most commonly asked questions about the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500.
Where Are GMC Sierra 1500 Trucks Built?
GMC Sierra trucks are built in North America, from three primary sites. Some manufacturing occurs at the Silao, Mexico GM factory, while manufacturing of other models takes place at the Fort Wayne GM Factory. Much of the final assembly of GMC Sierra trucks occurs right here in Canada, at the Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant.
Is a GMC Sierra 1500 a Half-Ton?
Yes, the GMC Sierra 1500 falls into a class of trucks considered “half-ton.” However, this is more of a loose term to define the size of the truck, rather than its true carrying capacity. By metric measurement, for example, the GMC Sierra 1500 is nearly a “one-ton” truck since its payload is over 900 kg.
Can a GMC Sierra 1500 Tow a Fifth Wheel?
The short answer is, “yes, it can.” The long answer is it depends on the performance of the vehicle and the type of RV you want to tow. The 2019 Sierra 1500 Limited, for example, can easily tow over 4,200 kg worth of fifth wheel RV, which is an RV that gives the same benefits of a larger model without being a house on wheels. However, if you towing a model that’s 6,000 kg, you’re going well beyond the recommended specs. Always research your towing ability.
Does the Sierra 1500 Come in Diesel?
It does. Depending on the specific model you’re looking for, the most common option is a 3.0 L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine. However, the 2019 Sierra 1500 Limited model has no diesel option. If you’re looking for a diesel engine, it’s always important to specify this upfront when you visit the dealership.
What Are the GMC Sierra Truck Bed Dimensions?
This depends on which model and configuration you choose. For example, the 2019 Sierra 1500 Denali has three truck bed choices. Depending on the model of Sierra it comes in 3-bed lengths, 5’8”, 6’6” and 8’ box. So, you have a choice of sizes depending on your budget.
How Much Can a GMC Sierra 1500 Haul?
The baseline for Sierra pickups is being able to tow up to 4,264 kg. However, there is some variance. Certain models of the Sierra SLE, for example, can tow up 5,534 kg, so the hauling capabilities of the GMC Sierra depend on your budget and model choices.
What is a GMC Sierra’s Fuel Economy/Efficiency Like?
This question depends entirely on which model you choose to buy and what engine goes into it. Most models, such as the Sierra Denali, get about 15.3 L for every 100 km in the city, and 11.2 L for every 100 km on the highway. The Sierra SLE is slightly less efficient at 14.3/10.4 L for city/highway, but the Sierra 1500 Limited gets you 15.6/10.9 L per 100 km of city/highway driving.
How Much Does a GMC Sierra 1500 Weigh?
Curb weight represents the average weight of a vehicle with a decent amount of fuel and other essential fluids, but without passengers or cargo inside. For the GMC Sierra 1500, the curb weight of the vehicles varies with your choice of model. So, if you pick the Denali with a short box, the curb weight is 2,193 kg, but this goes up to 2,217 kg if you choose the standard box.
How Long is a 1500 Sierra?
The total length of a 1500 Sierra is another one of those aspects that change based on your model and trim selection. If you choose a Denali with a crew cab and a short box, for example, then the total length would be mm. If you choose the same Denali but go with a crew cab and standard box, the overall length increases to a total of 20’1”.
Of course, the best way to get the answers you’re looking for is to come down to the showroom and see the vehicle for yourself while talking to a GMC expert. Visit us today, and get your questions answered.