2018 GMC Sierra 1500: This GMC Truck Takes Ingenuity to New Heights
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is a truck-lovers’ truck. It’s known in the truck market for being a model example of power, durability, and capability. It’s designed to hold up against the wear and tear that trucks typically endure, but it’s also very stylish. The GMC truck is available in four general trim levels, including the base, SLE, SLT, and the Denali.
In addition to the general body styles the Sierra 1500 is known for, GMC offers you the added benefit of customizing this vehicle from front to back. You can choose from a variety of body styles, cargo bed styles, and packages. And speaking of available packages, you’re able to select the package that specifically complements how you will use your truck and the conditions in which you’ll be driving it.
But there are still even more features that will impress you when it comes to the Sierra.
GMC brings technology to your fingertips—literally and figuratively—with this vehicle. The 2018 model places the vehicle’s command center on the steering wheel. There’s no need to reach over here or reach over there. You can rest your hands naturally on the steering wheel while driving and still remain able to control your truck’s main features.
And speaking of innovative concepts, the GMC Sierra 1500 cab was designed using noise-reducing technology. So no matter what’s taking place outside of the truck’s cab, it won’t disturb you and your passengers inside the cab. Additionally, for 2018, GMC introduces a rearview camera and the Tire Fill Alert system, technology designed to alert you when your tires are filled to the appropriate tire pressure.
Power was not lost on the 2018 Sierra. This peppy GMC Truck offers either an EcoTec 3 V6 or EcoTec 3 V8 engine, depending on the trim level selected. So you have both power and efficiency.
No matter where you live, which activities you enjoy using your truck for, or what your preferred design specs are, the GMC Sierra 1500 can be designed to be just as unique in a sea of trucks as you are as a person in a sea of people. Go ahead—visit your local GMC dealer to take a test drive.
Cab and Cargo Bed Customization
You can’t have a conversation about the GMC Sierra 1500 without discussing the cab and cargo bed, which are at the heart of GMC’s overall design, and the 2018 Sierra gives you a lot to talk about.
There are three available cab designs, each complemented by a specific cargo bed that gives the Sierra a distinct look. The regular cab, for example, is paired with either a standard or long-box cargo bed. At the top of the line, the double cab is complemented by the standard cargo bed, which offsets the extended cab design.
To finish off the look and enhance the functionality of your new Sierra, GMC introduced the Cornerstep Rear Bumper. This simple feature makes it easy to access the cargo bed and conveniently load and unload your payload. And if you need to complete or participate in activities in low visibility conditions or at night, Cargo Box Lighting is an available feature on the Sierra 1500.
Designed to Stand Out
The Sierra is always up for the challenge. The 2018 model is available as a two-wheel or four-wheel drivetrain. This feature gives you the ability to adapt to your driving conditions with the confidence that you can safely navigate them, whatever they may be. Also, depending on your selections of the powertrain and trim level of your GMC Truck, the Sierra is available as a six- or eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 1500 is also available in three packages, including the All Terrain, All Terrain X, and Sierra Elevation Edition. Each package places the Sierra in a class of its own.
If you’re looking for a tough yet stylish look, you’ll find just that with the All Terrain package. Don’t let its focus on style mislead you. This package comes with 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, All-Terrain tires, and an underbody shield. You can traverse the rough landscapes and still showcase your style.
If you prefer a bold, rugged look, the All Terrain X package is for you. The signature all-black color scheme is accented with mud-terrain-rated 18-inch Goodyear DuraTrac tires, all-weather floor mats, and a black sports bar that frames and highlights the cab’s back window. You’re sure to make a statement when you’re driving this truck.
And if you want to be noticed but remain somewhat low-key, the sporty Sierra Elevation Edition package will be your preference. As with the All Terrain X package, this option has the signature black color scheme, including painted black 20-inch machined aluminum wheels. The monochromatic look enhances the truck’s appearance even more.
Regardless of the package, the Sierra features the GMC Truck signature grille and the latest in lighting technology, including IntelliBeam. IntelliBeam technology controls high-beam lighting, turning it on and off depending on traffic flow and environmental conditions.
Trailering is a determining factor for many people when they make a truck purchase. Whether you’re towing a boat, a horse or tool trailer, or maybe furniture, you’ll want to know the towing capability. GMC estimates the Sierra’s maximum towing capacity is 12,500 pounds, depending on such factors as the truck’s specs and features, among other considerations.
GMC prides itself on making sure the Sierra can adequately and efficiently handle towing needs, keeping the load, the driver, and passengers safe all the while during the process.
An available Trailering Camera System ensures the driver has the trailer in sight at all times. The system helps the driver effectively maneuver and adjust the load as they tow. GMC technology is also in place to maintain control of the load, especially if concerns arise.
Trailer Sway Control, for example, keeps the vehicle and trailer from moving from side to side. An added towing assist is the truck’s Hill Descent Control. Whether you’re towing or not, this system detects road grade and inclination, effectively allowing the truck, and the trailer in use, to safely and effectively descend without having to manually apply the brakes—except, of course, during an emergency requiring braking.
Additionally, Hill Assist is in place, so when you are ascending an incline, the vehicle makes the proper adjustments with the brakes in conjunction with the driver controlling to prevent rollback.
The myGMC app, which is Apple- and Android-capable, provides the latest technology to keep you connected and informed regarding your GMC Sierra. You’re able to complete tasks ranging from scheduling service to calling for assistance and monitoring your vehicle’s systems, such as fuel status.
The Sierra makes it convenient to use smartphone technology, with an available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging pad. The GMC Sierra also provides the 7-inch or 8-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment System, depending on the options selected, that provides a touchscreen color display for accessing the truck’s features.
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 continues its legacy of towering above the rest as a GMC truck that delivers on its promises. Whether you’re talking about the use of galvanized sheet metal to protect the truck’s exterior from the elements, its ability to yield up to 420 hp, or its signature LED lighting, the point is—the Sierra has you talking. If you are looking for power, dependability, versatility, and class, visit your local GMC dealer to discuss your available options.