2015 GMC Sierra | new car review
* Perfect balance between a style statement and utility truck.
* Quite daunting to drive due to its sheer size.
* Limited room for rear seat passengers.
Monstrous – in one word. Right from the GMC signature front grille to its upright stance, the 2015 GMC Sierra pickup truck easily conveys its powerful personality. Somewhat simplistic character lines, pronounced shoulders and touch of matt chrome to its skin brings refinement to its appearance – beast in a tuxedo. Its a case of evolution of familiar design for the new GMC pickup truck.
Friendly is the word. Despite its humongous size, the 2015 GMC Sierra is reasonably friendly inside. American love for cup holders is blatantly visible in the cabin. Steering mounted gear stick and clearly placed control button for are easy to access. Use of durable materials, that do not feel cheap, is a definite point scorer. Multiple USB ports, memory card reader and even a 230volt 3 pin socket is built into the dashboard. Clean and functional, in a nut shell, is what the new interiors are about. As you climb up the spec ladder, leather seats, wood and aluminium trims become available.
The all new 2015 GMC Sierra is the first pickup truck to be tested and receive a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA. Triple seals on its door frames reduces noise levels in the cabin. Twin tube shocks in the front and coil springs in the back are optimised for a comfortable ride as well as load carrying. Four wheel disc brakes with longer life and shorter stopping distance than the previous generation model, forward collision alert and lane departure warning systems are provided to make the experience of driving the new GMC Sierra fun and safe.
What’s on offer?
Three engines to choose from – a 4.3 liter V6, 5.3 liter V8, and a 6.2 liter V8, all mated to a six speed automatic transmission. The 2015 GMC Sierra pickup trucks comes with three body types for the 4.3 liter V6 and 5.3 liter V8 engine options – Regular cab, Double cab and the larger Crew cab. However, only the Crew cab body is offered with the 6.2 liter V8 engine. In terms of trims being offered, there is the SLE and the SLT versions, while Denali version tops the range. Prices start at AED 155,000 and swell up to AED 189,000 depending on the variant you pick.
Can a truck get any bigger, without becoming obnoxious? With the 2015 GMC Sierra, the American auto maker has added muscle to its pickup truck offering in the Middle East.
|Specifications||2015 GMC Sierra 4.3||2015 GMC Sierra 5.3||2015 GMC Sierra 6.2|
|Engine/ Cylinders||4.3 litre V6||5.3 litre V8||6.2 litre V8|
|Max Power |
|285 hp @ 5,300 RPM||355 hp @ 5,600 RPM||420 hp @ 5,600 RPM|
|413 Nm @ 3,900 RPM||519 Nm @ 4,100 RPM||609 Nm @ 4,100 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed automatic||6 speed automatic||6 speed automatic|
|Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||10.0 secs||9.0 secs||7.0 secs|
|Top speed||180 km/h||180 km/h||180 km/h|
|Price||AED 155,000||AED 167,000||AED 189,000|