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in 2009 Full Size Pickup Trucks

Avg. Price Paid: $11,001 - $26,328
Original MSRP: $19,375 - $47,675
MPG: 15 City / 20 Hwy
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Interior

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Reviewers say the 2009 GMC Sierra 1500's spacious, comfortable and versatile cabin ranks among the best with either regular, extended or crew cab configuration. The base cabin is different from the luxury inspired interior, and was primarily designed for those who will be using their trucks for work. It features larger buttons/controls and door handles in order to operate the interior while wearing work gloves.

  • "Interior materials are high quality. And although the passenger cabin still bespeaks "work truck," it is much more attractive and comfortable than the cabins of any of its predecessors." -- The Washington Post
  • "The interior exudes style and comfort. The instrument cluster provides a full range of information, including such data as tire pressure." -- Kelley Blue Book

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Seating

The regular cab seats three on ots front bench seat. The extended and crew cabs come with the same front seat, but can seat up to six. Some reviewers criticize both the bucket and bench seats for lacking side support in turns. Reviewers agree the extended and crew cabs offer plenty of backseat room.

  • "The seats are firm and comfortable." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Ample room for adults. Both the bucket and bench seats lack side support in fast turns but are firm and comfortable." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Crew cab models feature a huge back seat, while the extended cab's rear bench is acceptable for most adults, so long as it's not a cross-country trip. It's hard to be uncomfortable with plenty of space for your 10-gallon hat." -- Car and Driver

Interior Features

The Sierra's interior utilizes premium interior materials, which include chrome details, wood grain trim, low-gloss plastic, leather-like vinyl, plush cloth, and real leather, all of which contribute to the Sierra's high-quality looking interior.

Standard features include dual-zone air conditioning, two dash-mounted, 12-volt auxiliary power outlets, adjustable-tilt steering column, cruise control and an AM/FM stereo with satellite radio. Choosing the luxury-inspired interior allows buyers to add features like dual-zone automatic climate control and a Bose speaker system.

  • "We found it hard to choose between the "pure pickup" interior and the "luxury-inspired" interior, because both were handsome and functional." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The gauges are easy to see and read. Sierra's Pure Pickup interior places radio and climate controls high on the dashboard, just out of easy reach. The available luxury interior mimics that of the Yukon large SUV, with controls mounted lower but within easy reach. The optional navigation system absorbs some audio controls but doesn't complicate their use. Denalis expand on the luxury interior, with upgraded trim and a more upscale feel." -- Consumer Guide

Cargo

For interior storage, the pure-pickup interior package has two large pockets on both door panels, and has two (upper and lower) deep glove boxes on the passenger side. The luxury inspired interior has a deep center console tucked between the front bucket seats, which can be locked.  The seat on the middle position of trucks with front bench seats also includes a lower storage compartment.  In extended cab models, the rear seat folds up, creating a large and useful flat-floored cargo area.

  • "On both extended and crew cabs, [the] rear seat cushion flips back against seatback, leaving a large cargo area with a nearly flat floor." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Storage options aren't as high-priority as they are in other trucks." -- PickupTrucks.com

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