2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Review
This review was written when the 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 was new.
Reviewers like the GMC Sierra 1500 because it offers something for everyone: full-size truck utility and, if buyers want it, a large dose of luxury.
The Sierra 1500 provides a good combination of power, handling and comfort. It also offers a number of configurations and a long list of standard and optional features. The Sierra offers two interior styles -- a basic "pure pickup" style and a more luxurious SUV-type style. New Car Test Drive says, "Those who plan to use their trucks for commuting to work, carrying lots of family members and towing boats, may prefer the SUV-style interior, while those who use their trucks primarily as working tools will opt for the more utilitarian-oriented pure pickup design." Auto writers also note that with three cabs, three cargo beds, six engines, five suspension and four interior packages, the GMC Sierra can be custom built to each buyer's specifications. With large truck sales in a steep decline, buyers should be able to find some very good incentives and options on the GMC Sierra, which also has one of the best fuel economy ratings in the class.
The Sierra 1500 was just redesigned in 2007, so changes for 2009 are minimal. These include the addition of new standard equipment including a six-speed transmission. If you're shopping for a full-size pickup, also consider the Sierra 1500's platform-mate, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
- "It's hard to beat [the Serra and Silverado's] all-around excellence and utility." -- Car and Driver
- "Looking to extend their leadership in the pickup truck segment, GM engineers and designers have created a new breed of pickup, one offering an improved chassis, more precise steering and not one but two quieter, more upscale interiors." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "This latest GMC Sierra is very suitable for a wide array of truck buyers, from the general consumer to the contractor. -- Edmunds
- "GMC's Sierra and the similar Chevrolet Silverado are among the best large pickup trucks for refinement and available features. Any truck buyer would be well-advised to give these big rigs a long, hard look. " -- Consumer Guide