Used Car: 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Review
The 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 has an excellent reliability score, and reviewers wrote that it has a composed ride, as well as available V8 engines that deliver ample power.
Some test drivers said the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500's base V6 has adequate power for light towing and hauling, but most critics were more impressed with the power from the three available V8s. In particular, many wrote that the 5.3-liter V8 is quiet and has ample power in all situations. An automatic transmission is standard on all Sierra models. The base 2013 Sierra 1500 gets an EPA-estimated 15/20 mpg city/highway, which is on the low end for a V6-powered full-size truck. A Sierra 1500 with the 5.3-liter V8 gets similar ratings at 15/21 mpg. According to auto journalists, the Sierra 1500 has a serene ride, though some commented that it has a large turning radius. The 2013 Sierra 1500 can tow up to 10,700 pounds when properly equipped.
Test drivers wrote that the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500's cabin is constructed with some hard plastics, even on higher trims. The Sierra 1500 regular cab can seat up to three, while extended and crew cab models can seat up to six. The front seats offer ample comfort and space. The extended cab's rear seats are short on legroom, reviewers wrote, though most agreed that the crew cab's rear seats are quite comfortable. There aren't many standard features on the 2013 Sierra 1500. Available features include power door locks and windows, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, leather upholstery, heated front seats, navigation, a Bose audio system, a rear-seat entertainment system, a rearview camera and a USB port. Some critics complained that various dash buttons are mounted low and out of the driver’s line of sight, but others were pleased that the available navigation system doesn't complicate audio system adjustments.
Other Trucks to Consider
Equipped with a V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2013 Ram 1500 returns excellent fuel economy for a V6-powered pickup truck. Reviewers said its cabin has a handsome design and is built with first-rate materials.
When properly equipped, the 2013 Ford F-150 can tow more than the Sierra 1500, and reviewers said its available turbocharged V6 engine delivers impressive power and torque. Auto journalists also liked the abundance of rear-seat legroom in the F-150 SuperCrew, as well as the high-quality materials that line the cabin.