2010 GMC Sierra HD Interior
The 2010 GMC Sierra HD series of trucks gets positive reviews for its interior. Buyers can chose between two interior setups. The Pure Pickup interior (on WT and SLE trim trucks) is work-oriented and features durable, easy-to-clean materials and a trucky layout. The Luxury interior (on SLT trims) features a layout that's almost identical to the Yukon SUV, with a large center consol and upscale materials. No matter which interior is selected, reviewers are impressed with the comfort and build quality.
- "The interior was all business and didn't smell like a tannery. There's very little flim-flam on this dashboard. " -- Car and Driver
- "GMC Sierra 2500HD features two different interior designs depending on trim level. The WT and the SLE sport a traditionally trucky dash design with an open lower center portion to accommodate the standard three-person front bench (a center console is added with the optional bucket seats). " -- Edmunds
- "The "luxury" interior of the SLT trim level offers a driving environment straight out of a top-of-the-line Yukon. With a distinct instrument design, large center console and other specific trim elements the end result is decidedly upscale." -- Kelley Blue Book
The Sierra HD is available with either a bench or bucket seats in the front row. Few reviewers tested the bench (and no one mentioned how sitting in the dreaded front-middle position is). Those that tested the bucket seats were satisfied with their comfort. The rear seats in the extended and crew cabs also got good, but not glowing, reviews.
- "The front seats are quite comfy, though some editors found the pedals placed too far apart for comfort. . . . Space in the crew cab's backseat is plentiful, while most average-size adults should find the extended-cab's backseat acceptable." -- Edmunds
- "Bulky center console with front bucket seats limits foot space for rear-center passenger. Headroom generous. Seatbacks are comfortably angled. Legroom ample in crew cabs, tight in extendeds with the front seat more than halfway back." -- Consumer Guide
While most heavy-duty trucks are work vehicles first, Sierra HD buyers can choose to outfit the interiors of their trucks like luxury SUVs. The options list includes features like a rear-seat DVD system, satellite radio, remote start, and navigation. Standard for 2010 is a USB port for portable devices that allows buyers to play music from some MP3 players through the Sierra HD's stereo. The port can also charge some handheld devices.
Ford's Super Duty trucks offer similar features, as well as some features that contractors may be interested in, like a tool inventory system and an in-truck computer that can track and print invoices. The Sierra HD matches the Super Duty trucks when it comes to luxury, but not interior work solutions.
- "The controls are straightforward and relatively easy to reach, though the available dual-zone climate controls are small and difficult to operate with gloves." -- Edmunds
- "Its 4WD controls are straightforward and came in handy when I went off-road." -- Car and Driver
- "Optional navigation system absorbs most audio functions, but higher trim levels offer redundant controls on steering wheel. Cabin materials and assembly are worthy of some cars. Even the basic Work Truck trim has a quality look and feel, despite abundant hard plastic." -- Consumer Guide
- "Those living in either excessively cold or warm climates will benefit from remote starting on certain trim levels and those wishing to be entertained will enjoy an enhanced DVD system and CD/MP3 audio. Finally, people who worry about getting lost should opt for the available touch-screen navigation system." -- Kelley Blue Book
With all the cargo the Sierra HD can tow or haul in its bed, few reviewers mention cargo spaces inside the cabin (we're betting they didn't need to use the space). Still, the ones that do point out that in extended and crew cabs, the rear seats fold up, creating useable interior storage that's typical for a truck.
- "The rear seats fold up, but I would like them to come out for even more room." -- Car and Driver
- "Regular cab is competitive with Ford and Dodge for behind-seat room. Extendeds and crews match or beat most rivals for in-cab cargo space, and the exclusive split flip-up seat allows carrying bulky items and one or two rear passengers." -- Consumer Guide