2016 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 4×4 Crew Cab, 5.3L V8, One-Owner, Heated Seats, Remote Start, Smartphone Wireless Charging, Dual Power Front Seats, RearView Camera, GMC IntelliLink 7-inch-diagonal touch-screen, 20” Alloy Wheels, Trailer Brake Control & Trailer Tow, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 39,880 kms
If you like big and blocky, GMC’s 2016 Sierra 1500 pickup truck’s got your name written all over it. What matters most to pickup buyers, however, is the ability to tow, haul and accelerate. To this end, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 excels in every category. The Sierra is totally new on the inside, under the skin and under the hood. Drivers who use the pickup for demanding work purposes shouldn’t fear the updates, as the latest Sierra is still just as capable as it’s ever been.
There’s absolutely no doubt the Sierra rides and handles better than the old model. That’s largely due to the new fully boxed frame, which clearly makes the truck feel more rigid and stable than the old version. It also helps towing, as do the fully integrated trailer brakes. We couldn’t live without the tow/haul mode, which takes the guesswork out of manually operating the automatic transmission when you’d rather be focusing on things such as guiding the pickup safely up a hill.
We were further impressed with the Sierra’s interior. One major plus is the center-mounted 8-inch LCD screen, which is positioned perfectly so you don’t have to take your eyes far off the road to use it. The same is true of the LCD screen mounted in the gauge cluster. We also loved the Sierra’s gadgets. Compared to just a few short years ago, it’s hard to believe a truck now has USB ports, in-vehicle apps, wireless cellphone charging and a center-mounted touchscreen.
Sierra’s quietness and refinement are rooted in a strong cab structure. Nearly two-thirds of the cab is made of high-strength steel, while shear-style body mounts are used to tune out both up-and-down and side-to-side movement for a quiet, comfortable ride.
GMC’s full-size 2016 Sierra pickup seems almost at odds with itself. On the one hand, the Sierra is a rugged and capable full-size truck. On the other, it’s a ride so nice you may not want to get it dirty, let alone take it to the work site. The 5.3-liter V8 is probably the best engine for this type of truck, being both powerful and somewhat economical. At highway speeds, we found the Sierra’s cabin remarkably quiet and comfortable, while the truck’s suspension easily absorbed minor road distortions.