The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 engine starts in the Pro model and works uphill from there. If you are looking for a basic truck for work crews, this might be the truck to use. On the other hand, when you want a pickup that offers high levels of comfort, capability and power, you’ll want to step up to the higher models. Let’s see what you’ll find in the base model of the GMC half-ton truck.
How many cab configurations does the GMC Sierra 1500 Pro offer?
There are three cab configurations for this GMC truck. The starting point is the regular cab with a vinyl or fabric chaise longue. You can choose a double cab or a crew cab, and gain more seating and passenger space as you transition to each cab configuration.
What engines are available for this base version of the Sierra 1500?
Only two powertrain options are offered. GMC’s full half-ton range of trucks has four engines available, but not in every piece. If you choose the Pro model, the available powertrains are:
2.7L 4-cylinder engine with 8-speed automatic transmission
310 hp, 430 lb-ft of torque
19 city/22 mpg (RWD), 17 city/20 mpg (4WD)
Max towing diameter: 9400 pounds
Max payload: 2,182 pounds
5.3L V8, 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
355 hp, 383 lb-ft of torque
16 city/21 mpg (RWD), 16 city/20 mpg (4WD)
Maximum towing: 11,000 pounds
Max payload: 2,278 pounds
What features will you find in the GMC Sierra 1500 Pro?
In the basic configuration, this pickup truck includes:
- Bluetooth connection
- satellite radio
- Fabric or vinyl seats
- electric mirrors
- keyless entry
- Start pressing button
- Information Technology
- rear view camera
- Lane departure warning
- Help keep track
- Tire pressure monitoring
- stability control
- traction control
There are a few options available for the professional version of the Sierra 1500, including:
- Smart Device Integration
- Wi-Fi hotspot
- Adaptive cruise control
- Electric driver seat
- Rear Traffic Alerts
- Rear parking aid
- Blind spot monitoring
Are there any additional packages for the GMC Sierra 1500 Pro?
Yes, some option packages add to the price but they offer a comprehensive list of features that can make this truck more useful. These packages are:
- 15A Safety Pack – $835
- Connect and Entertainment Package – $325
- Comfort Package – $925
- Enhanced Abilities Pack – $175
How much does a professional model of this GMC truck cost?
The regular-cab Pro model starts at $36,400 for the GMC Sierra 1500. This gives you an affordable place to start configuring the truck you want to drive.
Is this half ton truck a good choice?
If you are looking for an affordable truck for work crews, the Chevrolet Silverado WT may be a better choice. The starting price is a little lower, and Chevy has the same equipment. On the other hand, if you want a GMC Sierra 1500, the price is affordable, and you have a decent level of equipment. This is a good truck to build on but not the best choice when you need to spend hours in your truck every day.
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