2023 GMC Sierra 1500: Changes, Upgrades, Improvements

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2023 GMC Sierra 1500

The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is about to arrive, and it will be a carryover model. This truck received a total refresh inside and out last year, and for 2023, we can expect some additional features through trims. The current Sierra was introduced in 2019 and is still a relatively new model.

However, the redesigned Ford F-150 and the upcoming Ram 1500 will definitively shake up the market, and GMC’s answer is to unveil the new Denali Ultimate and AT4X trims. Like before, the Sierra 1500 will continue to be available with a turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6, a 5.3-liter V8, and a 6.2-liter V8.

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Design

The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 will get some mild exterior upgrades. This truck is still one of the most compact in the class, featuring the same attractive look. For 2023, the exterior will include a new grille and updated headlights. The grille design will vary depending on the trim level, and the headlights are slimmer and more expressive than before.

The new Sierra is available in Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab configurations. Regular Cab models offer a standard box or long box, while Double Cab models get a standard box only. The most favorite is a Crew Cab truck that comes with short box or standard box.

Cabin Upgrades

Inside, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 has more benefits compared to its predecessor. Generally speaking, facelift has been made and the manufacturer added some new technology. For 2023, the dash has also been reconfigured, and it host an updated 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and 13.4-inch diagonal color touchscreen.

On top of that, the GMC Sierra 1500 is also available with a 15-inch head-up display (HUD). Anyway, there should also be more amenities available on upper trim. The Crew Cab model is still the best choice for families who need a pickup that offers an SUV-like cabin.

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 interior

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Powertrain Specs

The 2023 Sierra 1500 is a half-ton truck that is available with a few engine options. The base model comes with a turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder producing 310 horsepower.

Besides, the manufacturer is also offering a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6, a 5.3-liter V8, and a 6.2-liter V8. The inline-4 comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the other engines get a 10-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is as before standard on most models, while 4-wheel drive (4WD) is available on Denali, Denali Ultimate, and off-road trims. As for towing, with a turbodiesel you can tow up to 13,200 pounds.

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 engine

Price, Release Date

As mentioned, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is the truck that is available with few engines, cabin sizes, and cargo bed lengths. So, the pricing of this model will vary widely. Starting at the top, the Denali Ultimate is around $78,700, while AT4X is $73,300.

AT4 is available as well, and it starts at $59,300, Elevation is $43,800, SLE $42,200, and Sierra Pro cost $30,800. According to the latest report, we can expect all models to arrive in the fall of 2022 as the 2023 models.

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