The recently overhauled 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 delivers some of the best hauling and towing numbers of any light-duty full-size truck while returning better fuel economy and performance. And it boasts enough ports and connections to turn almost any Sierra into a mobile workplace.
For 2014, both the Sierra and its sibling Chevy Silverado received new powertrains, nicer cabins, weightier styling, and a raft of new infotainment and safety features. As a result, they land much closer in our overall ratings to those current benchmarks from Ram and Ford.
The latest Sierra’s look is muscular and refined, without straying too much from previous GMC truck design. The 1500 takes cues from the heavy-duty model, including a hood that sits just as high, and a blunt front end with plenty of chrome. The interior features a well laid-out upright dashboard, with easy-to-use controls that can be manipulated even by a gloved hand. Materials are as nice as any in the truck market, with soft-touch plastics used at almost all touchpoints. GMC’s signature red lighting is used on the clear gauges as well as for ambient lighting on models so equipped.