For the 2019 model year, the light-duty Sierra starts at $31,195 excluding destination charge for the regular cab with the long box, rear-wheel drive, and the 4.3-liter EcoTec V6. Even though 2020 is right around the corner and GMC is a premium-oriented brand, you’re treated to a six-speed automatic transmission which can trace its roots back to the year 2005. The 6Lxx series is based on the ZF 6HP, which was introduced in 2000 with the E65 BMW 7 Series sedan.
A crew cab with the standard box, four-wheel drive, big engine, and with the AT4 package is $62,390 excluding delivery, a lot of money for a pickup which fails to impress as far as the interior is concerned. The iffy plastic trim and button-laden dashboard are subpar in comparison to the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500.
More or less an off-road package, the Sierra 1500 AT4 adds 18-inch machined aluminum wheels to the configuration and Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires. A cat-back performance exhaust system, upgraded air intake, and a few visual improvements complement the factory-installed lift kit, two-speed transfer case, Rancho monotube shock absorbers, and many more bells and whistles.