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    Ask This About the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500

    The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is one of the best new pickups of the year. Offering a spacious interior with a ton of features offered, as well as a potent engine, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 has improved an already excellent formula. The new Sierra has made a number of notable changes to this year’s model including new driver assistance features and an improved towing capacity. Built for the outdoors, the Sierra can be driven comfortable on any road conditions. And with different bed lengths, you can customize the Sierra to meet your needs. If you’ve been considering buying a new truck the GMC may be for you. Though existing Sierra driver may not have enough reasons to upgrade, new drivers will love it. Ask these questions about the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500.

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    How is the performance?

    The 4.3 liter ethanol V6 engine delivers a satisfying 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. This contributes to the vehicle's strong acceleration and towing capacity. In the SLT trim, an even better 5.3 liter V8 generates 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.

    How is the fuel economy?

    The GMC Sierra 1500 offers a decent fuel economy, getting 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Getting  four wheel drive reduces these numbers, although minimally. The V8 gets 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway which is quite a bit of difference.

    What's the seating arrangement like?

    The regular cab seats 3 people, while crew cabs and double cabs seat another row of passengers, for a total of 6. For the most space, the Crew cab is the best option as it offers ample legroom. Most might find the double cab to be rather cramped. There is a LATCH system for car seats, but it can be tricky to use. 

    What's the interior like?

    The vehicle's interior is surprisingly luxurious. The cabin is not onlu composed of durable materials, but is also incredibly quiet, allowing for the most relaxing drive possible. 

    What features come standard?

    The Sierra 1500 comes with only a few, but essential features like a USB port, 4-speaker audio and a 4.2 inch display. A Teen Driver System is also included, which helps encourage teen driver safety.

    What available features are offered?

    An IntelliLink infotainment system features voice control and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An improved sound system and rear seat entertainment can also be purchased as well. Other features like HD radio, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth and power sunroof are offered too.

    How safe is it?

    The vehicle has a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is quite a feat. But if that's not enough to make you feel safe, you can get safety features like blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning to help prevent accidents.

    How much cargo space is there?

    When it comes to truck bed size, the GMC offers a few different options. A 6 foot and 6 inch truck bed is standard. Crew model, however, feature a 5 foot and 8 inch bed. Regular cabs are available with an optional 8 foot bed for the greatest cargo capacity.