2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Test Drive


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2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Test Drive

This is the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali four-wheel drive Crew Cab. This truck had a complete re-do in 2014, then last year received a freshening. We're often asked the differences between this truck and the Chevy Silverado. The truth is, the only differences are the grill, headlights, and taillights. Plus, the GMC has a slightly more upscale interior. Underneath the outer sheet metal, the trucks are identical and have the same towing capacity. The Sierra comes in four trim levels: the base, the SLE, the SLT, and the top-of-the-line Denali like the one we are reviewing here. Under the hood, the base engine is the 5.3-liter V8, but my tester has the massive 6.2-liter V8 that has 420-horses and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The interior is upscale and very well done with high-quality leather and stitching throughout. The instrument cluster features a lot of gauges and has a driver info readout in the middle that you can change from the heated steering wheel. The Sierra Denali has a huge center console that features two 110-volt outlets and two 12-volt power outlets. On top of the console is a built-in phone charger, and inside the console are two USB ports and another 12-volt outlet. You operate the Bose stereo, navigation system, Apple Car Play, and Bluetooth from an 8” color touchscreen. It also houses the rearview camera, and when the truck is started, the interior becomes a Wi-Fi hotspot. There are many standard features on the Denali. Some of the major features include: automatic low-speed braking, forward collision alert, EZ lift and lower tailgate, assist steps in the rear bumper, LED lighting, and heated and cooled seats. Just two complaints with this truck…the exterior mirrors seem too small to me for a truck with a trailer-towing package. It also bugs me they put a 3:23 rear axle ratio in this truck. I’m sure it was to get better fuel economy, but this truck will only tow 9100 pounds where many of the competitors tow well over 11,000 pounds. To be fair, this truck with a 3:42 rear axle and the max trailer-towing package will tow 12,000 pounds with the 6.2-liter. Speaking of gas mileage, this 5500-pound pickup is rated at 15 in town and 20 on the highway. MSRP, as equipped, is $63,795 before discounts and rebates. That puts it in line with comparable Ford, Chevy, and Nissan pickups equipped the same. Read more of my review at . ============================================== For more straight talk & honest answers about everything automotive and to find out when the Car Pro Show airs in your area, visit ============================================== **Click Below to SUBSCRIBE for More Videos: ============================================== Facebook: Twitter:

Comments to the video: 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Test Drive

DatCarGuy310 3 months ago
Which Sierras include the 6.2? Looking forward to one
martin joseph 4 months ago
watch for the recall.
Chris Cardoza 4 months ago
l don't think they offer the 6.2 eng though chevy is still way behind the times on that part and l wish they still made the Kodiak truck but they don't so they still have to catch up to ford.
Cinnamon Roll 4 months ago
GMC is way way better than chevy. I own a 2009 GMC Denali with the 6.2 and its way better truck than the chevy I drove.
niscomok 5 months ago
For a test drive review there was a scarce amount of talking about how it actually drives
Anthony Macneil 6 months ago
Bought a 17 High Country 6.2L other than what you said about grill, taillights and badging both trucks are identical and both are awesome. Both are made side by side in the same assembly plant and have triple door seals and extra sound dampening insulation only difference Denali has Magnetic shocks.
William Falcon 6 months ago
Anthony Macneil you guys forgot the side sheet metal is different wheel well openings
warren craig 7 months ago
you forgot the magnetic ride, triple door seals and extra sound dampening insulation.
Greg 4 months ago
warren craig shocks and seals are a big deal to me. $1600 a pop I heard on the mag shocks
Gregor Miller 8 months ago
ikes! Was hoping to see the Hellcat, but the Sierra review is great. I really appreciate your posts, and have sent dozens of posts (about your site) to many uncertain buyers. Hope you guys have a Good Friday, and a Happy Easter.