The GMC Sierra is nearly identical to the Chevy Silverado but features more mature, restrained styling. It’s a look that reflects GMC’s history of building trucks, and only trucks, that dates back to 1902, nearly a decade before Louis Chevrolet produced his first car.
GMC also offers more options than Chevrolet, including the luxurious Sierra Denali, a suave, uniquely styled, ultra-luxury pickup whose exclusive features include a high-performance 6.0-liter V8 and full-time all-wheel drive. Denali appeared in 2002 as an Extended Cab pickup; for 2005, GMC has transformed Denali into a Crew Cab with four full-size doors.
GMC continues to offer light-duty 1500 Crew Cab models in SLE and SLT trim. With their 5-foot, 8-inch cargo box, Sierra Crew Cabs are no longer than standard-bed, extended-cab models for easier parking and maneuverability. Crew Cab models offer a rear-seat DVD entertainment center as an option, making these pickups an attractive alternative to a full-size SUV.
Base models come with ABS, air conditioning, cruise control, AM/FM/CD audio, an attractive chrome grille molding, a chrome rear step bumper, and 17-inch chromed steel wheels. Carpeting and cloth seats are also standard.