2015 GMC Sierra: The Power in your hands
The 2015 GMC Sierra has a lot to choose from, whether it is the engine, or the trim levels; the vehicle is loaded with plenty of configurations for the consumers to take advantage of.
Although, the design of the all-new Sierra is pretty identical to the models, which came out in 2007 till 2013 but do not get any wrong ideas, as it is a completely new vehicle from the inside. Whether it’s the cabin or the engine – the company has made major updates. The all-new Sierra comes with three engines, a ravishing interior and some other highly innovative features. However, the updates shouldn’t put off the consumers who use this truck for their taxing work because the all-new Sierra has the similar potential as its predecessors.
The latest GMC Sierra comes with three engines; first on the list is a 4.3-L V6, which can produce about 285 HP and 305 lbs ft of torque. Second on the list is a 5.3-L V8, which can produce a total of 355 HP and 383 lbs ft. Last on the list is a powerful 6.2-L V8, which is capable of producing an impressive 420 HP and 460 lbs ft of torque. The entire range of the latest Sierra comes with a 6-speed automatic as default. There are signs from General Motors that it might launch an 8-speed automatic for V8s mid of the year.
The fuel efficiency of 2015 GMC Sierra is without any surprises the best with V6 4.3-liter, which gives about 18 mpg inside the city and 24 mpg on the highway when driving on 2-wheel drive, whereas on 4-wheel drive the engine gives 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
Getting behind the vehicle of a 5.3-L V8, one would think that the fuel efficiency would go down but surprisingly it doesn’t. With 2-wheel drive, the engine gives 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. However, with a 4-wheel drive the engine gives 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Last on the list is the powerful 6.2-L engine. When you take this engine out for a ride on 2-wheel drive, it gives 15 mpg in the city, whereas on the highway it gives 21 mpg. With the 4-wheel drive the engine gives back 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
When it comes to handling, the 2015 GMC Sierra is ahead of the previous model. The reason behind that is its latest boxed frame, which gives the truck a lot of stability and makes it feel firmer as opposed to the previous model.
As far as the safety is concerned, 2015 GMC Sierra has it all, from air bags in every corner of the cabin to the collision-alert system, the manufacturers have made sure that it is one of the safest trucks to drive in.