Overview (Final Score: A)
The 2016 GMC Sierra is a more premium-level pickup truck offering than other brands, not differentiating itself with the lowest price on the market, but instead with the most well-done interior and feature set for the buck. Available in four trims, the Sierra’s greatest feature is its interior comfort combined with its excellent performance.
For 2016 not much has changed from previous model years in this generation of the pickup. Three engine choices with good fuel economy, both on paper and in real use, are the basis on which this truck has built its reputation. Rugged looks and design have pushed it forward as a truck of choice for fleet and workaday use. We were impressed with the performance level of both of the Sierra’s V8 engine options as well.
There are downsides to the 2016 Sierra, of course, including the brand’s lack of a serious offroad contender to go up against the Ford Raptor, Ram Rebel and Toyota TRD Pro series. Value retention is also a concern with this more premium-level pickup. For many buyers, these are side notes to the GMC Sierra’s strengths.
The Sierra is offered in a variety of cab and bed length configurations and with either rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive.
What We Love About the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500:
- Excellent interior experience
- Good lineup of basic engine choices
- Solid performance at every level
What We Don’t Love About the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500:
- Generally pricier than the competition
- Value retention not as good as some competitors
- No strong off-pavement package available
You can learn more about the 2016 Sierra 1500 now in the FULL REVIEW HERE.