Overall Score: A-
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size, half-ton pickup that’s offered as a more upscale option over other base- and mid-model trucks on the market. Due to be fully replaced in 2019 by a new-generation Sierra pickup, the 2018 Sierra is in its last generation-year. That doesn’t make this version of the pickup less compelling, but it could mean better value when buying new.
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The 2018 GMC Sierra hasn’t changed much from the 2017 model, which added some driver safety tech, active grille shutters for improved aerodynamics and a capless fuel filler door. The Sierra is offered in multiple cab sizes and bed lengths, with three powertrain options and four trim levels.
Interestingly, the Sierra is also offered with a mild hybrid option that matches V8-level capability with V6-like fuel economy.
The three engine options (a V6 and two V8s) are solid choices for the Sierra, with varying degrees of capability and performance. Both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive are also offered.
What We Love About the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500:
- Excellent interior at most trim levels
- Well-done performance and fuel economy in all engines
- First-class towing capability and confidence
What We Don’t Love About the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500:
- Value retention may be lower for buyers in some markets
- No serious off-road option compared to the other major makes
- Denali trim is dated compared to other upper-level options on the market
You can learn more about the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 in the FULL REVIEW here.