2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate

Pros: Expansive passenger and cargo room; well-designed technology features; broad range of models, body configurations, and powertrains to choose from

Cons: Prices rise quickly as options are added; ride comfort doesn’t quite match Ram 1500—it’s a bit jiggly over rough pavement

CG Says: GMC Sierra is little changed for 2017. Android Auto compatibility and capless fuel filler are now available. The Enhanced Driver Alert Package now includes low-speed automatic braking. The GMC Sierra stacks up well against class rivals, and—like its Chevrolet Silverado sibling—offers strong, refined engines, good on-road behavior, plenty of handy in-cabin storage, and an impressively quiet driving environment; top-line models such as the Denali add a healthy dose of luxury to the mix. Sierra lags the Ram 1500 in handling and ride quality (as do all other full-size pickups), but it’s still a Best Buy in this class.

The Facts
Class Large Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) pickup truck
Passenger Count 3 or 6
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer GMC
Nation of Manufacture USA, Mexico
Base Prices (Only select models listed)
Base Regular Cab, 6.6-ft box: $27,815
Base 4×4 Reg. Cab, 8-ft box: $32,055
SLE 4×4 Double Cab, 6.6-ft box: $41,015
SLT Crew Cab, 5.75-ft box: $44,390
Denali 4×4 Crew Cab, 6.5-ft box: $55,455

Base Engine
4.3-liter V6
Horsepower
285
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-24

Optional Engine
5.3-liter V8
Horsepower
355
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-23

Optional Engine
6.2-liter V8
Horsepower
420
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-21

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2017 GMC Sierra All Terrain SLT