2007 Sierra 1500 New Car Test Drive
The GMC Sierra is all-new for 2007, redesigned from the ground up. The new Sierra is built on a new platform, stiffer than before for better ride and handling. The exterior styling is all new and a new interior offers the buyer many more options, including a choice of two dashboard styles.
The 2007 GMC Sierra will be offered in a Denali version, which makes for a comfortable, luxurious, and highly capable truck. A Sierra Denali can handle business and family affairs as well as perform serious towing and hauling duties. The Sierra Denali offers the same sort of exclusive content as GMC's upscale Yukon Denali sport utility.
Note that until production of the new truck ramps up, GMC dealers will be selling old-style Sierras as 2007 GMC Sierra Classic models. These are not to be confused with the all-new 2007 version.
GMC Sierra is available in eight powertrain configurations, five suspensions, three body styles, and a choice of interiors. It comes in standard, extended and crew cab versions. Engine choices include: a 4.8-liter V8, a 5.3-liter V8, and a 6.0-liter V8.
The standard cab is designed for fleet buyers and others who want a basic work truck; it's The standard-cab work truck can be equipped with either a standard bed (6-foot, 6-inch) or a long bed (8-foot). The work truck can be ordered with two bucket seats or a three-person bench seat.
The extended cab has two rows of seats with rear-hinged rear access doors that open 170 degrees. The extended cab can be equipped with either a short bed (5-foot, 8-inch), standard or long bed. The extended cab can be equipped with seating for five or six.
The crew cab has two rows of seats and four front-hinged doors, like those on a Yukon. The crew cab can be equipped with seating for five or six and comes with the short bed.
The Denali comes only as a crew cab and exclusively with a 400-hp 6.2-liter V8 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Standard equipment on the work truck ($17,860) includes an AM/FM radio, daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring system, smooth ride suspension, 17-inch wheels, chrome bumpers, air conditioning, vinyl seating surfaces and one-year of OnStar.
The SLE ($24,050) adds a CD player, cruise control, cloth seats, a rear-window defogger, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and outside temperatures, leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lamps, handling/trailering suspension, carpeting and power door locks/windows/mirrors, while the SLE2 ($28,695) adds dual-zone air conditioning, a floor console, six-way power driver and front passenger seats, audio controls on the steering wheel, premium cloth seats and machined aluminum wheels.
The SLT ($30,855) adds a six-disc CD changer with Bose sound system, leather seat trim, heated windshield washers, front bucket seats with 12-way power adjustment and polished aluminum wheels.
Options include head curtain airbags ($395), XM satellite radio ($199), a locking rear differential ($325), Stabilitrak ($425), and a power sunroof ($685).
Safety features include the mandated dual front airbags and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Optional head curtain airbags automatically inflate when sensors sense a severe impact to provide extra protection in the event of a rollover or secondary collision. Also available: driver and front-seat passenger side-impact air bags; anti-lock brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology, Autotrack active transfer case, ultrasonic rear park assist, OnStar emergency notification.