Much like the other pickups in its segment, the Sierra 1500 can be configured multiple ways. That includes a single cab, double cab or four-door crew cab, as well as two bed lengths (5.8 and 8.2 feet) that allow you to customize everything from seats and leg room to space for hauling. In the engine department, you’ll find four brawny options that include a standard turbocharged four-cylinder, a Duramax diesel, 5.3-liter V8 and a power-hungry 6.2-liter V8 that tops the charts in terms of output.
New for the 2024 model year include some changes to the engines. The aforementioned Duramax diesel powertrain, which cranks out as much as 305 horsepower, is now standard equipment in the off-road-ready AT4X variation of the pickup. There are also two new wheel options, as well as a duo of new paint colors that fall into the gray category. Those include both Downpour Metallic and Thunderstorm Gray.
As you might imagine, the range of capabilities is pretty expansive with four engine options. At its peak, the GMC Sierra 1500 is able to tow as much as 13,200 pounds off the trailer hitch, and can support as much as 2,240 pounds in the bed – a payload hefty enough to give you plenty of hauling abilities. With the Duramax diesel engine, the Sierra 1500 even manages to be fairly fuel efficient. The diesel engine offers up attractive ratings of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, helping to save you money.