With its rugged new powertrains and exclusive magic tailgate, the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is never short on truck-style utility. Though it may not get as much attention as some of its full-size truck peers, those who know what the Sierra 1500 offers are huge fans. Their adoration makes sense, as 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 offers solid towing capacity, five engine options, and an innovative design that offers more options for people who regularly use the truck bed. It's time to take a new look at this old favorite
Why choose the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500?
For innovative, work-friendly features, nothing beats the 2019 Sierra 1500. This full-size pickup truck offers five powertrain options, with a turbodiesel engine due later in the model year. Powertrain improvements help this full-size truck tow more than 12,000 pounds. The brand new Sierra also features an exclusive tailgate that can lengthen the bed or transform into a step for easy access to the bed.
On the road, the Sierra cabin delivers hushed comfort. Thanks to its new off-road-ready AT4 trim level, GMC's Sierra is ready to compete with Ford and Chevy trucks for the most in rugged adventure.
What's the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 towing capacity?
That depends on your Sierra. With either of the top-trim V8 engines and the standard 3.23 gearing, tow ratings starts off at 9,500 pounds. That's enough heft to move a large boat or a trailer full of machinery. If you've got bigger fish to fry, check out the Max Trailering package. That package adds 3.42 gears and extra hardware to help you handle up to 12,200 pounds.
What's the deal with the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 tailgate?
There's really nothing else on the market quite like GMC's innovative MultiPro six-position tailgate. Although you really need to see this MultiPro in action to understand its power, we'll try our best to explain how it works.
This new tailgate has a second hinge in the middle, offering a sort of tailgate within a tailgate. Fold the tailgate down and flip the middle hinge up to expand the bed and keep longer items from sliding out. The tailgate also transforms into a full-width stair step, making it easy for drivers to load and unload the bed. This exclusive tailgate technology is standard on the SLT, AT4, and Denali trim levels and gives Sierra 1500 owners options that other truck owners would have to pay extra to have. Innovative and helpful, the MultiPro is a fantastic feature that shouldn't be overlooked.
When can I get the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel?
Although GMC has announced late availability for the 2019 Sierra's diesel engine, it has yet to set a date. Though we know the GMC Sierra 1500 diesel is a turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine, GMC hasn't revealed the power output yet. This upcoming diesel engine will be paired with GMC's new 10-speed automatic transmission to maximize fuel economy at high speeds. The turbodiesel engine is also expected to enhance towing performance and maybe even give you a few more miles per gallon.