The 2018 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 is an evolutionary truck. Small changes this year reflect GMC’s satisfied customer base, and the wisdom to keep a good thing going. Many automakers could take a lesson here.
The current-generation GMC Sierra 1500 (and its Chevrolet Silverado cousin) were introduced for the 2014 model year as an entirely new platform. Apart from the introduction of the eight-speed automatic transmission in 2015 and a mostly cosmetic mid-cycle refresh in 2016, the Sierra has stayed relatively unchanged since 2014.
Denali trim is now available across GMC’s entire product line, and GMC considers Denali more of a luxury sub-brand than a trim level. GMC has always been a premium truck brand, and about half of all GMC sales are Denali-level vehicles.
The market has responded well to the Sierra Denali 1500 this year. October Sierra sales are up by 25 percent compared to the same month last year, and the Sierra is solidly positioned as the fourth most popular full-size pickup truck in America. The typical Sierra Denali buyer is looking for bold exterior design, top-grade interior luxury and superior mechanical capability all put together in a premium truck.
Not much has changed for the 2018 model year. Two new colors were added to the Sierra palate: Quicksilver Metallic and Red Quartz Tintcoat. The tire pressure monitoring system was upgraded to add a feature to display a message informing the driver when a tire needs to be filled.
TRIM LEVELS AND FEATURES
The Denali edition is the top trim of any GMC vehicle, and when you select Denali, you’re already getting the bulk of the desirable features and add-ons from the basic GMC vehicle, plus a few features unique to Denali. When you start with the Denali 1500, you avoid the base 4.3-liter V6 engine and go straight to the 5.3-liter V8. You have your choice of a short 69.33-inch bed or the longer 78.87-inch bed. You also get the full four-door Crew Cab and your choice of 2WD or 4WD.
What you can do is upgrade the Denali trim with your choice of three add-on packages. First, the things you really want are in the Denali Ultimate Package, available only on 4WD models. This package includes the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, an integrated trailer brake controller, a power sunroof, active noise cancellation system, automatic running boards, chromed tow hooks, and 22-inch paint-and-chrome wheels. The Denali Ultimate Package will add $6,700 to the price of the truck.
The other add-on packages are the Cargo Convenience pack at $410, which gets you floor mats and underseat storage, or the Interior Protection pack at $250 with floor mats and a bed mat. Honestly, no one buys a truck without a spray-in bedliner any more, so these packages are probably best left on the shelf.
Buying the Sierra Denali gets you GM’s best tech package. The Denali starts with an 8-inch touchscreen monitor with GPS navigation, AM/FM/Satellite radio, Bluetooth, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The touchscreen system responds to all standard tablet gestures, so you can pinch and swipe and do all the things. You can also use voice control if you want to.
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