If you love driving pickup trucks, then you must be shopping around for all the different types of makes and models.
While the Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado are usually the top sellers… you still might want to consider the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500.
Why? Well… the 2016 GMC Sierra went over a radical redesign… which… has increased its engine performance and provided superior cabin comfort. Here’s a few reasons why you should buy it…
Why Buy The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500?
When it comes to comparison shopping for pickup trucks, there’s a lot of features that you should consider. The design, comfort features and engine performance are not the only things you should look at.
Just because there are better selling trucks out there, does not mean that the GMC Sierra 1500 won’t be for you. In fact, if you are budget conscious and want to spend less money on gas… then the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 is the perfect truck for you.
Why? Well… it actually has lower fuel costs than the other hottest trucks on the market. But here’s a few more reasons why it matches up with its competitors…
The interior is very spacious. The large seats provide comfort and plenty of space for the driver and passengers. It’s great to have that extra space if you’re going camping or on a road trip.
When there’s more room you will have more space to cram in those extra essentials. The regular cab model seats up to three people, while up to six can be accomodated in the larger models.
You can expect lots of legroom in the footwells for the back seat passengers.
(So you won’t have any kids nagging at you to move your seat up!)
And they didn’t cheap out on the dash and console. In fact, they use high-quality materials to finish them, making it so you won’t expect much wear and tear for years to come.
Plus… there’s big, easy buttons to create a simple yet sophisticated appearance. There’s nothing worse than having a bunch of cluttered little buttons on your car that do who knows what.
Other interior features provided by the 2016 Sierra include:
- Heated and vented seats
- A large center console that can fit a laptop and more
- Heated steering wheel
- Dual-zone climate control
- Locking storage under the bench seats
- Dual-density foam seating
- A Bose speaker system
- Backseat entertainment system
2. Powerful V6 Engine
It comes equipped with a standard 4.3 liter V6 engine… which… churns out a whopping 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. It gives you plenty of power to work with… even on the base model of the 2016 Sierra 1500.
If you’re looking for more power, the 5.3 liter belts out 355 horsepower and the 6.2-liter V8 engine can bang out 420 horsepower. But that’s only if you’re looking to haul around huge trailers. These engines can tow around 11,100 to 12,000 pounds.
3. 8-Speed Automatic Transmission And 4-Wheel Drive
Even though it’s standard in most trucks, you can opt for an 8-seed automatic transmission with a four-wheel drive. Both transmission options are equipped with cruise grade braking so that you won’t get much wear and tear on your brake pads.
4. Amazing Fuel Economy
It comes with an estimated fuel economy of 18/24… which… makes the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 a very fuel efficient truck. The four-wheel drive model has a slightly lower estimated fuel efficiency of 17/22.
All engines use direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation… which… are all just a bunch of fancy terms for improving fuel efficiency.
5. Superior Braking
The Sierra was proven to be superior in a braking test conducted by cars.com. The drivers brought five of the top selling trucks to 60 miles/ hour before slamming on the brakes. The 2016 Sierra 1500 stopped 3.3 before the second-fastest braking truck.
This makes it one of the safest pickup trucks there is.
The Sierra proved superior in a breaking test conducted by Cars.com. The drivers brought the five leading trucks to 60 miles per hour before slamming on the breaks and measuring the stop distance. When carrying the 1,750-pound load, the 2016 Sierra 1500 stopped 3.3 feet before the second-fastest braking truck.
Braking benefits in the 2016 Sierra 1500:
- Powertrain Grade Braking
- Trailer Brake Controller integration
- Intelligent Brake Assist
- Hill Descent Control
- 4-wheel disc brakes with DURALIFE brake rotors
6. It’s very easy to drive
The 2016 GMC Sierra is very responsive and smoothed to drive… even when equipped with the four-wheel drive option. With a small turn radius and accurate steering, the Sierra handles more like a car, believe it or not.
If you’re interested in purchasing a 2016 GMC Sierra, we have a few on our lot that are selling for way below the suggested Kelley Blue Book value.
In fact, you can save over $5,000 as long as you book your test drive this week. There’s only a limited amount of 2016 GMC Sierra’s on our lot, so hurry up and act now before they’re gone…