Given the recent redesigns, all 2020 GMC Sierra models are very fresh. So, if you’re looking for a modern pickup truck, which is capable, but also comfortable and full of tech features, this is the truck you should check at least. Of course, what you need to do is to find the one that perfectly fits your preferences. The range of Sierra models is huge. First of all, there are light-duty, 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickups. Also, each of them comes in numerous variants, both when it comes to body styles and bed sizes, and in terms of trim levels and standard equipment
2020 GMC Sierra 1500
When it comes to light-duty models, the offer is pretty huge. First of all, there are three cab designs (Regular, Double and Crew Cab), as well as several bed lengths in the offer. Also, this truck has one of the best engine lineups in the class. Of course, the engine offer largely depends on the trim level you choose. Speaking of trim levels, you can choose between Sierra, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4 and Denali trims.
The base model is simply called Sierra. It starts at around 30.000 dollars and it is a pretty basic truck in terms of standard equipment. The list of standard features includes things like air conditioning, a rearview camera, a tilt-only steering wheel, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and a six-speaker sound system. Also, the only available engine is a 4.3-liter V6 with around 285 horsepower, which comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The SLE adds a lot of interesting things, such as various camera-based systems. Still, the biggest upgrade is actually the fact that you can choose between a 2.7-liter turbo-four engine that is good for about 310 horsepower, and a 3.0-liter inline-six, which delivers around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
The Elevation trim comes in Double Cab version only and adds things like a remote-locking tailgate, LED foglights, and two USB ports in the back seat. It goes around 41.000 dollars.
The mid-range SLT model offers a great balance between price and standard equipment. For about 45.000 dollars, you get a 5.3-liter V8 engine, as well as leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and an upgraded infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, HD Radio, and voice recognition. A bigger 6.2-liter V8 is available.
The 2020 GMC Sierra AT4 is a big novelty for this year. It is an off-road-oriented version, which comes with upgrades in terms of hill descent control, skid plates, an off-road suspension, a two-speed transfer case, front bucket seats. The price tag is 51.000 dollars.
Finally, there is 2020 GMC Sierra Denali, which doesn’t just feature more standard equipment, but also comes with various styling details that accentuate its luxurious character. This mode goes around 55.000 dollars.
2020 GMC Sierra HD
When it comes to 2020 GMC Sierra HD models, the first thing you have to decide is whether you need a 3/4-ton truck or 1-ton truck. The first one is known as Sierra 2500 and it offers a great balance between capabilities and comfort. On the other side, Sierra 3500 is more about towing and hauling and it also costs more.
Both models are available with two engines. The base one is a new 6.6-liter V8 gasoline engine, which is good for about 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque. An optional 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel delivers around 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque and it is a much better choice for towing. With this engine, the 2500 model can tow up to 18.500 pounds, which are pretty respectable ratings for the class.
When it comes to the 2020 GMC Sierra 3500, the max towing capacity goes up to 21.500 pounds. Of course, you can opt for dual-rear-wheel configuration, which increases towing capacity all-away up to over 35.000 pounds.
When it comes to trim levels, the organization is pretty similar to 1500 models and it is the same for the 2500 and 3500 models. Moreover, the list of standard equipment is pretty much identical in both versions. Of course, there are also 2020 GMC Sierra Denali models, famous for exclusive styling details like the unique grille, distinctive wheels and lots of chrome details.
When it comes to the price, the 2500 model starts at around 36.000, while the cheapest 3500 truck goes around 39.000 dollars. On the other side, 2020 GMC Sierra Denali starts at around 65.000 dollars.
When it comes to the competition, light-duty models compete in the most crowded segment. There are models like Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan etc. On the other side, HD models compete with Ford Super Duty and Ram HD series.