GMC drops value on 2021 Sierra pickup turbodiesel, provides trailering options
Launched for 2020, the Sierra’s turbodiesel upcharge ranged from about $3,000-$5,000 on SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, and Denali trims. The fuel-efficient, heavy-hauling 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6 makes 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and paired with a 10-speed computerized transmission it’s rated as much as 30 mpg freeway and may tow as much as 9,100 kilos—not on the identical time, after all.
That towing capability falls simply shy of what the 5.3-liter V-8 can tow in four-wheel drive, however that engine tops out at 21 mpg freeway. That quantity V-8 engine now could be solely $995 inexpensive than the 2021 Sierra with the turbodiesel on sure trims. That may compel truck buyers who tow and log lots of freeway miles to contemplate the turbodiesel, which is considered one of seven powertrain mixtures supplied within the Sierra.
Different adjustments for the 2021 GMC Sierra embody expanded availability of the Mutlipro tailgate that may be reconfigured in six other ways to both broaden the mattress area, provide a decrease two-step entrance, or double as a piece area. Not unique to the costly AT4 trim, it may be had on SLE and Elevation trims for 2021.
New or improved trailering know-how is on the market on each the 2021 Sierra 1500 and Sierra Heavy Responsibility fashions. When geared up, the Sierra’s trailering digicam can present autos within the blind spots of the trailer, can set off a jack-knife alert, can present pointers and expanded visibility when backing a trailer into place, and there’s a cargo mattress zoom to assist hitch a gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailer.
Updates to the 2021 Sierra HD embody a Denali Black Diamond Version, 18-inch mud terrain tires on the AT4 mannequin, and extra customary gear on sure high-end trims.
The 2021 GMC Sierra goes on sale later this fall.