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Critics Show Love for the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500

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No matter how many trucks come through our Marshall dealership, there’s one that holds a special place in our heart: The GMC Sierra 1500. As a leader in its pickup pack, the 2017 Sierra can be anything you want it to be. Need a hauling machine? It can tow up to 12,500 pounds with a max trailering package. Want a comfortable day-to-day vehicle? The interior is impeccable, offering more seat comfort than just about any rival. Find it hard to off-road in your tiny compact car? The Sierra can definitely do it better.

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But don’t just assume we’re not blowing smoke up you-know-where. Read what other industry experts have to say about the all-new Sierra 1500, which is currently for sale and lease across the country and right here at McCarthy Chevrolet Buick GMC in Marshall, MO.

Car & Driver Reviews the Sierra

Car and Driver, perhaps the world’s most respected automotive magazine, placed the 2017 Sierra in the same company as heavyweights like the Silverado and F-150. As a handsome “white-collar” truck, the Sierra was praised for its attention to detail, particularly in the cabin of the high-end Denali and penultimate All Terrain models. Storage is a bright spot thanks to small-item compartments and bins, and climate controls are a breeze (I pat myself on the back for that pun) to operate due to their proximity to the driver. A quiet interior and ample amount of space in the rear transform the Sierra into a journey-taking masterpiece.

The Sierra’s power also makes its rivals envious; the available 6.2L V8 produces 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, and pushes the truck from 0 to 60 in under six seconds.

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How the New Sierra Stacks Up According to U.S. News

The 2017 Sierra raked in an impressive 8.7 rating—it sits just behind the Ford F-150 in the full-size pickup category—by U.S. News, whose review let loose raving applause for the truck’s class-leading towing capability, luxurious interior, and excellent infotainment system.

Noted for having the nicest cabin among its rivals, the new Sierra 1500 has room for up to six passengers (crew car and double cab models) and tons of leg room no matter the seat your hiney takes up. In fact, their reviewers consider the Sierra 1500 to have an interior that feels more like that of a premium sedan, which can be credited to upscale materials, supportive seats, leather upholstery, and a whisper-like silence when flooring it on the interstate.

The IntelliLink infotainment system is built into all but the base Sierra models. It features one of the easiest home screens to operate, and can be upgraded to include navigation, satellite radio, audio connectivity (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), and 8-inch display. “Pinch, swipe, and go” may not be the most appropriate motto for the IntelliLink, but it’s entirely suitable since it’s such a simple system to use.

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What Does Edmunds Think of the 2017 Sierra?

Jason Kavanagh over at Edmunds.com shares the belief that the all-new GMC Sierra is one of the country’s best trucks for sale today—especially the Sierra SLT model with a double or crew cab.

With all-terrain tires, off-roading suspension, and a sturdy rear differential, the Sierra 1500 impresses just as much on asphalt as it does on dirt. And at full throttle, the 6.2L V8 sounds like it’s capable of doing just about anything.

Seat comfort is also on his list of pros—soft yet supportive seats seem to a common thread in these reviews of the Sierra—as is the entirety of the cabin. From the instrument panel to the intuitive touchscreen to the three (!) USB ports, GMC’s Sierra seems to have it all. Wide door openings. A telescoping steering wheel. 4G LTE Wi-Fi. High-quality trimmings. Deep door pockets and a deeper central storage compartment. Folding rear seats. Yep, it’s got it all.

Our GMC Sierra Dealers’ Recommendation

Undoubtedly one of the finest pickups on the market, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is a stylish sedan wrapped up in a tough candy-coated truck shell. From the base model all the way up to the Denali trim, the Sierra is a world-class towing machine.

Words mean very little past the shopping stage, which is why you should call us at (660) 530-4624 or swing through our car dealership at 1550 W Arrow St in Marshall, MO, to test drive a 2017 Sierra or another new Chevy, Buick, or GMC vehicle. Serving the entire Marshall area, including Warrensburg, Higginsville, and Moberly, McCarthy Chevy Buick GMC is also no stranger to offering exceptional deals on both new and used cars. So when you shop here, you save here.

 

 

Sources & Photos:

http://www.gmc.com/trucks/sierra-1500-pickup-truck.html

http://www.caranddriver.com/gmc/sierra-1500

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/gmc/sierra-1500

https://www.edmunds.com/gmc/sierra-1500/2017/review/

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