The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 sets the standard in the Light Truck Segment, standing out from the crowd with its perfect blend of luxury and capability. However, there’s even more than a perfect blend to the Sierra, it sets the standard with an unprecedented reputation, huge overall selection of features, and GMC’s commitment to continually designing and engineering products that meet the “Professional Grade” designation.
The Tale of the Tape: GMC Sierra vs the Competition
The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 is being used as the benchmark for competing light trucks such as the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150, and for good reason, GMC’s advantages in the real world set it apart from other light trucks on the market today.
The 2015 Ford F-150 has gone to extremes to shed pounds to an overweight truck with an aluminum body panel construction, while GMC has chosen to stick with easy to repair steel body panels that are designed to be light, yet strong and innovative powertrain technologies including Active Fuel Management, keep weight low and efficiency high. The F-150 fuel economy improvements are significantly less than expected given the drastic overhaul done to the body, and the side-by-side fuel economy at www.fueleconomy.gov show that Sierra has better V8 fuel economy and costs less in yearly fuel expenses.
Additionally, the aluminum panels of the F-150 can be costly to repair in the event of accident, forcing dealers and repair shops to purchase expensive equipment to perform repairs, and not all Ford dealers are equipping themselves for repair of the new F-150. This will affect repair as well as insurance costs, while the Sierra can be conveniently repaired at your favorite GMC dealer and most other collision repair shops.
The 2015 RAM 1500 boasts some stats that may sound impressive on the surface, but like anything a closer look tells a different story. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 is the main feature being advertised, but unfortunately the 3.0L EcoDiesel option is pricey and requires an upgrade to the transmission, meaning the total price would buy well over two years of fuel for a 5.3L-equipped Sierra. Additionally Ram recommend midgrade gasoline to achieve the advertised numbers, while Sierra can run on less expensive regular and the bottom line is the Ram’s 3.0L EcoDiesel option will NEVER pay for itself. Based on US EPA testing, Ram will cost drivers $350 more per year in fuel than Sierra in real-world scenarios.
Additionally, the 2015 GMC Sierra comparably-equipped provides at least 740 lbs greater trailering capacity, while remaining more fuel efficient than Ram!
The Bottom Line
If you’re in the market for a new truck, you owe it to yourself to test the vehicle other trucks are comparing themselves to. GMC’s 3-truck line-up with Sierra, Sierra HD, and Canyon mean that GMC has the right truck for every person, and is the best choice now and in the future!
Check out the great line-up of vehicles at McKinney Buick GMC, visit them at 3950 S. Highway 75 in McKinney, Texas or give them a call at 469-952-5200 today!