2019 GMC Sierra Denali ready to roll into dealerships, prices start from $56,195
It comes with premium amenities and segment-leading technologies
The GMC representative in the premium full-size pickup segment, the Sierra Denali starts popping up in dealerships, with price tags slightly more demanding than before.
Compared to the previous generation, there is a $2,000 increase in Sierra Denali’s price. The four rear-wheel-drive trims start at $56,195 while the all-wheel-drive versions ask for at least $60,295, destination fee included.
For that money, you get a slightly bigger truck: the crew-cab body — in which the Sierra Denali is offered — has a four-inch longer wheelbase (with three inches gained in leg room) while the trucks’ length has been increased with almost two inches. The width also received 1.2 inches.
There are three different engine choices for the 2019 MY Sierra Denali, of which two are carryovers from the previous year. The familiar faces are the 355-hp (265 kW), 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) 5.3-liter V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic, and the 6.2-liter V8 good for 420 hp (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) linked to a 10-speed automatic. The novelty — for which you have to wait until early 2019 — is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel unit boasting 17 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway (15/21 for the AWD models).
As for the segment-leading tech, Sierra Denali is promising, the innovative MultiPro Tailgate is definitely worth mentioning: the aluminum-made tailgate can be used as a bed extender (and comes with a load stop), a work surface, or a step (for easier access to the bed). Another industry first is the optional Carbon Fiber Pickup Box which offers ‘best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance.’ The ProGrade Trailering System (with in-vehicle Trailering App) is here to enhance your trailering experience while the segment-first multi-color HUD will make driving more comfortable and safer.
Among the premium amenities that Sierra Denali offers, there are the heated front seats (also ventilated), rear outboard seat and leather-covered steering wheel, the 8-inch GMC Premium Infotainment System, 20-inch rims (22-inch available as optional), and LED all around (headlights, taillights, and fog lamps).