Tow Vehicle Spotlight: 2017 GMC Sierra / Chevrolet Silverado

Source: GMC

NEW FOR 2017
  • Segment-best 12,500-lb. max trailering rating for crew cabs.
  • Standard Teen Driver feature. It encourages safe driving habits with teenagers, enabling parents to view the vehicle’s maximum speed, distance driven and the number of times active safety features were engaged during a drive
  • Active aero shutters are standard on all models
  • Available tri-mode power steps
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking added to the available Enhanced Driver Alert Package
  • Capless fuel fill
  • Exterior colors: Dark Slate Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic
VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sierra 1500 range includes regular cab, double cab and crew cab body styles, all offered with 4WD
  • Trim levels include the base model, SLE, SLT and Denali – with regular cab offered only in standard and SLE trims; and Denali offered exclusively as a crew cab.
  • Regular cab models are offered with a 6’6” box or an 8’ box. Double cab models are available exclusively with the 6’6” box, while crew cabs are available with a 5’8” box or the 6’6” box.
  • Elevation Edition package is available on base and SLE trims, with content that includes 20-inch black-painted aluminum wheels, body-color grille surround and bumpers and more
  • All Terrain package is available on 4WD SLT models and includes 18-inch bright-machined aluminum wheels, unique exterior cues, Z71 Off Road suspension with Rancho monotube shocks, underbody shield and more 
  • Available NHT max trailering package features a 9.76-inch rear axle, heavy-duty rear springs, unique shock tuning, enhanced cooling and an integrated trailer brake controller to optimize capability and comfort when trailering
  • Available automatic locking rear differential reacts almost immediately in low-traction situations to improve safety and confidence on wet, snowy or muddy surfaces
  • Duralife™ brake rotors protect against corrosion, offering up to double the service life vs. conventional rotors
  • Available EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate makes it easier to access the box. An internal torsion bar reduces the effort to raise and lower it, while a rotary damper allows for a controlled and more gradual lowering motion when opening it
  • Available 8-inch-diagonal color touch screen with enhanced GMC IntelliLink, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection capability; available navigation
  • 4G Wi-Fi hotspot (includes three-month/3GB data trial)
SAFETY FEATURES
  • Six standard air bags, including frontal air bags, head-curtain side air bags for outboard passengers in all rows and seat-mounted side air bags for the driver and front outboard passenger
  • Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control and hill-start assist
  • Rear-vision camera is available on base and standard on SLT and SLE
  • Enhanced Driver Alert Package is available on SLE and SLT. Content includes Forward Collision Alert, Safety Alert Driver Seat, IntelliBeam headlamps with automatic high-beam control, Lane Keep Assist, Front and Rear Park Assist and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
ENGINES
  • 4.3L V-6 VVT DI with Active Fuel Management. Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 285 / 212 @ 5300 (SAE certified). Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm): 305 / 413 @ 3900 (SAE certified)
  • 5.3L V-8 VVT DI with Active Fuel Management. Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 355 / 265 @ 5600 (SAE certified). Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm): 383 / 519 @ 4100 (SAE certified)
  • 6.2L V-8 VVT DI with Active Fuel Management. Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 420 / 313 @ 5600 (SAE certified). Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm): 460 / 623 @ 4100 (SAE certified)
TRANSMISSION & AXLE
  • Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic (4.3L and 5.3L)
  • Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic (5.3L and 6.2L)
  • Final Drive Ratio:
  • 3.08, 3.23 or 3.42; 3.73 with 5.3L/six-speed and Max Trailering Pkg.
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
  • Front Suspension: Independent coil-over-shock with twin-tube shock absorbers. Monotube shocks with Z71 pkg.
  • Rear Suspension: Solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multileaf springs, splayed twin-tube shock absorbers. Monotube shocks with Z71 pkg.
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Base curb weight (lb / kg):
  • Regular Cab: 4510 / 2045 (2WD) — 4785 / 2170 (4WD)
  • Double Cab: 4979 / 2258 (2WD) — 5231 / 2373 (4WD)
  • Crew Cab: 5035 / 2284 (2WD) — 5299 / 2403 (4WD)
Max GVWR (lb / kg):
  • Regular Cab:  6800 / 3084 (2WD) — 7000 / 3175 (4WD)
  • Double Cab:  7400 / 3356 (2WD) — 7600 / 3447 (4WD)
  • Crew Cab: 7400 / 3356 (2WD) — 7600 / 3447 (4WD)
Max payload (lb / kg):
  • Regular Cab:  1980 / 898 (2WD) — 1930 / 875 (4WD)
  • Double Cab: 2250 / 1020 (2WD) — 2230 / 1011 (4WD)
  • Crew Cab: 2180 / 989 (2WD) — 2120 / 961 (4WD)
Max trailering (lb / kg):
  • Regular Cab:  9800 / 4445 (2WD) — 9500 / 4309 (4WD)
  • Double Cab:  12500 / 5670 (2WD) — 11800 / 5352 (4WD)
  • Crew Cab: 12500 / 5670 (2WD) — 11700 / 5307 (4WD)