If you’re in Yellowknife scratching your head about which new vehicle to buy because you need something that can fulfill various roles, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 would like to have a word with you. As long as you don’t need to squeeze into the tightest parking spaces or seat more than six people at a time, you can configure the Sierra in so many ways that it can suit almost any application imaginable.
The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 checks almost every box going for a full-size, light-duty pickup truck. But it can also work as a highly viable, capable, and versatile alternative to many different vehicles. The exterior styling of the Sierra is absolutely on-point for what most truck shoppers want with its classic, blocky aesthetic, but there are plenty of contemporary styling cues that tell you this is also a thoroughly contemporary offering. Every 2023 Sierra 1500 comes packed with cutting-edge tech and immense capability, but it still manages to conform to the traditional idea of how a full-size truck should look.
Despite such a stunningly successful redesign only last year, there’s no way the Sierra is standing still for the new model year. The GMC’s excellent off-road capability is taken up a notch with the introduction of a new AT4X AEV Edition, a package for the AT4X grade that integrates several features from those good people at American Expedition Vehicles. On top of that, the Sierra’s diesel engine option gets replaced by a new, more powerful unit for 2023.
Many trucks have vast configuration options and claim to be any vehicle you want them to be, but with the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500, it’s a statement of fact more than a claim. Configuring your ideal Sierra 1500 begins with choosing from rear and four-wheel drive, three cabs, three bed lengths, four engines, and five transmission options. Some of those decisions may be dictated to some extent by your choice of trim level, and there are plenty of those to choose from too.
Rear-drive versions of the 2023 Sierra 1500 come in Pro, SLE, Elevation, and SLT trim levels. However, if you want something more upscale and four-wheel drive, you can choose Pro, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, AT4X, Denali, and Denali Ultimate trim levels. The base version of the Sierra 1500 is a stylish but no-nonsense work truck, but you can configure the Sierra in its many trim levels to be as skillful or luxurious as you need it to be as your budget allows.
You’re probably used to full-size trucks confronting you with several engine options, and the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 offers you four great units to choose from. The base engine is a mighty impressive 2.7-litre turbo-four that develops 310 horsepower and 430 lb.-ft. of torque, but those wanting a more traditional large displacement powerplant might prefer the available 5.3-litre V-8 with its 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. Choosing the SLT trim or higher introduces the option of a mighty 6.2-litre V-8 that provides the Sierra 1500 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. As mentioned earlier, there’s also a 3.0-litre inline-six turbodiesel producing 305 horsepower and 495 lb.-ft. of torque, which is 28 horsepower and 35 lb.-ft. more than the previous diesel engine option.
The reasons for choosing the Sierra 1500 over its rivals are many. But how about a best-in-class 40 combined inches of driver-focused digital displays, segment-best cargo bed volume, best-in-class 4×4 diesel towing capacity, or a world-first six-function Multi-Pro tailgate for starters? And if you want the latest driver-assist and safety technology or the upscale luxury of the finest full-grain leather upholstery and ventilated front seats, the Sierra offers all that and more.
The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is a sensational full-size light-duty pickup truck in any configuration that also presents an immense opportunity for you to build a truck that’s perfect for you with a vast array of configuration options. Work out which specification is best for you by taking a test drive with Yellowknife Motors at 360 Old Airport Rd, Yellowknife, NWT, or call us at (867)-766-5000 to book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.