We expect the new 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 to go on sale next summer, featuring plenty of upgrades. According to many reports, the upcoming truck will provide more power, tech, luxury, and even better towing capacity. Thanks to that, it will be very competitive, and it will compete with the upcoming trucks Ram 1500, Ford F-150, and Toyota Tundra.
Besides regular model, the manufacturer will also introduce entirely new models such as the off-road-themed AT4X and opulent Denali Ultimate. The GMC Sierra will be available with a turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6, a 5.3-liter V8, and a 6.2-liter V8. From what we heard, GMC tuned a turbo 4-cylinder engine to produce significantly more torque than before.
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Exterior Redesign
The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 will get a makeover for the following year. This truck looks refreshed and is in the same class with models like the Ram 1500, Ford F-150, and Toyota Tundra. For 2023, GMC tweaked the front grille, the front bumper, and added new LED headlights. Thanks to all above, the freshened Sierra 1500 comes with a more modernized face.
Also, GMC will introduce entirely new models such as the off-road-themed AT4X and opulent Denali Ultimate. The new AT4X trim provides great capability thanks to locking front/rear differentials, underbody skid plates, and off-road Goodyear all-terrain tires.
On the inside, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 looks more modern and roomy. Anyway, the design will depend on the chosen trim level. The GMC Sierra is available in eight trims starting from the Pro, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, Denali, AT4X, and Denali Ultimate trims. In general, no matter which model you choose, you’ll get more features than you need.
At the top of the Sierra lineup is the Denali Ultimate that offers a premium cabin with plenty of advanced technology. This model is loaded with luxury touches such as a 13.4-inch touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, leather seating, massaging front seats, and the Super Cruise hands-free driving system.
Engine Specs, Towing Capacity
Under the hood, the forthcoming 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is available with a turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder that produces 310 horsepower. This engine comes standard, and it delivers significantly more torque than before. The next one is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6, developing 277 horses. Alongside, the manufacturer also offers as an optional 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horses, and a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 hp.
With its recent upgrade, the turbodiesel comes with increased towing of 13,200 pounds (up from 9,200 pounds, this powertrain’s previous max tow rating). The inline-4 uses an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the other engines are available with a 10-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive comes standard on most models, while 4-wheel drive (4WD) is optional and standard on the Denali, Denali Ultimate, and off-road trim models.
How Much Will Cost the 2023 GMC Sierra?
We expect the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 to carry a starting price of approximately $33,000. This would be the price for the entry-level Pro trim. The new truck will be reportedly available with eight primary trims. There should be a Pro, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, Denali, AT4X, and Denali Ultimate trims.
The newly added AT4X starts at $75,000, while the top-of-the-line Denali Ultimate is around $81,000. According to the manufacturer, all models will go on sale in the summer of 2022.