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2009 GMC Sierra 1500
2009 GMC Sierra 1500
Available Price Range $11,303-$26,787 Trims39 Combined MPG 15-17 Seats 2-6

Our Take on the 2009 GMC Sierra 1500

Our Take

The GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado share the same GMT900 platform, but the GMC product is often positioned as a more upscale offering. Mechanically, the trucks are the same. There might be slight differences in curb weight and payload, but they share the same powertrain and chassis compo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Too many engine choices
  • Side curtain airbags not standard
  • Captain's chairs not available in SLT crew cab

Notable Features

  • 6.2-liter V-8 available on SLT crew cab
  • XFE edition emphasizes fuel economy
  • New 18- and 20-inch wheel designs
  • OnStar features Turn-by-Turn Navigation and Bluetooth
  • Rearview camera offered on some models
  • More V-8 models get six-speed automatic


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in April 2008 about the 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT. For 2009, a new six-speed automatic transmission that improves gas mileage is available. To see what else is new for 2009, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.Unlike other truck builders, which rely on one nameplate for success in the full-size truck marke... Read full review for the 2009 GMC Sierra 1500

Consumer Reviews


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'09 GMC

by Red from Calgary Canada on July 15, 2010

I've owned GM since I started driving. At 45 this is the first problem I've ever encountered. I love my black GMC crew cab SLT with a 6.0. It has the heavy duty trailering pkg. With only 7300km's it h... Read Full Review

39 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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